Any iPod 6g rumors out there

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Rapa Whelk, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Rapa Whelk macrumors newbie

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    Has any heard of Apple iPod touch 6g rumors?
    I was wonder if Apple plans to continue to produce iPod touchs.
    I am really eager to get A new iPod touch with 128 GB of memory.
     
  2. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Apple's having a news conference on the 10th, so stay tuned.
     
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  4. Cailey1100 macrumors newbie

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    Ipod Touch

    Is Ipod Touch still available? What's the newest version?
     
  5. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, let it go, Ipod touch is dead, i love it, i use my 5th gen each night but at this point i'm not expecting a 6th anymore. Time to say goodbye.

    My ipod touch replacement is gonnna be pretty much an iphone 6s....i assume.
     
  6. jedisaga macrumors 6502

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    I agree. I think at this point, it's time to consider other options.

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  7. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't give up until they discontinue the touch. There is obviously some sort of market that exists, as it would have been discontinued otherwise.

    I think its gonna get rebranded as the iPad Nano or something. iPad Nano, Mini, Air and Pro would make up an interesting lineup. Will Apple do it?? Who knows.
     
  8. nclife macrumors newbie

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    I succumbed and bought a 64GB iPT 5th gen this morning. I was trying to hold out for a 6th gen (hopefully with 128Gb), but my 4th gen (32 GB) has started to become, in a word, moody.

    Interestingly, it was already marked down 10%; the salesperson didn’t know if that was due to the color (yellow) or not. By using the store credit card today, I got an additional 15% off. So it was actually cheaper than the refurbished one in the Apple online store. BTW, this was at a financially healthy retailer so this was NOT a ‘going out of business’ sale.

    I’d really hoped to hold out for a 6th gen, but didn’t feel that I could. Actually, had I known it would have taken this long, I actually would have bought one last fall. Of course, now that I’ve purchased a 5th gen, I’m sure an 6th gen announcement will be imminent….
     
  9. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

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    No rumors so far. Signs all seem to point toward them discontinuing it as well as not granting the fifth generation iPod touch iOS 9, marking the beginning of the true end of usefulness of the device beyond its inherent stock capabilities.

    I too, am extremely hopeful for a sixth generation iPod touch with 128GB capacities and, perhaps, the 4.7" screen of the iPhone 6 (as the 5.5" screen of the iPhone 6 Plus doesn't seem appropriate for something in the "iPod" family) as well as some kind of processor faster than the aging A5. Alas, it REALLY doesn't look likely that they'll do anything of that sort, let alone anything at all.
     
  10. smorrissey, Mar 13, 2015
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    smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    Well as a matter of fact Apple shouldn't still be selling the ipod touch 5.

    Why?

    Because it is not ethic as simple as that, would you sell a 2011 PC to a person who doesn't know about technology? NO.

    ipod touch 5th + ios 8.2 = just a bad experience period.

    Yes, you can still install latest versions of spotify or google play music on it but the browsing experience with safari is just lame currently, slow.

    For me it is pretty clear ios9 will be the final coup de grâce for the device.,
     
  11. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

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    You bought the exact same model I use happily every single day. Enjoy it; it's a delightful little device.
     
  12. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I'm not saying that it's a good thing that they're selling them. I'm just saying the people must be buying them.
     
  13. leolatarc macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to be honest about this.

    If Apple wasn't a company so focused on profit margins, you would get your wish of a 6th generation iPod Touch.

    The fact that its still making money, although not as much as other products, is a reason to keep it.

    The same reasons why were seeing iMac's and Mac Mini's with laptop internals, the same reasons why we're seeing an iPad Mini greatly outshine by its bigger brother, are the reasons why the iPod Touch won't be updated, IMO.
     
  14. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    I think they're waiting for particular A6 or A7 components to become cheap enough to use to get the margins they want. They'll wait till its really cheap, and if there is still a market, they'll make it.
     
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  16. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I must have missed Apple's announcement.
     
  17. smorrissey, Mar 14, 2015
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    smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    ^ This.

    Except the ones which are still on stock worldwide of course.
    http://www.apple.com/ipod/

    That is so uncool selling an old piece of junk still....bad Apple. However they are not the only ones, i know a retail store which still sells the galaxy s3 and its as expensive as the s5......go Forrest go and buy it!
     
  18. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    IpT5 2/IpT5 2nd edition/another IpT5!

    That, or I did get an refurbed Ipad Air. That'll be my new iOS gaming device, and I'll sacrifice the portability of the IpT then.

    I can play many more games on it, with some of them (universal, also for Ipad Retina) looking even better. Ironically enough, a few games are worse since the large screen makes swiping and flicking more of a hassle.
     
  19. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    BTW guys that yesterday news about a possible ipod touch 6, was only a rumour or the source is trustable? Apple insider.. is that trustable?
     
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    From a business stand point, Apple should release an iPT that's the same as the iPhone 6+, without the phone part, just like the old days.

    The reason is Asia. Rich nations like the US are a small percent of the world market. The "phone" part of smart phones aren't used much and if not there, WiFi phones get the job done.

    I think Google has announced a new WiFi phone service that could be a game changer.

    Most people in the world live on something near $1/day, a 2 year contract for a phone just won't work for them.

    In addition, Apple need all the market share it can get.

    Apple's numbers are huge if you look at profit, if you look at market share, it's a different story.

    If Android get it's act together concerning malware an more uniform product lines, they could change things quickly.

    Once a platform is set, it's harder to get the user base to switch. If Asia goes Android or if the business world goes Android, it'll be hard for Apple to unseat that base.

    The other issue is developers in low income areas, if they can't afford the devices to develop on Apple, they'll go Android.

    The same thing goes for BB, Win, and Amazon. It's all about market share and being able to keep it.

    The largest markets are not rich.
     
  21. Vesuvio Cat macrumors regular

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    Very astute observation. My only correction would be that the 2 year contract clause isn't relevant here. Most iPhones that are sold in the developing world are sold unlocked and for very high prices - an iPhone 6 is about $1000 in Ghana. But an iPod touch would also be quite expensive in a developing country - $200 to $300 is a lot. The iPhone 5C sells well in developing economies.

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    I have lived in Ghana, Ethiopia, and now South Sudan. So I know a thing or two about this topic. And Samsung has a huge percentage of the market share.
     
  22. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    But Samsung is not making money in their mobile division. Apple is a business and prices to maximize profits and margins.
     
  23. ewout macrumors newbie

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    very few people around me would like to buy an iPod product any longer. iPad is much more perfered. besides apple product, samsung product is also popular with my friends, nice looking and and a little bit cheaper :D
     
  24. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    After all these days that news about an ipod touch 6g feels just like another rumour, my 2 cents.
     

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