iPod Touch Gen. 2

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheZimm, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. TheZimm macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    I was wondering about all the rumors of the new touch.
    I want 2 no some realistic things that will prob happen
  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    So does everyone else. Only an Apple product engineer might know, and he or she will lose their job if they tell you. If you want rumors, just browse this forum. It's full of them.
  3. dasikes macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    After all, this IS MacRumors.com; Not MacFacts :D
  4. MattGTO macrumors regular


    May 29, 2008
    Mckinney, Texas
    How many of these threads do we have to start up? Its fairly certain that there will be an update in september, as they usually update their entire iPod line in September.
  5. amusiccale macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    Could someone find one of the better threads and make it a sticky?
  6. asskick3r macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2008
    "Somewhere ... In las vegas"
    I have a question... but this is probably not the right thread.
    If the new 2nd gen ipod touch comes out... what will happen to all the people who both the 1 gen version?
    I'm expecting that if you bought one before a certain date you would either get the chance to trade in your old one to upgrade to a new one... but not for full price.
    (e.g... The new ipod is 399.99... you trade in your old one... then the new ipod is discounted to like 99.99.)
    Or if that doesn't happen... at least we should receive some gift cards.
    I remember this happening once for the first gen iphone... but correct me if I'm wrong.
  7. MattGTO macrumors regular


    May 29, 2008
    Mckinney, Texas
    But there's nothing to talk about. There's been no "official" rumors on a second one, and all we would get are wishlists.
  8. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    That makes no sense. You bought it as it was, you don't deserve a new model. When has any company ever done that? I bought a 2002 model of a car for $xxxxx and now I deserve the 2003 model for 75% off?
  9. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    LOL! You are crazy my friend. What land do you live on?

    The iPod touch is not a phone, and there is no contract involved. You're not entitled to any upgrades, regardless of when you purchased or when the new one is released.
  10. .imac. macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    umm i would think or hope
    that they put a camera
    on it
  11. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    a camera would be pretty cool but i think something like a radio would be cool
  12. Nickelz92 macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
    The touch is not an iPhone. They'll never put a camera on it as much as I would like it to, it would compromise iPhone sales.

    See Pandora Radio App. Already exists man.
  13. MattGTO macrumors regular


    May 29, 2008
    Mckinney, Texas


    Guys, if there is an update, it will likely have more space, possibly a better screen, and maybe a small makeover...that is probably the extent of what would happen.

    And I am NOT an Apple employee and am not trying to sound like one, I am just using common sense.
  14. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    I agree on the camera but I mean a radio where u don't need the Internet or like an fm transmitter
  15. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    actaully if anything i would love to see a internal i would love to use shazzam or one of the other programs to reconize songs on a radio
  16. Tragedies macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    They won't make it to 64GB, the prices of the flash memory ae currently too high.

    Expect to see the 16GB replace the 8GB, and 8GB cut. And maybe a redesigned back, but nothing more.
  17. amusiccale macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    Well, I was envisioning the thread with more of a quarantine function to keep the new ones from popping up :)
  18. bep207 macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2006
    i dont think a new ipod touch is in the near future, the nanos and classic will get updated far sooner
  19. Obi-Wan Kubrick macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2007
    A camera that could film video would be crazy.
  20. .imac. macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    i hope i hope i hope

    ive alwas hoped they would put a camera
    on the new touch but it dosent seem likely
    what would be cool is if you could make videos and then add music to them
    right on your touch
  21. OffBrand macrumors member

    May 19, 2008
    So would I, along with a capacity boost.
  22. AceFernalld macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    First off, let's get the probably not gonna' happens out of the way:
    • There won't be an FM radio as Apple doesn not do this with their iPods, and it isn't on the iPhone. Maybe an iPhone/ iPod touch compatible radio remote like they already make for other iPods.
    • There won't be a camera, it doesn't need to happen and I highly doubt it will happen. Distinguishes from the iPhone.
    • Speakers, again, not needed, lessens difference between iPod touch/ iPhone. Still possible though, I would like them but I just don't see it happening.

    My wishlist/ what I think is probable:
    • $50-$100 price drop.
    • Added external volume controls. Come on, Apple! we have physical controls on every iPod, including the iPhone, and we need them on the iPod touch! It's impossible to control unless taking it out, sliding the unlock, double tapping the home button, messing with the controls, pressing the power button again, putting back into pocket.
      We could have side volume controls and hopefully a Play/Pause button to be able to control in the pocket/ without looking.
    • For some reason, I could see GPS. I don't know why, but I could just see Apple adding GPS to the iPod touch as a new feature. Plus there are rumors of Apple adding turn-by-turn navgigation, so maybe 2.1 will be released along with a GPS capable touch? :p
      Just my naiive hope :D
    • Maybe a change of the backing (including other iPods) to aluminum or another material. Most likely aluminum, and it would look nice/ scratch less.
  23. Metsfan7450 macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2008
    how would GPS work on the Touch if you always have to be on wifi?
  24. amycishere macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
  25. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    Doesn't the phone part of the iPhone distinguish enough? And wouldn't GPS lessen the difference between the iPhone and iPod touch?

    Anyway, I predict a price drop and possible discontinuation of the 8 GB model.

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