RUMOR: 6G touchscreen Apple iPod (iPhone sans phone) coming Tuesday?

Apple Store“An unconfirmed tip points to the possibility of an iPod update as early as tomorrow, with a touch-screen iPod taking center stage,” Think Secret reports.

Think Secret reports, “The information, which comes from an unproven source, suggests that Apple will show off the new iPod tomorrow but will hold off on shipping the device until later in June when the iPhone ships.”

“While the timetable contradicts tips passed on from more reliable sources, which have said not to expect a 6G iPod until later this year at the earliest,” Think Secret reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention for the heads up.]

57 Comments

  1. Why would MacDailyNews publish a completely unfounded (and ridiculous) rumor like this? There is no way in hell that Apple will release ANY major product before the iPhone ships.

  2. Not only is it unlikely in view of stealing thunder from the iPhone, but–more immediately–there has been no Apple announcement of any kind of special event. How’s the press supposed to know to show up?

    In the modern era, Apple has never introduced a major new product without an advance invitation to the media to attend its unveiling, however mysteriously phrased, or without the pretext of a trade show.

    Consider this: What’s the point of introducing something if no one is there to see it? I happily would bet my mortgage, if I had one, that this doesn’t happen.

    Think Secret genuinely is a lame operation for putting this up on their site.

  3. No way! Apple is not going to release 6G iPod anytime soon. Any competent manager for product release planning will know you should not release two flagship products that are closely related within weeks of each other. That’s just common sense because if you spread them out, you can get prolonged free advertisement from the hype and one product won’t take away any attention from the other.

  4. 6G iPod and iPhone are completely different animals.

    6G iPod will probably have a low-end 40GB and a high-end 100GB or 120GB hard drive, maybe Wi-Fi, maybe Bluetooth. It will NOT be a phone!

    The iPhone will be, well… a telephone. PLUS a handheld computer and an internet device… maybe with GPS tossed in… all rolled into one. And only 4GB or 8 8GB of storage space.

    I don’t see the two colliding except perhaps in form factor.

  5. I don’t believe in cannibalism… iPod and iPhone users are in different markets…
    8GB iPhone replacing the 80GB iPod?
    Get real.
    High end ‘Pod users need STORAGE, and we don’t care so much about phonage.
    MW “old”, as in “it’s a tired old arguement”

  6. I don’t believe in cannibalism… iPod and iPhone users are in different markets…

    iPhone needs to be a “mini computer”.
    iPod needs to store and play music. LOTS of music.

    MW “blue”, as in “tired old arguments make me blue”

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