Should Apple make a larger iPod Touch and keep iPhone same size

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Do you think Apple should introduce a larger iPod Touch (this fall) designed more for portable gamers and keep the current iPhone screen size and dimensions? The iPod touch would only need a larger screen and an A5 processor and possibly given an updated name such as 'iPod arcade' or 'iPod Game' because the term 'ipod touch' needs to go. Some have successfully argued that an iPad mini (7inch screen or smaller) might make some iPad apps unuseable or at best more difficult, but a larger (more game centric) iPod touch might do a better job at utilizing iPhone apps on a larger screen (instead of shrinking iPad apps to a smaller one).

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  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,379member
    I think they ought to do something with it to differentiate it from the iPhone, certainly.



    And since many people use it as a handheld gaming device, well? that just might be the way to go. And what better way than to completely blow past the two modern handhelds? Give it an amazing battery, ultra-low power features around it (Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac, slimmed down everything else), and? I guess a bigger screen.



    But it couldn't be for just games. And it couldn't be for just games and media. It would have to have another equally important use to be justifiable.
  • commodificationcommodification Posts: 331member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    But it couldn't be for just games. And it couldn't be for just games and media. It would have to have another equally important use to be justifiable.



    Very true, but focusing on the gaming aspect of it and using it as a lower priced complimentary device for the upcoming iTV (for console like gaming) might help give it a unique identity that tends to get lost between the phone capabilities of the iphone and the ipad's larger screen.
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