Would Apple ever update the ipod with features and not update the iphone software?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brinycbri, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2007
    Would they come out with a better ipod with features and not update the software for the iphone to match those features? Or would they do both..just wondering.

    I was thinking they would update the iphone software to match the features, so the iphone doesn't become a Apple TV, but their main chunk of income is still the ipod...i wonder
  2. chriswheat macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    No, I seriously doubt they'd introduce an iPod with newer features than the iPhone and not have a software update. That's not to say I think there will be a software update today necessarily.

    Just for discussion: what new features would they put on a touch iPod that we don't already have on the iPhone?
  3. sketchy macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2003
    Richmond VA

    radio, itunes download direct to phone
  4. JMax1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2006
    Harlem, NY
    And could/would they put them on the iPhone?

    Obviously not the radio, but maybe internet radio, and/or for stations that have iTunes live listening features. I'm in Florida, but my favorite radio station is a Canadian jazz station I could pick up when I was living in Buffalo.

    How about some music visualization that can be affected by the user's touch or with the accelerometer?
  5. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina

    That would be awesome. I would sit around and play with that all day.
  6. Daiden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    If it's a software update (and the hardware supports it), the iPhone will get the same update. If the rumors of an OSX based iPod are true, it's safe to assume that they'll both require the exact same programming. The hardware differences are what could restrict sharing of some of the software.

    I'd imagine that the iPhone will have more hardware (camera, phone features, etc) and the iPod may or may not have Wi-Fi (I bet it does since it opens up the possibility for a ton more features). The differences between the hardware will tell you whether or not one will get more/less features than the other.
  7. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    i would count on a major iPhone update today.
  8. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Me too. The iPhone updates have only been small bug fixes so far.

    I also think iTunes will get updated since it wasn't in iLife '08.

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