[RUMOR] Ipod touch to get a calling function.

Discussion in 'iPhone, iPod & iPad' started by scrtmstr, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. scrtmstr

    scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 20, 2009
    the Netherregions!
    AMSTERDAM - Apple is considering to give the ipod touch multiplayer- and calling functions with a special transceiver.

    That's what we can conclude from the patent published last weekend.


    In the patent, which says: ‘Accessory Transceiver for Mobile Devices’ talks about a transceiver which converts the ipod touch to a game console or a mobile phone. With the transceiver, a user could also connect to networks like WiMAX or the well-know US network CDMA. The transceiver can be made like a case for the ipod touch, or can be connected through a cable.

    Apples patent does already have a competitor: A Chinese programmer released the apple Peel 520, which also converts the ipod touch into a working cellphone.
    The patent

    If this is true, I'm going to get an ipod touch 4g straigt away.
  2. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    Knowing Apple if that makes it to market it will cast a BOMB. £100 at the very least.

    Apple Peel 520 is set to cost about £35 so I'm still gonna get that for my current iPod Touch 3G once I've seen some reviews of the retail version.
  3. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    May 23, 2008
    Last edited by playallday, Jun 23, 2015
  4. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    I'm sorry, did you mean the iPhone?
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