Good time to get the iPod Touch 5th Generation? (March/April 2013).

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheHernanFR, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2013
    Monterey, CA.
    Hello everyone. I have been thinking of getting the New iPod Touch 5th Generation. I have the 4th Generation model since 2010. Its still good, but now it is getting sluggish. I was thinking about getting the new iPod Touch 5th Generation, but its already 5 months old. Should I get the 5th Generation, or should I wait for the 6th Generation? Please Reply ASAP.
  2. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I really do have a feeling that end June, Apple might release Touch 5 16gb.

    But if you prefer 32GB, anytime is perfect time to get the Touch. Unless we are in September and apple is not releasing Touch 6 but will lower price for Touch 5.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
  5. macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    I always felt the 4G Touch being real slow. The iPT5 are sick, get one.
  6. macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    They will release one but it will most likely be this October.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    Why would Apple release a 16GB model, with a lower profit margin? Is the iPt5 not selling well in the 32/64GB capacities?
    If anything I would see them release a 128GB model, along with a 128GB iPhone.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    I bet you'll say that for the 6th generation when it comes out :p

    Edit: Huh, emoticons don't seem to work on tapatalk.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
  10. macrumors 68020


    Sep 25, 2012
    I have the iPod Touch 5G, and I love it. It can run just about any modern iOS app that the latest iPhone can run.

    Look. Reality is that the iPod line is NOT one of Apple's priorities, because it's a tiny fraction of their revenues. That means that Apple is IN NO HURRY to competitively update it right away (like they have to do with the iPads and iPhones where they need to compete fiercely against rivals like Samsung who release a new tablet every 6 days, insert sarcasm here).

    Secondly, there are hardly any rumors of a "newer" iPod Touch coming up any time soon.

    So in summary? Right now is probably an OK time to buy one if you want or need one.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2012
    I would never buy an Apple product unless it was released less than 2 month previous. If you want a 6th gen I would wait, especially if your 4th gen still works. (I only bought the 5th gen because my 4th gen broke and I needed 64GB)
  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2013
    I don't expect them to refresh iPod touch this year at all. Last one was a pretty big update and they would not bother with it till 2014. So, I guess you should just go for it.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Apple never really release their sales figure of the Ipod touch like they did with the Ipad series.

    Plus there is much complain that price is close to Ipad mini which obviously is a huge hit. Why would you want to spend 299 when 30 more you get a 8 inch ipad.
  14. macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Apple sold just over 3 mlion new iPod Touche 5's in the first few weeks of them going on sale.
  15. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
    But you may not want a tablet, you are looking for something portable. The mini is not portable.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    I would agree that the size is the most obvious difference. I got one for my wife, who has a full-size iPad, and she listens to audio books with it in her pocket. Can't do that with an iPad mini.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    Except the 4th Generation is way too slow for iOS 6 and I cannot believe Apple still sells them with iOS 7 coming around the corner. It is 3 year old hardware (that never really was state of the art at it's prime) on a brand new OS. The 5th gen is still not state of the art compared to the new iPads and iPhone 5 but it is actually pretty fast and I would expect it to keep up for a few years of new versions of iOS. However I don't expect apple to keep selling them for 3 years, that I really hope does not happen...
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Apple may or may not release an iPod Touch along side the iPhone as it did with the iPhone 5. Apple did skip a year of iPod touch so take anything with a grain of salt. No one knows. But if your making a decision now. iPod Touch 5th Generation is the best.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    Get it.

    Apple doesn't update the touch every year, it's every 2 years.

    Notice the iphone 4s came out, no update to the touch, but the 5 came out the touch was updated and when the 5s is out the touch won't be out until the iphone 6 comes out
  20. macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2007
    2011 was the only year since the iPod Touch's introduction in 2007 where it wasn't updated.
  21. macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2011
    I'd expect to see a 16GB Touch but no refresh otherwise (except perhaps minor improvements in speed, camera, new colors etc). Apple will be looking to introduce products at lower price points for both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th gen to standardise on form factor and allow IOS to move on from the older generation hardware.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Actually Ipod touch updates every year. In 2011, they added the white version of Gen 4. Though i doubt they could do anything with it this year judging how competitorless it is in the market.
  23. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    It's an iPod touch. It'll probably stay the same for two years.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2011
    It's on sale at Best Buy this week, as are the iPads (which have a more significant price drop.)

    Somebody on tv suggested perhaps new models of each are about to be released since sales are so rare.

    Might be something you want to look into?

    Or, if you do buy soon, maybe keep a close watch to see if a new model comes out while you still could return it and get the latest/greatest? :confused:
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2013
    I'd buy one if it wasn't for the stupid fact that Apple moronically made the device so thin, that they compromised the ambient light sensor which is a very useful function in my opinion (saves battery life).

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