iPod touch 2.0 anyone?

Summary:It's almost a certainty that Steve Jobs will announce the next-generation iPhone at the WWDC today. But in the midst of all the iPhone 2.0 speculation and rumors, we seem to have overlooked other Apple products due for a revamp - such as the iPod touch.

It's almost a certainty that Steve Jobs will announce the next-generation iPhone at the WWDC today. But in the midst of all the iPhone 2.0 speculation and rumors, we seem to have overlooked other Apple products due for a revamp - such as the iPod touch.

iPod touch
I know that the iPhone is Apple's current jewel in the crown, but I think that the iPod touch is an equally important device for Apple. After all, the current iPod touch is an iPhone, without the phone. Since the iPhone will undoubtedly be getting a face (and feature) lift, I would say that makes an iPod touch revamp at least likely.

I've had my iPod touch for quite a while now and overall it's just worked. It's crashed on a me a few times in that time and I've had to factory-reset it once in that time. The battery life, while still OK, is nowhere near as good as it once was. The 16GB capacity, which once seemed ample, now hovers at around the 1.5GB free mark. Oh,and the screen has a scratch on it. A small one, and it's at the bottom, but I know it's there and that makes it annoying (partly because it was my fault).

I guess what I'd really like is a device with the capacity of the classic iPod, but with a touchscreen What all this means is that over the next few months (maybe for the Holidays) I'll be looking to pick up a new iPod touch (there's a queue of people waiting for me to get tired of my current iPod touch so they can claim ownership over it - I'm thinking or organizing some sort of cage match to determine the winner). I'd like to think that maybe I'll have something more to look forward to that just increased capacity. Yeah, I know, I could trade up to a 32GB model today, but since I'm seeing zippo new features on that one, it doesn't seem worth the upgrade. It'll take a little more than a capacity bump to get me interested.

I guess what I'd really like is a device with the capacity of the classic iPod, but with a touchscreen. If I can't have that, then what about an iPod touch that has at least 64GB of storage, a GPS in it, and a camera? That would be cool. Oh, and how about a price drop too, that would be great.

Anyone else hoping for a revamped iPod touch today?

Topics: Hardware, Apple, iPhone, Mobility

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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