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Adokimus
Sep 7, 2007, 02:10 PM
Ok... let me explain the title. I think the iPod Touch is nearly perfect and I am going to buy the 16 GB version when it hits the stores. I like the use of a flash drive because it has many benefits, even though we will have to wait awhile for some legitimate storage options. As for any iPhone software features that it needs (notes, it needs notes!), those can be added later when Apple is less fearful of cannibalizing it's iPhone sales. But, alas, there is one key thing it is missing...........

The iPhone Toch NEEDS a volume rocker (like the iPhone) and dedicated buttons on the other side (three) that would control "back, forward, and pause/play". This way you could really control it in your pocket without wasting any battery by turning on the screen! Anyone? Yes?? Right now it is a perfect video player, but those key features would make it perfect for audio as well. Another option, though less sexy, would be to shift the screen up and have a thumbwheel about the size of the nano's. I prefer the fist option because it maintains the clean face. If you agree, then vote.

Peace,

Ado



ll PiStoNs ll
Sep 7, 2007, 04:11 PM
good idea. I probably wont use it to walk around and listen to so i wouldnt use it but it would be helpful.

gadgetgirl85
Sep 7, 2007, 04:12 PM
Just a question, how much is the 16GB in the US? In Australia its $550 :(

telf22
Sep 7, 2007, 04:18 PM
Just a question, how much is the 16GB in the US? In Australia its $550 :(
$400, not bad in oz, i used 2 live there :)

wakerider017
Sep 7, 2007, 04:20 PM
I disagree.

On the iPhone I think the volume rocker is used primarily for calls... For instance if you have your ringer on and your in a quite place... You can quickly silence your ringer... ALso when in the middle of a call you can keep the iPhone to your ear and turn the volume up or down...

Makes sense on a phone... No real need on an iPod.

As far as changing songs in your pocket... Well I never really did that. Why not just pull it out and do it?


Scroll wheel is a TERRIBLE idea imo... Why would you add that when you have a touch interface?

~Shard~
Sep 7, 2007, 04:21 PM
Not a bad idea. I don't like the idea of always having to look at the screen when I need to do simple navigation such as you've described. But, Apple is all about simplicity and minimalism and to this end, I think they will pride themselves on keeping the iPod touch as essentially a 1-button device.

tkidBOSTON
Sep 7, 2007, 04:25 PM
Wow, I feel like an idiot...
I didn't realize I could use the volume controls when I was listening to the iPod as well... I thought they were just call/ ringer volume controls.
:o

Thanks!! :)

jhero
Sep 7, 2007, 04:41 PM
It also needs a notes app

Luis
Sep 7, 2007, 04:43 PM
It also needs a notes app

Yes, this would be the killer app for me, although I can go the backdoor with a combination of .mac and google docs... oh well!

homeboy
Sep 7, 2007, 06:34 PM
It also needs a notes app

I second that!! I did use it frequently on my iPod Photo and I want it on the 16GB Touch I'll be buying a matter of weeks.


As for controlling the device without using the screen, Apple will launch a remote control before iPod Touch reaches the stores.

Nabooly
Sep 7, 2007, 06:42 PM
I dont think it needs any of those. This isnt a standard ipod, you gotta remember that. You cant go mow the lawn and take out the touch and listen to it while doing that. This ipod is more of a on-the-go ipod, more than anything.

nirvana06
Sep 7, 2007, 07:27 PM
is there a chance that Touch will have headphones like iPhone. Just to use it to forward to the next song or pause for whatever reason, maybe even change volume?

aethelbert
Sep 7, 2007, 07:47 PM
is there a chance that Touch will have headphones like iPhone. Just to use it to forward to the next song or pause for whatever reason, maybe even change volume?
I think that the above statement will be the case. There are no headphones on the gallery portion of the Apple website, so it might be a "surprise..."

sikkinixx
Sep 7, 2007, 07:51 PM
It also needs a notes app

I'll 4th that. And a way to read PDF files (unless it can?) then I would be set for class ;) oh well, it is still an iPod I suppose, music first

nirvana06
Sep 8, 2007, 12:09 AM
I think that the above statement will be the case. There are no headphones on the gallery portion of the Apple website, so it might be a "surprise..."

