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skiltrip
Aug 24, 2010, 08:44 AM
Maybe a bit premature. But speculation is always fun.

What do you all predict the base model of iPod touch 5 will be?

We can probably safely predict that it will include all the features of the iPod touch 4's upper models.

Could the version 5 base model possibly be a 32GB for $199? This is also assuming that next year, the 128GB model finally becomes a reality, which I'm sure they will do at SOME point. Then the reality of 32/64/128 could finally be. Or do you think no matter what, they'll always cripple the base model in regards to storage, and just keep it at 16GB, even if a 128GB model exists at the top end?



Former BlackVW
Aug 24, 2010, 08:46 AM
I really want (and want) a base model at $199. Hopefully, they'll at least hold that price point around.

skiltrip
Aug 24, 2010, 08:57 AM
I really want (and want) a base model at $199. Hopefully, they'll at least hold that price point around.

In the iPod event last year, they really stressed how "magical" that $199 price point was, so hopefully they'll keep to it. It really is though. For a LOT of people $299 looks way way different than $199, even though one can argue "it's only a hundred bucks".

If they throw in Facetime this year, I'd love to get two new touches for my wife and I, but I'm not going to drop $299 on her iPod when she really doesn't have any need for that amount of storage. So I'm hoping when the 5th gen rolls out, we'll have our Facetime, but in a base model. 16GB would be acceptable, but 32GB for $199 would obviously be very welcomed. I would think a 32GB base would be a natural progression, but I think it depends on memory prices at the time.

Former BlackVW
Aug 24, 2010, 09:41 AM
We're the same way. I realize it's really $200, and not that far off from the next step up, but it seems less expensive. And, like you, we're going to buy 2 at the same time and upgrade what both of what we have (a 2 gig and an 8 gig Nano, respectively). So, for my wife and I, that would be a welcome jump up.

I'll be happy with a 16 gig being the base model, but if it's 32 at $199, I'll be ecstatic.

skiltrip
Aug 24, 2010, 09:57 AM
We're the same way. I realize it's really $200

That's a really good point. For someone buying one for themself, sure, the extra 100 bucks might not make or break anyone. But if it's you and a spouse, and maybe even a couple more for the kids, now you're talking and extra $400, so it adds up.

Has anyone else given any though to what the 2011 iPod touch lineup will look like?

lewis82
Aug 24, 2010, 10:02 AM
No no no. Kill this thread...

I mean, we don't even know what will be the iPod touch 4. ;)

theman24
Aug 24, 2010, 01:18 PM
The fourth didnt even come out yet and ur guessing to fifth already!?!

skiltrip
Aug 24, 2010, 01:21 PM
The fourth didnt even come out yet and ur guessing to fifth already!?!

yup ;)

I want the 4th gen features at rock-bottom prices. What can I say? I'm a cheapskate. lol.

gta50419
Aug 24, 2010, 05:39 PM
8mp camera
picture editing built in
gps
3g network
tv services
flash support
customizable icons, wallpaper

64gb (base model) , 80gb ,160 gb

old-wiz
Aug 24, 2010, 05:52 PM
Why not a slot loading blu-ray drive as well?
and a pop out keyboard.
And 1TB storage.
And 5 day battery life.

leomac08
Aug 24, 2010, 05:56 PM
Why not a slot loading blu-ray drive as well?
and a pop out keyboard.
And 1TB storage.
And 5 day battery life.

Why stop at 5 days?

Why can't it be forever! Like solar power calculators! :D

Ipodize
Aug 25, 2010, 01:14 AM
Why stop at 5 days?

Why can't it be forever! Like solar power calculators! :D

Dream on... :rolleyes:

lbro
Aug 25, 2010, 01:22 AM
It will be a small update:
32GB base model, 64GB, 128GB
Front and back camera
512MB ram
Faster processor
One more thing...

old-wiz
Aug 25, 2010, 09:29 AM
Why stop at 5 days?

