I don't understand the new iPod colors

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cube, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors G3

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    The previous ones were much better.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I really like the new colors, though I wish the nano came in lavender like the shuffle now does. The old colors were great, but for the most part, I only like the new blue and lavender..
     
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    I disagree. The old nano and shuffle colours were very neon compared to the more refined colours of this generation. The red and green look a lot better than their previous counterparts.

    However, I don't particularly like the lavender on the shuffle.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    yeh, i h8 the new colors, my favourite color was the orange shuffle, but im getting a touch so doesnt matter that much to me :)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Okay, these are the colors I like from the old:
    Orange and maybe pink
    Though I think the lavender and new blue are so much better.

    I don't think they should have gotten rid of orange though..
     
  6. thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yes. It's really hard to figure out why they have two greenish colors, and no yellowish.

    I was thinking maybe I should go out and try to find a new orange one somewhere.
     
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    I've yet to see them in person, but in photos the new colours look nicer to me :)
     
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    queshy

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    why don't they just offer all of the colors? I like the new ones but the old were nice too. The shuffles especially...since nothing else has changed!
     
  9. thread starter macrumors G3

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    The old ones are cheaper now.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I really like the blue and lavender. It looks so sophisticated.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Finally someone who agrees. I think I may get the new blue as well as the lavender I ordered, I love both so much..
     
  12. thread starter macrumors G3

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    I also like the violet. But the selection is not well balanced.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    i think the new colors are very girly i wish they would make colors that can appeal to both men and women the colors have always been a little girly
     
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    Navy blue might be nice :)
     
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    i think the old colors - with exception to silver & orange were REALLY GIRLY

    i think these new colors are sleek and sophisticated. Apple is moving towards sophistication instead of like their old, sterile, primary colors thing.

    no more white iMacs, no plastic iBooks, silver iPod Classic... new, soft colors.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Implying it is 'girly' to colors is not very appropriate, I love the new lavender and blue, and I'm a guy. Sure, the color hues could be more balanced, but I do not think it is very nice to simply label a color masculine or feminine.
     
  17. thread starter macrumors G3

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    Still, a discontinued shuffle costs 4 times the price of a 2GB microSD card.

    8X premium for half the capacity and less practicality seems too much for something just because it looks cute.

    The rational thing is for me to stick to my RIZR (it's already maxed out to 2GB).
     
  18. thread starter macrumors G3

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    Miami Vice was hip a long time ago.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    The blue, silver and black are all perfectly fine colors for a guy, if you ask me. (I'm a guy). I'd buy the lavender if I were in the market for a Shuffle.
     
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    I agree. It's not so much that the new colors are bad meaning ugly, it's that they are bad meaning they will only really appeal to a small subset of iPod buyers, and thus force the majority to choose from only the black or silver.

    For example, any person who likes to project an aggressive, or hip, or young image is not gonna like any of these somewhat pastel hues. I may like them in a couch in my mother's living room, but it totally turns me off as a portable I want to have with me all the time. The older colors appeal to almost everyone, and more importantly they didn't really turn anyone off, like the new colors do.

    I don't dislike the current colors per se, they'd be nice on other products, but I don't like them as something that I'm gonna have on me all the time.

    In other words, the only people who will even be willing to wear these colors are limited to a very small group that approximately only consists of very feminine acting people and very calm people. More importantly these colors will be totally unacceptable to many other types of people.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    i guess it wasnt rite to label the colors as "girly" there should just be a better balance
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    The colors work both ways, it's not a matter of gender, it's a matter of taste. Also, some of you are forgetting that there is a silver shuffle, nano, etc..
     
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    I agree with the general concensus here. The new colors are very similar to throw up on a plate! Theyre not vibrant, theyre dull.

    These are colors that should be in a living room, not on an mp3 player. If i were to get any color, it would be the red, silver, or black. Nothing else is remotely easy on the eyes.

    Thank God for colorware :rolleyes:
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    sure i mean i could just get the silver or the black but it would be cool to have like a bright blue, orange, green or something that isnt so dull
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    The blue is rather bright, at least to me..
     

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