UPDATE: Be sure to participate in the comments as we’ve got some interesting discussion going about iPhone vs. Android. Does the openness of Android mean it’s better? I argue it doesn’t. What do you think?
If John Gruber is right , the iPod Touch will be upgraded in a matter of weeks with two cameras and the iPhone 4′s “retina” display.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and call this effectively the end of AT&T exclusivity.
An iPod Touch equipped with a front-facing camera is no longer an iPod Touch. It’s a device for making calls. Video calls.
And with an app like Skype which uses the long-awaited multitasking functionality on iPhone to make and receive voice calls – it’s also a fully functional phone. Apple could even build Internet-based voice call functionality directly into iOS for this very purpose.
Goodbye house phones.
Plus you don’t have as many reasons to let Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint tie you into expensive two-year contracts because you’ll be able to make free voice or video calls when on wifi, shoot and edit video as well as take impressive 5 megapixel photos.
It’ll do everything an iPhone can. Except that it’s an iPod.
And guess what – I bet if you touch the next iPod Touch in the lower left hand corner the signal won’t drop.
All this is conjecture of course.
As a soon-to-be-father the idea that my family will be just a few taps from seeing my baby live on their iPods this Christmas is just too much fun not to think about.
Mark my words, if Gruber is right about the iPod, 2010 is the year the world moves into the future. The way we interact with computers is changing thanks to Apple. And, in all fairness, I suspect Microsoft’s upcoming Kinect could be equally revolutionary. Both are simplifying the way we tell computers what we want them to do. The never-ending headaches we encountered interacting with computers from the 1980s to 2000s will be forgotten. With the iPod
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