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Old 08-23-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Cool iPod Touch

Apparently the next Gen iPod with video will be called iPod Touch since Apple will incorporate an iPhone-like display and interface (touch screen). There were images online, but Apple has contacted them all and told them to take them down (Damn!). But rest assured the newest iPod will not be cheap. I'm thinking atleast $300-$350. Speculation says they could be out as early as Sept 18th....we shall see...

Looks like yensed can get his dreampod after all...: p






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Old 08-23-2007, 12:27 PM   #2
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Seriously I would try and get one if it had a touch screen. I wouldn't be apple converted but it would be pretty cool to have one.





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Old 08-23-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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how would you force restart it when it freezes?
this whole touch screen era kinda sucks. It may look cool but how will you change songs while running? How can you change the song without whipping it out and showing it to lots of potential muggers.

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Old 08-23-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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I hope they enjoy it once they can't do anything because the chemicals coating the screen ware away and Apple charges $130 to repair it.




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how would you force restart it when it freezes?
this whole touch screen era kinda sucks. It may look cool but how will you change songs while running? How can you change the song without whipping it out and showing it to lots of potential muggers.
That's why they have remotes.





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Old 08-23-2007, 12:59 PM   #6
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Not only do you have to keep track of the iPod, you have to keep track of a remote? Not even that, but you need a case or something to keep the iPod in so that nothing activates the touch screen. And they call the Zune bulky...



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Lol, well I guess we will see how it turns out then.





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Old 08-24-2007, 01:44 AM   #8
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Looks like yensed can get his dreampod after all...: p
*Sheds Tear*... If its got built in WiFi, I'll be all over that thing.

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Old 08-24-2007, 07:40 AM   #9
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What a shame.





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*Sheds Tear*... If its got built in WiFi, I'll be all over that thing.

lol....that'll be the clencher...many are saying that the iPod Touch MAY have it (not much is known), but not the iPod video/nano thingy...






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Old 08-24-2007, 01:38 PM   #11
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Png! iPod with WiFi???!? z0mg Apple is teh 1337 g0dz. Glad tehy thot of eit! All Hale STeVE JobZ!




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Old 08-24-2007, 01:42 PM   #12
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Next Gen iPod Patent Has "Touch Surface" On Back



applle-ipod-and-iphone-nano-with-touchpanel-on-the-bottom.jpg The newest iPod patent says that the "touch" and the "screen" don't have to go together. The next gen iPod will have a normal display covering the front, and a separate touch surface on the back. Here's how it'll work.

The front screen of the iPod or iPod nano shows everything, but is no more touchy-feely than your iPod's screen today. When you touch the backside, however, transparent "ghost" controls appear on the front. You'd then use your finger on the backside of the device to navigate your way through the transparent controls up front. The key to the equation is force sensitivity. As you run your finger along the backside, the cursor hovers, but when you press harder, you can click on things.

Apple's patent covers not just music and video navigation but phone controls and more. Follow the jump for details.

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"A hand-held electronic device, comprising: a first surface having a display element coupled thereto; a second surface having a touch-surface coupled thereto, the second surface not coplanar with the first surface, the touch-surface adapted to detect a location on the touch-surface contacted by an object and an activation force applied to the touch-surface by the object; and control means for--displaying on the display element first information, control elements, and mark representing the contact's location on the touch-surface, determining when the mark is spatially coincident with one of the control elements, determining the activation force is greater than a specified threshold, and activating a function associated with the one control element."

"The method includes displaying first information appropriate to the device's function on a display element on a top surface of the electronic device (e.g., video, graphic or textual information), displaying one or more control elements and a cursor on the display element (e.g., numeric or alphanumeric keys, buttons, sliders and control wheels), adjusting the cursor's displayed position in response to an object contacting a force-sensitive touch-surface on the device's bottom surface, and activating or executing a function associated with one of the control elements when the cursor is positioned "over" the control element and a force is applied to the force-sensitive touch-surface at a position corresponding to the cursor. In a preferred embodiment, the control elements are displayed transparently so that the first information is not totally occluded by the display of the control elements. A program implementing the method may be stored in any media that is readable and executable by a computer processor."

This kind of design allows for smaller iPods and iPhones, since you're making the most of the front and back screens of the device. We just have one question: what the hell do we do with our thumbs?

This clearly its a Photoshoped image but it is accurate as far as the screen im not to sure on the click wheel being located on the front though.

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Old 08-24-2007, 03:16 PM   #13
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That is very detailed. I wonder why it has a dial pad.





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Old 08-24-2007, 03:30 PM   #14
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That patent picture is at least a couple years old. Here are a couple fake videos made after it was "Discovered".

+ YouTube Video
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The name sounds like a rip off of the HTC Touch

http://www.htctouch.com/



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not only do you have to get it out to control it, you need to use two hands? I doubt many people could do the controls described with one hand...

Another genius control scheme by Apple.



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The name sounds like a rip off of the HTC Touch

http://www.htctouch.com/
I don't think they would actually call it the "iPod Touch". Maybe it will simply be "iPod". Assuming any of this is real, its going to be the big bad boy of the group. And the big bad boy is always "iPod"... Or has always been in the past anyway.



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Old 08-24-2007, 03:44 PM   #18
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Man if it was that big, nobody would get one.





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Old 08-24-2007, 03:54 PM   #19
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not only do you have to get it out to control it, you need to use two hands? I doubt many people could do the controls described with one hand...

Another genius control scheme by Apple.
What device don't you need to take out of your pocket to use? And what is so bad about needing 2 hands? Most cellphones require 2 hands and I even use 2 hands on my Zune sometimes. What are you doing with the other hand that is so important?: p.. That pic is Old anyway. Its also one of Many touch iPod patent's apple has. Most of the UI is not going to look like that. Chances are it will be the same OS and UI as the iPhones...



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I see nothing wrong with using two hands. I'd prefer that so I'd have a less chance of dropping it.





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