Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton
How do we know this case isn't destined for a future iPod Touch instead?
Same question we asked last year. And it has the same answer. We don't know, can't know, and like last year the odds are the same either way
Originally Posted by SockRolid
or data + voice.
That's called an iPhone.
Originally Posted by acslater017
The iPod Touch does not have a headphone jack on top (the Touch's is on the bottom).
The iPod Touch does not have a silent switch. These cases have switch on the right hand side. (If I'm not mistaken, only the iPad has a right-hand switch).
Just because Apple isn't doing it this way on the Touch now doesn't mean they couldn't change it. Try to bring the lineup in line etc. After all it is curious that they didn't do anything other than add another color to the Touch last year. A move like that generally signals killing something off or getting ready to totally change it up but something on the supply side wasn't quite ready so they aren't announcing yet.
Originally Posted by BigBillyGoatGruff
I had a friend a couple of years ago who was using an iPhone with voice-only. They somehow detected that his device was an iPhone and forced him to buy a data plan in order to use the iPhone on the network. I read on a forum just the other day (it may have been AI) that someone was forced to buy the minimum voice plan in order to get a data plan for the iPhone. Both of these were with AT&T. I don't know if these experiences are commonplace, but I do seem to remember AT&T announcing they would require a data plan in order to use a smartphone on the network.
That is all likely correct. When you buy an iPhone and when you sign up for ATT service you agree to certain rules including the mandatory voice and mandatory data plans on smart phones and that if you are caught trying to be cute and avoid either one, ATT has the right to force you to change and start paying.
The only way around either of this is the voice plan which you can have voided as a requirement if you submit documentation that you are vocal or hearing impaired and can't use the voice plan. They will then adjust your records to reflect this condition and as part of their ADA compliance you are exempt from that plan. Otherwise, you are required to have them.
I'm hoping that ATT goes with the shared data idea because I really don't do much data stuff on my iPhone, that's what my iPad is for. I would love to be able to share one plan between them and thus 'avoid' having to pay again for data on my iPhone just for a few random out of wifi iMessages when i'm too lazy to pull out the pad.
Originally Posted by Orangeoutsider
So much time has gone by since OS 5 features were discussed at Apples last event, I have forgotten what they were. How much longer before there is a new phone?
What??? iOS 5 was discussed at WWDC 2011 and released with the iPhone 4s (aka 5th Gen) in Oct 2011. That was less than a year ago. iOS 6 is expected to be discussed next month at WWDC 2012 and released with the iPhone (6th Gen) in Sept/Oct 2012, approximately one year after the last release.
how the snot is that waiting too long.