Why can't it be forever! Like solar power calculators! :D

Someone needs to design a hat with solar cells so you could recharge while you walk. It would also protect you from sunburn and skin cancer.

skiltrip
Aug 25, 2010, 09:57 AM
Someone needs to design a hat with solar cells so you could recharge while you walk. It would also protect you from sunburn and skin cancer.

The black area on top where the iPhone earpiece would be is a perfect spot to stick a solar cell in. Apple could market a "zero usage / zero gain" while playing music or doing light tasks.

Derkatwork
Aug 25, 2010, 10:40 AM
The ipod touch 5 base model wouldn't have this, but I'm sure the upper levels would include the Large Hadron Collider. :D

Personally, I think that IF this years model doesn't have a camera, it is a guarantee that next years will.

skiltrip
Aug 25, 2010, 11:52 AM
Personally, I think that IF this years model doesn't have a camera, it is a guarantee that next years will.

That's what they said last year. lol.

But I agree with ya.

Part of me feels like they'll throw in the front facing cam this time, but not a rear. Then next year, we get the whole shebang.

leomac08
Aug 25, 2010, 01:52 PM
Someone needs to design a hat with solar cells so you could recharge while you walk. It would also protect you from sunburn and skin cancer.

I'm a cancer survivor.:rolleyes:

Derkatwork
Aug 25, 2010, 02:15 PM
I'm a cancer survivor.:rolleyes:

Congrats. Also, get the fifth generation ipod touch, just in case. ;)

imkingofjungle
Aug 25, 2010, 02:56 PM
12mp camera front and back
4.5 inch display
retina display
fm radio
microphone
GPS chip
3G Chip
180GB storage
800hours of standby
20 hours of video

iPodTouchFreak
Jan 29, 2011, 04:53 PM
12mp camera front and back
4.5 inch display
retina display
fm radio
microphone
GPS chip
3G Chip
180GB storage
800hours of standby
20 hours of video

12 MP camera is not likely, the iPhone 5 is told to only have a 10.2 MP camera. iPod touches are less in features like that. They say its only supposed to be a 5 MP camera, like the iPhone 4 has now

GoDuke1
Jan 29, 2011, 05:16 PM
I sure wouldn't mind an SD card slot..

elan123
Jan 29, 2011, 08:00 PM
http://bestcasinogamingonline.com/crunk/15/543.jpgI really want (and want) a base model at $199. Hopefully, they'll at least hold that price point around.

Let's both hope!

Wgamer64
Jan 29, 2011, 09:59 PM
:confused:Is TB new? If so what does it stand for? Yeah I probably sound stupid.

Brucewl
Jan 29, 2011, 11:56 PM
12mp camera front and back
4.5 inch display
retina display
fm radio
microphone
GPS chip
3G Chip
180GB storage
800hours of standby
20 hours of video

4.5 inch display? That's too large and with retina display, the resolution is become much higher. I think it would be impossible.

LeighAnna Jones
Jan 30, 2011, 01:45 AM
12 MP camera is not likely, the iPhone 5 is told to only have a 10.2 MP camera. iPod touches are less in features like that. They say its only supposed to be a 5 MP camera, like the iPhone 4 has now

No one realizes this thread was made before the fourth touch.

kennyfool
Jan 30, 2011, 02:43 AM
I would really love it everyone at apple would stop being a lil b**** and just make the dang battery life longer. Seriously, how hard can that be? Also adding a SD card slot wouln't be a bad idea, although i doubt that apple will EVER do that. a 3g plan on ipod touch would be awesome too!! :D

tablo13
Jan 30, 2011, 01:53 PM
I want GPS, FM radio, higher quality camera, and IPS

amdmaxx
Feb 5, 2011, 06:21 PM
- Dual core 1.2 Mhz processor
- Microphone
- 5MP camera back and front
- AM/FM/HD Radio - FM would be great to tune in to TVs in my gym
- 1080p recording
- Larger screen (4.0 to 4.3, ala Droid X)
- Better screen resolution (Retina+)
- GPS
- 64 GB for price of today's 32.. ($299)
- thicker (ala iphone 4) but with MUCH better battery life.
- IOS 5 with ability to sync podcasts wirelessly and automatically (I hate having to use itunes/PC every time I want fresh podcasts)
- HDMI out with ability to play and stream MKV/divx/VOB/etc files
- Better notifications design...
- Some sort of FF/RR/Play/Pause remote control on the headphones..