http://images.apple.com/ipodtouch/gallery/images/06_large20070905.jpg

See , pictures like that. Where they kind of hide it. None of the other ipods or iphone pictures even have headphones. There is got to be something behind that.

robPOD
Sep 8, 2007, 01:12 AM
Couldnt you solve the problem by using the fm tuner remote?

gadgetgirl85
Sep 8, 2007, 01:24 AM
I hope there are a few surprises and the delay will be worth it :D

Boika
Sep 8, 2007, 03:52 AM
http://images.apple.com/ipodtouch/gallery/images/06_large20070905.jpg

See , pictures like that. Where they kind of hide it. None of the other ipods or iphone pictures even have headphones. There is got to be something behind that.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2007/09/ipod-touch-hands-on-01.jpg

Headphones seem to be standard to me.

aswitcher
Sep 8, 2007, 04:15 AM
I'll 4th that. And a way to read PDF files (unless it can?) then I would be set for class ;) oh well, it is still an iPod I suppose, music first

Yeah, PDFs should be readable. I dont think Apple will cripple this device - I just think they are rushing to get it done so didn't put everything up front.

emotion
Sep 8, 2007, 04:47 AM
I think that the above statement will be the case. There are no headphones on the gallery portion of the Apple website, so it might be a "surprise..."

I'd love that surprise to be Apple's A2DP bluetooth stereo headset and an announcement that it has BT after all and they couldn't announce it at first due to the FCC.

I can dream can't I? :)

iCantwait
Sep 8, 2007, 05:53 AM
what happens if u hold u iphone or ipod touch with the button at the top (upside-down)?

nirvana06
Sep 8, 2007, 09:00 AM
Headphones seem to be standard to me.

If you think those are the headphones that will come with Touch when it will be shipped. Then yes, they are standard.

d.f
Sep 8, 2007, 09:17 AM
but with the top 2 ipod models (touch & phone) being black, why are the earphones STILL white...... not the end of the world, but Apple are famous for their attention to detail....

i understood it when black was just an option on one of their top models.

cube
Sep 8, 2007, 09:25 AM
The BIG thing missing in the touch is a hard drive.

A distant but important second after that is A2DP.

dextertangocci
Sep 8, 2007, 03:00 PM
No. I'm an idiot:)

spencecb
Sep 8, 2007, 03:11 PM
I disagree.

On the iPhone I think the volume rocker is used primarily for calls... For instance if you have your ringer on and your in a quite place... You can quickly silence your ringer... ALso when in the middle of a call you can keep the iPhone to your ear and turn the volume up or down...

Makes sense on a phone... No real need on an iPod.

As far as changing songs in your pocket... Well I never really did that. Why not just pull it out and do it?


Scroll wheel is a TERRIBLE idea imo... Why would you add that when you have a touch interface?

I agree that it is used very much when using the phone, but I use the volume rocker all the time when listening to the iPod function. It is much faster than taking the iPhone out of my pocket, pushing the sleep button, unlocking the phone, perhaps clicking on the iPod icon and then turning up or down the volume.

Having a volume rocker makes perfect sense for the audio functions of the iPhone/Ipod Touch.

Draythor
Sep 8, 2007, 03:13 PM
It's an iPod touch! I'll be getting it out regardless. Just to show off! :p

bushman1
Sep 8, 2007, 03:28 PM
I rely want an ipod touch but why can't it have a hard drive . The Ipod classic 160-Gig is only 14-mm thick the Ipod touch is 8-mm thick it seems worth it to just make it thicker with 10-times the storage. any extra space in the casing could be used to add another battery. I think first quoter 08 they will make a Ipod Touch-pro with 160-Gig and 2 battery. Then the normal Ipod Touch will come in different colors and the pro in black white or brushed aluminum. That is truly the perfect ipod.

mortys11
Sep 8, 2007, 10:58 PM
also needs ability to stream radio portion of itunes via wifi

that would be sick

lets see how much down loading can be done via wifi...podcasts , video etc...

Garrett
Sep 9, 2007, 01:37 AM
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MA814LL/A

I am sure those headphones will work with the iPod features, I am going to order them :)