Next Generation iPod 'Soon'?

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    During Hon Hai's annual meeting, Chairman Terry Gou made a startling, albeit brief revelation about Apple's iPod plans.

    Hon Hai manufacturers Apple's iPods among other things. It is unclear what exactly "about to unveil" means, as the rest of the ChinaPost article discusses financial issues up to 5 years out. Also unclear is what exactly Gou meant by a "none-touch" concept, and whether his "next generation iPod" comments were in reference to a 6G iPod (a supposed incremental upgrade of the 5G) or to the rumored 'true' video iPod, or to another iPod model (Nano, Shuffle).

    Hon Hai has recently received negative press regarding its iPod factory conditions, and it too soon to know how Apple's investigation into the matter will affect Hon Hai's contract to produce Apple's hardware.

    Update: A recent Apple patent describing an audio interface for the iPod could be related to the "none-touch" concept. Patent described at Macsimum.
     
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  3. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Too many new iPod rumors.. I dont know which ones to believe.
     
  4. verbose macrumors member

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    Methinks Hon Hai is about to get Heave-Ho'd . . .
     
  5. JasonDawg18 macrumors regular

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    How could it be "none-touch" - what does that mean???
     
  6. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Just what I was thinking...
     
  7. Core Trio macrumors regular

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    I guess we're going to be changing songs just by thinking about it.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Brain implants control the iPod
     
  9. tk421 macrumors 6502a

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    You may be right. First human-rights issues, and now they reveal Apple's future plans. And all in the space of a few days.
     
  10. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    "using a "none-touch" concept"

    Translation: All your iPod are belong to us! ;)

    Can't wait to see what it ends up looking like.
     
  11. aricher macrumors 68020

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    hmmmm - touch screen interface with optional voice controls?
     
  12. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I can't wait for a new one...it's about time, the 5th gen really didn't impress me as being anything more than evolutional. Here's to hoping this one's revolutional in it's design, much like the 1st, 3rd, and mini were.
     
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  14. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I think I like the brain implants idea better:D
     
  15. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    "none touch" references to using motions sensors to control instead of a click wheel.
     
  16. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    maybe he was talking about the manufacturing process....maybe they are assembled by telekinesis....
     
  17. hob macrumors 68020

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    maybe none-touch meant that it will NOT be touch screen... obviously the source is not a native English speaker... perhaps that's what they meant?

    Also, this could be the same product as the recently rumoured NAND-based miniature mac?
     
  18. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have Parkinson's...
     
  19. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    I agree with you opinions about the 1G 3G and mini being that way.
     
  20. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Better than a nipple mounted scroll wheel?
     
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  22. Sam43054 macrumors newbie

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    nano maybe,

    Wont happen till Oct...

    Heres why..

    New U2 iPod Released :(

    They just started the iPod with Mac discount

    First iPod was in Oct of 2001, Oct 2001 to Oct 2006 is 5 years... They will make a big deal out of it being 5 years!!!! :D

    Other side notes.....

    Finish all Macs to intel before the new iPod
     
  23. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    The new iPod and U2 iPod could easily coexist--especially since the U2 iPod only comes in 30 GB.
     
  24. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? :rolleyes:
     
  25. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Or in this case cancel contracts.
     

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