In a brief post discussing Dell’s upcoming, Android-based Streak mini-tablet, John Gruber of Daring Fireball has suggested the fourth-generation iPod touch will be arriving soon. “…If you wait a few weeks to buy the [iPod] touch, you’ll get one with a Retina Display and dual cameras.” Photos of a supposed fourth-generation iPod touch LCD panel with a hole for a FaceTime-capable front-facing camera emerged last week, following an iLounge report citing a highly reliable source who said that a new iPod touch would be announced as early as this month or as late as September. As for the Streak, Gruber notes that at $550 off-contract, the five-inch device costs $50 more than an iPad with a 9.7-inch display.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.