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Unhappy about the new ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by caj, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. caj
    macrumors member


    Unhappy about the new ipod touch's storage capacity? Well, I for one am. If you feel the same reply "me two" and then the next person "me three" etc.
  2. macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Exactly how much flash memory were you hoping for, then? :rolleyes:
  3. macrumors 603


    160Gig of course.

    Life is a game of compromise, learn to live with it.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    :D Mmm.... 160GB Flash. Let's see them get that into an iPod.
  5. macrumors 601


    Geeze people. the iPod Touch is about the same thickness as the Nano.

    There's just no pleasing some people. Me included.
  6. macrumors 68020


    I was hoping for a hard drive, 80GB would have sufficed! I think Apple crippled the product by going with Flash and just making it about thinness, not performance.
  7. macrumors 603


    How have they crippled it? Because 1% of MacRumors readers can't fit their 100Gig iTunes Library onto it and wont be buying it?

    I'm sure Steve Jobs will be crying into his Billions.
  8. macrumors Core

    I can't see the point in the Touch to be honest.

    Woo, flashy interface. Big deal!
  9. macrumors 601


    I'm pretty sure they made it about performance, not capacity.

    Flash = no seek and load times, much increased durability.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Performance? Flash kicks HD's ass in performance.


    The time will come when flash drives get big enough to fit everyone's needs, but for now Apple have made a good compromise by releasing a flash and HD player, with respective interfaces.
  11. macrumors 601


    Flashy interface, bigger, better screen for video watching, high durability, and, most importantly, Mac OS X. That means hackability and expandability.
  12. macrumors 603


    Kind of is a big deal though. There is only so far you can take the click wheel, really.
  13. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    i'm sure they can make a one-off iPod Touch with 160GB of Flash memory. It'd just cost more than Apple Inc. itself :p
  14. macrumors Core

    But I'm not interested in a big screen, Wi-Fi, OS X being on a little device.
    I just like the nice and simple iPod. I'm not bothered about CoverFlow or colour screens or games.

    And using a touchscreen iPod without taking it out of your pocket will be a bit awkward....

    Nice large capacity for higher quality encoding. That's all I'm interested in.
  15. Moderator


    Staff Member

    I agree. I can't even see the point of video on an iPod :D
  16. macrumors 6502a

    My guess is that in two years (Sept of 2009) Apple will release a 256GB Flash Based iPod touch, by then Starbucks will already be entirely itunesified, and my itunes library will have already grown past that :D. By that time, it will be time to drop Hard Drives.
  17. macrumors regular

    I'd have liked to have seen greater capacity on the Touch but to be honest, of the 6,000+ songs I have on my ipod, I could probably live without 90% very comfortably.
  18. macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    You are the reason they kept the iPod classic :)
  19. dcv
    macrumors G3

    To be honest I'm more interested in the big screen and Wi-Fi than the iPod function!

    I'd like something similar to my Nokia 770 internet tablet only with a better GUI, more memory and better text entry, etc.

    The iPod Touch has the decent memory but the screen is probably too small to be that useable for web browsing. My Nokia tablet is 800px wide which is great. I have no idea what the text entry would be like on the iPod Touch though. The fact that it's also an iPod is useful for travelling as I'd only have to take the one device... but just based on the tiny screen resolution I probably won't bother buying it. It's not much different from me just using my mobile phone.

    Dammit Apple, where's me ultraportable or travel tablet device?!!
  20. macrumors Core

    And very glad I am about it too.

    I'm merely pointing out that everyone has different views on what is good and what is bad.

    As a concept I like the Touch, but I wouldn't buy one because as a complete package it's not what I want.

    dcv If they added Mail to the Touch and maybe a cut down verision of iWork, then I'd view it as a completely different device and would gladly buy one.:)
  21. macrumors 601


    You lot need to chill? I got a 1GB Nano and only use just over half of that and yes I have 2 videos on there (and they are uncompressed for iPod Linux). 16GB is plenty, and when/if we do have a 80GB one or whatever next you will be going "Hey, this dosent play true HD video or Blu-ray disks! And what about Photoshop? This is terrible! Im not buying this!"

    If you want a lot of memory and a decent screen, get a MacBook!
  22. macrumors regular

    I for one, am gonna go with the touch.

    and with over 15,000 songs in my library, i dont have a problem switching around the 16gb of music every daily. Its what ive been doing with my nano and pretty much put my video to rest.

    I think somewhere down the road i would like to have the 160 for trips and stuff, but you cant beat the safari especiially since im in NYC
  23. macrumors 6502

    If you're tired of hearing the same "they should have put a hard drive in it" "omg they didn't for this and this reason" "i'm not buying one" "omg y not r u teh crazy" "apple really messed up by doing this because it doesn't fit my wants/needs" (etc, etc, etc)

    Type: Me Two

    Me Three, etc.
  24. macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

  25. macrumors 6502a


    Couldn't you access your mail via a web interface via the wi-f1?
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