Video iPod ('Approaching the end of a cycle')

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gunpowda, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

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    Do you think that purchasing a Video iPod is a good idea at the moment, or would it be worth waiting until the rumoured touch-screen version surfaces?

    The buyers' guide on this site advises against it, but it doesn't seem to me as though it's been out for that long.

    Thanks.
     
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    Loge

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    Though as the Buyers Guide says, the iPod is split across multiple lines so it is hard to be sure. I think the 5G will continue for quite a while yet, but it may co-exist (for some time) with a newer device that may appear, if the latest rumours are to be believed.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I think if you need a dedicated video player, then wait because we all know Apple has that concept under its sleeve. After all, they know have a ton video content on itunes to push this concept more so than when it launched the 5g.
     
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    steve_hill4

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    I would say that if you want it for music, go for one now, if you would use it for video a fair bit too, hang on. It's a bit of a wait though, so be prepared.

    They will almost certainly co-exist for some time anyway, but even if they don't, the older ones will still be around in stores as end of line items, probably discounted a little too. So it may be worth holding out in the long run.

    If I didn't have an iPod now, I would probably just buy as I don't/wouldn't use the video side much at the moment.
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    If you go with a typical 6-8 month refresh period then the iPod is due for something in the April-June period. But I'd say Apple needs to milk the current iPod for a bit longer. But it's Apple so who knows. I mean who'd thunk they'd KO the G5 iMac with iSight so soon or that they'd let the Mac mini just languish.
     
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    steve_hill4

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    Well, it often seems that there is a new Generation out about every 12 months or so, within that there can be 3-4 revisions, minor or major. I would say that April is the right time for an update on the current 5G anyway, but it's not guaranteed.

    I am expecting at some point they will go to 40/80GB, but with the 30/60GB line proving so popular, who knows.
     
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    Piarco

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    The 5G (its iPod with Video and not a Video iPod - video playback is little more than an added bonus) is nowhere near EOL. You've just got to know whether you want an iPod which is designed to play video in a more effective way (bigger screen) or a more music centric iPod - like the current 5G.

    If you can wait I'd say wait... I'm not bothered about the rumoured iPods video functionality, but if it has other features I may well give up my 5G...
     

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