Apple...
Feb 5, 2011, 06:32 PM
Here's something realistic (hardware wise):

- 2MP back camera
- 1MP front camera
- 16GB, 32GB and 128GB models (priced at $199, $299 and $399, respectively)
- FM/AM/HD radio (RFID chip)
- longer battery life
- faster processor
- improved display (IPS)?
- same design (as I doubt the Touch will get any thicker/ slimmer)

Edit: more RAM (oops!)

For software, we'll obviously see iOS 5, which will debt a few months before the fifth-gen iPod Touch is announced. Just my $0.02 on the matter. ;)

wakemed2L
Feb 5, 2011, 07:23 PM
popping post cherry.

I'm guessing it will have those front camera flicker detection gesture things that Apple patented last year (or it may have been the year before).

Derkatwork
Feb 6, 2011, 08:51 AM
- Dual core 1.2 Mhz processor
- Microphone
- 5MP camera back and front
- AM/FM/HD Radio - FM would be great to tune in to TVs in my gym
- 1080p recording
- Larger screen (4.0 to 4.3, ala Droid X)
- Better screen resolution (Retina+)
- GPS
- 64 GB for price of today's 32.. ($299)
- thicker (ala iphone 4) but with MUCH better battery life.
- IOS 5 with ability to sync podcasts wirelessly and automatically (I hate having to use itunes/PC every time I want fresh podcasts)
- HDMI out with ability to play and stream MKV/divx/VOB/etc files
- Better notifications design...
- Some sort of FF/RR/Play/Pause remote control on the headphones..

Dual core seems highly plausible, since other devices are getting it. I also heard that a new apple chip (A5) which could introduce itself this year will step up products to dual core status.

I really am hoping on the 1080p.

4DThinker
Feb 6, 2011, 12:17 PM
The 5th gen Touch will be thicker, as thick will be the new thin. It'll give them room to put optical zoom with the cameras. It will force manufactures and you to invest in new cases/accessories too, as always.

GPS is the only tech left to add, except for maybe Near Field Communications (http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/wireless/nfc/near-field-communications-tutorial.php). Maybe FM radio with pause too.

The 6th gen Touch will be where they start subtracting features, like they have done with the Nano. ;)

applemike
Feb 6, 2011, 01:10 PM
Squarer form
5mp rear camera
2mp front camera
LED Flash
dual core processor
512Mb RAM (1GB in iPhone 5)
IPS display?
No 3G (Why would they give you this? they make you pay another $300 for the iPhone)
GPS would be good.

Really not sure what else to expect

probably the current gens 32GB model as the base for $199
then go onto a 64GB model at $289 and a 128GB model for $339

Maybe see a slightly bigger screen, or a slightly thinner screen with the digitizer and glass stuck together.

Maybe a glass front and back like the iPhone,

White models?? anybody??

Apple...
Feb 6, 2011, 03:44 PM
The 5th gen Touch will be thicker, as thick will be the new thin. It'll give them room to put optical zoom with the cameras. It will force manufactures and you to invest in new cases/accessories too, as always.

GPS is the only tech left to add, except for maybe Near Field Communications (http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/wireless/nfc/near-field-communications-tutorial.php). Maybe FM radio with pause too.

The 6th gen Touch will be where they start subtracting features, like they have done with the Nano. ;)

Squarer form
5mp rear camera
2mp front camera
LED Flash
dual core processor
512Mb RAM (1GB in iPhone 5)
IPS display?
No 3G (Why would they give you this? they make you pay another $300 for the iPhone)
GPS would be good.

Really not sure what else to expect

probably the current gens 32GB model as the base for $199
then go onto a 64GB model at $289 and a 128GB model for $339

Maybe see a slightly bigger screen, or a slightly thinner screen with the digitizer and glass stuck together.

