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hdsalinas
Sep 8, 2007, 11:51 AM
As I said we all want one but could you include the following please...

Mail (a must)
ichat (a must)
Notes (a must)
widgets (...I guess all is a must:))

and since we dont need to worry so much about security as in the iphone, please release a SDK.

Also, on the next revision, please inlude a mic so that we can record voice notes and audio conferencing for when skype is available. Oh, and also allow the earphones to control the volume and play functions.

Some want bluetooth too, others want more GBs, if you can add it, great! :) For me 8 or 16GB is enough.

I think thats all. Teleport would be great but you could add that to the iphone. :p



Osarkon
Sep 8, 2007, 12:01 PM
Erm...I thought it was a iPod, not a PDA.

To me it seems slightly confused as to what it wants to be. Is it a iPod with extra features, or is it a crippled PDA?

Mail and all that, you'd expect that in a PDA, but not in an iPod.

PlaceofDis
Sep 8, 2007, 12:03 PM
its an iPod. not a PDA. its primary function is a music/movie player first and foremost.

and they can't add all that and expect the iPhone to still sell.

wordmunger
Sep 8, 2007, 12:04 PM
its an iPod. not a PDA. its primary function is a music/movie player first and foremost.

and they can't add all that and expect the iPhone to still sell.

Then buy a nano.

What are you spending the extra $150 for, if not more functionality?

People who want a phone will buy the iPhone. People who don't need a phone but want PDA functionality will get the iPod Touch. People who don't need a PDA will get the nano, classic, or shuffle. Apple makes money either way. They shouldn't handcuff their products, they should make money by making the best possible products.

i0Nic
Sep 8, 2007, 12:13 PM
As I said we all want one but could you include the following please...

Mail (a must)
ichat (a must)
Notes (a must)
widgets (...I guess all is a must:))

and since we dont need to worry so much about security as in the iphone, please release a SDK.

Also, on the next revision, please inlude a mic so that we can record voice notes and audio conferencing for when skype is available. Oh, and also allow the earphones to control the volume and play functions.

Some want bluetooth too, others want more GBs, if you can add it, great! :) For me 8 or 16GB is enough.

I think thats all. Teleport would be great but you could add that to the iphone. :p
Mail, Notes, widgets (weather etc) are coming soon, probably not from Apple but most certainly within the first couple of days of the touch's release we will be easily able to 'hack' them into the ipod. Check out modmyiphone.com

iChat, not yet, but theres some 3rd party IM solutions already out for the iphone which will again be easily transported to the iPod touch.

Mic, not gonna happen. I too would love that feature, if only to record my lectures.

Earphones, yeah that'd be nice.

I think most of the functionality is going to come out from the iphone/itouch hacking scene.

clevin
Sep 8, 2007, 12:57 PM
its a PDA (crippled, very sad!!!)

aethelbert
Sep 8, 2007, 12:59 PM
its a PDA (crippled, very sad!!!)
Touch screen and Wifi don't make for a PDA. It's an iPod with wifi. If you want Apple to give you those apps/widgets, you'll likely have to pay for them.

mkrishnan
Sep 8, 2007, 01:05 PM
I agree completely. I humbly add:

GPS (a definite must)
3G data services (an absolute must)
Laser turret (a crucial must)
Dog whistle (a vital must)
Ability to open tesseracts (an essential must)
Lots of shiny hot pink hearts (a live-or-die must)
Unicorns (a gotta-have-it must)

Oh, wait, it's a fracking™ iPod.

EDIT: Oh, and Halo 2 at 60+FPS, kthxbai. :)

EDIT2: Oh, snap, this is a perfect place for me to use this.

http://myskitch.com/mkrishnan/skitched-20070908-125153.jpg

Killyp
Sep 8, 2007, 01:08 PM
You missed out the built in anti-aircraft missile launcher...

mkrishnan
Sep 8, 2007, 01:09 PM
You missed out the built in anti-aircraft missile launcher...

