Touchscreen iPods Today? How about WiFi?

iPod, Touchscreen The Way Of The Future?Well the rumours are rife but maybe we’re on the verge of getting touchscreen iPods. Then again, people are rumouring that the Beatles back catalogue is going to be made available on iTunes. People will always rumour! But then again, that’s what happens when Steve Jobs sends out the press invites to a media day in San Francisco where big announcements on the Apple front are expected to be made.

Now, whatever about the iPod getting a new lease of life with a touchscreen interface courtesy of the iPhone, I’d like to see some kind of wireless connectivity – how about giving us Bluetooth access or WiFi access – or better still, both. The line between the iPod and the iPhone will eventually blur into one but with the new breed of iPods on the horizon, I for one would like to be able to use my iPod without having to panic every time I don’t see the iPod cable lying around (come to think of it, I’ve got NO idea at the moment where my cable is).

The event is scheduled to kick off around tea time today (means no distractions in work!) so it’ll be interesting to see what comes out of it.

Actually, maybe an inbuilt FM receiver would be nice too… get the radio going.

More on Fox, Newsday.


  1. Sean September 5, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I think the reason they don’t have inbuilt FM receivers is they legally can’t. “I THINK” isn’t there something about that?

  2. Ken McGuire September 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Maybe so. I guess the companies that make them would be in a bit of bother then if they magically appeared in an iPod!

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  4. Ed September 5, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    Woahh, they’ve been announced, and it’s on my!

    And a near true rumour about the iPhone in Ireland.

    Hi Guys, the iPhone will not be unlocked, (as everyone worldwide could use it then) but, my site has got the inside scoop and has all the latest for an imminent announcement for Ireland.

  5. Michele September 5, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    the new ipod has wifi 🙂


  6. Ken McGuire September 6, 2007 at 9:57 am

    @Michele – it sure does 😀

    Means an upgrade in the offing pour moi 🙂

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  8. Ray September 12, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    really cool. Anyone know if you can develop widgets for it yet? Means some people migh port the iphone apps across and add an ichat widget to use that WiFi add on. could be cool

  9. Ken McGuire September 12, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    iChat coming in next iPhone upgrade?

  10. Ray September 12, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    in the original iphone rumour shots there was an ichat interface on a screen shot. I reckon it will, the advantage of using ichat on a wireless network with that thing would be deadly!

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