Why did Apple Make The 8GBNano and the 30GB Video cost the same price?!?!?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by esabourin, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    #1
    why did apple put a 300$CDN pricetag on the 30GB Video and the 8GB Nano,,who on earth would buy a nano when for the same price u can get roughly 3-4 times more storage and video capabilities, and the option of having a white ipod??? why did apple do this???
     
  2. macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    #2
    The compact case and solid state storage will be worth more to some people than the additional capacity. It's nice to have choices, isn't it?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    vi2867

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Eastvale, CA
    #3
    It obvious...

    The 30 GB iPod will be eliminated once the touch screen iPod is launched...

    Hopefully, before the holidays, if not, at Mac World...
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    fivetoadsloth

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    #4
    and since the nanos are flashed base they are much more friendly to joggers.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    mattniles007

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Location:
    Michigan
    #5
    Yes the Nan is great for working out. I also have the 30g for trips.
     
  6. Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #6
    Why not?

    .
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    #7
    And motorcycle riders
    the original ipod's hard drive does not do well on cold nights it nearly killed my 4g
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    fivetoadsloth

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    #8
    the spinning hard drive gets damaged from jogging with it while the nanos dont have anything spinning and work great. i dont have a really technical answer if thats what you want, sorry.
     
  9. macrumors 68040

    tech4all

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2004
    Location:
    NorCal
    #9
    Isn't the touch screen iPod video (rumored) to be a line of it's own? That way there will be:

    - iPod Shuffle
    - iPod nano
    - iPod regular
    - iPod touch screen (true video iPod)

    I'm curious about the release date. I've been told myself that before the holidays....but I guess we'll have to wait. :)
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    OldSkoolNJ

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    #10
    For the same reason you may find a black macbook the same price a a 20 in iMac. The imac has so much more. You paying for the small size and different features. One may serve someones purprose andf the other may serve someone elses. Smaller will almost always cost a premium.

    Kevin
     
  11. macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #11
    no, I think the thought is that it would replace the "iPod regular."

    As to the original question, I would prefer the 8 GB nano to the 30 GB video. I don't have more than 8 GB of music, would never watch videos on an iPod, and really prefer the size and flash memory of the nano.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

    ozontheroad

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Location:
    the reef
    #12
    What about this:

    Black MacBook -$ 2199-
    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    120GB Serial ATA drive
    SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth

    MacBook Pro -$ 2174-
    2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    120GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    Accessory Kit
     
  13. Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #13
    Heh. Sorry, my post was directed at the original comment - I should have made that more clear. :)

    "Why not" was my attempt at a smart-alec response to the original poster. :D :eek:
     
  14. macrumors 601

    BornAgainMac

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Location:
    Florida Resident
    #14
    Yea, but that assumes the person wants to max out the Macbook. The color also adds a premium. Usually the way Apple works is that they hook you to the more expensive model. For example if you max out the mini you will think it's better to get the iMac. If you max out the iMac you will want the Mac Pro because it is priced better. Etc...

    For the Nano vs Video comparision, it couldn't decided so I bought the 4 GB Nano for running and the 60 GB Video for everything else (when it was at 60).
     
  15. macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #15
    Yeah, that one's just bad. No real reason for it, unlike the iPods. Well, actually, there is a reason - the MBPs were just updated and the MBs are 5 months old. When the MBs get a bump, hopefully soon, this discrepancy will disappear.
     
  16. macrumors 68040

    emotion

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #16
    Thread hijack a bit but it's not beyond the realms of possibility that that particular spec could become the base spec (1GB though) for the black model after the C2D upgrade (so will cost a lot less).

    Particularly if they insist on having that rediculous premium on the colour.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Location:
    Finland
    #17
    True. But I never have had issues or skips with my 30GB Video iPod and I jog almost every day.

    Joshua.
     
  18. Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #18
    And donkeys. :eek: ;) :D

    I dunno... the big nano seems well priced to me. I wish the colors were available at 8GB, but I'm sure they will be in six months or less, with a new largest Nano.
     
  19. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    #19
    Because the Zune is about to come out, that's why.
     
  20. macrumors 65816

    fivetoadsloth

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    #20
    ah, sorry, my bad.
     
  21. macrumors 603

    Warbrain

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #21
    I doubt it. Apple will, at first, release the full-screen iPod as it's own line like they did with the iPod photo, but I bet that they would keep the iPod the way it is while selling the full-screen iPod since the full-screen iPod is not for everyone.
     
  22. macrumors 68040

    emotion

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #22
    I'm not sure anyone cares enough about this for Apple to get worried. I do hope Apple respond though, they need a little geeing up occasionally with their release schedules imo.
     
  23. Ish
    macrumors 68000

    Ish

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Location:
    UK
    #23
    I swopped my 30 GB ipod for a nano, and am hoping to get an 8 GB nano soon. Why? Because I carry it around in my jeans pocket and I can't bend over properly with a full sized ipod in there!
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    #24
    Id be willing to bet that the 8gb chip in the Nano costs as much or more than the 30gb hard drive in the iPod, prolly why the prices are the same.
     
  25. macrumors 65816

    monke

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    #25
    Why did Apple make the 8gb Nano and the 30gb Video cost the same price?

    Because either:
    1. They wanted to piss people off and make their decisions even more complicated
    2. Place bets on how long it would take for a Mac fan site to notice this, post it, and complain about it. Then point and laugh at them.

    Otherwise it might have something to do with memory and marketing. :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page