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Apple ''Leaks'' Image of iPod Touch with 3G

It's like clockwork: the closer we get to a supposed Apple launch date, the more "leaked" materials consumers and press uncover, building hype. We've seen plenty since the beginning of the year regarding the next iPhone and iPod Touch release, and today is no exception.

Wednesday morning iDownloadBlog discovered that Apple "accidentally" loaded a promo shot of an iPod Touch with 3G capabilities on the iTunes website. On the North American shores, the shot was quickly yanked and replaced with a new version, but the iTunes page over in the UK still conveniently displays the iPod Touch 3G without hesitation, as seen here. The only thing missing from the image is a wireless carrier icon.

The "accidental leak" follows recent rumors that the next-generation iPod Touch will feature 3G capabilities when it's revealed in September. This feature was actually spotted in iOS 5 Beta 4, represented as cellular and GPS toggles in the iCloud and Settings menu. The initial discovery led to speculation that Apple won't release an iPhone Nano, but rather intends to equip the iPod Touch with hardware capable of supporting FaceTime and iMessage over a 3G wireless network.

If that's the case, it's assumed that the new iPod Touch will require the same data plans used by the iPad 2. But as always, everything is mere speculation and rumor until Apple officially reveals the device in September.

  • sinfulpotato
    WOW!! It's radically new and exciting!! >.
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  • If that is true, that will be a killer for the Touch having to buy a data plan. I know I bought one just to escape having that expense. Sounds like another good money maker for the Cellular companies.
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  • Stryter
    ***Disclaimer: Extreme Sarcasm Below***

    This is great news! So for phone, internet, music, videos, pictures, games and apps you can use your iPhone and then for internet, music, videos, pictures, games and apps you can use your iPod Touch! Wow, Apple really has all the bases covered here! Can't wait to see what they come up with next!!!! :D :D :D
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  • mortsmi7
    I wish they made an iPad mini that was for internet, music, videos, pictures, games and apps. Kind of like the new iPod, but as an iPad.
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  • legacy7955
    Yeah, Apple "accidentally leaked" this....right.

    Apple is little more than a marketing machine.

    I think being trendy is a form of cultural stupidity.
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  • silver565
    Typical apple....
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  • maximus20895
    I'm sure there will be a non 3G and a 3G version.
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  • Wait. woudlnt this make the ipod THE SAME GODDAMN THIS AS THE IPHONE?!?!?!!? Shit why would anyone buy that? The data plans are like the same price.
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  • distanted
    amofoWait. woudlnt this make the ipod THE SAME GODDAMN THIS AS THE IPHONE?!?!?!!? Shit why would anyone buy that? The data plans are like the same price.I'm waiting to see the advantage of repackaging an iPhone 4 without the phone part...but so far this seems sort of like taking away the iPhone's touchscreen and calling it a $600 picture frame.
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  • back_by_demand
    whysobluepandabearI wouldn't buy an Apple product even if it was capable of s***ing my ****If they did what would they call it, the iSuck?
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