Since we posted photos last week of a white front panel for an iPod touch, more white iPod touch parts have emerged. Our first part photographs were taken in Asia, close to Apple’s manufacturing plants, and now these parts have begun to appear in the United States. Reader Lafayette from the East Coast of the United States has managed to obtain his own set of white iPod touch parts.These parts were marketed as being for the fourth generation iPod touch, and appear to fit perfectly based on this photo and the ones after the break. These white iPod touch parts started emerging this month, just weeks ahead of Apple’s annual iPod-focused event. With a typically credible analyst’s report claiming that the next iPod touch will not feature any external changes, one could assume that the white iPod touch parts we have seen are for a fifth-generation iPod touch with no external changes – other than the color. This would obviously allow them to fit on the current iPod touch model, too.
We cannot vouch for the origin of the above white iPod touch part or the part our source got its hands on last week, but our friends at the iFixYouri iPhone repair shop – with proven sources within Apple’s supply chain – have heard some whispers about white iPod touch OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts floating around. On the other hand, the iPhone repair shop stresses that there is no OEM white iPod touch glass physically obtainable at this point in time and there might never be. Although this is true, it is undeniably interesting that these white parts are floating around just weeks ahead of Apple’s event. Additionally, Japanese site Macotakara got its hands on a white iPod touch part and they have made a video as you can see above. Be sure to check out our other new white iPod touch images after the break. Although these parts are surfacing, we obviously cannot confirm with certainty that Apple’s next iPod touch line will feature a white option. More images:
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