The Next-Gen iPod Touch Mock-Up

yokozukaHere’s the mock-up of the next generation iPod Touch. And when we said touch, we mean touch: the home button doesn’t have to be pressed, it could be electrostaticmagickalifragilistic and glow. Call us wild speculators if you want —you will be right— but we are betting/lusting on it: Apple’s iPod 100% Touch, no physical buttons whatsoever.[…] Thanks to yokozuka for providing this nice story on Digg (more than 1221Diggs).

What other users say about this:

timmcneely: Feeling shafted by NBC’s proposed $4.99 an episode price hike that got their new fall season kicked out of iTunes?

Kevin Wick has been kind enough to look up the contact information for the NBC Executives that are key to getting this situation reversed.

Amy Zelvin, NBC Universal Digital Media Communications, (212) 664-7436
Joe Libonati, NBC Universal Television Group Publicity, (818) 840-3050

(edit) Some additions-

Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal (212) 664-4444
Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio

Now, please don’t call these people and threaten them, cuss them, or yell at them. That’s not going to get anything accomplished.

If, however, you want to politely let them know how you feel about their suggested price increase, and subsequent removal from iTunes, it might actually have some affect.

If enough people call, NBC just might listen…you never know.

ClickSnd: So if its 100% touch, how do i turn it on and off?

batmant: Here’s why you don’t want this to happen. If Apple gives you the iPod functionality from the iPhone, they will be forced to keep the iPhone at a higher price point to show differentiation. They can’t lower the iPhone’s price tag without cannibalizing iPod sales (if the two shared all this functionality).

redwallhp: That looks cool. Here are my predictions of what Apple’s going to do:

jetsetter883: being that this is an Apple product, how’s the functionality..?

darkmotion: :S How would you reset the thing if it freezes?

raymore: I wonder if your tongue would actually work on the touchscreen of that iPod. God knows I would test it, all night long.

soopertoll: It would suck not to be able to klick the “next” button “blind” in my pocket while walking around or making sports. And blind people would have a problem too.

morphie: It’s funny (or not) that everone is pulling down this mockup, while it has the most votes in the poll. It think this mockup is pretty much what Apple is going to release.

stealthcow: A big selling point for me of the current ipod is that i can use it without looking at it. It would be a huge pain to have to look at the screen each time I want to skip tracks or change the volume etc

Generalfier: Someone needs to improve their photoshop skills, the gradient across the screen looks lame. I doubt it would be like that considering the screen is its own light source.

gordonf238: The problem with the iPhone as well as this mock-up of an iPod is that they both lack character, personality. It’s just a block of plastic/aluminum with a big screen on its face. Cars have a face, they have somewhat of a personality. They have a grill, headlights, etc. The iPod (as it stands now) has a character. Some, defining characteristics that give it identity. But the iPhone / next gen. iPod lacks it. It’s blank, completely blank, and it’s saddening.

Pour me another glass of wine.

DaveClarkOne: Aesthetically, the mock up works for me. Glad not to see the stupid chrome bezel on the iPhone–this thing scratches if you breathe on it

whiteyMcBrown: No imagination at all… they barely changed the screen of an iPhone and called it a mockup.

Stopher: Wow, 20 seconds of clone brush. I bow to your elite Photoshop skillz.


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