Possibility of apps on iPod touch...?

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

  1. macrumors 601

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    So I was thinking today about the lack of apps and widgets (like the ones from the iPhone) on the iPod touch. I am thinking that Apple might make some/all of these available for purchase on iTunes. Maybe for $2 or $5.

    Does anyone else think that this is likely/might be possible?
     
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    Of course it's possible. I thought that's what Apple was going to do from the get-go.
     
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    That is very possible and will likely happen. The whole point with OS X is ability to easily add new applications/widgets. Just like Apple is selling games, I could easily see them selling word processing application, memory games and similar for 4.99.

    It's coming, trust me.
     
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    I was just thinking the same thing.... iChat would be perfect.
     
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    If that happens, Apple will be considered a genious 'cause everyone would want those apps.

    Wow. Apple is smart.

    EDIT: Apple is really smart.
     
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    Good thinking... You should get a job with Apple Marketing.

    Very possible...

    I would easily pay $20 for iChat.

    Edit: Anyone think that maybe they were saving some of the iPod Touch apps for the Leopard release? Like when Leopard comes out the iPod will get some new apps.

    Leopard is getting a new Mail... Maybe the iPod will too.

    If you look at the pic of the iPod it is running OSX Leopard "lite"

    See the dock... It is a leopard dock.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just give me Bejeweled and i'll be happy.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 601

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    haha. As much as I would like to work on the Infinite Loop, I don't think that's gonna happen (but if some Apple worker reads my idea and uses it, they can send me some free stuff).

    Making those apps available for purchase would be pure profit saying that Apple gets ALL of the money. And most people would want some if not all of the apps.

    As to the release of 10.5, I really doubt that it's going to effect the OS X Lite devices. That dock is likely just an addition for eyecandy. With the touch shipping on 28/9 and Leopard coming less than a month later, they would either include the apps at launch or not. It would be a bad move to put them in three weeks later (aka lots of returns to deal with).
     
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    I think remote access to your home itunes over wi-fi will be comming with leopard. The ability to sync music on the "go"(considering as long as you have wi-fi) would be friggin awesome...it would relieve some of my pain that there is no HDD based touch. becouse you virtually would have all your music with you on the go.
     
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    Well I am saying maybe they will add apps when leopard releases for free. Just an update through iTunes.
     
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    Oh, I see what you mean. But I still don't think that Leopard will affect the mobile devices as standalones. But together, maybe streaming files. I still think that having the apps for sale on iTunes is more likely.

    But only time will tell.
     
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    Just wishful thinking on my part ;)

    But honestly I would have no problem paying $5 for additional apps.
     
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    Oh, you know that we're all hoping for everything under the sun... Then we'll be disappointed when the device rolls out with everything under the sun minus one.

    And would you pay $5 for the widgets like stocks and weather? Just wondering how those might be priced...
     
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    No. Something like Mail might be worth $5, but IMHO Stock and Weather widgets aren't. I'm not sure if I think a Notes app would be worth $5 or not.. :)
     
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    Would I Pay?

    If the app/widget was something i felt i as going to use at least once week, then yeah, i think $5 would be fine, in my eyes.

    I mean, if they were 5-10 dollars each, then to fill the blanks in the home-screen with stuff i want would only cost me $25-$50.

    Thats my 2 cents :)
     
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    I would to and very good point.
     
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    I want slingbox application. So i can watch TV over wifi. :cool:
     
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    EricBrian

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    And Apple will be the only one selling these apps? Hmmm.... can somebody say antitrust?
     
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    A few quid for an App. I'd jump on that, I hope Apple does this.

    I'd much rather pay for iChat than a stupid EA game.
     
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    apple did already say 2 years of free updates for appletv and iphone
     
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    Cool. Where?
     

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