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mklock
Jul 19, 2009, 04:14 PM
Hi,

I was just wondering, if someone knows when the new generation of iPods are going to be introduced.

I've heard several friends say that it's probably going to be the first week of September.




-mklock



r.j.s
Jul 19, 2009, 04:19 PM
Your guess is as good as ours, but historically, September.

looman9635
Jul 19, 2009, 04:23 PM
yeah september is like the traditional date

no.1 Apple Fan
Jul 19, 2009, 05:03 PM
Steve Jobs said once that updating in September was the update pattern for iPods.:apple:

ericinboston
Jul 21, 2009, 06:47 PM
Hi,

I was just wondering, if someone knows when the new generation of iPods are going to be introduced.

I've heard several friends say that it's probably going to be the first week of September.

-mklock

Yeah, I'm itching, too. This is a website about Apple rumors...right? :) Nobody has heard anything about the upcoming iPods? They are only about 8 weeks away at worst...I'm praying for a 64GB or 128GB flash based iPod. Love the Classics but they are slow to change songs, go through menus, etc. Unless I have a busted one. Love the size (160GB) but hate the performance.

-Eric

shimmer73083
Jul 21, 2009, 06:55 PM
I'm actually more curious about the next generation nanos. I wanted to get the 16 gb purple one last year but ended up getting a 16 gb touch, which i really love, but its no nano...apps are cool tho.

SactoGuy18
Jul 21, 2009, 07:09 PM
Here's my current "three day wild guess" on what we'll get for the new iPods:

iPod nano

Same general shape as current 4G nano, but will switch to true 16:9 aspect ratio LCD display. Capacities will be 8 GB, 16 GB, and possibly 32 GB. May or may not get built in camera.

iPod classic

Looks identical to current 120 GB model, but will get higher-capacity single-platter 160 GB hard drive and a menu display system similar to that of the current 4G nano. This will be the last of the hard disk-based iPods.

iPod touch

Essentially an iPhone 3Gs minus the cellphone functionality, will be available in 16, 32 and 64 GB versions.

ericinboston
Aug 25, 2009, 06:16 PM
So does anyone have any "rumors" about what we will see in a few short weeks (if not days)? I would really expected MacRumors to have had SOMETHING on this topic by now.

MTI
Aug 25, 2009, 06:37 PM
There has been quite a bit of discussion among the iPod Touch owners in that specific forum, especially since the release of iPhone 3GS, so if that's a platform you're interested in, have a look.

leomac08
Aug 25, 2009, 07:02 PM
most likely you will see new

ipod nano:
-more memory
-no camera
8GB($129) 16GB($149) and 32GB($199)

ipod touch
-more memory
-camera 3.0 MP
-faster processor
-no GPS
16GB($229) 32GB ($299) 64GB ($399)

ipod classic
-different style (very curved edges)
-more memory
-only one ipod line
160GB ($250)
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

MTI
Aug 25, 2009, 09:48 PM
ipod touch
-more memory
-camera 3.0 MP
-faster processor
-no GPS



That deletion would mean that there would be no geo-tag for the pictures when they get uploaded to iPhoto '09 . . . which would be pretty lame.

Likewise, if the Touch gets the iPhone 3GS camera . . . expect it to have video capability and the built in microphone, which would also open the door to the voice command feature of the iPhone 3.0 OS

Tallest Skil
Aug 25, 2009, 09:50 PM
ipod classic... ...160GB

They had one, they got rid of it, they obviously don't want one.

spillproof
Aug 25, 2009, 09:52 PM
And the shuffle will be smaller and have no physical buttons. Everything will be controlled with your voice, including power on. :rolleyes:

ElijahPost
Aug 25, 2009, 09:56 PM
Here is what I think the Classic might become (more or less)

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/611639/iPod%20Classic%20G7%20Concept.001.jpg

Tallest Skil
Aug 25, 2009, 09:57 PM
Here is what I think the Classic might become (more or less)

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/611639/iPod%20Classic%20G7%20Concept.001.jpg

Oh, so a Zune? I don't think so. We have the iPod touch for a large screen, it will be getting 64GB in September, so the classic would probably remain completely untouched until next year when it is discontinued to make room for the 128GB iPod touch.

Teej guy
Aug 25, 2009, 10:47 PM
They had one, they got rid of it, they obviously don't want one.

They didn't want one that fat, not to mention that buggy. If they can fit a higher capacity single platter drive in there, they might just go ahead and do it.

Just saying.

mrmayor92
Aug 25, 2009, 10:48 PM
theres usually new ipods every September

ckd
Aug 26, 2009, 12:00 AM
That deletion would mean that there would be no geo-tag for the pictures when they get uploaded to iPhoto '09 . . . which would be pretty lame.
The iPod touch can geo-locate based on Wi-Fi base stations, as long as they're in the Skyhook database. (It works pretty well in urban areas, as easily demonstrated with the Maps application on a current iPod; taking a nature photo in the middle of a national park, though, won't work so well....)

guydude193
Aug 26, 2009, 12:05 AM
Oh, so a Zune?

