Still no 16 GB Nano.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Rowlander, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    If you look at the small, flashbased MP3-player market, there are already many available with 16 GB!

    Take the Creative Zen which is hardly bigger than the nano: You can get a 16GB-version zen for the same price (or less) as a 8 GB nano, 199$.

    There is even a 32 GB version of the zen!

    So what is Apple waiting for? Especially since they added video to the nano a 8 GB maximum seems too tiny. I don´t think that a 16 GB version would eat into the sales of the classic. It seems they are waiting for September because that is their product-renewal cycle. But I find that dumb since the market has been clearly ready for a 16 GB nano for a while now!
     
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    northy124

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    Wait for MacWorld I think it will be launched then, Also not dumb as it is perfect for back to school.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Nah, not Macworld, at the September event, I´m sure!
    I just don´t agree with the decision to delay it for so long and don´t find it logical. I guess, iPods are such a strong brand that they don´t REALLY need to be as good as the competition all the time. ;)
     
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    yea but wouldnt the nano get bigger and would defeat the purpose of a nano isnt it sopposed to be really small etc.
     
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    Chase R

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    Not really, I bet apple could make a 32GB Nano smaller than the one currently available ;) :apple:
     
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    only as technology evolves
     
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    However, it you put a Creative ZEN side-by-side with the 3G iPod nano, note how much physically smaller the nano is. As such, they designed it to support only one flash memory chip, and as such that limits the nano to 8 GB storage. With higher-density flash memory now available, I expect the replacement for the nano to have 16 and possibly 32 GB versions.

    Also, the software that comes with the ZEN is no where as elegant as iTunes 7.6.2, either.
     
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    ert3

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    Personally I think the old touch wheel iPods are dead.

    Its getting kinda obvious that apple want to push its new touch series.
     
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    I think the clickwheel is timeless, and Apple is going to have it for a long time.

    Apple could indeed have a 16 or 32 GB nano, quite easily. But the price would be too great to really justify getting it instead of an iPod Touch.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    Again: The 16GB Zen is around 199$.

    The 8 GB nano is 199$,
    the 8 GB touch is 299$,
    the 16 GB touch is 399$

    Even if the 16 nano was 299$, it would still offer enough "advantages" like size and capacity over the 8GB-touch. More than enough people would buy it, believe me. I would buy a 16GB-nano over an 8GB-touch if they were the same price. 8GB is just not enough. :eek:
     
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    Excuse me for my ignorance, but when is MacWorld?
     
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    northy124

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    Looking back at my Post I don't think it will be then but maybe in August (If there's an event)
     
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    Im guessing in September Apple will update the ipod nano lineup with 8GB and 16GB.

    8GB - £99
    16GB - £129/139
     
  14. macrumors 601

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    January. But iPod updates typically come in September.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    I am sure there will be a general iPod HD size upgrade by the end of this year.
     
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    You have to remember the Zen has a SD card slot and a 2.4in screen. That has to do with the larger size.
     
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    yea if they got rid of the touch wheel then i couldnt look at it as a apple ipod it would be just another mp3/mp4
     

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