iPhone 2.1 Firmware Hints at New iPod touch

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Apparently hidden in the code of the 2.1 firmware we're anxiously awaiting to make our iPhones less laggy and crashy (and maybe add copy and paste!) is a reference to a new iPod touch model. The current iPod touch designation is "iPod1,1" but there's a string in the code for an "iPod2,1" which points at a brand new iTouch.

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For historical comparison, the original iPhone is "iPhone1,1" while the iPhone 3G is "iPhone1,2" as we found out during the 2.0 update madness, so there's definitely a case to be made. And late summer is new iPod season. What new whiz-bang features do you think would be in a whole new iPod touch? [iPhone Atlas via Mac Rumors]

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jyhash
HashMaster9000

Meh. Not really surpirsed. Trends generally are supported, and the common trend is whenever they're trying to clear our inventory, they're getting ready to rev the item. For example: Original iPhone shortages are happeneing, iPhone 3G comes out soon thereafter.

In this case, they're giving away free Touch's for college students with the purchase of a MacBook. Easy way to clear out the Stock and get a little interim loan (in the form of having the customer pay, then giving out the rebate) to let the iPhone 3G team go on vacation.

Business as usual.

~JYH