Apple might be gearing up to finally update its iPods. We might not get new hardware, but an image that appears in iTunes 12.2 suggests that at least a color refresh is on the way.
First published by MacRumors, the image shows a hot pink iPod shuffle, a gold iPod nano and a dark blue iPod touch. We don’t see new features like Touch ID on the iPod touch, so it’s possible this is just going to be a small color update. It seems plausible that there are additional colors coming, too, especially since hot pink seems like a somewhat bizarre color to suddenly add to a portfolio of products that are otherwise mostly pastel-colored.
Don’t take this as a confirmation that the colors are certainly coming, the image only exists during a splash screen where a new user sets up or restores an iPod, but it would be a bit weird of Apple to include them in iTunes without a release being planned.