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    ipod touch

    I was considering getting an ipod touch because they look pretty cool. I thought it would be even cooler to develop for it until I learned that you needed a mac and had to use obj-c. Anyways, is there any other way to program for this? IpodLinux doesn't look like there going to ever support this.

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    Nope - a Mac with Objective C is how it's done.
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    Darn! Is there any embedded device on this planet that is open to programmers?(that doesn't use obj-c...)

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    Doesn't support the touch, though. Apple has been encrypting their firmware for all their recent ipods (ipod nano first gen is about the last ipod with an unencrypted firmware).

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    Why!? That's stupid, more people would buy them if they could be changed. But then again, it does void the warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lruc View Post
    Darn! Is there any embedded device on this planet that is open to programmers?(that doesn't use obj-c...)
    http://code.google.com/android/

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    You read my mind. I was just going to post that lol. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Why!? That's stupid, more people would buy them if they could be changed. But then again, it does void the warranty.
    Because it is Apple. Either you take their product their way or you go home.

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