Reports from Taiwan suggest Apple is planning to launch touchscreen-enabled iPods next month.

A report in DigiTimes says Apple has struck a deal with Taiwanese manufacturer maker Wintek for the iPod touchscreens.

"Apple is set to launch a next-generation iPod video in August with the new products featuring a touchscreen panel similar to the iPhone," the report claims.

Macworld UK says analysts and industry watchers have been predicting Apple plans to introduce iPods that exploit the multi-touch technology introduced within the iPhone as part of its next revamp of its industry-leading product.

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