Maybe a glass front and back like the iPhone,

White models?? anybody??
Both of you should take a look at post #30. ;)

hcho3
Feb 6, 2011, 07:18 PM
Here's something realistic (hardware wise):

- 2MP back camera
- 1MP front camera
- 16GB, 32GB and 128GB models (priced at $199, $299 and $399, respectively)
- FM/AM/HD radio (RFID chip)
- longer battery life
- faster processor
- improved display (IPS)?
- same design (as I doubt the Touch will get any thicker/ slimmer)

Edit: more RAM (oops!)

For software, we'll obviously see iOS 5, which will debt a few months before the fifth-gen iPod Touch is announced. Just my $0.02 on the matter. ;)

Woah. 128GB models? Probably not.
IPS? No. Apple is cheap.

WLS
Feb 6, 2011, 07:41 PM
I noticed some activity here today. It seems too early to make predictions, we need to see what is in the iPhone5 first. I wanted GPS in the last version and did not buy it when that was not included.
I still say it needs GPS before I buy it.
There has been some talk about a liquid metal back - sounds cool but we have to wait and see there.
I still believe a larger Touch is the future. 5 or 6 inches. That would take care of the speculation on a 7 inch iPad.
That's all it needs.
PS- oh and it will have the NFC that has been talked about. You won't need that if you have a newer iPhone but it will be handy for those who do not have iPhones for whatever reason.

ichliebe
Feb 7, 2011, 09:47 PM
Yes..so unbelievable

bettaboy123
Feb 8, 2011, 11:34 PM
More Realistic Expectations Than Post #30:

16, 32, 64 at 229, 299, and 399 respectively
IPS screen and NFC
512 MB RAM
3.2 MP camera +VGA front facing
better battery life
dual-core processor (it's coming soon)

Things That MIGHT make it:

larger screen (less than 4 in)
5 MP camera and higher quality front facing
camera flash

Things That WON'T MAKE IT:

128 GB option
4+ in screen
ANY thicker
3G or GPS
SD/USB/whatever other periphrial (spelling?) you can think of other than dock connector
FLASH (just let it die already people. its not gonna happen)

Not only that, but I think it will possibly be thinner. (The people in Cupertino seem to love the whole anorexic iDevice thing, even at the expense of battery life/features.) Plus the one more thing from the iPhone we never knew that we needed.

neko girl
Feb 8, 2011, 11:35 PM
Why not 128 GB?

fanspeed
Feb 9, 2011, 01:02 AM
I'll settle for a sexy blonde that owns a liquor store thats my ultimate model

bettaboy123
Feb 9, 2011, 07:16 AM
Why not 128 GB?
It's just too expensive, especially with huge supply constraints due to a higher demand for flash memory than is being produced. The manufacturers are struggling to keep up right now, so they raise the prices. Prices are expected to rise this year. Plus, there just isn't a high demand for a 128GB iPod touch unless you're thinking that everyone is on MacRumors is a cross-section of the rest of the consumer market. They aren't, because they are your power-users compared to the average consumer, who has more than enough space with a 16 or 32GB device. I would like to see a 16GB base model 5th-generation iPod touch though (at least) because 8GB for $229 or even $199 is kind of a rip off. Oh well. It's the best personal music player out there as it is right now, so I can't wait to see what they will do next year with it. :D

I'll settle for a sexy blonde that owns a liquor store thats my ultimate model
lol

WLS
Feb 9, 2011, 06:49 PM
This: http://www.9to5mac.com/51428/screw-ipad-2-lets-start-talking-about-ipad-3

sounds like there may be something brewing for the Fall and it may be iPad or maybe iPod Touch related. That would fit my own projections/desires for a complete rebuild of the Touch with a bigger screen.

bettaboy123
Feb 10, 2011, 07:24 AM
This: http://www.9to5mac.com/51428/screw-ipad-2-lets-start-talking-about-ipad-3

sounds like there may be something brewing for the Fall and it may be iPad or maybe iPod Touch related. That would fit my own projections/desires for a complete rebuild of the Touch with a bigger screen.

