$300 Entry Price Point for iPod Touch 5G

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Aqua Bliss, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    No more 16GB, starts at $299 for 32GB...

    Was hoping to get a 16GB for $199, I mostly stream and use it for app purchases.... (sigh)
  2. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    So pretty much 99% of people who dont know any better will be buying the same old 4th gen ipod touch thats been out for 2 years now.
  3. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    8GB was useless anyway. You only actually get about 6GB of space. Just my apps alone use more than 6GB.

    I too was hopping for a 5th Gen 16 GB Touch instead of a 4th Gen 16 GB Touch as 16 GB is the perfect sweet spot for storage space.
  4. THEAnonymous macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2008
    $300 for the new 32GB unit? Very pricey, IMO. And out of touch with the rest of the tablet/music player market.
  5. battlekid macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2009
    Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
    Which has extremely major issues with memory usage. Like Safari crashing. Constantly.

    I sure hope Apple fixed that with iOS 6, otherwise there's going to be some very unhappy consumers out there.
  6. Outrun1986 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    I was hoping for 16gb at 199 too, I guess I will see what the iPad mini has to offer, because this is looking like a no sale for me.
  7. nickn macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    Is there really a point to the iPod touch anymore? You can get a nexus 7 that does everything better for $100 less...
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Apple's strategy is to drive people to the iPhone or the iPad. Higher margins, particularly with the phone.
  9. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    249 UK pounds for the base 5th gen... the iPad third gen is 399... may as well get the iPad right?
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    The new iPad mini, if it comes, should be closer to the iPod price.
  11. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Yeah good luck using that at the gym. People have different needs dude, different from yours so there is a point.
  12. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
  13. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
  14. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Yep, I paid $399 for my 64Gig 3rd gen Touch when it came out.
  15. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    Glad to hear it will work with everything else I have on iCloud. And it'll do it better, too, wow!
  16. dacz macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    The 8gb has done great for me esp on a budget. With the sagging economy, they would just cut out 8/16 gb completely. And there's 7in tablets starting $199 along with the Samsung player for that price. Although I love Apple products, the $299 is a deal breaker.
  17. Aqua Bliss thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    It will be funny if the iPad mini entry price is less than iPod Touch...
  18. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    While it is a good update to the Touch the price point and lack of GPS lead me to decide the iPad mini as being my choice and I can't help but think that many others will also. It's nice that it is there for those who must have it but the iPad mini seems the better choice now at these price points.
  19. iDave macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    I think that's unlikely but perhaps they'll be the same.
  20. lu5t macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2009
    iPad Mini???

    What is this iPad Mini you all keep speaking of? I've not heard or seen such a product.
  21. sracer macrumors 603


    Apr 9, 2010
    u n k n o w n
    Google is your friend.
  22. iDave macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    Rumor sites pretty much nailed down the details on the new iPhone 5. It's reasonable to expect they're accurate in predicting an iPad mini. Before Christmas or after seems to be the big remaining unknown.
  23. wws macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2012
    I think $299 is too much for a device that's supposed to be entry-level iOS and marketed toward kids and teens to get them engrossed in the Apple ecosystem.
  24. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2010
    Technically the 4th gen, which will continue to be sold, is the entry level now.
  25. BGrifter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    I'm pretty happy about it, no updated $199 model should make it easier to get a good price selling my 32gb 4th gen.

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