Apple 'Rumor of the Day' - iPod touch 3G

Behold the Apple 'Rumor of the Day' - iPod touch 3G incoming.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Behold the Apple 'Rumor of the Day' - iPod touch 3G incoming.

This rumor comes to us via Dutch tech site AppleSpot.

I don't speak Dutch, and the Google translation is horrible, but the gist of the piece is that the iPod touch will get the iPad treatment and have a 3G module fitted. Users will be able to pop in a 3G SIM card and get cellular data access while out and about.

It's an interesting idea, and kinda fits in with all those 'iPhone lite' rumors that have been floating around. Just throw the Skype app onto that puppy and you're good to go. That said, I don't see it happening. Why? Because I don't really buy these rumors of an 'iPhone lite.' So far the older model has served well as a cheaper iPhone without incurring any additional R&D or manufacturing costs for Apple.

Do you really think that just after announcing the iPhone 5 (or whatever it ends up being called) Steve Jobs is going to pause, then turn back to the audience and say "oh, and one more thing ... here's a crappier, cheaper version of the new iPhone we just announced!"? I don't think so!

Oh, and right now the iPhone 3GS is, if you go for a contract, essentially free.

How much more 'lite' can you get than that?

[poll id="650"]

Editorial standards