Rumor: iPod Touch Getting 3G Connectivity


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The iPod touch may be getting 3G connectivity this September when Apple updates the device. At least, that's what one rumor says. It comes from Dutch blog (via Google Translate). If accurate, the 5th-gen iPod touch (iPod touch 5G) will launch in September alongside the iPhone. The translation is rough, but it sounds like the are citing an inside source.

Here's a translation (via 9to5Mac):

It will work just like the iPad; you get a 3G enabled simcard from your provider and put that in you iPod Touch. Apple’s choice of bringing 3G to the iPod Touch isn’t all that weird, if it’s true of course. Question remains how the providers will react to this, since the use of for example Skype will skyrocket.

It seems that many portable devices have 3G connectivity these days. Not just tablets and smartphones. For example, Sony's PlayStation Vita will come in two flavors, one offers 3G connectivity through AT&T. This was no doubt a move set off by Apple, as Sony can see that many users carry around their iPhones not only out of necessity, but because of the connectivity. Multi-use devices, if you will.




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