New 30GB and 80GB listed but no 60GB model?!?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Altimeter88, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Altimeter88 macrumors member

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    Where is the 60GB mentioned on the Macrumorslive.com via iLounge
    "10:12 am iLounge: 249 and 349 with 60GB and 80GB capacity "

    The apple store only shows the 30GB model and 60GB model for $249 and $349.

    Any ideas, just a mistake by iLounge? Or did apple mess up on their site, I doubt that.
     
  2. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's weird. I don't think anyone would buy the 30GB models since 80GB is only $100 more....

    Nuc
     
  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I think it was a mistake by the live broadcast. The apple website and the store say 30 and 80. Also, I note there is no education discount on iPods. That blows.
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    It's a mistake by iLounge. It's to be expected occassionally when they have to speedily type up info as soon as they hear it.
     
  5. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    I agree. 100 more for 50 gigs. That's a good deal.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep...all Apple pages showing 30 GB (7500 songs) and 80 GB (20,000 songs) models....
     
  7. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    No education discounts on the new ipods?
     
  8. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    well, at least, one is not listed on the site in the education store. the same price as normal is listed
     
  9. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

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    80gb is HUGE!! I only have 17gb on my 3G 40gb. I'm holding out for the real video iPod.
     
  10. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Noticed that--it really sucks! They probably figure students will buy them anyway... and they're right. :mad:
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Nope...the terms for the EDU store no longer list the iPod in the purchase limits section. :(
     
  12. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    If and when I upgrade (I really want to but I will hold off as long as my 40gb 4th gen can last) I will buy from amazon to avoid sales tax. Effectively getting the iPod for the same price I would have gotten it with the student discount.
     
  13. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    NOOOOOOO. I hoped it was just a mistake. nuts.
     
  14. robo74 macrumors 6502

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    real video ipod?
    I dont know, but mine plays video's, music, movies etc.

    So whats so "not" real about mine?


    Perhaps your waiting for a updated iPod Video?

    Rob
     
  15. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I was wondering why the price was lowered from the $x99 point to $x49.
     
  16. Altimeter88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think he is referring to the full widescreen iPod that has been rumored. I purchased my G5 video iPod the day it was announced but was a little dissapointed when I found out it was a small 4:3 screen. I was hoping for the same size iPod but with a full widescreen display on one side, and the familiar click-wheel with small non-color (old gen ipod) screen for navigation on the other side. It is rumored that the new full-screen ipod will have a touch sensitive face with "pop-up" type navigation controls but this is all just speculation.


    Dang, no edu. discount, your right. I guess they did drop $50 off but it would be nice to get edu. price at like $229 and $329 or something.
    I only have 20gigs used up on my 60GB G5 video iPod right now, but perhaps I will buy the 80GB unit and sell my small 2.5" external 120GB Hard drive and use the extra space on the iPod for data storage or something.
     
  17. SBT macrumors member

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    80GB - External HDD??

    I've been thinking...

    Surely no one will ever fill 80GB (or 70 odd, with the deduction of software) with songs and videos. Possibly with full length movies. However i have been thinking that if i was to invest and upgrade my old 20GB 4th Generation iPod to the BRAND NEW 80GB one, i could enable disk usage and use it as an mp3/video player and also an external HDD on the move. :)
     
  18. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    You would think that. But if you look for the "iTunes Library Count" thread (or whatever its named) people's library's are INSANE. A couple exceed 300GB :eek: . I've already exceeded 40GB on my iPod and hopefully a 120GB comes out for me to stick my favorite tv shows and movies on it. Exceeding 80 is pretty easy. Trust me, it's do-able without movies.
     
  19. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    that is a an idea, but is there any chance we're getting back the Firewire support? I would love to have OSX installed into my iPod and load it up on another mac.
     
  20. matperk macrumors 6502

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    I've got about 250gb of videos (movies and tv shows from my dvds) and i can easily fill all 80gbs that's why I bought one. It can now handle the h.264 640x480 that I encoded them in.

    I had a 4gb nano that I'm selling to someone and I have a 4G 40gb. This was just what I needed to make the upgrade worth it. We waited a year for this 5.5G update...I'm thinking it's going to be a while for the 6G, but then again, Apple loves to update stuff.
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Why not? Got about 50gb of music on my current iPod... every tune legit and ripped from CD... there's a new stack of about 20 new and unripped CDs sitting next to my keyboard to go on there as well.
     
  22. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    ...Hence Apple making 100$ more on each iPod sold. It's all about money.
     

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