Apple rings in changes with iPod Touch
Yes, it's here... the
iPhone iPod Touch, Apple's first dedicated digital media player with wireless networking, Mac OS X and the Apple handset's user interface on board.
Apple's iPod Touch: iPhone inspired
All this doesn't come cheap, mind: $399 for a model with just 16GB of Flash memory - the same price Apple is now charging for the 8GB iPhone. That said, at least the Touch will spare some would-be iPhone consumers from having to hack their handsets to enable them to be used as 80.11b/g Wi-Fi iPods.
Apple's iPod Touch: wireless surfing, song buying
If $399 is too much, there's an 8GB Touch for $299. Both have a 3.5in, 320 x 480, 163dpi widescreen display, and come in at a mere 8mm thick - less than the phone their design is based upon. Face on, it's 11 x 6.2cm - again smaller than the iPhone. At this stage it's not clear whether the Touch has the same scratch-resistant glass display as the iPhone, or a more standard plastic cover.
Apple's iPod Touch: list your favourite songs... and share them?
Unlike iPods of yore, the Touch has a version of Apple's Safari browser on board, for surfing and - presumably - running all the web-based iPhone apps out there. It also has the iPhone's YouTube video viewer, though you'll be able to buy plenty of video and audio content from the iTunes Music store, now also accessible direct from the phone via Wi-Fi.
Apple claimed the Touch has a battery life of 22 hours playing songs, falling to five hours if you just watch video. It's no surprise to learn the battery's built in.
The iPod Touch is due to go on sale later this month, around the world - though the iTunes Wi-Fi store may not be.
marketing drods 'Palm'ing off a good-looking piece of tat
What does this do that a Palm TX (or most of its Windoze competitors) does not do?
Please tell me.
@I don't understand...
When you run out of space you buy a new bigger (more expensive) iPod.That is why it doesn't have a memory slot.
The Revenge of the Newton??
A lot of people seem to be slating the product, fair enough. But I think people are missing something more interesting here, well a few have touched on it.
El Reg here suggested that the iPhone was a move to make users comfortable with the possible new iPod design, and this seems to be true.
What if this new iPod Touch is also a "leading" leading to the day when the iPod becomes a PDA like device?
I think that, that is likely to happen, people are going to start trying to install apps on the iPod, apple (much like is happening with the xbox 360 and going to with the Wii) has a store so the ISV can put out software (probably with iTunes taking a cut). The iPod touch is the start of an Apple PDA.....long live the Newton?
The other thing the slaters are messing, is choice, you want a big ipod for music, get the classic, now with 160gig. I have a shuffle, I love it, does exactly what I need, I still dont have it full, its half full and has 7 hours of music on it!!!
I quite like the touch, but I would want it to be another OS X platform I can create applciations for, run the applciation I want on the move, not a closed box like the iPhone. Its a bit expensive, and yet again Apple seem to be unware of what the actual exchange rate is between the US and UK (and no its not due to shipping, cos it all comes from china!!).
If O2 are not subsidising the iPhone, then surely their contracts should be cheaper for iPhone users, as this is payed for by the monthly contract fee's. Also the users should not be locked into a minium term contract as this is also about the network getting their money back.....lets see how 02 treats the inteligence of its customers.
I would like to know if the
3G to Wifi
Now if I could run something on my HTC Tytn to allow it to bridge the 3G connection to a private wifi hotspot that the touch could connect to, who then needs to give a crap about the iPhone?
Anyone come across a hack for WM6 to let that happen?
It looks pretty
But in typical Apple fashion, generally useless and way overpriced. Doesn't even have a SD slot! The whole point of this contraption seems to be to generate impulse sales. The product specs don't mention any way to connect it to my computer to move my songs to it, nor does it mention if it will work with any non-DRM infected media not purchased through that nasty iTunes thing.
I find it hysterical that an Apple product is integrated with Starbucks. Nah, no stereotyping there, eh? I think I just figured out why I don't go to Starbucks.
(Actually, for me, 16GB is enough...but iTunes? Haha...right)