Sprint appears to have submitted design information to the FCC on what certain sites are reporting as the iPod Touch “Peel”, or Sprint “Peel”.
Some theorise that the name “Peel” is what confirms it is a product for an “Apple” device.
Technically it is rumoured that the device connects to the iPod using Wifi. This could circumvent all but software objections from Apple. And it is possible that if the device is configured over WiFi or Bluetooth then it will not even require software.
The “Peel” has its own battery and charges separately. Although it would be cool if it both connected to the iPad using its dock connector, and provided a through port so that the iPod could still be connected to a Mac. I can dream!
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