Update: it's now released.
This is not a rumor, Apple will release new iPod touch today. It will also be upgraded quite a lot too. It will have:
Major camera upgrade from 5 megapixels to 8, matching the count on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.
New 64-bit chip for faster operation and better graphics for gaming. Will also help it plow through future iOS versions beyond iOS 9.
“M” chip from the iPhone for fitness, steps, and elevation tracking.
Pre-loaded with iOS 8.4 and Apple Music following the June 30th launch.
New 128GB model for $399, still starting at $199 for 16GB. There will also be a $299 model with 64GB of space.
“iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing. “With big advancements like the A8 chip and the 8 megapixel iSight camera, customers can experience next-level gameplay, take even more beautiful photos and enjoy their favorite music, TV shows and movies.”
That's what I call a nice update. It's like an iPhone without cellular data. And cool with a gold version like my iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 :)
There will also be a 32GB model for $249. Could that be a sign that the iPhone 6s also will come in a 32GB alternative now?