Or maybe it will be the new iPods alongside the iPad 3. I would like to see an only slightly larger iPod touch though, like maybe 4 inches at most. I'm not really asking for much. A modest update next September would be okay with me, but I really hope it's over the top. I'll get the 32 GB or 64 GB on the next time around because I realized that when I got a 32GB fourth-generation, it hit the sweet spot for my memory needs.

aniketroxx
Feb 11, 2011, 06:55 AM
lol i think dualcore processor and better camera will be my needs :rolleyes:

bettaboy123
Feb 11, 2011, 07:57 AM
lol i think dualcore processor and better camera will be my needs :rolleyes:

Hopefully those are coming, especially the dual-core processor, because I already do so much with mine that it sometimes just doesn't have enough speed for my needs. Better cameras are a must, and hopefully a thinner form factor with a larger screen.

applemike
Feb 11, 2011, 11:28 AM
engadget reported on a new method or producing thinner cameras but with the same image quality, maybe we will see something like that. thinner iPod, maybe 4 inch scree (don't count on it though) and dual core processor, 512Mb ram is almost guaranteed, unless the iPhone gets 2GB

bettaboy123
Feb 11, 2011, 12:28 PM
engadget reported on a new method or producing thinner cameras but with the same image quality, maybe we will see something like that. thinner iPod, maybe 4 inch scree (don't count on it though) and dual core processor, 512Mb ram is almost guaranteed, unless the iPhone gets 2GB
Though the iPhone nano rumors are heating up again, which could mean more form factors for the iPhone and iPod touch. I hope there ends up being a larger form factor because the current one is a bit small. That would be really cool to get 1GB of RAM on the iPod touch, and 2GB on the iPhone, but I'm not really expecting it. I hope they are better cameras though, because the quality right now is kind of lacking. The dual-core processor is almost a given.

applemike
Feb 11, 2011, 07:23 PM
Though the iPhone nano rumors are heating up again, which could mean more form factors for the iPhone and iPod touch. I hope there ends up being a larger form factor because the current one is a bit small. That would be really cool to get 1GB of RAM on the iPod touch, and 2GB on the iPhone, but I'm not really expecting it. I hope they are better cameras though, because the quality right now is kind of lacking. The dual-core processor is almost a given.

I certainly hope the rumors are true, then again, you have had that many iPhone nano ones over the last 3 years, I dont know what to believe, if anything, any more.

amdmaxx
Feb 12, 2011, 10:51 AM
do not agree.

Apple signed up for having 75% of Samsung's flash. And 720p or 1080p recording will eat up space extremely quickly.. And memory always getting cheaper (especially with die shrink to 28nm/32nm.)


It's just too expensive, especially with huge supply constraints due to a higher demand for flash memory than is being produced. The manufacturers are struggling to keep up right now, so they raise the prices. Prices are expected to rise this year. Plus, there just isn't a high demand for a 128GB iPod touch unless you're thinking that everyone is on MacRumors is a cross-section of the rest of the consumer market. They aren't, because they are your power-users compared to the average consumer, who has more than enough space with a 16 or 32GB device. I would like to see a 16GB base model 5th-generation iPod touch though (at least) because 8GB for $229 or even $199 is kind of a rip off. Oh well. It's the best personal music player out there as it is right now, so I can't wait to see what they will do next year with it. :D


lol

bettaboy123
Feb 12, 2011, 04:02 PM
do not agree.

Apple signed up for having 75% of Samsung's flash. And 720p or 1080p recording will eat up space extremely quickly.. And memory always getting cheaper (especially with die shrink to 28nm/32nm.)
I hope you are right, but the fact of life is that Most people, including me, don't use up all of their space as it is right now. I don't need 64 GB even right now, and don't see myself using that much in he forseeable future. It would be cool to know that you will never need more space because you have too much, however, so I'm half hoping that they make the leap to a much higher amount of memory at a the same or even a lower price point. Personally all they need to do to make me happy is make one with a bigger screen, more RAM, a faster processor, and better cameras.

luiboowee
Apr 13, 2011, 12:56 AM
I think it would be wiser for Apple to rebrand touch as iPad Mini since there are no much of a room for significant improvement.

macingman
Apr 13, 2011, 07:08 AM
I think it would be wiser for Apple to rebrand touch as iPad Mini since there are no much of a room for significant improvement.

