“Apple advertises its iPod touch as an iPhone without a phone,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac. “It works only with wireless hotspots and does not connect to cellular networks.”
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“Now, a Dutch blog called AppleSpot.nl is running a report this morning which asserts that a fifth-generation iPod touch will contain new antennas and circuitry for 3G data connectivity,” Zibreg reports. “[The] 3G in the next iPod touch will be for data-only traffic, like on iPad, rather than voice calls over a cellular network (excluding VoIP apps, of course).”
Zibreg reports, “With 3G, iPod touch [users] will be upgraded to the always-on computing. They will be able to use VoIP apps like Skype anywhere there’s WiFi or 3G coverage and carriers would surely welcome a new revenue stream by selling prepaid data packages and microSIMs…”
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