Some questions before I think about purchasing

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Baba Ganoush, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    I was curious on how long a current ipod touch would last. I know there is an update coming out soon but what about after that? How long will the current model of ipod touch receive new software updates after they release a new model of the touch? Or will the current one receive software updates for years to come?
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    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
    In September

    See buyers guide

    Purchase Now..its fine
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    So if i purchased now, how long would the ipod touch receive software updates? Would I still be able to purchase future updates even if they come out with a new generation of the touch?
  4. macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    I think it's safe to say that the current iPod Touch and iPhone will continue to be able to receive software updates from Apple for a VERY long time. Unlike regular iPods, the Touch runs iPhone OS, which has so much potential with apps that the software will be updatable as long as there is an iPhone.

    The only thing that's not future proof is the hardware- and if you don't have a problem with that eventually becoming outdated and you've decided against the iPhone- there's no reason not to buy now.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Thats mostly what I am worried about is the hardware getting outdated. Is there anything major hardware wise that is rumored for the next ipod touch that would warrant a wait?

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