updated 08:40 am EST, Fri November 3, 2006
Apple, touch-screen iPod
Apple has referred to an iPod with a 'touch-screen' interface in a recently revised PDF document, according to one report. The reference came in a tutorial on interfacing with the iPod's text-based 'Notes' feature, but was removed promptly after reports discovered a probable misprint: "Linking to photos and videos is supported only for 5th generation iPods running iPod Software version 1.2 or later. All other Notes feature capabilities described in this document are supported for iPod models with display screens, beginning with the touch-screen models." Many believe that the passage refers to Apple's third-generation iPods featuring a touch-sensitive clickwheel interface, according to AppleInsider, but some industry watchers point to recent patent filings as a sign that the Cupertino-based company will soon debut a new video iPod based on touch-screen technology.