Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by leokent, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. leokent macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2006
    Well I am looking at getting a 30GB iPod Video but I am a little concerned about a possible new model. Looking at the iPod buying guide suggests that a new model might be on its way as the current one is 254 days old whith an average change time of 207 days. I know Hon Hai hinted that a new one might be about to be released, but do you think there will be? With the deal with the movies being delayed to possibly 2007, do you think that the new iPod will be delayed. Then again, does the recent release of the U2 iPod suggest that the 30GB will not change much... or could it just be a special edition to raise sales?
  2. yah00z macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    Once again...

    If you need it now, buy it now... If you can wait, wait.

    I personally just purchased a 30 gig iPod. Then, when I got my replacement MBP, I requested that it be sent prior to me sending me current one, but in order to do that I had to pay for it in advanced. Basically I created an entire new order, which allowed me to get the free nano, then paid for it, and will be refunded for the other laptop once they receive it. Works for me, I can't be without the laptop, yeah I am out 2490 for a couple weeks, but I get another iPod. Anyways, I ended up going with another 30 gig which is 269 minus 179 cost me 90 plus tax. Of course I spent 2490 on a MBP 2.16 :)

    But, I love the 30 gig. Yeah there is going to be an update somewhat soon, but I don't think untill the end of the year. Like I said, if you need it now, buy one now. If not, wait for the update.
  3. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2005
    London, England.
    If you really really want one, just buy it.

    If you can wait, then wait :)

    The new 6G iPod will be worth the wait for sure.
  4. dhc macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    I concur, but If you can wait, I hear the 7g will be loaded ...;)
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Hard to say what will be released and when, but it would seem that the iPod 6G is bound to be unveiled soon. But being a owner of the 60GB iPod 5G, I can highly recommend the current version as being a great iPod. :)
  6. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    it depends what you mean as "soon" for thinking there might be a new iPod released. I would be very shocked if it was before Sept./Oct. because what i see the student union iPod deal thing as is a way to move the extra supplies of iPods to make way for the new revisions coming out. If you cannot wait at least 3 months, i'd say buy now. The problem is we don't even know if there will definitely be a new iPod coming out after the student deal ends, it may even be a month or two after that! That makes it a possible time period of 4-5 months of iPodlessness. Seems a waste to wait.
  7. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    The new iPod is coming out on Tuesday...Steve Jobs called me last night and told me himself.
  8. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2005
    Chances are a new iPod will be around this year. I would wait, unless you need to get one.
  9. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    I reckon the new ipod will be postponed until October. The original one was October 2001 so this would celebrate the 5 year anniversary.
  10. leokent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2006
    Another factor which might influence my choice is price. Apple are currently selling the 30GB at £219 here in the UK. I would guess that the next generation iPod will be around that figure still. It is possible to get the current iPod for £175 at Amazon, which is nearly £45 cheaper. When the new iPod comes out, how long will it be until companies like Amazon can sell it at such cut prices?
  11. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    no one here can tell you definitively when the new ipods are coming, but the majority of guesses lie around late fall/winter.

    if you want to wait that long, go for it, but i'd say that if you're in the market now, buy one now.
  12. leokent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2006
    OK, thanks. As my main use for it will be music, I can't see Apple can improve it too much can they? Well I guess they could improve the battery life... but that big screen would drain it quickly I am sure!

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