(Credit: Yosion Technology)
Wouldn't it be cool--no, awesome--if you could pop a SIM card into your Touch and use it as a proper phone? That's the tantalizing promise of the Yosion Technology Apple Peel 520, a purported new gadget that's making the rumor-mill rounds.
Judging from the accompanying photos and video, the Apple Peel is a combination case, cradle, and battery pack. Yosion's specs indicate an 800mAh battery, which would afford 4.5 hours of talk time and 120 hours of standby.
The unit appears to be based on an Infineon baseband processor. Drop in a SIM card and you'll be able to make and take phone calls, send and receive regular text messages, and so on.
According to gadget site Ubergizmo, the Apple Peel could be available as soon as this week, with a price ranging from $44 to $74.
Reality check: for the moment this is all rumor. There's no official product page for the device, nor anything indicating which iPod Touch models are compatible.
On the other hand, there's video showing the Apple Peel in action! Take a look: