*24 GB iPod Touch?*

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jmack549, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    Would it be possible for Apple to release a 24 GB iTouch? Would it be beneficial to them? Why or why not?
     
  2. beaker26 macrumors member

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    Never going to happen, ever. It's impossible. Flash doubles.. 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB..and so on.
     
  3. jmack549 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But they use 8 GB chips right? Why not stick 3 in there instead of 2 or 4?
     
  4. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

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    or just make a 32g one
     
  5. jmack549 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, but why not have different models at different price levels?
     
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  7. daemontrader macrumors newbie

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    Technically, I am sure it is possible. Marketing wise though it is not something Apple would want to do. Doubling (at least) the size is much easier to sell for upgraders. So, I imagine the next bump will be 16gb and 32gb. Also, it is not cost effective to have more than a couple versions.

    Of course, I may be completely wrong.
     
  8. jmack549 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Surely they won't ever do it, but I wouldn't mind seeing one.
     
  9. beaker26 macrumors member

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    It would have to be thicker than the current offerings because you would be putting 3 flash chips inside instead of just one. I could assume the pice would be a little higher since it's using more flash chips, or at least Apple wouldn't like it because the profit margins on it would be lower than they'd want. In a year there will be a 32GB touch I'm sure though.
     
  10. rmh macrumors regular

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    We'll never see a 24. Once the prices of flash chips and SSDs go down, we will definitely see higher-capacity (32GB+) iPhones and iTouches.
     
  11. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    its not impossible you could use 2 12gb sticks and yes 12gb flash exists.
    but we will most likely see the 8 dropped and the high end be 32 with the low end 16.
     
  12. stcroixsailor macrumors member

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    heyy... asked my dad about this, who sells ddr and flash drives to garmin and samsung. He said that a 32gb Touch would push the price up maybe a hundred dollars... so, :apple: is right again
     
  13. rmh macrumors regular

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    I read that the 8GB chips cost about $70 each, thus the $100 price difference in the two available models, and a possible $200 difference if they released a 32GB tomorrow. Don't know that I'd be willing to pay $599 for a 32GB Touch though..
     
  14. Joedy macrumors member

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    Take a look at the iPod Touch disassembly photos on iFixIt.com.

    You can easily see that there is no physical space to add any additional flash modules.

    These modules can well be replaced with higher capacity ones in the future (which we can all safely assume that this will happen eventually), but as of now, I don't foresee anything greater than a 16gb iPt without retooling from a manufacturing perspective.

    -joedy
     

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