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Next generation iPod Touch will have 3G?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jul 2011 0:41 User comments (5)

Next generation iPod Touch will have 3G? According to a new post from AppleSpot.nl, the next generation iPod Touch will include a SIM card slot that will allow for 3G connectivity.
Translated, the report says:

It will work just like the iPad; you get a 3G enabled simcard from your provider and put that in you iPod Touch. Apple’s choice of bringing 3G to the iPod Touch isn’t all that weird, if it’s true of course. Question remains how the providers will react to this, since the use of, for example, Skype will skyrocket.


The feature would be welcomed by users who do not have easily accessible Wi-Fi hotspots at their favorite hangouts and love their iPod Touch.

Owners could use VoIP apps like Skype or Google Voice to make phone calls and have an inexpensive iPhone.

What the report doesn't say is why Apple would create a product that could cannibalize their own sales and possibly jeopardize long-term working relationships with mobile carriers.

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5 user comments

19.7.2011 1:55

A mini iPad? People are going to get trampled to death on launch day!



29.7.2011 7:14

Why bother?
It can't realistically replace cell phone due to quality limitations.
ipod is too slow to make paying for data service worthwhile.
ISPs will gouge users to avoid losing market share.

Bad idea.

39.7.2011 8:01

So it's going to cost as much as a phone now. That sucks.

49.7.2011 9:32

just get the iphone then...what is the point?


Being nice always has its own consequences

59.7.2011 16:17

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too slow
I hope you aren't talking about processor speeds and the like. If you are, then you are sorely mistaken.

It's good for iPT users if it doesn't cost as much as the iPhone. If the price does rise to iPhone status, then I shall be sticking with my iPT 4.



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