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  • 9 inches of... iPod Touch?


    The guys at Tech Crunch have "three independent sources close to Apple" who have confirmed a "7 or 9 inch screen" iPod Touch device coming this fall. Apparently their sources have even held a prototype.

    Rumors of a tablet-like device and Apple have been going around for a while. Could this be the device they were creating? As of now, its still rumor, but TechCrunch trusts their sources, and its multiple ones.

    An interesting question is whether this would run a fuller version of OS X, or the same stripped down version the iPhone and iPod Touch currently use. Assuming a 9 inch screen - it'd be mostly marketed as a movie and gaming device I am betting. Perhaps the inclusion of an optic drive for watching DVDs etc?

    Developers of existing AppStore games have been designing their apps for a 480x320 160ppi resolution screen though - so either a) this device would have to have a lower resolution (which I doubt Apple is planning on doing), b) developers would /all/ have to redesign their apps, and presumably mark in the AppStore they're compatible with both classes of devices (iPod Touch/iPhone AND this new tablet device), or c) Apple would have to do some sort of weird magic.

    What do you think?

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: 9 inches of... iPod Touch? started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by Proserpine View Post
      Apple could develop a metal hollow tube, and they'd still manage to sell it. :P
      I think you're referring to the iBrator
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      @eurisko

      iBrator, thats funny :-)

      @pouncer11:

      Why would you need a stylus? The screen would be bigger so typing would b easier. To move windows all you would need to do is push and hold for two seconds.

      And the iphone functions perfectly well without one anyways. So why would i need one on a larger screen??

      Besides steve jobs hates the stylus.
    1. Sullivan0930's Avatar
      Sullivan0930 -
      i dont need to have 2 9inchers in these pants, one is enough. make it smaller apple.
    1. buckeye826's Avatar
      buckeye826 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Technically you're the second post b/c you weren't awesome enough to dig up this info in the first place and make it the FIRST post!
      Dude I rarely post but I read a lot and your a **** get off your horse and either do your JOB or STFUP. I'd love to know what your like in real life but guessing since you get off bashing others on here your just a punk.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      you're*
      3 months to reply to a post?
      :S
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      /me goes to cry in the corner.
    1. JakeA712's Avatar
      JakeA712 -
      That screen would be great for movies in HD, but i'd only really consider buying one if they put in a much more powerful processor. Of course, maybe not so big that it needs a fan to cool it, but it'd still be good to have an iPod that does stuff when you tell it to. Instead of 3 seconds after.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      too bad it hasnt come true yet
    1. waldoctg's Avatar
      waldoctg -
      I love the iTouch
    1. lach's Avatar
      lach -
      That would be sweet as
    1. Lolski's Avatar
      Lolski -
      I think a bigger 'iPod Touch' would be rubbish. The iPod Touch fits perfectly in hand..
    1. Cocacolafire's Avatar
      Cocacolafire -
      I find it funny how people still post about this when the iPod touch 3G already came out.
    1. Periodic's Avatar
      Periodic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Technically you're the second post b/c you weren't awesome enough to dig up this info in the first place and make it the FIRST post!
      True^ I have also developed a scientific law that states if you say you are the first post you then become the 10th post It's just a matter of science i could show you the equations and what not but it would just be too long.

      It's quite likely that this new tablet device will have more functionality and won't just be an ipod touch with a big screen, thus you arnt just looking at making developers do the tidious work of redoing their applications images , it would make it more "worth it" if you know what i mean....

      Quote Originally Posted by Cocacolafire View Post
      I find it funny how people still post about this when the iPod touch 3G already came out.
      I'm fairly sure we arnt talking about another generation of the ipod touch, although this post refers to a "bigger ipod touch" it seems highly unlikely that they would make a device that is simply larger...its highly unpracticle