Dummies Guide to [the possible] iPod touch Gen 2

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  1. Masky64

    Masky64 New Member

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    Dummies Guide to iPod touch Gen 2

    This will be an up to the minute guide I'll be updating with details of the new iPod touch. I made this because I can't stand all these threads about it. Mods feel free to update it if I don't.

    Has it been confirmed?

    Yes, it has been confirmed. After looking through the new 2.1 firmware, there is a hidden reference to a new iPod touch model. The current iPod touch designation is "iPod1,1" but there's a string in the code for an "iPod2,1" which points at a brand new iPod touch.

    Possible New Features

    This is a list of possible new additions to the iPod touch. You may as well throw the camera and GPS out the window, as the iPod touch is marketed as a MP3 player.

    - Bluetooth (Some other MP3 players have bluetooth, so why not on the iPod?)
    - Wireless earphones (Same as above)
    - Better processors (If it's possible)
    - Built-in Speakers (So we don't get deaf from ear raping YouTube videos)
    - New design (The iPhone got a new design, so why can't the iPod touch get one too?)
    - More Colors (It's time for more iPod touch colors)
    - 64GB model (Technology advances you know)
    - Lower price (Possibly $199?)

    Features that will never be

    These are features that are confirmed to not be on the new iPod touch, or feature ideas that are just pathetic.

    Camera

    What's the point of an iPod? It's to play music. It just so happens that the iPod touch has a bunch of other goodies as well. I don't really see an iPod or any other MP3 player even being able to take pictures. Sorry guys but it ain’t happening.

    GPS

    Again, the point of an iPod is to play music, right? Well why would an iPod have a GPS on it? It could be possible, but it isn't needed on a MP3 player.

    Another member on here, bob vansteel, sent me a pm saying this:

    Take this information with a grain of salt because were not sure if it's true or not.

    Microphone

    This is a crazy idea. Why would an iPod need something like that? If you want it that badly, wait till someone makes a microphone hack for the iPod touch.

    VoIP

    It is possible, but the iPod is never going to be a phone in any way possible. You can hack it in if it's ever possible.

    Confirmed Features

    These are confirmed to be on the new iPod touch.

    Firmware 2.1 preinstalled

    I'm assuming that since the new firmware 2.1 is coming out around the same time as the new iPod touch, Apple would preinstall the new firmware on it. It makes sense since the new iPod touch is referred to on the 2.1 firmware. So save those 10 bucks.


    I hope you enjoyed my guide, and I will be updating it all the time to accommodate the latest developments.
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    Sources:

    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84629
    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90857
    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90945
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=533593
    http://www.touchpodium.com/2008/08/21/an-upgraded-ipod-touch-coming-soon/
    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92070
    http://www.appleiphoneschool.com/2008/08/22/ipod-touch-rumors/
    And last but not least, common sense.
  2. Clownassasin

    Clownassasin New Member

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    there is'nt going to be bluetooth so you can scratch that off your list, obviously you havent been reading some of these threads because its been confirmed no bluetooth
  3. Masky64

    Masky64 New Member

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    Updated.
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    I don't know what "better processors" are? Is that like an upgrade of the mhz power, because i doubt that it'll have that. Well, maybe it will have it but i find that it would be unnecessary as the ipod touch and the iphone have the same onboard processing power.
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    I'm currently searching the forums and beyond for good ideas.
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    good guide i like it, not sure about the built in speakers but its your guide
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    Trust me, built-in speakers would be a better addition than a camera. <_<
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    Anything could happen, but I agree about the speakers. This thing is supposed to be a portable MP3 player to be used with earphones. People see the speakers on the Iphone and just assume the new Ipod will have the same but the only reason why the Iphone has speakers is because it needs it for the phone feature, otherwise it also wouldn't have speakers. I think a camera is more likely but probably won't make it either.

    Doesn't matter anyway, because this is all just speculation until Apple unveils the thing. I've lost count how many times things were rumored to be featured on the new "XXXXX" only to find that it didn't have 90% of what was rumored.
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    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    I don't think it's been... "Confirmed" as such.
    Noone's actually come out and said "there's a new ipod touch coming".. all that's been found is a string of code which might actually refer to the new frameworks rather than a new device.
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    very nice list
    now when the people who don't have a clue come you can link to this thread

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