GoSolarUSA announced today that development is expected to begin soon on adapting the revolutionary Apple Peel 520 for Apple’s recently released iPod Touch 4G. Ever since we broke this story a few weeks ago, this is one of the questions that we kept getting and now you know the answer. There are still lots of questions about how this will all work, but the possibilities are intriguing.
Apple unveiled the fourth-generation iPod Touch on September 1. The new device is lighter and thinner than previous generations and two video cameras have been added (one facing the user and another facing out) to enable video chat. The Apple Peel 520 is a wireless skin capable of transforming the iPod Touch into a smartphone, adding voice calling and text messaging capabilities to the cutting-edge gadget. The company expects that few tweaks will be necessary to adapt the Apple Peel for the new iPod Touch.
“The Apple Peel 520 is a flexible, protective skin that slips over the iPod Touch’s case and includes a battery, dock connector and SIM card,” said GSLO President Tyson Rohde. “The new iPod Touch includes a couple of cameras and an integrated microphone in addition to its slimmer design. We’re working to help ensure that a new version of the Apple Peel will fit the new Touch snugly without covering the mic and camera lenses.”
Upon its release in the U.S., the Apple Peel 520’s expected retail price will be around $57, making its combination with the iPod Touch 4G a more economical alternative to Apple’s costlier iPhone 4. Who’s buying one?