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iPod - iPod Touch... the New Newton! Only this time its Gonna be GREAT!


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Apple struggled with PDA Like devices when they released the Newton years ago, why? because it was a head of it's time, not because of bad software or anything. Now, today Steve Jobs introduced the iPod Touch, basically the iPhone without the phone part. in esence a Palm Pilot a.k.a PDA with MP3 and video capabilities.... It includes Safari internet browser and completely wi-fi, this is astonishingly awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these things... what do you guys think?

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I just want to know how strong is the wifi... and if I encounter a locked/secure signal, will I still be able to use it...
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If it's locked and you don't have the password, obviously you won't be able to use it. That's just a stupid question


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Sweet. I was expecting a price cut on the iPhone too, but that's a pretty big one. Can't wait to see all the new products in person.

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I'd been debating whether or not my next computer should be a desktop or a portable. But I figured the only things I need a portable for are web browsing and watching and listening to movies and music. So it didn't make sense for me to buy an expensive laptop that has less power than a desktop.

I nearly jumped at the iPhone, but didn't want to pay an extra $200 to get out of my current cell phone plan.

Now you've got essentially an iPhone, without the phone and camera. Which is fine because I've already got a phone with a camera.

So my next computer will be a desktop and my next iPod will be an iPod Touch.

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Meh.... I would totally buy it if there was more space on it. My current ipod already has over 20gb of songs on it. The iPod touch is cool.... but I just wish it could hold more.
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Meh.... I would totally buy it if there was more space on it. My current ipod already has over 20gb of songs on it. The iPod touch is cool.... but I just wish it could hold more.
I agree. If this thing came in an 80Gb model, I'd be there. 8 & 16Gb? Come on!


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Right now I've got a 1gb 1st generation Nano. And it holds all the music i need to carry with me. So going to 8 or 16 gigs is a big improvement. However, I don't blame folks who're already carrying around 60 gigs worth of music to say no thanks.

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I'm carrying around 60gb of music but still want a touch. It's nice having all the music there but typically I never listen to more than a few gigs of music over a month interval anyway.

I've been waiting for the iPod to offer true PDA capabilities, too.

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I agree. If this thing came in an 80Gb model, I'd be there. 8 & 16Gb? Come on!
Agreed... I was hoping for at least 60GB on the iPod touch...

A bigger concern of mine is that I don't see a "Mail" icon ( am I missing Something here???) Why no "Stocks" or "Weather" or "Maps" or "Notes"????

And will it "Sync" over the web??? Will it remotely control my iTunes if on the same network???
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I'm with dimitri, although I have about 1/10th the music he has, so I'd be able to keep my entire library with me. I wanted A. video capabilities and B. reliability. The touch has both (by reliability I'm talking about flash-based. I've had half my previous iPods die from HDD failure) plus a lot of extras. My choices would be a new nano or a touch, since they now meet both my criteria. As it stands, the touch has those PDA abilities that seal the deal, while the nano looks like a diet is in order.
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A bigger concern of mine is that I don't see a "Mail" icon ( am I missing Something here???) Why no "Stocks" or "Weather" or "Maps" or "Notes"????

And will it "Sync" over the web??? Will it remotely control my iTunes if on the same network???
I doubt it would sync over wifi if the iphone doesn't. And by sync I'm talking about music, videos, photos, contacts, calendar, etc. from iTunes.

As for email and those other "widgets", I would bet those will be available later on.

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I am so disappointed. This is everything I was hoping for except that it does not have enough capacity to replace my 80gb pod.

I don't have 60gigs of music or anything but for me one of the benefits of my current pod is that I can fit everything on it, all my music and pretty much as many films or TV shows as I would ever want. If I bought the touch I'd have to trim my music down to just my favourite tracks from each album, maybe reduce the bit rate and even then that would leave under 10gb for video which is not going to be enough for me.

This is a real shame and I think Apple have lost the plot here and left an opening for Sony or MS to exploit. Mind you Sony seem obsessed with flash memory too so they probably won't. I'm guessing this has more to do with battery life than the reliability of flash over hard drives.
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This is a real shame and I think Apple have lost the plot here and left an opening for Sony or MS to exploit. Mind you Sony seem obsessed with flash memory too so they probably won't. I'm guessing this has more to do with battery life than the reliability of flash over hard drives.
Flash based players have not yet reached a capacity to satisfy the desires of people like you. Stick with HDD players if you want your entire library on the device.

And don't count on Sony idiots to exploit anything. MS, maybe.

But why is it the battery life on the HDD iPods is considerably more than the flash iPods? Smaller size, smaller batteries. It really has more to do with size and reliability than battery life.

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I know I misread the battery specs I missed the paltry 5hours and only saw the higher music based figure.

I still can't get away from the thinking that - Ipod classic with emphasis on music 160gb .....ipod touch with emphasis on video 16gb... What were they thinking?
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