80gb IPOD - Should I wait to buy.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by SOXJC, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. SOXJC macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2006
    I am looking to purchase one and have been told to wait by a friend as a new model is due out in Feb - is this true?
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    There is no hard evidence that a substantially different iPod is in the works at all. Patent applications have shown up showing various unusual features, but applications in that family have shown the proposed interfaces used on notebooks, phones, iPods, and nondescript tablet-like devices. No one outside Apple really knows what products will eventually get these features, or even if the features will turn up in production hardware at all.

    The speculation for early next year has mostly been about phones. There isn't anything special about February in particular, although the Macworld show in January is often used for product announcements.
  3. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    I'd most defintely wait.

    Strong rumours of a true video ipod still exist. Once WWDC has passed then buy.
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    it depends what you want to use it for! If you want a video player, i'd offer 2 options:

    1. Wait for the full-screen (it might be a half a year or so, can you wait that long?)

    2. Get bigger-screen video player from another company. I know, it's heresy, but unless you like watching video on that little screen, you can do better.
  5. Maccus Aurelius macrumors 6502a

    Maccus Aurelius

    Sep 19, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Definitely wait for it. I bought my 60GB as a stopgap until the 'true' video ipod makes the scene, so minor upgrades to the present one don't interest me in the slightest.
  6. SOXJC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2006
    Its mostly going to be for music. I might download the odd movie/podcast but I don't expect it to be a issue with the small screen.

    Can't wait a year. CDs are driving me nuts.

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