I prefer to use lasers, but I guess it's important for taking out the bigger targets....

Zwhaler
Sep 8, 2007, 01:09 PM
I agree completely. I humbly add:

GPS (a definite must)
3G data services (an absolute must)
Laser turret (a crucial must)
Dog whistle (a vital must)
Ability to open tesseracts (an essential must)
Lots of shiny hot pink hearts (a live-or-die must)
Unicorns (a gotta-have-it must)

Oh, wait, it's a fracking™ iPod.

Oh wait, you forgot 24" rims with spinners... :rolleyes:

Just because it has Safari, doesn't mean it should have all of the iPhones apps. It is not intended to be a PDA, it is only intended to be an iPod with the added bonus of WiFi. If you want the Apps the OP listed, just by the iPhone already, because you may be waiting a long time. (Unless of course you want to hack it, which no doubt many people will do)

shoelessone
Sep 8, 2007, 01:10 PM
yeah, this sucks, I can't believe apple didn't include every feature that XXXXXX person wants.


Maybe people should look at this as a "portable media device". It has a web browser for entertainment, it has mp3/movie playing capabilities.

psychofreak
Sep 8, 2007, 01:11 PM
yeah, this sucks, I can't believe apple didn't include every feature that XXXXXX person wants.
Its just that it would cost Apple zero effort to put mail, stocks and weather on there as the apps are already developed...

i0Nic
Sep 8, 2007, 01:18 PM
Don't worry guys, with a painless install of Installer.app, we will easily be able to improve the functionality of the iTouch and turn it into the PDA it really is. Mail, widgets, google maps.. and some 3rd party apps such as Lights Out and, MobileRSS and MobileChat will be the first things I load onto my iTouch.

spydr
Sep 8, 2007, 02:29 PM
As I said we all want one but could you include the following please...

Mail (a must)
ichat (a must)
Notes (a must)
widgets (...I guess all is a must:))

and since we dont need to worry so much about security as in the iphone, please release a SDK.

Also, on the next revision, please inlude a mic so that we can record voice notes and audio conferencing for when skype is available. Oh, and also allow the earphones to control the volume and play functions.

Some want bluetooth too, others want more GBs, if you can add it, great! :) For me 8 or 16GB is enough.

I think thats all. Teleport would be great but you could add that to the iphone. :p
Get an iPhone for $100 more, get all that you have asked.
Worried about AT&T? either hack it or use an invalid SSN to get pay as you go plan and don't use the phone functions (you can keep it as an emergency back up!)

GoCubsGo
Sep 8, 2007, 02:35 PM
Good news! Apple fixed the problems with the iPod Touch...they call it iPhone v1.0. Update now.

TheBonk
Sep 8, 2007, 03:03 PM
If you want more features, get an iPhone. Apple is not going to put everything you can find in the iPhone into the Touch. Apple wants to sell iPhones more than Touches. Put yourself in the shoes of Steve Jobs, will your iPhone sell if you make an exact clone of it and sell it for cheaper?

wordmunger
Sep 8, 2007, 03:07 PM
Get an iPhone for $100 more, get all that you have asked.
Worried about AT&T? either hack it or use an invalid SSN to get pay as you go plan and don't use the phone functions (you can keep it as an emergency back up!)

The so-called pay as you go still costs over $50 per month. Not exactly cheap as far as phone service goes.

bushman1
Sep 8, 2007, 03:36 PM
IT HAS TO HAVE A HARD DRIVE OR I AM NOT BUYING!!!!!!!!
It look frekin assume but come it is 4-mm rely worth 10 times less storage!!!!!!!!!

James L
Sep 8, 2007, 03:44 PM
IT HAS TO HAVE A HARD DRIVE OR I AM NOT BUYING!!!!!!!!
It look frekin assume but come it is 4-mm rely worth 10 times less storage!!!!!!!!!

For those of you who prefer English, I think that second sentence is:

"It looks freaking awesome but come on, is 4mm really worth 10 times less storage?"

