9to5Mac Claims Next Gen Nano Leak

A new entrant to the Mac rumors scene, 9to5mac.com, claims to have received insider tips on the next generation of iPod Nano portable music devices from Apple – first issuing a post on Saturday with five new colors, including new cranberry and light green shades, and now, purporting to have the all too familiar “spy shots”, a typically blurry photo showing the pre-release products themselves.

In today’s story, Nano Spy Pics, the site shows five “new” iPod Nanos in a flower configuration, with wide screen displays and a short profile. (See Image)

As far as “spy shots” are concerned, it’s on par with those that leaked Apple’s G4 Cube several years ago, but not high quality. In fact, by manipulating the image URL, 9to5Mac.com is also hosting a larger version of that same image, which clearly shows it was once a .psd Photoshop file. (See Image With Photoshop Border) This throws significant cold water on the rumor for those all set to believe. While I’m no professional photographer, I’d assume going the .psd route in Photoshop would intimate multiple layers, and presumably cry out a fake.

Do you think the rumors and photos are legitimate? And if they are, would the new, shorter, wide-screen iPod Nano find its way into your pocket?