The iPod touch is the cheapest "Apple Computer" ever

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ZiggyPastorius, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Berklee College of Music
    Just kind of a random posting here...I thought this was funny. After the new iPod touches were released, I headed to walmart to check out the new iPods. I got to the display case, and what do you know...I find the two cheapest Apple Computers ever made....

    Looking at the labels...let's see...

    iPod classic 120GB...mhm, sounds good...

    iPod nano cool...

    Apple Computer $229.00...Wha?

    Shuffles were also labelled that way, "Apple Computer" for $60whatever or however much Shuffles are.

    I thought it was funny. Anyone else seen this at Walmart or wherever?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    Henderson, Nevada
    Yes, i have. as soon as i read this topic i went to walmart to check it out :D

    its says exactly what you say except for the shuffle. it just said ipod shuffle not apple computer...
    thats pretty funny :p
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    Well, it's not surprising that people would consider it a computer. It can do almost everything a computer can do, and it runs OSX. Maybe someone will get it to run the 'Classic' Mac OS (or whatever)?

    That's be SWEET!
  4. macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    I don't think it is funny or ironic. I think it is true.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    That's exactly what I call my Touch 2g, its a mini computer. I rather grab that for a trip now than lug my lappy around. Granted it doesn't have a full size keyboard option and the screen could be maybe an inch or two wider, but it does have everything you need to function as one.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    If only you could print from one to a WiFi enabled printer.
    Then of course I'd want Bluetooth so I could hook up a bluetooth keyboard. Or maybe I should just wait for THIS to come out.
  7. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Compared to a Mac Plus, it's maybe 100 times faster, has more than 10X times more usable RAM, mass storage, faster networking, etc. All it's seems to be lacking is that the display is a few pixels narrower and shorter, and no keyboard port.

    For $99 more (plus an Intel Mac), you can use the SDK to program for it just like any other personal computer.


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