Next update?

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  1. Stang68 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys and gals,

    Just wanted to get all your opinions on this: When do you think the next update for the touch will be? Also, what do you think it will have? I am hoping the whole "add/edit calendar" bug fix comes out with the next update. Maybe even support for 802.1X wifi!
     
  2. Reimer macrumors regular

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    as with any other apple product.... no one knows
     
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  4. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    yes i think eventually everything will be flash....the classic will stay HD for a while but will eventually jump on the wagon as well
     
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  6. manram24 macrumors member

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    i think he meant flash as in youtube.com and not the app
    he meant flash as in mlb homepage flash
     
  7. tobenning macrumors member

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    I'm guessing with the European release of the iPhone. Get everyone up-to-date with European software.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think he was talking about the software since the touch already uses flash memory. As far as when the next update will be I think it will be fairly soon since they will want to break third party apps again and since thecurrent jailbreak method could also be a very bad security flaw if it was used for other purposes.
     
  9. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yea, i think it is going to be soon. Definitely before the SDK is released in February. Possible before the France iPhone.
     
  10. cujoca macrumors regular

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    when do you guys think they will upgrade the capacity of the flash drive? When they do upgrade it, would the logical number be 32 GB or what? What intervals do they go by in flash memory? Would it be 8 GB? 8Gb, 16GB, 24GB?, 32GB??????
    Thanks in advance
     
  11. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it normally 8, 16, 32, 64, 128?
    Although it'd probably be in a more round fashion, Maybe 30GB and 80GB?
    Spring/Summer 2008 sounds plausible.
     
  12. Reimer macrumors regular

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    No, you were right the first time. It doubles in capacity.
     
  13. rulerofthemoon macrumors newbie

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    all use

    How about some things we could all use? Like, "on the go playlists", calendar adds, playback bookmarks for audiobooks ... how about a way to scroll through long files? Ever try to rewind a few minutes during a 2 hour podcast? A PDF reader would be great too.
     
  14. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what do you guys think about adding/enabling 802.1X wifi capability?
     
  15. Reimer macrumors regular

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    You mean 802.11n? That would require a hardware update. A firmware update won't do it.
     
  16. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I dont think so. I mean 802.1X, which I believe is different. The touch already has 802.11. Am I right?
     
  17. ds252 macrumors regular

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    I don't know if you own a touch already but you can already easily edit on the go playlists.
     
  18. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    The iPod Touch features Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), and I agree that n would be the next likelihood.
     
  19. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I know one thing that will defiantly come in the next update: jailbreak killing.
     
  20. savar macrumors 68000

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    I was gonna say the same...about 6 months in between refreshes. Hopefully 32GB touch at same price point? iPhone goes to 16GB as well?
     
  21. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Does the physical size of Flash memory increase with space?
    i.e. would the iPhone/Touch grow with more memory?
     
  22. Arisian macrumors 68000

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    hah, so true
     
  23. cujoca macrumors regular

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    but do you guys think it likely that whenever he next update is (say March???) they will raise the capacity of the Flash Drive in the Touch?

    Thanks in advance
     
  24. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Might be a little too soon. iPods tend to be updated annually (iPod nano is a perfect example, full-size iPods roughly the same). If there was an update during late Winter/ early Spring, it would probably just be a small update e.g. better battery life, slight price drop, perhaps an HDD version to kill off the classic.

    As for raising the capacity, I don't think so for March. 16 GBs is costing Apple roughly $150 per iPod touch just for the memory. I don't think flash prices are falling fast enough and the demand for 32 GBs is high enough for it yet. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but the current 16 GB touch uses two 8 GB chips and two 16 GB chips would be significantly more expensive. But hey, I'd love to be proved wrong Apple ;)
     
  25. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Software updates that raise flash capacity and add 802.11n? Cool. :p:)
     

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