The iPod Touch 3G would be like an iPad 3G — lots of data, but not “actually” a phone. Plug in Skype or the incredible Line2 app, and you’re “almost” a real cell phone.
In real life, this product doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, and that’s not just because an obscure Dutch website “broke” the story.
A “lite” iPhone, which is what a 3G iPod Touch would be, doesn’t make sense for these reasons:
- Manufacturers have essentially stopped making accessories for the iTouch. It’s a dying product. It was amazing. It is amazing, but…
- The iPhone 3GS is just about free if you sign a contract. Why pay for a lite iPhone, when you can get a real one?
- As ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes: “Do you really think that just after announcing the iPhone 5 (or whatever it ends up being called) Steve Jobs is going to pause, then turn back to the audience and say “oh, and one more thing … here’s a crappier, cheaper version of the new iPhone we just announced!”? I don’t think so!”
But hey, it’s an Apple rumor!