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    Hello everyone!

    I have some questions regarding the new iPod touch, and while I know that this is the iPhone forum, the underlying software seems very similar, so I thought it would be alright.

    If the iPod touch and iPhone run the same OS X, and has the same underlying hardware, how difficult would it be to run some of the iPhone apps on the iPod touch? I am primarily thinking of maps and mail.

    One problem would undoubtedly be that the apps written for the iphone may try to access the non-existent phone parts of the iPod, which would probably crash them. Another thing is that I've read that much of the software on the phone is signed, but if the hardware is similar enough it might run anyway.

    How about homebrew iPhone apps, like NES? Does anyone actually know anything about the hardware in the iPod?

    What do you think? Does the iPod touch hav any potential, cause I'm planning on buying one ^_^.



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    Well the weird thing would be that both those apps look for Edge when there is no WiFi available. So you would probably get some errors if you just copied them straight over to the iPod (assuming its the same O/S base)... I dont know much about the software coding though so I'll just let someone who actually knows chime in

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    i think it's prob the same code
    if not it's prob very similar
    long live iphone heheh =)

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    I'm afraid the only way to find this out is waiting for the iPod touch and try ...
    The hardware will most probably not be the same. It will be similar to the iPhone. If you look at the back of the iPod touch: the wifi antenna is on the top corner - on the iPhone the antenna is at the bottom of the device. And so will be some more differences ...

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    If it's still an ARM processor with the OSX operating system, applications should be transferable, provided any necessary (dynamic) libraries are in place, etc. Unless ARM uses different instruction sets between processor types (that would be stupid).


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    Yes, I realised that the lack of EDGE access would make some apps commit suicide now and then, but I'm sure some interception program could be written (since there wouldn't be a framework for EDGE in the ipod anyway), I doubt the iphone apps directly communicate with the baseband.

 

 

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