[Merged] What to expect from third generation of iPod touch?

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  1. polythene pam macrumors member

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    I've been eyeing the iPod touch and was just wondering from those of you who already own one, how will Apple make this thing better when they release the next generation (probably Fall 09)?

    It seems a complaint about the 1G was the lack of external volume control, which was added for 2G. Any blatant problems with the current version that will be addressed by Apple?

    It seems obvious to expect that the 3rd gen will be even thinner and with larger capacities for the current prices. I guess they could increase the screen resolution but at that size I wonder if it would make a difference. Is there a chance future generations will be able to support flash-based websites?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Almost anything is possible. I didn't think gen2 was worth upgrading, but if they had enabled bluetooth 2.0 for headphones and such I'd have bought one in a second. I don't think they'll make it any thinner, as that would compromise battery size/life.

    I'm more interested in gen 5. By then it'll be thin membrane that uses the minute charge in your body to power OLED screen and the rest . You'll wear it like a glove. ;-)
     
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  4. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

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    640x960? Oh, yeah.
     
  5. dckj95 macrumors member

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    iPod Touch 3rd Generation

    anyone have any rumors about a new generation of ipod touch coming soon?

    cuz im most likely getting one for christmas and i dont want mine to get outdated too fast. :D
     
  6. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    fall of 2009. The 2nd gen just came out couple months ago.
     
  7. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    FAKE!
    an mp3 player would not ever have 3G, thats a cellular network frequency and why would an mp3 player make phone calls??!?
    i can see a GPS in it but no way theres 3G unless its the new iPhone, definetly fake,
    and besides that pictures is not the way apple would make theres and, besides now is not the time they would even begin starting to make advertisements like those
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't think there would be a new generation until September next year, that's when Apple traditionally revamps their iPod line.
     
  9. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

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    Completely fake.

    As for the 3rd generation Ipod Touch, the 2nd gen was just released in September so you won't be seeing a new version until next September at the earliest. There is some speculation that Apple may release a 64GB version early next year but I have my doubts.
     
  10. dckj95 macrumors member

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    so do you think i should get my ipod touch this christmas?
     
  11. dannyboxer macrumors regular

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    A new one just came out. It's awesome. Buy it!
     
  12. dckj95 macrumors member

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    ok thanks!
     
  13. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    new one came out in september. that's when Apple usually updates the iPod line. iPhone is usually around June/July with announcements in January/MW Expo. My friend let me use his 2G and it totally rocks. Much better than my 1G and makes it feel clunky in comparison.
     
  14. pkagel macrumors regular

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    Clunky, give me a break. They are exactly the same the same size! The new one gives you external speakers which are pretty nice but my older one can be charged by any charger.
     
  15. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    New one is 0.5mm thicker than the 1st gen, so although it doesn't seem like much technically they are different sizes. The tapered edges on the 2g makes it feel much better to hold, also.
     
  16. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular

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    I reckon its a very good fake.

    The thing that gives it away for me is the original, reflective dock which was on the 1g touch before the option to rearrange your icons was available.

    Edit: The specs on that 'new' touch read more like an iPhone to me and as Apple's flagship hand-held device it would (and usually does) get all the best upgrades before the touch.
     
  17. j.smith1185 macrumors newbie

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    battery...

    I want a longer battery life and over the air sync with iTunes. And the feature to download eBooks from iTunes because of all the ebook readers coming out. Shake to shuffle might be nice.
     
  18. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    more for apps would be ok, but i think 36 hrs for music is the most their fitting in that small of a device unless they use like silver zinc or w/e that new kind is.
     
  19. bbmertz macrumors newbie

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    Albeit unlikely, my wish list for the next gen iPod Touch would include a camera, iChat, and text messaging...
     
  20. Brien macrumors 68020

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    I think we'll just see improved battery life, possibly Bluetooth support, and probably a marginally thinner case. And higher capacities, of course.

    A 128GB iPod touch would be great, and probably end the era of the iPod classic.
     
  21. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Camera
    Improved speakers
    Improved battery
    64GB
    Copy/paste
    Bluetooth
    Software 2.5
    Etc.

    @bbmertz...
    Texting? You're kidding right?
    Dude, it's not an iPhone.
     
  22. Dejavu macrumors regular

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    I'd like to see a higher rez screen, faster processor and external speakers. Battery life could be improved if they go with oleds and thinner chips. Storage will double and maybe lower prices.
     
  23. iParis macrumors 68040

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    The capacity of an iPod touch has never changed at the same time a model has been released.
    The last time capacity was increased was MWSF '08, and that was to 32GB.
    It is suspected that a 64GB model will be released at MWSF '09.
    If that does happen then we have great reason to believe that a 128GB model will be released not during fall '09 but rather MWSF '10.
     
  24. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    No it wasn't. It was revised over a month beyond it. I don't see why everyone's getting all rallied up for macworld seeing as there's really no evidence to support that.
     

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