What can Apple do to separate the Touch from the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by puffnstuff, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    The ipod touch is seen as the iphone with out the phone. What could Apple do if anything to put the ipod touch into a league of its own?
     
  2. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Why do they need to do anything? If people want the iPhone, they'd get it. A lot of people don't have or want ATT so a Touch is the next best thing.
     
  3. njguyfla macrumors member

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    There is no need. It's an Iphone without phone service (no monthly charge) and you can still connect to the internet via wifi for free. Like a mini portable computer. Under $230 for an 8 gig portable computer, you can't beat that.

    Do any other phone providers offer an wifi connecting option without using their phone plan?
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ....not have a cell phone built in?




    I really dont get why there are so many ppl on this site that insist the touch is only for those who will be getting an iphone. Some of us just wanted the best damn PMP with the most potential out there.

    I dont even own A cell phone. I have a touch for my media.
     
  5. njguyfla macrumors member

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    They can give it a bigger screen so it is better to surf the web, and type on.
     
  6. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

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    Make it more powerful-

    Better processor

    Graphics card (nothing big, just so it can play better games than the iPhone)

    FM radio

    Support for Stereo Headphones over Bluetooth

    Wireless N

    Digital TV Tuner built-in.

    :D:):D:) that stuff would make it a more "hard-core" gaming/media device :):D:):D
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    without changing the footprint?
     
  8. njguyfla macrumors member

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    They can make it bigger. It's 3 1/2 inches. they should make a 5 inch one.

    Or they can invent a flexible screen that folds open to 7 inches.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    how would that fit in a pocket?

    it would cease to be an ipod at that point.
     
  10. njguyfla macrumors member

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    A five inch one would still fit in your pocket, unless you are a kid.
     
  11. gusto5 macrumors member

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    with that flexible screen he mentioned.
     
  12. puffnstuff thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking about a gaming device too. I have a gut feeling the touch will evolve into a gaming device.

    Maybe they can make something like this exclusive to the touch
    [​IMG]
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    the one theyd have to design and implement in the near future for it to be even viable in the next 3-4 years for the touch?
     
  14. njguyfla macrumors member

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    Yeah that one (for the iTouch...the ones with the flexible folding screens will be exclusively known as an iTouch) :D
     
  15. njguyfla macrumors member

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    Look at the PSP it's not pocket size, but kids still like it.

    They can make the iTouch bigger and it can still be successful.
     
  16. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    What's the weather like in the dream world you live in?
     
  17. Darkroom Guest

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    not having to sign a contract with some nasty telco (like Rogers here in Canada) puts the iPod Touch in a very prestigious league of it's own.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It already is separated. It is not a phone, it is thinner, it has Nike+, it comes in 32gb, and it has a metal back.
     
  19. infosprt macrumors regular

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    Agree with the addition of AM radio as well.
     
  20. gusto5 macrumors member

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    or any variations of this...say two screens that fold on top of each other until you flip it open. kinda like the nintendo ds minus the gap between the screens.

    totally viable in 3-4 years
     

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