Apple Adjusts iPod Touch Prices and Storage: 32GB For $199, 128GB For $299

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    Apple today tweaked its iPod touch storage and pricing configurations after discontinuing the iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

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    Apple's new iPod touch lineup is priced as following in the United States:

    o 32GB: $199
    o 128GB: $299
    o 16GB and 64GB discontinued

    Apple's previous iPod touch lineup was priced as following:

    o 16GB: $199
    o 32GB: $249
    o 64GB: $299
    o 128GB: $399

    The new configurations are currently in stock on Apple's online store in the same colors as previously: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Pink, Blue, and Red.

    Apple last updated the iPod touch in July 2015 with an Apple A8 chip and 8-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera.

    Article Link: Apple Adjusts iPod Touch Prices and Storage: 32GB For $199, 128GB For $299
     
  2. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    This is great, I hope we see a 7th generation in the future.
     
  3. CerebralX macrumors 6502

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    Just kill the iPod already. It's had its fair run. Now it's time to say goodbye..
     
  4. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    how are the sales on these? can't see how people still buy them? i may be in the minority.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    Given this iPod really has more in common with the iPhone and iPad than it does with any other iPod that has ever existed, I think they should rename it to:

    iPad Nano

    It runs iOS but doesn't have cellular, and does way more than just music, just like all base-model iPads.
     
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    honestly, I'm not sure why they even make these anymore....
     
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    I found it odd when they updated the iPads in March, and the iPad mini was left with a single storage tier of 128GB at $399, same as the iPod touch.

    Considering the other iPods are gone, it would be cool if the touch was renamed to just 'iPod' or pulled into the iPad lineup with a name like 'iPad nano' (with a more significant update of sorts). Likely not relevant enough for either to happen though.
     
  9. Internet Enzyme macrumors 6502a

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    Not everyone can afford to pay dozens of dollars every month on some phone plan
     
  10. profets macrumors 601

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    Least expensive way to get into the iOS ecosystem. Kids and developer testing I hear about quite often.
     
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    Huh, I didn't think they made these anymore. Or are they just getting rid of old stock?
     
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    I don't understand why they would cancel the nano and shuffle but keep the touch? I see more use out of super small music player than an ipod touch when everyone owns a smartphone that can do everything a touch can and has always has internet connectivity. I guess maybe for kids? Or maybe just lowering the price to sell remaining stock off before discontinuing.
     
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    didn't even realized they don't have nano's anymore.
     
  14. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    The Touch has a better Pink color than that Rose Gold.
     
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    Ya but that's a pretty small market. And if developers already have the latest model they probably aren't buying anymore.
     
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    hopefully they will do price adjustments (and storage) on the MacBook/Air/Macbook Pro.

    Macbooks are not selling well it has be below $999 mark. Best buy has 8Gb/512GB for $1099 for 2016 model. still not sold out.

    wish Macbook's storage reflects iPad storage strategy. 128GB SSD is not enough.
     
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    I wish they'd drop "Touch" from the name. There is only one iPod now.
     
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    Not everyone wants to pay lots of money on a plan every month. I have a prepaid phone that cost me $100 for 1000 minutes (last a long time) and I use wifi to connect my Touch.
     
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    surely not enough sales to keep the product going tho? :confused:
     
  20. diegov12 macrumors member

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    An iPod touch can be used for developing and testing iOS apps.

    also, kids.
     
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    They don't sell much. Usually for kids that are young enough where their parents don't want them owning a phone yet. But the price to produce them isn't much, as they're pretty much an iPhone without the cellular radio in it and a couple other omissions. So why not sell them and make some extra sales.
     
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    I work with kids and many of them are too young for a phone but have an iPod touch. A few of them actually have apps that allow them to call people. Also, my wife wants one to keep at her office as a dedicated music player instead of her phone.

    With the reduced price I might pick one up for my office too so I'm not killing my battery.
     
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    The iPad Mini makes more sense as a gaming device for kids and an entry level iOS device. Pare it down to its basic functions and sell it at $199.
     
  24. JPack macrumors 601

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    Nano and Shuffle don't have access to the App Store which means minimal contribution to the Apple Services business.
     
  25. diegov12 macrumors member

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    If they aren't lowering the prices at all, MacBooks are selling well.
     

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