Osarkon
Sep 8, 2007, 04:13 PM
For those of you who prefer English, I think that second sentence is:

"It looks freaking awesome but come on, is 4mm really worth 10 times less storage?"

Thanks for the translation.;)

I still feel the iPod touch is incomplete, I mean the main menu is 3/4 empty, it just feels like an incomplete iPhone in some regards.

shunpike
Sep 8, 2007, 04:31 PM
For those of you who prefer English, I think that second sentence is:

"It looks freaking awesome but come on, is 4mm really worth 10 times less storage?"
thank you very much sir... for those who prefer a more refined version of said language i shall translate it into my native Oxford English:

"It looks absolutely spiffing, but really sir, ask yourself this... Is it worth denying ones-self 10x the possible storage on said device for the sake of saving only 4mm on the width of the device i have been refering to?"

Edit: On second thoughts maybe your translation is better :p

James L
Sep 8, 2007, 05:10 PM
thank you very much sir... for those who prefer a more refined version of said language i shall translate it into my native Oxford English:

"It looks absolutely spiffing, but really sir, ask yourself this... Is it worth denying ones-self 10x the possible storage on said device for the sake of saving only 4mm on the width of the device i have been refering to?"

Edit: On second thoughts maybe your translation is better :p

No no, I'm sure chicks dig your version.

:D

Osarkon
Sep 9, 2007, 03:07 AM
No no, I'm sure chicks dig your version.

:D

Just because they're staring open mouthed at you after you say that, doesn't mean they dig you, just means that you've fried their brains and they don't understand :p

AppleMatt389
Sep 9, 2007, 03:19 AM
at least a notes app. what better way to make use of the multi touch. this wont add any communicative ability to the ipod that will detract from the iphone. just notes. NOTES. common..as if its not there.

jacg
Sep 9, 2007, 04:20 AM
thank you very much sir... for those who prefer a more refined version of said language i shall translate it into my native Oxford English:

"It looks absolutely spiffing, but really sir, ask yourself this... Is it worth denying ones-self 10x the possible storage on said device for the sake of saving only 4mm on the width of the device i have been refering to?"

Edit: On second thoughts maybe your translation is better :p

Surely nobody in Oxford ends sentences with a preposition?

(The queen (it's her English isn't it?) would say "...the device to which I have been referring?")

:D

arcadehj2000
Sep 9, 2007, 06:03 AM
perhaps apple will enable the itouch to run WoW.. hopefully.. one day

shunpike
Sep 9, 2007, 06:26 AM
Surely nobody in Oxford ends sentences with a preposition?

(The queen (it's her English isn't it?) would say "...the device to which I have been referring?")

:D

Bollocks - you're right

lordjonny
Sep 9, 2007, 06:39 AM
it can have software updates as im sure your're all aware, it will probably be hacked for mail access as the interface is basically identical. i can not wait for mine to come:apple::apple::apple:23DAYS:apple::apple::apple:

P.S. i would like a built in shower for those days when you get dirty:rolleyes:

i0Nic
Sep 9, 2007, 06:50 AM
thank you very much sir... for those who prefer a more refined version of said language i shall translate it into my native Oxford English:

"It looks absolutely spiffing, but really sir, ask yourself this... Is it worth denying ones-self 10x the possible storage on said device for the sake of saving only 4mm on the width of the device i have been refering to?"

Edit: On second thoughts maybe your translation is better :p

schoolgirl version:
"omg like that ipod is totally cool but what the hell! I can't hold both anthologies of A Simple Plan AND Fallout Boy just to save 4mm in thickness?! I only care about how thick my waist is, not my ipod, like duh!!"

gansta version:
"**** looks FINE, but what up dog? where the megabytes be at? you be trippin to think slicin 4mm is worth more than housin all ma boys sticky icky RNB hits, some rezpek please!"

Sorry guys I'm drunk.

mkaake
Sep 9, 2007, 06:58 AM
I'd love to see it take on some of those features (and finally be close to replacing my newton)... I'm sure apple won't officially do that (right now, anyway), but it would be nice.