This isa terrible idea. The iPod touch is an iPod not an iPad, it may be like a smaller iPad but it will always be an iPod at heart.

WLS
Apr 13, 2011, 07:48 AM
I think it would be wiser for Apple to rebrand touch as iPad Mini since there are no much of a room for significant improvement.
Bad idea. It will use the iPod Touch screen resolution and ratios expanded up. Steve has said the iPad screen resolution and ratios.will not work well if it is shrunk down. The input areas for touching become too small, so it will not be called an iPad.
There is only a limited amount the touch screen can be expanded before it looks bad so it will have to be less than 6 inches. A 7 inch size is just not gonna happen. It's too small for iPad and too big for iPod Touch
See this blog post for a discussion of that.
http://t-gaap.com/2011/4/11/reasons-for-a-6%22-ipod-touch

WLS
Apr 13, 2011, 08:18 AM
This isa terrible idea. The iPod touch is an iPod not an iPad, it may be like a smaller iPad but it will always be an iPod at heart.
Actually what makes it an iPod is the 3x2 aspect ratio, while the iPad has a 4x3 aspect ratio and different pixel resolution. That makes a big difference in the Apps that will run on it properly.
The iPod touch is at its heart a pocket game machine and media player.
The two are different and always will be as you say. One can't just say it can be relabeled as the other.

bettaboy123
Apr 13, 2011, 08:33 PM
Actually what makes it an iPod is the 3x2 aspect ratio, while the iPad has a 4x3 aspect ratio and different pixel resolution. That makes a big difference in the Apps that will run on it properly.
The iPod touch is at its heart a pocket game machine and media player.
The two are different and always will be as you say. One can't just say it can be relabeled as the other.

I agree. I would love a bigger screen, but the iPad mini? No. It just wouldn't make sense to try and market two really different (in just size alone, let alone aspect ratio and pricing) products as the same thing.

JacksSmith
Apr 14, 2011, 06:45 AM
I think the iPod Touch 5 would be same like 4 but the their will be front camera and the megapixel range would increased for back camera. There will new features as always and more control over the games.

4DThinker
Apr 14, 2011, 06:56 AM
Apple will discontinue the Touch as it is stealing sales from their iPad.

1. Stevie thinks the aging population would gladly give up the tiny screen of the Touch for the larger screen of the iPad. We old folks like the larger screen since our aging eyes find it easier to read from.

2. If they keep the Touch expect a 3G/4G (data only) version. Apple likes the extra income they make from their iPhones and 3G iPads.

JMHO. 4D

gpat
Apr 14, 2011, 10:24 AM
The iPhone 5 is being delayed to September, and I think it's going to be announced during the same event as the iPods.
Considering the rumours about the cheaper, prepaid iPhone, i think the iPod touch is going to see minor improvements (or no improvements at all), with a price tag of $199. A 3G (+GPS?) version with phone capabilities is being launched starting from $299 off-contract for 8GB. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 is going to be launched as Apple's new flagship phone, with A5, 4", etc., with the same price tag of $199 on 2yr contract

Everything of this makes perfect sense to me. What do you think?

WLS
Apr 14, 2011, 01:30 PM
The iPhone 5 is being delayed to September, and I think it's going to be announced during the same event as the iPods.
Considering the rumours about the cheaper, prepaid iPhone, i think the iPod touch is going to see minor improvements (or no improvements at all), with a price tag of $199. A 3G (+GPS?) version with phone capabilities is being launched starting from $299 off-contract for 8GB. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 is going to be launched as Apple's new flagship phone, with A5, 4", etc., with the same price tag of $199 on 2yr contract

Everything of this makes perfect sense to me. What do you think?

