However, rumour has it that the iPod touch runs the same binaries as the iPhone, which means that if you could jailbreak the phone and install Mail and other applications on the iPod touch, they may just work.
As I've said, we don't know for sure if the iPod touch's Calendar application is a cut down version or not, but this is enough for me to hold off on pre-ordering it. I will let someone else be the guinea pig. If Calendar has no input function, then I'm not buying. And I'm not buying the iPhone either. I'm not keen to be the first to try the iPhone hacks, especially for an 8 GB US version with no 3G support.
False alarm. According to Apple:
iPod touch features the same revolutionary interface as iPhone. Built to take full advantage of the large 3.5-inch display, the multi-touch interface lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch, or zoom in and out on a section of a web page. And iPod touch features a touchscreen QWERTY keyboard perfect for browsing the web in Safari, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, entering calendar events, or adding new contacts.Still, the lack of Mail, Google Maps, and some widgets is concerning. I hope those jailbreak apps can be modified quickly to work well with the iPod touch.
By the way, iTunes 7.4.1 has just been released, with no indication as to what it actually does. I wonder if it still works with latest version of iFuntastic and the various iPhone SIM hacks.