Why call it an iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bigloudbang, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. bigloudbang macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    It's now more of a mini tablet than just simply a music player, so why does Apple keep it in the iPod product line and not the tablet line?
  2. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Because it's an iPod with a touch screen.

  3. Ferc Kast macrumors regular

    Ferc Kast

    Sep 26, 2012
    Ohio, USA
    Because this is the iPad mini, not the iPod touch. ;) And also for the reason stated above.
  4. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    New idea:

    4.0" = iPad Mini
    7.9" = iPad
    9.7" = iPad Chubby
  5. bigloudbang, Jun 8, 2013
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    bigloudbang thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    I see trying to have a decent discussion with you all is hopeless.
  6. old-wiz, Jun 8, 2013
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    old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    what is there to discuss anyway? The name grew out of the original iPod line and there's no reason for them to change it. the iPod Touch came before the iPad. and the touch is basically just an iPod anyway.
  7. inscrewtable, Jun 8, 2013
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    inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    Carl Sagan once said, 'extraordinary claims, require extraordinary proof'. With this concept in mind I might say that a decent discussion requires a decent topic, and however you want to slice it, I'm afraid that musing over why and iPod with a touch screen is called and iPod Touch, is not going to do it.
  8. bigloudbang thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Basically an iPod? Looks and works more like a tablet than just an iPod.
  9. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    This ^^^

    And calling the other posters "girls" (assuming that you don't know whether they are women or not) is a lovely little misogynistic touch.

    So far...batting 1.000:rolleyes:
  10. SandboxGeneral, Jun 8, 2013
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    SandboxGeneral Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    You may want to try a better topic for good discussion than Apples naming conventions for the iPod.
  11. Ferc Kast macrumors regular

    Ferc Kast

    Sep 26, 2012
    Ohio, USA
    Not really; the iPod touch looks and works more like an iPhone than an iPad. :p Just sayin'.
  12. itsmeorthedog macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2013
    It's very interesting to see the same topic on another tech site taken a bit more seriously than it has here on MacRumors.

    The IPT5 has basically the same specs as the iPad Mini, just a smaller form factor. It performs the same tasks and functions as a tablet on a smaller scale.

    OR, you could say it's the iPhone "without the phone"

    When i think of iPod, it's the iPod nano or shuffle that comes to mind, not a 32GB device that can surf the net, play games and take pictures and record video etc.
  13. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    4" screen - PMP
    7" screen - Mini Tablet
    9" screen - Tablet
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Okay, I'll give you a better in-depth answer to your question.

    The iPod Touch is still just a more advanced iPod. You can play music on it, you can play games, you can browse the internet, and other stuff. They all it "iPod Touch" because it is an evolution of the main iPod family that goes as:

    iPod - The original audio player
    iPod Photo - The introduction of color and photo storage support
    iPod Video - Video was now supported (the first literation of the iTunes Store Movies section) and games
    iPod Classic - What the current iPod model is now called. The UI on these are the main distinction from the rest.

    And so the iPod Touch is next after the Classic. It's not a tablet or phablet, nor is it a phone. The people who use one, still use it in a similar way that the people who used iPods in the past used it for, except for more.
  15. Ffosse Suspended

    Nov 5, 2012
    The above post is correct.

    The Touch is not a tablet by dint of its only having a 4" screen. The lines are becoming blurred, though, and the Touch has the same innards as the iPad Mini - just with a far better screen.
  16. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    That's kinda like asking why Apple doesn't rename the iPhone to "iPad phone".

    It's still an iPod touch, still plays music. It's battery life is best when just playing music that is on it.
  17. fricotin macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2011
    Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
  18. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Putting iPad in the name would be daft, because it doesn't run iPad apps.
  19. Ferc Kast macrumors regular

    Ferc Kast

    Sep 26, 2012
    Ohio, USA
    I'm fairly certain that iPad 2 & iPad mini's A5 chip are clocked higher than the iPhone 4S & iPod touch 5G's A5 chip.
  20. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    If they keep it out of the tablet line, Samsung might not steal the design. Anything Apple labels a tablet or phone is fair game :D.
  21. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    What should we call it then?
  22. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Exactly what I want to know.
  23. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
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  24. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    If it doesn't run iPad apps it's not a mini tablet. If it came 5 years before the iPad mini it's not a mini iPad. If it can be used one handed it's not used like a tablet.

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