Photoshoped: Next-Gen 3G Equipped iPod Touch

With rumors surrounding the arrival of the next iPhone heating up, there was enough room for some iPod Touch speculations to do the rounds. Reports are beginning to take shape that the next iPod Touch coming out of Cupertino will be 3G equipped. And when there are rumors, there has to be some kind of a concept design or a mock up to add flair to such discussions.

The folks at iDB (iPhone Download Blog) got down to work and came up with the above concept. As you can see, the design is pretty much similar to the current iPod Touch, but has a new black strip on the back and a “3G” identifier in the menu bar. From the horse’s mouth:

We took this concept to Photoshop, and we came up with the iPod Touch 3G. It looks exactly like the current iPod Touch, but has a black strip on the back. It also says “3G” in the menu bar. Along with that, it also features an integrated SIM card, as the next iPhone is rumored to have…

A 3G-equipped iPod Touch would make perfect sense given the current rumors of two iPhones. The reports suggest that Apple will come out with two different variations of their popular smartphone — one a cheaper model to cater to the low-end user groups and compete with Android (iPhone 4S), and the other a full-fledged device with all the features (iPhone 5) — and with the next iPod Touch being capable of 3G, Apple could really kill two birds with one stone, if you could see what i mean.