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Old May 14, 2011, 02:29 AM   #1
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When will we get a 128GB iPod Touch?

Is it just that SSD hasn't been miniaturized yet or it has but too expensive?
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Old May 14, 2011, 09:33 AM   #2
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128GB SSD models sell for, on average, $225. Prices are dropping, however. So give it a little time.
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Old May 14, 2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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128GB SSD models sell for, on average, $225. Prices are dropping, however. So give it a little time.
So did the 64GB SSDs back in 2009 when the 64GB iTouch was released.
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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When a lot of people need it.
I don't think there are a lot of people that need 128 gb.
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:12 AM   #5
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So did the 64GB SSDs back in 2009 when the 64GB iTouch was released.
The iPod Touch uses 2x 32GB, not a 64gb stick.

For the 128gb iPod Touch to be sold, it'd be 2x 64gb. And that would be either late this year or next year.
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The iPod Touch uses 2x 32GB, not a 64gb stick.

For the 128gb iPod Touch to be sold, it'd be 2x 64gb. And that would be either late this year or next year.
I am aware of that. Most 2.5" SSDs use either 8 or 16 NANDs depending on the capacity and model (you need many NANDs to populate the channels in order to get good performance). 64GB NANDs are already available too. My point was that NAND flash prices have gone down enough to make 128GB iPod Touch plausible.
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Old May 14, 2011, 06:05 PM   #7
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As apps get bigger and bigger there's gonna be an increased demand for more storage.
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Old May 15, 2011, 01:23 AM   #8
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So it's at least a year away to 128GB iPod Touch. My music library is nearing 70GB so I'm definitely in the market for this.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 03:14 PM   #9
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When a lot of people need it.
I don't think there are a lot of people that need 128 gb.

With due respect, I believe the added space would enable the device to be more versatile. Just as the original iPod taught people that they "needed" it, the added space would make it possible for the device to do more things that people "need."

For example, 128 gb paired with a high quality camera/camcorder would likely move some of the camcorder market onto the iPod bandwagon. Not all, but some. Not to mention more room for TV episodes or movies for the daily commute or dragging flight. Better games and applications were already mentioned in this thread. I just don't think the product is done growing yet and space is something that has been doubling without purpose for years, leading to new uses and better quality media. Not only does apple need to provide the space, they also need to consider slightly better sound quality. I know I would welcome it. The difference between the headphones jack and the actual quality of the file is noticeable.
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I was hoping to buy a 128gb touch this year but, oh well!

I've had to convert my music to 128kbps (just for "on the go"). Can't carry/buy many apps if I want to also carry my photo and music libraries with me... and they take precedence over apps.
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Old Nov 21, 2011, 12:10 PM   #11
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I imagine they'd want to get the iPod Touch up to 128GB so they could consider quietly discontinuing out the iPod Classic (or possibly increasing the storage on the Classic to justify its existence).
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