Price cut expected ?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by raghugs, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello Everybody

    I am planning to buy Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation after selling my HTC One X.

    As everybody else, i find the price to be on the upper side.
    I heard that Apple iPad Mini is a big competitor to Apple iPod Touch in terms of value proposition.

    Would Apple release an 8GB or 16GB iPod Touch 5th Generation and reduce it's price drastically after Apple iPad Mini's release to justify Apple iPod Touch's existence ?
     
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    No.

    Next update cycle (next October), they will update the low end A4 (16 GB) to the current A5 design but I expect the price to remain the same ($199) or to go up a little.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    You should stop listening to clueless people. The Touch is something you can hold in one hand, put in a pants pocket, and is cheaper for the storage you get.

    No. The two devices don't compete with each other, so your entire premise is flawed.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    They do compete with each other. The only thing Ipod touch has over Ipad mini is the retina display. Camera front and back are equal and i believe Ipad mini has ALS.

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    They might release Ipod touch 5 16G at $249 next year but for now you will have to look for Gen 4 16G at very reasonable price $199. In my opinion, get the 4th gen, its a bargain. Touch 5 still has flaws in the gaming ratio and its lacks ALS.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Wow, you managed to quote yet completely ignore the reasons I gave why they don't compete with each other and give some irrelevant feature comparisons. To the OP: This is the kind of guy I suggested you stop listening to.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it is because your reason make no sense in anyway, hence, some people can put ipad mini in their coat or suit because it is very light. The fact the Ipod touch 5 is overpriced and you probably have your hand on one already.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Most people that listen to music like to have it in their pocket or hand, not coat pocket and suit.
     
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    thekev

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    They just updated, and it's a mature product. I find this extremely unlikely. They haven't done any unexpected drastic price reductions since the first iphone. That was five years ago. My point is that even if they did something like this, no one could predict it. The ipods aren't a big focus anymore. Their functions have been consolidated to a degree with smartphones, and they're basically tapped out on major growth potential.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    If u are deciding between the iPod touch 5th gen & the iPad mini, here's something to consider. Saw in the forums a while back.

     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello Everybody

    Thanks for enlightening me on this topic.
    As many of you have suggested, Apple may not introduce price cuts in middle of the product life cycle.

    Our investments in gadgets are in safer hands for one year only with Apple.
    Every other products losses it's value as soon as you buy it.

    I have just ordered Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation (White).
    I was an Apple iPod Touch user two years back and was using Android Mobile phones meanwhile and despite Google offering a high end product in dirt cheap price.

    I wanted to buy a premium product, not a high-end white box like item.
    I hope, i have made the right decision.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Great argument, and as an owner of both a mini and touch 5g, I totally agree. Which thread did you see that in?
     
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  13. WLS, Nov 7, 2012
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    I have both also. My opinion for what it is worth is that the Touch offers more storage, pocketability, and a better screen for less money. The Touch likely will not be updated next year or perhaps not ever, while the Mini is likely to get a display update next year. The only price cut to expect is a Black Friday sale where Apple gives free overnight or 2nd day shipping or the retail stores bundle something free with purchase.
    Buy the touch now and wait for the improved mini.
     
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    I think you've made an excellent choice and will enjoy every minute of your new Touch 5G.
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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    Not sure, can't remember. Everytime I see good comments like this one, I copy & paste it into the Notes app on my iPhone, for later use such as on this occasion.

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    I agree. It's a fantastic device, & for $400 of course it should be one.
     

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