Or heck, just make a 3rd product out of the same form factor, 4mm thicker, add a HDD, and call it a newton. that would make me really happy though it'll probably never happen...

EssentialParado
Sep 9, 2007, 07:42 AM
If Apple put all those features in right now they'd have no "innovations" left for the next gen update.

Give it time. In the mean time everything you want is available on the iPod touch through web apps:

iChat - FlickIM (http://www.flickim.com/)
Mail - Gmail, hotmail, yahoo, squirrelmail, etc.
Notes - Don't Forget The Milk (http://www.dontforgetthemilk.com/)

sblasl
Sep 9, 2007, 09:28 AM
GET IN LINE FOLKS

Why the heck would Apple provide you with all of these features that you are asking for when the iPhone hasn't even seen additional features as of yet?

mkrishnan
Sep 9, 2007, 09:36 AM
gansta version:
"**** looks FINE, but what up dog? where the megabytes be at? you be trippin to think slicin 4mm is worth more than housin all ma boys sticky icky RNB hits, some rezpek please!"

Hehehe, now I know you is tweakin'. :D

Now mah man Jobs better slice me some mils before I pop this 4 mil **** with my 9 mil, bitch! iGlock, biiiitch! :)

EricBrian
Sep 9, 2007, 09:53 AM
Notes - Don't Forget The Milk (http://www.dontforgetthemilk.com/)

This is offline! :(

Pressure
Sep 9, 2007, 10:52 AM
I think some people are loosing sight of what the iPod Touch really is - a music player.

EssentialParado
Sep 9, 2007, 01:37 PM
This is offline! :(
:( I wonder how long it'll be down.

i0Nic
Sep 9, 2007, 02:15 PM
Hehehe, now I know you is tweakin'. :D

Now mah man Jobs better slice me some mils before I pop this 4 mil **** with my 9 mil, bitch! iGlock, biiiitch! :)

think I twitch?! without a hitch I want 80 gigs in this bitch. steve jobs you be rich, i dont want my touch with a glitch. Mail, notes, hell throw in widgets too, or I get my digits boo, 5 mil under the table that should do.

indraunt
Sep 9, 2007, 02:55 PM
Don't bank on them doing anything that could harm their iPhone sales.

That means:
-No SDK - the OS for the Touch and the iPhone is the same, so they're not going to be releassing an SDK for the Touch only to marjorly piss off the mobile carriers accross the world.
-No Mic - Do you think they're stupid? if consumers that could be swayed to buy an iPhone don't because the iPod can do a passable job of phone calls, do you think they'd really mess it up?

More than anything else, the iPod Touch is a bridge to the iPhone. Its there to help get the world ready for the iPhone, not just those outside the US, but those within its walls too. If you've been using an iPod Touch for a year or more, and all of a sudden your old phone breaks down, there's a good chance your next phone could be the iPhone - you've already made yourself familiar with it.

Thats my 2 cents. Like iTunes is there to sell iPods, the Touch is there to sell iPhones.

ozontheroad
Sep 9, 2007, 03:36 PM
I think some people are loosing sight of what the iPod Touch really is - a music player.

on the other hand... the "touch" is no longer just a music player, so expecting basic apps like "notes" and "mail" isn't unreasonable.

It has wifi and if the only use for it will be safari , the new music store and starbucks it will only encourage hacking and cause apple and its customers headaches.

Apple will have to release updates to break the hacks... people get frustrated because the updates reset their data.

Having "mail" will in no way affect the sales of iphones. not including notes is just ridiculous. If anything by not making such basic apps available they are only going to reduce the amount of ipod T's they sell... if they want to sell iphones then why release the "touch" ?

Apple wants to sell both, apple needs to address the needs of both sets of consumers.

You also need to keep in mind that the "touch" will be available world wide so the consumer base for it will be much larger than that of the iphone.

North, Central and South America, Europe (eastern and western), Asia, Australia, Africa and all the islands in between.