No. I think Apple is planning to make the iPod touch a killer game machine and with the A5 it can handle a larger screen and still do that better than anything else out there.. No 3G/GPS for the Touch as usual since it doesn't need it as a game machine.
I do agree the iPhone will roll out with the iPod touch this Fall but that might mean no major changes to the rest of the iPod line unless they combine the Touch and iPhone in one separate rollout from the iPods.

gpat
Apr 15, 2011, 03:57 AM
No. I think Apple is planning to make the iPod touch a killer game machine and with the A5 it can handle a larger screen and still do that better than anything else out there.. No 3G/GPS for the Touch as usual since it doesn't need it as a game machine.
I do agree the iPhone will roll out with the iPod touch this Fall but that might mean no major changes to the rest of the iPod line unless they combine the Touch and iPhone in one separate rollout from the iPods.

You don't really need the A5 to handle a larger screen, since the resolution is remaining the same and the A4 is doing just fine. They might (and probably will) put the A5 on iPT in order to mantain fragmentation to a minimum, but that would reduce differentiation with the iPh5, and they might not want that for the prepaid iPhone. And A5 on iPod + A4 on prepaid iPhone DOES NOT make sense.

XboxEvolved
Apr 15, 2011, 05:01 AM
Apple will discontinue the Touch as it is stealing sales from their iPad.

1. Stevie thinks the aging population would gladly give up the tiny screen of the Touch for the larger screen of the iPad. We old folks like the larger screen since our aging eyes find it easier to read from.

2. If they keep the Touch expect a 3G/4G (data only) version. Apple likes the extra income they make from their iPhones and 3G iPads.

JMHO. 4D


How does it steal sales from iPad? If it is stealing sales from one of their devices doesn't that mean one less sale for their competitors in all fields?

I think a 3G/4G version is possible, although I don't know how they would do it proper and price it proper. My view is, the next one looks exactly like the current one with modest speed bumps under what the iPad 2 can do now (instead of 1Ghz, 800Ghz, has 512MB Ram) and the same exact memory choices as before. If Apple has yet to kill off their other iPod products I doubt this one is going anytime soon.

Carouser
Apr 15, 2011, 12:35 PM
Apple will discontinue the Touch as it is stealing sales from their iPad.

1. Stevie thinks the aging population would gladly give up the tiny screen of the Touch for the larger screen of the iPad. We old folks like the larger screen since our aging eyes find it easier to read from.

2. If they keep the Touch expect a 3G/4G (data only) version. Apple likes the extra income they make from their iPhones and 3G iPads.

JMHO. 4D

There is no way a product which maxes at $399 is stealing meaningful sales from a product which starts at $499. They are hardly in the same category anyway.

killer971
Apr 15, 2011, 12:54 PM
I do not think that the new ipod would have a 128gb memory....:confused:

L I G H T I N G
Apr 23, 2011, 11:23 PM
I do not think that the new ipod would have a 128gb memory....:confused:

I doubt it, that would kill the classic line up and Steve has said the classic won't end.(no plans as of now)

amdmaxx
Apr 24, 2011, 07:23 AM
Classic can jump to 250gb..

I doubt it, that would kill the classic line up and Steve has said the classic won't end.(no plans as of now)

bettaboy123
Apr 25, 2011, 04:02 PM
Here's what I think in recent light of new rumors on the iPhone (which the iPod touch takes a lot of stuff from):


slightly bigger screen (3.7" at least, maybe up to 4" (hopefully))
better cameras (obviously)
A5 for sure, less fragmentation, plus the iPod touch is marketed as a gaming device now
512MB+ of RAM (for gaming)


Maybe/Hopefully/Probably Not


"monster phone" type screen (4.3")
new design (ditch the chrome scratchy back PLEASE!)
32GB entry instead of 8GB or possibly 16GB entry


WAYYYY NO!


3G/4G
128 GB storage

OffBrand
Apr 28, 2011, 08:19 PM
The only big change I see is a white version. An FM/AM tuner and a stronger battery would be nice, but they're unlikely.