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. ---------------------------------------------- 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.