And the Nano is...? [/sarcasm]

OP, this might be what you're looking for: Link. (http://www.macrumors.com/site.php?mode=search&term=ipod+updates&submit=Search+Site)

iMaster700
Aug 28, 2009, 02:49 AM
Rumors about the new touch are that it will probably have a camera with video, a built in mic, and more storage like 64 gb or somethin like that. Oh yea and a better built in speaker, possibly like on the iphone. seems that the touch is becoming more and more like the iphone...

Brien
Aug 28, 2009, 02:57 AM
Well if the trend continues they may eventually become one and the same.

shadow1
Aug 28, 2009, 03:09 AM
I doubt Apple will get rid off the ipod classic as there is no other alternative thats bigger than 64 GB

SactoGuy18
Aug 28, 2009, 07:10 AM
Here is what I think the Classic might become (more or less)

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/611639/iPod%20Classic%20G7%20Concept.001.jpg

That concept you showed is very close to what I think the new classic will be like. It will have a larger 16:10 aspect ratio screen and go to a smaller click wheel, plus the interface will look like a larger version of the 4G iPod nano's interface.

BlizzardBomb
Aug 28, 2009, 09:21 AM
They had one, they got rid of it, they obviously don't want one.

Which is why he said single-platter. I think his points are valid.

I think the screen for the nano will also be 15:10 rather than 16:10 or 16:9, to keep inline with the iPod touch.

Tallest Skil
Aug 28, 2009, 09:22 AM
Which is why he said single-platter. I think his points are valid.

Are there any larger single-platter 1.8" drives now?

BlizzardBomb
Aug 28, 2009, 09:27 AM
Are there any larger single-platter 1.8" drives now?

Nope! 160 GB is unlikely, but there's still a small chance.

Tallest Skil
Aug 28, 2009, 09:29 AM
Nope! 160 GB is unlikely, but there's still a small chance.

That they'd bring back something identical to what they killed? I don't know about that.

BlizzardBomb
Aug 28, 2009, 09:37 AM
That they'd bring back something identical to what they killed? I don't know about that.

They only killed it because it was dual-platter (heavier, more expensive, more power-hungry, bigger). I know that no 1.8" 160 GB single-platter Hard Drives have been announced yet, but many Hard Drives have actually made their debut in an iPod so that's why there is still a chance.

On bringing it back, they've brought back a couple of things. Colours have been removed then reintroduced (iPod nano), matte screens etc.

tumpy
Sep 2, 2009, 10:44 PM
Has anyone speculated that the Classic might move to flash memory instead of being hard drive based? 128GB might just be cheap enough to work in the Classic, without all the fancy Touch stuff.

ma2ha3
Sep 8, 2009, 03:49 AM
Hi,

I was just wondering, if someone knows when the new generation of iPods are going to be introduced.

I've heard several friends say that it's probably going to be the first week of September.




-mklock

i hope they have a new classic. i need more space. because i put all my cd onto ipod and listen using ipod lossless on wadia 17 ipod dock.
more space means wav is possibility. mean better sound too.

WeemanWise
Sep 8, 2009, 07:00 PM
Here is what I think the Classic might become (more or less)

http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/611639/iPod%20Classic%20G7%20Concept.001.jpg

No, if the classic gets updated it will always have the same basic look. That is why it is called the iPod classic. No bigger screen, no smaller click wheel, probably just a bigger hard drive and maybe a camera on the back.

Techhie
Sep 8, 2009, 07:03 PM
No, if the classic gets updated it will always have the same basic look. That is why it is called the iPod classic. No bigger screen, no smaller click wheel, probably just a bigger hard drive and maybe a camera on the back.

also, the 128 GB drive in that pic suggests that it contains a SSD, which is unfeasible. If anything, Apple would either put one of the new 250 GB 1.8" drives in it, or keep it the way it is and lower the price.

pooryou
Sep 9, 2009, 02:07 AM
They only killed it because it was dual-platter (heavier, more expensive, more power-hungry, bigger). I know that no 1.8" 160 GB single-platter Hard Drives have been announced yet, but many Hard Drives have actually made their debut in an iPod so that's why there is still a chance.

On bringing it back, they've brought back a couple of things. Colours have been removed then reintroduced (iPod nano), matte screens etc.

I think they killed the 160GB because the OS on the Classic could not handle an iPod filled with that much music. It gets really slow and crashes a lot.

Hopefully they have addressed this in the new model.

bmullemeister
Sep 9, 2009, 04:32 AM
Hi
I work at a duty free store and expect the delivery on the 14th September