Any Speculation of when an 80GB iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dlastmango, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. dlastmango macrumors 6502

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    this is what i have been holding out for and i thought i might come with the release of 5G iPods... i dont need that much space for music but to transfer Video projects from work to home...oh yeah...and some music as well..
    chris
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    MacWorld SF 2006 is always the surest bet. I think we'll see a new 80GB iPod.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You see? You're not alone, my friend...

    But sooner or later, someone will come along and say:

    '80gb? WTF? Who could possibly need all that space? I certainly wouldn't. Anybody who needs this must be insane — who the hell needs that many songs?'

    But I'm hoping to get a new iPod in 2006 and fingers crossed, it will be an 80gb model — enough for my entire music collection plus a little spare to carry some work around on.

    In 10-15 years time, we'll laugh at the puny capacity of our 80gb iPods.
     
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  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Ohhh, imagine a Beowulf cluster of 80GB iPods. :D
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Since no one is willing to hasten Blue's forecast

    80gb? WTF? Who could possibly need all that space? I certainly wouldn't. Anybody who needs this must be insane — who the hell needs that many songs?:D

    Actually, I am torn - I really want to get one now and can't foresee a need for 80GB before the 7G is released (I plan on replacing every other generation), but my wife wants me to save $50 a month before I get one. That puts me just past Christmas, tempting me to wait until MWSF to see if it is upped.
     
  7. dejo Moderator

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    I, for one, look forward to an 80GB iPod, since I can't fit my current 59GB iTunes collection on my 60GB (55.8GB capacity) iPod.
     
  8. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    Toshiba makes the drives already so I would imagine it is just a matter of time. MWSF sounds reasonable. Perhaps Apple couldn't buy the drives cheap enough from Toshiba to keep the $299/$399 price points for 40/80 GB 5th Gen. iPods when they were initially released.

    I was thinking that if I upgrade my iPod to a 5th gen that I would wait until they went to 40/80 GB capacities. I'm assuming they'd keep the same price points. I was leaning towards getting the highest capacity but I just stopped in the local Apple Store yesterday to pick up a keyboard and checked out the new iPods. The 30 GB is so nice and thin compared to the 60 GB. The 60 GB isn't huge by any means - it is about the same thickness as my 4G 20 GB. I think the 5G 60 GB is actually 1 mm thinner or something.

    The thinness of the single-platter microdrive iPods is amazing though. Maybe I'll wait for a thin 40 GB and upgrade then. My iTunes library is about 23 GiB at the moment, adding in all my pictures and a few videos or whatnot for novelty's sake and I'd still have a good amount of room for transporting data. Remember 40 GB = ~37GiB.
     
  9. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Why would anyone want 80 gigs?!?!?!?!?




    I am waiting to break the 100GB mark! :D

    Hopefully now that you can play video on iPods people will stop complaining about people who want more capacity. I for one decided earlier this year that I would not upgrade my long over-ful 30GB until capacities reach at least 80GB...
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i just hope they aren't made out of the same materials at the current ones...
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i can see a 80gb in the 6g model or perhaps the 5g(unlike but i bet thye could do it and make it smaller then the old 60gb model it was a BRICK)

    i love having al my music on the go but if i had 60gbs+ would i reall need all those songs(but it is nice to have all you music(
     
  12. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Could it be possible to replace the current 60gb drives with the already being manufactured 80gb ones? I smell a mod....
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Even if they go 80GB next week, I'm not biting 'til 100GB. I get more haphazard performance from a full iPod compared to one with about 10% free. It doesn't make sense, but that's just what I find. :(
     

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