iPod Touch Details?

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    9to5mac claims to have knowledge of the upcoming full-size iPod which they are refering to as the "iPod Touch".

    According to the site, the OS X based iPod will share a similar look to the current iPhone, complete with "home" button and a 480x320 pixel screen. Compared to the iPhone, the outer ridge is said to be black, with a slightly thicker case.

    A report from earlier today from Appleinsider does expect up to 4 new iPod models to be introduced in September.

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    Well it will be very interesting to see what Apple does! But I won't buy any of the new iPods, because i have that iPhone thing....
     
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    Is that screen size the same as the current iPod? If so = lame.
     
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    Buttons.

    I would hope that Apple has enough foresight to include at least a couple extra buttons on the thing. Like the Shuffle. I think the ability to use the device without looking at it is an important feature. Yes?
     
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    iPhone maybe?
     
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    Similar look to the current iPod, or the current iPhone?
     
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    Why would be thicker than the iPhone? It would have less 'functions' so I don't understand why.
     
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    it says "iPhone" on 9to5mac, not "iPod" sized screen.
     
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    I agree, I still like the tactile feeling of the buttons. Especially if I'm "eek" driving. I don't want to look at the iPod when I'm supposed to be concentrating on the road. Trying to fumble with it with both hands etc. I hope they don't get to futuristic that it'll kill the brand.
     
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    480x320=resolution of current iPhone. If these new iPods are so = awesome.
     
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    hard drive vs. flash memory?
     
  12. macrumors 68040

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    Propably because it uses hard-drive as opposed to flash
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    If it has the new 160gb hard drive I might just pull out my plastic money and make the quantum leap beyond my Mini iPod.
     
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    they probably will have tactile keys..im sure steve saw this ahead of time that touch and tactile would go well..i mean when ur sittin on the train and u wana watch a movie etc. u knw? u can use the full screen but on thte other edges there will be the tactile buttons..or like the new sony fone..u can shake it left to go to the last track or right to go to the next :p and up and down to stop it...
    or steve might do with the gestures and have it so slide ur finger right = next song left=last song u knw?
    so many possibilites...steve will come up for somethin for those that dont wana stare at their ipod
     
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    Arn...

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    Looks like the guys at 9to5mac have some serious sources inside Apple. What's your take on who the leaker could be? Is it likely to be one person or a few? Also, doesn't it worry you a little that these guys have been on fire lately?
     
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    I'm still not convinced 9to5Mac.com is a reliable source. I'm thinking they may have gotten lucky with the iMac... but we'll see.

    BTW, I don't necessarily hate the proposed iPod Nano design or the idea of a multi-touch iPod, I'm just skeptical of their reliability.

    We'll find out soon enough it sounds...

    -Clive
     
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    way to kick Zune while they're on the ground bleeding and barely breathing.
     
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    Now this is more like it, after yesterdays nano news. Shame they didn't post the picture of these instead of the fatPods, but clearly now they've learned a lesson there. Tie it in with the new 160GB drive and we have a worthwhile update.
     
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    iPod need to contain a 60G or whatever size hard disc

    An iPod needs a 60G or whatever size hard disc, and an iPhone doesn't.
     
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    Apple's approach to that problem, at least for the iPhone, has been to embed some controls on the earbuds. Would be nice to see BT included with stereo headset support.
     
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    I'm tired of all this talk about buttons and tactile feedback. If you want that you can always buy a used G5.5 or buy the refreshed Nano which will in the near future come with 16GB to satisfy the hungry ones.


    1.8 hard drive
     
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    I wonder what they do from 6to8
     
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    They sure have been cranking out the info lately. I bet they will get burned soon. Apple will smoke out the leaker with some false info that will be fed to 9to5mac.
     
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    An HDD for the high-end model, perhaps.

    If Apple is really trying to push the iPod as a PMP, it'll need lots of storage. 16 or 32 GB is not going to cut it and a higher-capacity NAND flash-based device is not economically feasible.

    -Clive
     
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    There seems to be a big move towards flash memory. It'll be interesting to see which way Apple goes. As technology gets smaller, flash memory will grow even more. I'm slightly confused though as to why this thing is going to be bigger...:confused:
     

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