When the new ipod comes out in april..

Discussion in 'iPod' started by luckylisp, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    will the reduce the price of the previous model on the shelf? I can't decide whether to wait or just get one now.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    It depends on what they release. If they release a "real" video iPod with a touchscreen and can play music and view photos, the 5th generation will most likely get a price drop or maybe discontinued.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    i personally don't think a new model will be introduced. Maybe the current model will increas to 40GB/80GB
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll have to wait till April, I guess. I don't really want a touch screen though so hopefully I can get a deal on the 5g ipod. If the screens are touch screens, I wonder if they'll come with a protection coating already on.
     
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    Chundles

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    You mean "if a new iPod comes out in April."

    It's not confirmed and I doubt that Apple will replace the 5G within 6 months of it's highly successful release. I think this will be an iPod photo sort of deal, 80GB US$449 and eventually merged into the iPod line the current 5G iPod stays at it's current prices.

    Maybe not, I think April 1st will see a nano revision to 2GB, 4GB and 6GB for the same prices.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Yea...if.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Why wouldn't you??
     
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    Bubbasteve

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    God forbid if that were to happen...you would see the majority of MR throwing a fit.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It seems more clumsy to me, considering the size. Even if they made it bigger, which obviously they could if they remove the wheel, I still don't think they could make the screen big enough to make it effective as a touch screen.

    The only positive would be they would have to include some sort of scratch resistant covering for the screen, which obviously they don't do now.

    And initially I thought a new ipod was coming out in April. My mistake. I see now it's just a rumor and could go either way.
     
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    Peyton

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    LOL. you're right. "why is Apple sitting on their hands" I can hear it now.

    And then "I'm not paying $500 for an iPod" then "Why isn't it thinner than the nano, they really messed up this time"

    But seriously, I think the 5G iPod will stay, the new one will be starting at $350 or 400. More likely $400. With a thicker 80Gb or 100gb (wishful thinking) being $500 or so. Which seems more likely now that you can't buy a full featured apple computer for that much any more.

    So the mac mini price raise was to make room for a new iPod price line so that it didn't seem as overpriced. Sneaky Mr. Jobs, very sneaky.
     
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