My Theroy on the "None-Touch" iPod

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  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Well, after trying to think of how the iPod could possibly function without touch, I thought of this. I know it seems like BS, but it's the best I could come up with in 5 minutes.

    Ok, imagine the iPod, and imagine it with the full-screen package, but instead of touching, you can press buttons from a distance. Like imagine the iPod has little hairs that stick up on the surface, and you can press buttons from say an inch or 2 away. Get it? Kinda high-tech, but they might have done it.
     
  2. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Stop putting it off and shave your dad-gum armpits!

    The iPod comb accessory?
     
  3. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    ...cool idea - I guess - but in terms of usability, learning curve, and repair costs...no way.

    Personally, I believe that "he" was refering to the recent rumors suggesting Apple is going to release a touch-screen iPod. Apparently, he believes that Apple's next iPod is not going to be a touch-screen. That, or it will support voice-commands. <Shrug> :confused: :p ;)
     
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    no doubt! puff puff pass, puff puff pass man! :D
     
  6. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I was under the impression that this technology only works from very very close at this point. :confused:
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    (a) I'll have some of whatever you've had
    (b) touching hairs is still touching
    (c) there's been a recent invention called a remote control that I've heard mentioned on the wireless
     
  8. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    I Think everyone is wrong and the none-touch was screwed up in translation. :D
    Its supposed to be Multi-touch: meaning instead of a traditional touch screen where you can only use one finger at a time. You can use many fingers to access information on the screen. Its being done now As it is: check out this Multi-Touch video :cool:
    This has been out for a While... Its pretty nice with google Earth isnt it!
     
  9. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    They should do like Wacom and make the area about half an inch above the screen sensitive to the stylus/finger.
     
  10. Selax77 macrumors member

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    Any ideas on when the new ipod is coming out?
     
  11. bowens macrumors 6502a

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    That's a pretty awesome video.
     
  12. onthat macrumors regular

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    It can tell what you want to listen to by judging your body heat...similar to a mood ring.

    Seriously, I think they might look into putting the inputs on the sides of the iPod...kinda like every ****** mp3 player in production right now. A touch screen seems impossible. They would be compromising durability. Think of one personal movie player with a touch screen? any examples? there are none.

    I want to see them package the new iPods with the in-ear style headphones.
     
  13. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Or it could just be voice activated but 'non-touch' justs sounds cooler :rolleyes:
     

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