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applepeel
Jul 21, 2009, 07:15 PM
Anyone care to speculate on what size storage capacities we can expect to see across the forthcoming (September?) iPod line-up?

I'm hoping for a 120GB or 128GB iPod touch, personally, although I do realize that might be a long shot.

And how about the iPod classic? Back to 160GB, or perhaps 256GB?

Also, do you imagine that, if the iPod touch is indeed bumped to something like 120GB, the iPod classic might be discontinued?

Please share your thoughts.



guydude193
Jul 21, 2009, 07:18 PM
I think the iPod classic will be discontinued anyway, regardless of what the capacity is of the 'touch. And then Apple will come out with an app that shows an iPod classic on the screen and you can emulate it and use the games that were specifically produced for the 'classic.

David G.
Jul 21, 2009, 07:24 PM
My guess would be that they double all the respective capicities; ie. to 16, 32, topping out at 64 GB. My guess for the Classic is that they keep it around for a max of 1 or two more years (250 GB:confused:) till flash prices drop to be low enough that the touch can have 128 GB at the top end(next year) or at the mid point(1.5-2 years). Of course that all just wild speculation though.

Jeffrosproto
Jul 21, 2009, 07:45 PM
I would say that the touch will range up to 64gb, and the classic will remain for another year.

ericinboston
Jul 22, 2009, 11:45 AM
I would certainly HOPE Apple does not discontinue and force my to buy some overpriced iTouch.

I use my iPod as what it is generally intended...a music player. I don't need wifi and games and whatever other garbage that people "want"...that's why Apple has the Touch and Phone and iPod.

All I care is that it comes in 120gig or larger and prefarably is flash instead of a drive. Memory chips are so cheap these days that it would be easy and cost effective to put them in to total 120gigs. I know Apple's Nano's don't use USB Flash key technology but come on, 32GB flash keys are $30 anywhere. 64gig keys are about $65. And those are RETAIL prices mind you....Apple's cost would be significantly cheaper as they buy in the thousands if not millions of units...now apply this principle to whatever memory technology they wish.

Some folks may claim 120gig+ is more than anyone would ever want for just music...but I have over 160gigs of 192k mp3s on my home machine...all legit...and still growing.

Sure, not everyone has as much music as me, but a lot of folks would like to be able to store the music in lossless for a better sounding system...and would like the iPod to have a better sounding output so that lossless can truly be enjoyed. And I may convert a few tv series dvds for short video watching which would eat up 150MB per 30minute episode.

I love the Nano...just far too small in storage size.

-Eric

DaftUnion
Jul 22, 2009, 04:29 PM
Here goes:

The iPod Touch is at 8gb, 16gb, and 32gb. They will update it to 16gb, 32gb, and 64gb at the same price points and most likely add a camera/video camera to it. They always double the storage from last year so it looks like it won't be until 2010 when you'll have a 32gb, 64gb, and 128gb iPod Touch.

iPod nano will be updated to 16gb and 32gb.

iPod classic will most likely either stay the same for size or be upgraded to 160gb from 120gb and put it right back to where the top size model was a year ago. It's not going to be a 200gb or 250gb hard drive because hard drive models are never doubled in size and the top models cost too much to put in a $249 price point. If any increase...160gb I'd say tops.

Chupa Chupa
Jul 24, 2009, 11:27 AM
My guess:

iPod "classic" will remain unchanged in price and capacity. I don't think it will be discontinued b/c a lot of DJs still use them. It's def. a niche product now, but it's used by the right people to justify keeping it alive one more year.

iPod Touch will go to a max of 64GB if they can fit it in the existing case. Regardless I can see $30 price cuts for all price points.

iPod nano in 16GB and 32GB flavors, $149 and $199. (Price points stay the same to shepherd people over to the touch. See Apple's comments from the analyst meeting... they know the clickwheel iPod is a dying and need to convert users to the touch ASAP.)

Shuffle was already updated this year. No change.

atoothelex
Jul 24, 2009, 12:40 PM
Memory chips are so cheap these days that it would be easy and cost effective to put them in to total 120gigs. I know Apple's Nano's don't use USB Flash key technology but come on, 32GB flash keys are $30 anywhere. 64gig keys are about $65. And those are RETAIL prices mind you
Some folks may claim 120gig+ is more than anyone would ever want for just music...but I have over 160gigs of 192k mp3s on my home machine...all legit...and still growing.

Sure, not everyone has as much music as me, but a lot of folks would like to be able to store the music in lossless for a better sounding system...and would like the iPod to have a better sounding output so that lossless can truly be enjoyed. And I may convert a few tv series dvds for short video watching which would eat up 150MB per 30minute episode.

-Eric
I have no idea where you got your figures. 32GB Flash drive for $30? HA! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_1_4?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=32gb+flash+drive&x=0&y=0&sprefix=32GB
and 64GB for $64? HAHAHA!!
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=64gb+flash+drive&x=0&y=0
anyway, i wholeheartedly agree with you about needing more memory. I have so many GB's of mp3's (160+) and not counting podcasts, movies, and TV shows. Besides, Apple would be stupid to some out with smaller capacity iPods when they just upgraded the iTunes Store to an iTunes plus standard. So each song will take up 2x the memory, but they decrease the size of the iPod? WTF? I will be severely disappointed in Apple if 1) Don't increase the iPod classic to over 160GB or 2) Kill the iPod classic. I was disappointed last year to see the iPod take a 40GB cut. Come on Apple, you have the 1.8" 250GB Toshiba HDD, USE IT!!!!!!