If you’re an avid reader of iPod Touch Fans’ general chat, you’ll have seen this thread floating about, claiming features which are supposedly coming to Apple’s expanding empire. If you’re as skeptical as me on whether or not this is true, type Google.com into your search bar and continue with the expanding internet.

But if you’re into rumours and future speculation (very far in the future), read more.

iTouchHacker! has made the thread claiming to have information about future Apple releases. He posted with no source, or explanation of the thread, but people have assumed that this is _genuine_ in the sense that it has suddenly come out of nowhere (if that makes sense)

iPhone 3rd Gen:

  • 4.0 Megapixel Camera
  • 32GB Version
  • Multi-Core Processor

For those of you interested in “Multi-Core Processor,” I’ll be posting another post after this one explaining Apple’s potential addition to the App Store (stay tuned for that)

iPod Touch 3rd Gen:

  • 64GB Version
  • Multi-Core Processor

Now for physical releases – These “updates” are pretty crappy. Would you go out and buy a new iPod Touch just because it had a slightly better processor? Again, this is a reason why the “rumour” is plausible – Apple wouldn’t make a huge deal out of changing a few things.

However, iTouchHacker! has also posted about firmware 3.0 which is expected for announcement in July, and release in September (as it was with 2.0) Here’s what he’s written:

  • Turn by Turn GPS. (iPhone Only)
  • No more AT&T Only. (iPhone Only) [No more O2 for UK]
  • Push Notification Support. (finally?)
  • Landscape Mail. (for the easier-to-use keyboard)
  • Mail Search.
  • Do QuickCapture Videos in YouTube (iPhone Only)
  • Manage your YouTube Account with the YT app.

Again – This sounds like a rubbish update and unworthy of having its own firmware number instead of just being added to the 2.x range.

Post your thoughts below.

Original Thread: http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137176


10 Comments on “iPod Touch 3rd Gen? iPhone 3rd Gen? Firmware 3.0?”

  1. Al says:

    I have no interest in this at all, the only interesting part is the multi-core processor but nothing else!!!

  2. Alex says:

    Why dont they put a camera in the ipod? it makes sense, you can use it with facebook and stuff like that.

  3. Aidil says:

    Argghhhhh
    Whywhywhy I knew this would happen someday
    I just bought my ipod touch 2nd generation and
    they want to add camera to the touch.
    This is unfair

  4. Hermes says:

    They do totally need to add a camera to the ipod touch if they add a camera you can manage and take all you photos so easily especially with the apps they have (true you can do this with the iphone but you need service for that).

  5. pms says:

    it smells buuuuuuuuuuullllllllllsssshhhiiiiiiittttt

  6. Itouch addict says:

    THIS IS SO GAY!! I JUST BOUGHT AN IPOD TOUCH 2G…………………….THIS IS SCREWED UP. eSCEPICALLY IF THEY ARE PUTTING A CAMERA, AND A BETTER PROCESSOR OF THE IPOD……………JERKS.

  7. Darren says:

    OMG!!!

  8. Oliver says:

    Well,

    It looks like iTouchHacker was right after all. The announcement about iPhone 3.0 was released yesterday and includes everything he has mentioned and more (Spotlight for iPhone, Copy and paste, LOADS of new developer APIs, push messaging, etc…)

    I can only imagine they will make some releases similar to his rumour.

  9. Ma3Mark says:

    to iTouch addict:

    Thats kinda the point. Apple isn’t making hardly any money at all after all the people who want one have one. So they make another one and their profit margins shoot sky high(er)

  10. edgaco says:

    everyone who is complaining about just buying your 2g touch just shut up!
    did you expect apple to stop releasing newer models just so you wouldn’t be outdated? you cant always have the newest gadget forever