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Stuff.tv reports a questionable rumor from a tipster they claim had "given us the goods on the PAYG iPhone before everyone else."

The claim is that Apple will be introducing an iPod "Stick" potentially at Macworld with the following features: "WiFi, Multitouch flex display and, er, a 7MP camera."

We're not quite sure what a "flex display" exactly is (aside from the obvious) and why you'd want one in an iPod "Stick".

Article Link: Apple to Introduce an iPod Stick?
 

Knolly

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Jul 22, 2007
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Yeah, gonna go with this one being false.

The "er" isn't comforting at all. Plus I'm mainly basing it off of these being dream-like specs. There is no practically priced flexible display, much less a multitouch one.
 
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xUKHCx

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We already had an iPod stick

ipod_shuffle.jpg

Perhaps this stick would be a little bigger to accomodate a 7mp camera worth getting excited about. Odd choice mix of specs, I am not sure what the hell this device would actually be for.
 
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Santa Rosa

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iPod Stick - Poke other people with your music

iPod Stick - The first iPod to double as a self defense weapon, Steve: "Can I ask Phil to take the stage, demonstration time..."
 
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thejadedmonkey

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First, it was a music player. Then, it was a music player and photo viewer.
3rd, it was a music, photo and video player. Then you could install applications on it, just like a PC.

and now it's a twig?
 
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miketcool

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Hey! You leave my wifi-shuffle-camera alone! Every pic you take randomly shuffles the f-stop. Then when you are done, you hold forward down for 5 seconds and it randomly sends your photos to an open wifi station. GENIUS.

We stopped deciding things on our own anyways; the TV, news and government think for us. We might as well just let Apple shuffle for what is best. As soon as I get my tax rebate next year I am buying 3 product (RED) versions of these, because I care about the world.:cool:
 
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Yvan256

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Forget about the 7 megapixels camera and the flex touch-screen display. Let's just go with the "iPod stick" name.

We currently have the 2nd generation iPod shuffle. It's a clip and it's much smaller than the 1st generation iPod shuffle (especially if you don't count the volume taken by the clip and the space between the actual iPod and the clip itself).

Now, think back at how some people thought the 2nd gen. shuffle was an on-cord controller/radio for the full-sized iPod.

And now look at the new Apple headphones (the ones they still need to launch, the ones that were due back in october). Those have a really tiny controller built into the cord itself. Now imagine an iPod roughly larger than that.

Could this idea be the next iPod? An iPod stick, that kinda just dangle from your headphone cord? :confused: :p
 
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LloydBraun89

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I'm still kinda confused on this one...this really is one of the most stupid rumors i have read. its like a bunch of manatees just took a bunch of idea balls and got this...
 
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miketcool

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I'm still kinda confused on this one...this really is one of the most stupid rumors i have read. its like a bunch of manatees just took a bunch of idea balls and got this...

Thats a brilliant way to design! I never really thought of it, but manatees are the only mammals unmoved by terrorist.
 
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zombitronic

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I get the idea behind the name, (I think,) but maybe it should be iPod Scroll. It's a "stick" until you pull out the display in "scroll" fashion. Maybe you could even pull a stylus out of the middle and "write" on it. It sounds weird and highly unlikely, but if Apple were to deliver, it would be nothing short of (r)evolutionary.

getasset.aspx
 
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heaven

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Jun 20, 2004
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I am still wondering how this could make it on page 2! I just can't see anything like that coming out in the next couple of years with a reasonable price tag..
 
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danaris

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Aug 27, 2008
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iPodling, anyone?

And now look at the new Apple headphones (the ones they still need to launch, the ones that were due back in october). Those have a really tiny controller built into the cord itself. Now imagine an iPod roughly larger than that.

Could this idea be the next iPod? An iPod stick, that kinda just dangle from your headphone cord? :confused: :p
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....Just don't swallow it.

~danaris
 
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timothyjay2004

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Apr 12, 2007
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I call BS. Wouldn't the iPhone get the 7mp camera before an iPod? And, wouldn't the iPod touch get a camera before any other iPod in their lineup? It just makes no sense. I think someone got bored with wishful thinking....:rolleyes:
 
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