Rumours of a New LARGE SCREEN iPod Touch

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  1. pweismann

    pweismann New Member

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    Story from Yahoo!

    - The latest iPod Touch is a nifty little gizmo that does a lot more than play tunes, but I've always found its 3.5-inch screen too tiny for watching movies or serious Web browsing. After a few minutes of screen-tapping or finger-dragging to view Web pages designed for larger displays, well, things get tedious in a hurry. And movies? Better bring a magnifying glass.

    No doubt there's a market for a bigger-screen iPod Touch, and if the latest rumors are true, that's exactly what Apple has in mind. A report from Michael Arrington of TechCrunch says that Apple is developed a Touch device with a 7- or 9-inch display, which is plenty big for video-watching, Web-surfing, gaming, and possibly even conventional desktop apps.

    Details are sketchy. Apple reportedly will launch its king-size Touch in the fall of '09. According to TechCrunch, prototypes of the device are out there, and Apple and its original device manufacturers (ODMs) in Asia are working out the production details.

    The Apple's netbook?

    Then again, price is a thorny issue. Apple doesn't do cheap, and at $500 or less, the current crop of netbooks is definitely that. Today's iPod Touch, with its 3.5-inch display, starts at $229, but the 32GB model goes for a whopping $399. Naturally, a bigger Touch would cost a lot more.
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    BaseballMVP755 Banned

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    i saw this.. but its kinda stupid, does apple expect us to carry that in our pockets or something

    id rather have something more portable, like a touch nano
  3. NickPod

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    It's not that stupid. Perhaps you could almost consider it a tablet.
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    Rumor has it it's a 7-9 inch screen. That wouldn't even be an iPod anymore, it would technically be an iTablet.
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    That would still be pretty cool though, not completely portable, but well it's like the middle of a laptop and a Touch.
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    Yay, an overpriced small tablet with sub-par hardware, fits right in with the other apple products

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    Why not just get a tablet PC?
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    cause this would be a table mac and it would look sexyer
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    because now, you can have a tablet mac!
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    The same reason every Mac user bought a Mac rather than a PC...

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