$249 10Gig Ipods at Best Buy worth it?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by willmg, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. willmg macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2003
    Hey all just wanted to see if anyone knew if other than the extra 5Gigs if Apple may have changed anything about the ipods. Like would the new ones maybe be better battery wise or should they run identically to the discontinued 10gig model and if so for 249 same as mini-pod pretty good deal.
  2. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2003
    other than the extra capacity i do believe they are the same
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    If that's the product you need then it's a good deal.
    The new 15GB iPods are probably the same as the ones they "discontinued" a couple months ago, which means they're the same as the 10GB apart from disk size.
    The 10GB didn't come with some of the accessories though--dock and remote (I think), so consider that before buying.
  4. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    Same argument as the 15GB

    I think that, in many ways, the argument is the same as the one between the mini and the 15GB. If physical size (and arguably style... I personally like the look of the 'Classic' iPods) is important to you (it is smaller), and you think 4GB is enough, then go for the mini. Else, if HD size is more important, go for the 10 GB. I don't think the battery life is any different between the two iPods. Another thing to think about is accessories. Some of the mini accessories won't work with the Classic, and some of the Classic (i.e. the battery pack and others) won't work with the mini.

    All-in-all, I'd probably say get the 10 GB.
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    the 15 GB is exactly the same as before, when the lineup was 10/15/30.

    (since then, it has gone to 10/20/40 and now, 15/20/40.)

    the difference is that the 15 back then came with all the accessories. now, they don't.

    comparing to mini... hmm, that's mostly your style. if i had just a few gigs of music, then i'd consider the mini, but i have more than 15 GB...
  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    So, what was the price of the old 15GB with accessoiries? 299 USD now, back then ...?
  7. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    at least since the 3rd gen ('dockable') iPods, prices have always been $300/400/500. so before, 15 GB with accessories was $400.

    considering that they took away accessories, it's not really an "upgrade" because if you buy the 15 GB and the accessories, it will end up costing more than before.

    this 15 GB iPod re-introduction should strictly be regarded as the 10 GB upgrade... for the same $300, you get 15 GB instead of 10 now.
  8. mxpiazza macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2003
    cleveland, oh
    coming from the owner for a 15 gig, i would say go for the mini. the 10 is not going to come with any accessories, and for 6 gigs, i'd go for the size and style, the newest thing out. i thought i was cool first quarter of school because i was one of the only kids on campus at ohio state toting around an ipod... after winter break, half the kids walking around have them (well, not half, that would be like 30,000 people, but you get the picture). true, i like having all of the storage space and having ALL my tunes at my disposal (about 8 gigs) but if i were to make my decision right now... i'd go with the mini. it's just a personal preference choice... size and storage, or small and stylish. no one on these forums is going to be able to make that call for you, only yourself.
  9. Macpoops macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2002
    The prices have always been 3 4 and 5 hundred. since introducted the 3 capacity models. back that the 15 was the midrange. Other then capacity the 15 was identical to the 20 in price and accessories.
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Re: $249 10Gig Ipods at Best Buy worth it?

    I guess it's all relative. I paid $260 for my 15GB after it was discontinued. Back then, it came with the carry case and dock. $249 is a good deal for the 10GB. The dock is cool but not a necessary accessory.
  11. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2003
    Victoria, Australia
    There must be something different...

    The Belkin Media Reader and Belkin Voice Recorder are not compatible with the mini Ipod

    (see http://www.apple.com/ipod/behindthewheel.html)

    So there must be something physically different about the connections. This would influence my buying as both those features are of interest to me.

    I'm hoping unsold 10Gb's will come down even further.
  12. Macpoops macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2002
    not necessarly difference in connections. Just in the software on the device. The iPod mini probably is running a streamlined version of the ipod software, support for those devices was probably cut out

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