iPod touch, missing 1 (well two) BIG things

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Adokimus, Sep 7, 2007.

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iPod Touch: needs dedicated volume rocker and side buttons for back,next,&pause/play?

  1. YES: I think these would be sweet for no-look song control

    28 vote(s)
    37.3%
  2. NO: I'm an idiot

    47 vote(s)
    62.7%
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    Adokimus

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    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    good idea. I probably wont use it to walk around and listen to so i wouldnt use it but it would be helpful.
     
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    gadgetgirl85

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    Just a question, how much is the 16GB in the US? In Australia its $550 :(
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    $400, not bad in oz, i used 2 live there :)
     
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    wakerider017

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    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?
     
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    ~Shard~

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    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.
     
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    tkidBOSTON

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    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.
    :eek:

    Thanks!! :)
     
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    jhero

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    It also needs a notes app
     
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    Luis

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    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!
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    Nabooly

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    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.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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    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..."
     
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    sikkinixx

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    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
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]

    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.
     
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    Couldnt you solve the problem by using the fm tuner remote?
     
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    gadgetgirl85

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    I hope there are a few surprises and the delay will be worth it :D
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]

    Headphones seem to be standard to me.
     
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    aswitcher

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    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.
     
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    emotion

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    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? :)
     
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    iCantwait

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    what happens if u hold u iphone or ipod touch with the button at the top (upside-down)?
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    If you think those are the headphones that will come with Touch when it will be shipped. Then yes, they are standard.
     
  23. d.f
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    might seem trivial

    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.
     
  24. macrumors G3

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    The BIG thing missing in the touch is a hard drive.

    A distant but important second after that is A2DP.
     
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    dextertangocci

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    No. I'm an idiot:)
     

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