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  • 3G Connectivity May Be Coming to 5th Generation iPod Touch


    Talk about a sweet iPod touch refresh. If sources contributing to the popular Dutch AppleSpot.nl blog are correct, this fall Apple may roll out a fifth-generation iPod touch that delivers 3G data connectivity. That is, the next-gen iPod touch (or at least one model of the refreshed device) may serve up the iPad's Wi-Fi or 3G options.

    Now, there's an old saying in journalism which contends that a rumor can make it all the way around the world before the truth can even put its pants on. For now, this is clearly a rumor from a far-removed news source, yet one that is getting attention from almost every corner of the tech blogosphere.

    Still, rumor aside, the concept presented in the blog is worth noting. Even if today's report is a full-fledged rumor, the underlying suggestion - that the next iPod touch may sport 3G connectivity - could very well still manifest in a refreshed product this fall, especially since the upgrade seems logical enough. In fact, it's unlikely anyone would be totally shocked by that very development, as many believe it is long overdue.

    Of course, what remains to be seen is if the revamp will revitalize iPod touch sales. If not consumers, the addition of 3G connectivity will certainly please Apple's carrier partners, as the iPod touch on 3G could conceivably help generate substantial new revenue streams via an established, popular product in the Apple family.

    Source: AppleSpot.nl
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3G Connectivity May Be Coming to 5th Generation iPod Touch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Maxner's Avatar
      Maxner -
      I thought bout that too but that would be stupid. Who would buy an ipod touch with 3G if you can buy an iphone? They would be the same only that you cannot use your ipod as phone.
    1. Sasukekun77's Avatar
      Sasukekun77 -
      Many of u say "wouldn't this be an iPhone after this Refresh" it would but your forgetting the crucial fact that if AT&T and other providers choose to convert or stay (in At&T's and Verizon's current state) at capped Data connectivity this would be very costly so ya it'd be an iPhone but your just paying possibly twice as much for connectivity & the device itself given the fact that t already cost more than an iPhone 4 16 GB at $199 for an iPod Touch 8 GB at what $229?
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      The existence of iMessage makes this much more believable now.
    1. mudslag's Avatar
      mudslag -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aenima133 View Post
      Wouldn't it just be a phone after that? Get Text Know, and pay $15/mth for 500 minutes and unlimited texting. When i had that before my phone, i was always trying to devise a plan to have 3G on my ipod so i could turn it into a phone.
      Why would people pay for texting when there are other apps that do it for free?

      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      I don't see the point in this. I really don't. Its an iPhone without the phone part......and since most people will want or need a cell phone anyway.....why buy a separate device that does the exact same thing the iPhone will?

      I can understand the iPad....but a 3G Touch is unnecessary.

      Hello skype, why pay for phone service when you could have just a data plan and access to a number of VOIP services. So yes many people could find this necessary. Like me.

      Quote Originally Posted by Maxner View Post
      I thought bout that too but that would be stupid. Who would buy an ipod touch with 3G if you can buy an iphone? They would be the same only that you cannot use your ipod as phone.

      More facepalm, read my other post. Buying a iphone means you are in a contract for 2 yrs with a over priced bill. Buying a ipod 3g means a much cheaper data plan that you CAN make phone calls from.
    1. randyg734's Avatar
      randyg734 -
      It would be a great buy for me , as I use 4th gen as a phone if my phone dies but u need wifi and google voice app
    1. Sarah_Groci's Avatar
      Sarah_Groci -
      I'd wish to own a music player not tired to iTunes or Amazon but syncs with any. Currently I use Panamp iPhone app. It has basic iOS music player features, and it is outstanding by it's ability to make dynamic queues: quick mix of selected tracks and power search that quickly and efficiently find the artict, album and tracks. Most compatible with iTunes collection. And developers are planning to integrate iCloud in the fall (import tracks over both Wi-Fi and 3G)
    1. Lisa John's Avatar
      Lisa John -
      waiting for it