Originally Posted by pmz
What has happened to Apple rumor mongerers? why you have all completely lost all forms of common sense?
1. there will be no 3G equipped iPod touch and anyone who even pretends to think so is a moron. you don't understand a damn thing about Apple or any of their product lines if you even slightly think this is is possible.
? - why not?
And if you are going to use the iphone cannibalization argument - I disagree. Most people thought that when the original ipod touch was released - all that did was drive sales of total ios devices, and in no way slowed down iphone sales.
Most teenagers & students, people on lower incomes etc can't afford the hugely costful 2 year iPhone contract, a 3G iPod touch would be perfect for a lot of people.
Apple doesn't care whether someone buys a ipod touch 3G equipped or an Phone, they are making a decent margin on both products. And if someone can't afford the iphone contract, then apple would rather they bought a 3G equipped iPod touch than a.device from Dell or samsung.
Look at it this way - final cut express has 95% of the features of final cut pro, yet apple sells it for a fraction of the cost, do you think that is hurting final cut pro sales? No, it's simply extending the market for the final cut product line - and a lot of people who use the express version eventually go on to buy the pro version when they can afford it. Lol - its like a gateway drug....
I think an ipod touch mini is more likely to be the surprise device on Wednesday though....