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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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So, is the iPod Touch 6 coming two years from now?

Do you think an iPod with an A6 chip will be released next year or the year after?

Like the jump from A4 to A5.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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I think the iPod A6 will be released at the same time as the iPhone A7.
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I think the iPod A6 will be released at the same time as the iPhone A7.
Yep, or the A8 if it waits 2 years like this year.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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New colors next year. Upgraded features/performance in two years is my prediction.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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I think with this specs, it could last 2 yrs life cycle.

But under Cook, nothing is certain. Iphone might have 4.5 inch screen next year.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:00 PM   #9
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Do you think an iPod with an A6 chip will be released next year or the year after?

Like the jump from A4 to A5.
If they follow the same roadmap they have been following since the 3rd gen, next year the 16Gb will be upgraded to the latest A5 design while the 32Gb/64Gb will only get minor changes (more colors, light sensor put back ?, etc). In 2 or 3 year, they will probably release a new design with an A6.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:14 PM   #10
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Do you think an iPod with an A6 chip will be released next year or the year after?

Like the jump from A4 to A5.
Don't mean to rain on any ipt 6g hopes but Apple insider reported this:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/10/24/ipod-touch-viewed-as-in-final-stage-of-product-life-cycle

Their point of view but I wouldn't be surprised.

Although, they said the same thing about the Mac mini and it's still going strong.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 09:27 AM   #11
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In the upcoming years, older generation iPhones might be the next iPod Touches.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:27 AM   #12
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If it's released next March I'll still upgrade my 5th Gen.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:59 PM   #13
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I think the current Touch 5 specs can last at least a year without needed upgrade so next year we may see 16G touch 5 at $249 or may be a price down 32G. I doubt they would add new color.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:39 PM   #14
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I don't care what they call it as long as it has an A6 by next year.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:23 PM   #15
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They'll put the A6 chip in it next year but probably will still be the "5th Generation". The 32GB will cost $250, 64GB $350, and they'll come out with a 96GB or 128GB for $450. 32GB will also be the lowest capacity for the iPhone 5S.

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In the upcoming years, older generation iPhones might be the next iPod Touches.
No, just no.
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They'll put the A6 chip in it next year but probably will still be the "5th Generation".
The Touch will only get minor upgrades next year with the exception that the entire line will use the A5 (i.e. the 16GB will go from an A4 to A5). You will not see an A6 for 2-3 years.

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I don't care what they call it as long as it has an A6 by next year.
Based on the past history of the Touch upgrades, it's not going to happen. Apple always follows the same update path on the Touch which means your looking at 2-3 years before you get an A6 in a Touch.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:34 PM   #17
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The Touch will only get minor upgrades next year with the exception that the entire line will use the A5 (i.e. the 16GB will go from an A4 to A5). You will not see an A6 for 2-3 years.

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Based on the past history of the Touch upgrades, it's not going to happen. Apple always follows the same update path on the Touch which means your looking at 2-3 years before you get an A6 in a Touch.
Not everything stays the same. Next year you'll be like "wow, that kid was right". Watch it happen.
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Not everything stays the same. Next year you'll be like "wow, that kid was right". Watch it happen.
Not going to happen and you are welcome to bookmark this post . Apple is sticking with the cheaper A5 for the Touch and iPad Mini. You will not see an A6 in a Touch or iPad Mini for 2-3 years.
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The Touch will only get minor upgrades next year with the exception that the entire line will use the A5 (i.e. the 16GB will go from an A4 to A5). You will not see an A6 for 2-3 years.

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Based on the past history of the Touch upgrades, it's not going to happen. Apple always follows the same update path on the Touch which means your looking at 2-3 years before you get an A6 in a Touch.
This current trend didn't really start until the 4th gen. 1st gen, the iPod touch had the same processor, ram and graphics as the iPhone. The second gen was actually faster than the iPhone 3G and the 3rd gen had the same specs as the iPhone 3GS. These iPods were always updated in the fall of each year following the iPhone announcement. This two year update cycle started with the 4th gen. So it still should still be seen as the exception and not the rule. We'll see what happens next year.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:34 PM   #20
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As long as it can handle OS7 and OS8.... they will not need to upgrade the hardware. If the developers can push the limits on their games and the video processing is the hold up, then yes... a new touch will need to be released next fall. Unlikely but hell anything is possible.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:14 PM   #21
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Not going to happen and you are welcome to bookmark this post . Apple is sticking with the cheaper A5 for the Touch and iPad Mini. You will not see an A6 in a Touch or iPad Mini for 2-3 years.
They'll put the A7 chip in the iPhone 5S. There's no way that they'll leave the ipod touch and ipad mini 4 chips behind the iPhone.
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