Prediction: iPod Touch Going Away

By: Ted C. Howard on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:25 AM

I usually avoid making predictions about what Apple is going to do, but when this one came to me on my way to work this morning, I felt it was too good to ignore. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named apple-iphone-in-hand.jpgHere's what we know:

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My prediction is that in this fall's announcement, the iPod Touch will be going away, and that it will be replaced by the iPhone Wi-Fi. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Most people refer to the iPod Touch as an "iPhone without the phone." With FaceTime and iMessages, the iPod Touch essentially becomes a phone. The only difference is that it can only connect to a Wi-Fi network, not a 3G network. The iPad line is currently split into Wi-Fi and 3G, it makes sense to me to do the same with the iPhone. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I'm probably wrong, and I'm ok with that. You have to admit, this sounds plausible, doesn't it? Permanent link to this item in the archive.