Apple's iPod Touch pricing policy

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by agkm800, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    Hello. I am new to this board. I have been focusing on iPhone until recently, but I now lean toward iPod Touch.

    I understand the new 3rd Generation iPod Touch is expected to come out or at least be announced in September.

    I know current iPod Touch's prices are:

    8GB $229 | 16GB $299 | 32GB $399 (Apple store with free laser engraving)
    8GB $215 | 16GB $275 | 32GB $370 ( without laser engraving)

    The iPhone prices do not change throughout the year, so I am curious if iPod Touch's prices are also unchanged from launch to launch as well.

    Final question is, what are the expected prices for the new 3rd Generation iPod Touch? Any speculations?
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Apple rarely if ever changes the prices for their current products before they are replaced with newer ones. The notable exception in recent years being the original iPod Touch, so no, Apple will most likely not change the price of the iPod Touch before the new one comes out. I would assume that Apple will lower the prices of the iPod Touch a bit, probably the base will go down to $199 and the other models will see similar price drops, although I'm only speculating here.
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I could see at some point dropping the 8GB and then just sorta shifting the specs on all the rest of the price points over, but I'd say we are a long way off from that.
  5. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    You can get 32gb touchscreen players for under $200 now. I have a feeling the new 8gb Touch will drop below $200, with the 16gb at $249 and the 32gb at $349. It's a down economy right now.

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