Future iPod models upgradable to an iPhone

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  1. The new member macrumors member

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    Could this be true? A small cell phone module will be plugable on the futur widescreen iPod :rolleyes:
     
  2. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    i doubt it.

    apple won't want to deter people from buying the iPhone.

    if you want the iPod - then get the new widescreen touch one (when it comes out eventually/hopefully)

    if you want a phone - get iPhone...

    ur idea would just make a cheap way of combining the two and making iPhone completely pointless.
     
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  4. classof2011 macrumors regular

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    I doubt it. If you noticed, they're two different product lines. There's an iPhone tab, then there's an iPod + iTunes tab on Apple.com, or should I say :apple:.com :D
     
  5. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    Apple doesn't like things that clip, slide, twirl, or in any way don't look clean and elegant. I suppose in the future you could use a big paper clip, and "clip" a phone to your widescreen iPod.
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I can't see it happening (at least anytime soon), and by the way, it's spelled "future".
     
  7. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad you know how to spell ;)
    Some people type quickly, and online spelling isn't a huge issue.
     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Not going to happen. The two are distinct product lines, and the hardware needed to convert an iPod to an iPhone would essentially be everything except the drive.
     
  9. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    I didn't think you liked the iPhone Mr. Gates, :p
     
  10. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    I have to agree. They are two completely separate product lines.

    The big worry to me is that Apple is claiming that this is the merger of cell phone and "widescreen" iPod, but it only has 4-8 GB of flash memory. So when they come out with the "real" widescreen iPod, with an 80-120 GB hard drive, people will STILL want both.

    Too bad adding a hard drive to the iPhone would make it both big and clunky, as well as have ridiculous battery life.
     
  11. MacWalk macrumors newbie

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    I know enough people have expressed their view, but no way :D
     
  12. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    how do u figure. them 5.5 g vid ipods seem pretty thin to me and i don't see major gains in battery life between a nano and one of those:rolleyes:
     
  13. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    If it supports Bluetooth, then nothing will have to physically clip together, for your iPod to act as an iPhone.
     
  14. Stella macrumors 604

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    Of course not.

    Apple will want you to buy a new device.

    Since when has Apple ever offered some sort of 'upgrade path'?

    For example, if you want more memory in your iPod, you buy a new iPod instead of the ability to insert a higher capacity memory card.

    Hell, they can't even offer *user* replaceable batteries!!!

    ( iPod batteries are not designed to be user servicable - when I mean user replaceable I mean as easy as replacing flash light, cell phone batteries).
     

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