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Report: Apple to unveil iPod with ‘none-touch’ technology

Apple is set to introduce its next generation iPod, according to a high-ranking executive from the company’s Asian manufacturing partner, Hon Hai Precision. Bloomberg News reports that at an annual meeting this week in Taiwan, Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou said Apple is about to unveil a new iPod using a “none-touch” concept. Gou did not elaborate further, though he said he expects the company’s revenue to grow at least an average of 30 percent in the next five years based on rising orders from Apple and Sony. Hon Hai owns the Foxconn iPod factories in China, which are at the center of recent labor abuse claims.

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21

“is there a law that says we cant have an all in one product? like an ipod that plays
games,phone,movies,pda,wifi web browser,
blood tester,that matrix situation simulater,haha.  etc. “

Not at all. Just about any computer does it smile.

Posted by Luke on June 15, 2006 at 4:03 PM (PDT)

22

Voice control would be just great in crowded public areas…  The guy next to you is ordering some coffee and the iPod flips out.  Doubtful.

Posted by Dan (papayaninja) on June 15, 2006 at 4:22 PM (PDT)

23

PeOPLe!!!! This is a joke….LOL… bad news it’s impossible none- touch it’s BS ...nothing is none-touch lol..I think this just the beginning of rumors ...Apple has not given us our new product fix for the year actually this year is been all about upgrading old products..ipod….Ipod U2..macbook..Macbook pro hmm what is next G4..I’m sure…If you look at apple product line they are consolidating their product line…black & white ipod .....black & white macbook..ect…

so NEXT G5 or MACTOWER whatever they are going to call it..can wait ...

Posted by sdfds on June 15, 2006 at 5:53 PM (PDT)

24

Bobby, you can’t always have the latest tech. Technology is constantly advancing and you just have to learn to be happy and satisfied with what you have.

Posted by Future Mac Genius on June 15, 2006 at 7:25 PM (PDT)

25

None-touch is entirely possible, if it is done through a remote.  and as for voice controls, cell phones already have voice control, so that is not entirely out of the question

Posted by pgirl101 on June 16, 2006 at 12:12 AM (PDT)

26

Yeah, but you talk into cell phones. Lots of us don’t talk to our iPods.

Posted by Rich on June 16, 2006 at 10:24 AM (PDT)

27

It’ll have an accelerometer in it:
Flick the whole ipod rightward to advance,
leftward to go back,
uppward to increase volume,
downward to decrease.
Shake it all about for random shuffle and drop it on the floor to switch it off grin

Posted by rayyy on June 16, 2006 at 12:09 PM (PDT)

28

What about a few sensors on the edge? One for play, one for rewind, forward, etc. It senses your finger above the sensor and does an action… I know if you place it close to other objects that may be a problem though… Maybe it can use heat or some other form of light wave recognition? I’m just thinking out loud…. I don’t know the feasability of this stuff…

Posted by yoos on June 16, 2006 at 9:30 PM (PDT)

29

Is this it?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7863286190680050380&q=ipod

Posted by Mike M on June 16, 2006 at 10:37 PM (PDT)

30

Do you have any idea how wicked cool it would be to have a bone touch iPod!! I really hope the next iPod is none touch just like in Minority Report…just thinkin’ about it makes me exited!!!

Posted by Orion on June 17, 2006 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

31

that video doesn’t seem real to me.  plus it doesn’t follow along with “none touch”
“none touch” could just be a code name for the 6G ipod.

Posted by unoriginal on June 17, 2006 at 1:50 PM (PDT)

32

None-touch doesn’t necessarily mean you touch nothing, it could just mean you don’t touch the ipod itself. A tiny (ipod shuffle sized) remote click wheel that sends the message via blue-tooth to the actual full-screen ipod. Maybe the remote pops into a slot for storage when not in use. combine that with blue-tooth headphones and the ipod could never leave your pocket/purse/briefcase/backpack etc. I think that would be wicked-cool.

Posted by Vic on June 18, 2006 at 10:37 AM (PDT)

33

Do u really think Apple would take the Signature Click Wheel out of the iPod?  Im not too sure they would.  What I was thinking how maybe it could go cordless…you know maybe using IR or Bluetooth to connect to our computers!  Just a thought!  Or most essentially making it WiFi to to connect to the net wirelessly.  In my opinion they need to elaborate on this Non-Touch Technology!

Posted by redapple2112 on June 18, 2006 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

34

maybe its like that keyboard thing that projects onto the table or whatever. you could have an ipod round your neck and a clickwheel on your hand….

:} xx

Posted by claire on June 18, 2006 at 12:56 PM (PDT)

35

Has anybody considered that “non touch” could just mean that all controls are made from a new style inline remote ??  Would kinda make sense, so that you then don’t have to touch the screen and get it scratched or heavily finger printed.  If its not, then mabe I should patent the idea first and then sell it back to Apple for a small tidy some ! grin

Posted by Godders on June 19, 2006 at 1:10 AM (PDT)

36

I think it means it has voice recognition with a built-in mic into the earbuds.  You would say, “Volume up or down.”  You could even say the title of the song you want, perhaps even EQ functions.

Posted by Mike M on June 19, 2006 at 7:39 AM (PDT)

37

Well just think about your optical mouse. Could that put some type of that technology into an iPod?

Posted by JeremytheCamel on June 19, 2006 at 8:23 AM (PDT)

38

How about the possibility that its just yet another romour !!! And that nothing comes of it, something along the same lines as the rumours we’ve been fed for about the last year regarding a “new” iPod!  Quit frankly I’ll believe it when we see it, besides which we all know that us suckers over here in the UK will end up over paying for the damn thing as and when it does ever arrive :-(

Posted by Godders on June 19, 2006 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

39

And the promo music will be MC Hammer’s ‘You Can’t Touch This’ smile

Posted by DeadMan on June 20, 2006 at 5:16 AM (PDT)

40

What if does have sensors and you stick it in your pocket?  How do you carry it without turning it into a shuffle?  Maybe it’s disciplinary—No touch! then it zaps you with electricity.

Posted by Chris on June 20, 2006 at 2:16 PM (PDT)

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