Wi Fi?

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How likely 6th Gen ipod has Wi Fi

  1. Very Likely

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Somewhat Likely

    29 vote(s)
    53.7%
  3. Not Likely at All

    15 vote(s)
    27.8%
  4. Don't Know

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. nirvana06 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Wi Fi in the 6th gen ipod, is it possible? It has not been ruled out so I'm hopping. Camera has not been ruled out either?

    Best case iphone - phone + more memory ...something like that would be fantastic.


    Wi Fi how likely?
     
  2. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think there will be any wifi. However, there is a chance; the iTunes Store on the go would be handy. Yet, Apple might not incorporate it to lower the price. Also, eventually, someone would make a hack for the iPod to alow it to get on the internet, and that would take away from iPhone sales...:/

    I really want iChat on the go through Wifi, but its not very likely.
     
  3. The_Man macrumors 6502

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    If it does have WiFi, what is the lowest price you think the iPod would go?
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I went with "Not Likely", but I could see it used for iPod to iPod streaming. That would be pretty nifty.
    Man, an iPod with the iPhone's screen would make my pants tight.:eek:
     
  5. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    iPhone Safari via wifi is too awesome not to have in the iPod, if you're already going to have OS X on it and the wide screen. If not now, then maybe next year.

    (as well as Youtube, iChat, Flickr, Google Docs, etc.)
     
  6. nirvana06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think they do realize that a lot of people can't get the iphone because of the AT & T and because some already have a phone or need a different type of phone.

    Having wifi and a browser would be something that can make the ipod stand out again.
     
  7. RabidBear macrumors member

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    That would be so cool. Contacts, calendar management, photos, music and WiFi and best of all I wouldn't be tied to AT&T.....OOooh YEeeeeah!!.
     
  8. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I can see it happening now. After reconsidering, it seems plausible. My main influence to a change of belief was the Nintendo DS, actually; The browser and WiFi seem to work well, and the price combined is still under 200$.

    I think this would increase iPod sales tremendously. It would, as you said, redefine the iPod once again.
     
  9. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I can see it happening, I mean Zune has it. Hopefully Apple will use for something useful(unlike Zune)...that seems even more likely since Jobs mocked it.



    I'd like to see it, put its not as important as it once was(since I have an iPhone now)
     
  10. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Zap2, my thoughts exactly (though I do not have an iPhone). It's really just a matter of not using it too much, 95% of my iPod use would still be for just music... For me, it's really neither here nor there, and if it is either going to kill performance or make it extremely costly then i say just cut it, I only want the iPod part of the iPhone.
     
  11. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I think it could have it uses, and I guess why not?
     
  12. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    I think in the interest of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), Apple will NOT offer Wi-Fi on the 6G iPod video.

    I cite the following reasons:

    1) When the Wi-Fi circuitry operates the battery drain increases dramatically, not a good idea for a portable music player!
    2) Built-in Wi-Fi potentially makes the player vulnerable to hacker attack by a malicious Wi-Fi network.
    3) The majority of iPod users wouldn't know how to configure their players to work with Wi-Fi in the first place.

    Essentially, the 6G iPod video will be pretty much the 5.5G iPod video but with a full-screen display with touchscreen controls and more hard drive storage space.
     
  13. nirvana06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    1/2. It works with iPhone so i dont know why it cant work with an ipod.

    3. I think everybody nowdays knows how to use wifi , especially people that will spend that much money on an ipod.
     
  14. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Apple likes to differentiate its product lines... I don't think they'll put wifi in the iPods, because they want to up-sell you to an iPhone.
     
  15. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    I've been listening to several podcasts that talk about the iPhone and most of them agree that turning on Wi-Fi drains the battery really fast and also automatic joining of any nearby Wi-Fi transceiver makes the unit really vulnerable to being hacked from the outside. No thanks.
     

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