Will Apple make the Touch thicker?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by sportsfrk214, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Before you just jump in and say no, think about it. Apple has constantly been making the iPod thinner and thinner over the years, and that has extended to the Touch. But at what point is it too thin?

    The current iPod Touch is the thinnest iPod ever of the major models (iPod Classic, iPod Touch). But it looks like the technology is finally catching up. There are features, primarily a camera, that don't fit inside the Touch's current form factor (and people might say the 3.2 MP camera does fit, but I can't see Apple releasing anything less than 5....It's 5 or bust in my mind....You can't justify 3.2 when the iPhone has 5....and "It's too thin" doesn't fly for consumers).

    If there are going to be cameras in the next iPod, it's going to need to be thicker. So will Steve do it? I honestly don't think people care that the iPod is so thin, I think they'd buy it even if it was as thick as the iPhone (which it would never be, but just a point).

    I could see Steve using his Reality Distortion Field to make the iPod sound super thin, while ignoring the fact that it's thicker than the previous model. Anyone think it will happen?
     
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    yoyo5280

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    The iPhone 3G was thicker than the iPhone 1... but only at its thickest point.

    Thats why the 3G was curved, to create the allusion of being thinner.

    Omi
     
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    alust2013

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    Honestly, I hope so. I love the feel of my first gen, and the second/third are just too thin for me to hold on to comfortably, and I don't even have big hands.
     
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    liamkp

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    My hands are huge :-/ I think they'll make it the same size as the iPhone 4 so we'll have cases to have when it releases.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Actually at 8mm the 1st gen touch was 0.5mm thinner than the current design. I don't think the next one will be thinner but if it gets squared off like the iPhone 4.0 and manages a camera etc the hype will be "We added all these extra features and still managed to keep it just 8.5mm thin."
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    They'll add more features and make it just a tiny bit thicker.
     
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    Xavier

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    Agreed. Completely.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    I hope to God they just make an iPod touch with the form factor of the iphone 4 and that gorgeous camera.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't object to a thicker form if that meant a larger battery that improved life during surfing and gaming.

    And I, too, find mine more comfortable to hold when it's inside its case.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    I concur. Give it the iPhone 4's styling and camera and it's a no brainer for me. Even if it was slightly thicker, it still fits in my pocket just fine.
     
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    KameronBriggs

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    Same here. I had a first gen, but I sold it when I got my first iPhone. It was amazing, but I don't like the feel of the newer ones.
     
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    liamkp

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    I wouldnt know if i would prefer the feel of the 1st gen, well, because I've never "handled" one. I dont really mind the feel of the 2nd/3rd gen. I really want the iPhone 4 design, so we can have cases, and it should be cheaper because all the parts dont have to be so small which is more expensive than large. It wont have all the cellular parts, GPS, etc.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    I like the design of the 3rd more than the design of the 1st, but would really appreciate the design of the iPhone 4 - something new. Of course if they put camera in it, it has to be thicker.
     
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    liamkp

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    Hmmmmmm... Not really, but it most likely will be, the iPhone 4 design would be nice so we have some more cases.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    Im for the ipad design, that wouldnt be bad too?
     
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    liamkp

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    I WANT MORE CASES!!! ;)
     
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    leomac08

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    Yes
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    I do not think they will make it the same size as the iphone they will try to make it similar to how it is now. they defo not just use the same parts as the iphone.

    as for cases I hate them, naked beauty all the way, I especially dont want them to make it fat for the sake of some cases
     
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    liamkp

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    ok..... Uhhmmmm... Some people like cases so that theyre $200/$300/$400 investment doesnt break.
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    they rarely stop it from breaking just prevent the back getting all scratched up (unless a piece of dirt makes its way under), but horses for courses I'm on the side of nakedness :)
     
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    liamkp

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    It might just make the difference!
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Hmm so a new generation of iPod touches with considerable advances in features, and it'll be cheaper than the current generation? Sorry I just don't see that happening. Even if only one upgrade from the iPhone 4 made it into the next Gen touches, such as the new display, how would they be able to make it cheaper for more? Sorry it just doesn't make any sense at all. If you can't afford a base 299$ 4th generation than get a job or start doing a LOT of chores. Not trying to start another price war but I wanted to point that out.
     
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    liamkp

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    I didnt mean cheaper than the 3rd gen, i meant cheaper in general.

    Oh, and thanks for making me feel terrible about my life. :eek:
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    I meant cheaper than current 3rd gen prices which is most likely the prices the 4th gen will adopt when they are released. Even if it did get cheaper than 299$ it would only go down slightly. How would a 20$ difference matter to much?

    Not sure if that last part is a joke but working for things you want makes it so much better when you can buy it with your own hard earned money.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    Thicker? This is Apple were talking about! HELL NO.

    Unless they make the new design more beveled than the current one... That will really throw people off... :cool:
     

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