Can you preorder the next gen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tucker3434, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    It would be a nice surprise if one showed up on my doorstep in september. Also, can you listen to fm radio on the current touch?
     
  2. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    I guess its possible.

    There are FM transmitters and apps that run through wifi that give you FM radio.
     
  3. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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  4. Biker macrumors regular

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    Why pre order something that you don't even know what will be..
     
  5. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    No (to both questions). You can stream internet radio, but not FM radio. Some FM stations also have an online stream.
     
  6. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    Because I need an iPod, and its guaranteed to be better than the third gen, which is really all I need anyway.
     
  7. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    But it might have reception issues!

    :D
     
  8. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    believe it or not if u hold your ipod upside down u get better wifi strength no joke
     
  9. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    What does that have to do with anything in this thread? believe it or not if u sit upside down your brain gets more blood no joke (and then you can use your iPod with über signal strength)

    There are companies that make add-on hardware for the iPod Touch that receive FM radio, but the Touch can't do it natively.
     
  10. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there are a whole lot of surprises about what it will be...
     
  11. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Pre-Orders generally aren't available for iPods. As a matter of fact, I don't think there has ever been a Pre-Order program for an iPod.

    That would be pretty cool though, I'd sign myself up for a 64GB 4th gen. :cool:
     
  12. tucker3434 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep, and it would also keep me from buying a current gen on a whim. I desperately need a new ipod, but I'd love for it to be the next gen.
     
  13. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    It doesnt matter to me; i wont be buying it release date anyway.
     
  14. v2allen macrumors regular

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    I don't think you can preorder iPods, besides I wouldn't preorder something that I don't know what it is because it could turn out to be an overpriced 4th gen with not enough new features to be concerned about. Though that is highly highly unlikely its still the risk you take when you preorder.

    I also have a ton of giftcards, and a $100 office depot one on the way so I have to buy from the corresponding retailer in order to use my gift cards. Hopefully Office
    depot will stock the new iPods.

    Also I want to wait a week or 2 or so to see if the new touch has any drastic problems.
     
  16. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    I just trade gift cards to family/friends for cash if i wont be shopping at that particular store.

    Thats what ive been saying.
     
  17. v2allen macrumors regular

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    Thats a good point, im gonna do that also, hopefully they dont sell out the first week or so.
     
  18. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    They probably will. But luckily i have eBay! Hopefully Apple has lots and lots of 4Gs ready! :)
     
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    I think there is a "preorder" option in the retail stores... Future Shop had a thing called "pre-order" when the iPod Nano 5th gen came out.
     
  21. iMac0765 macrumors regular

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    1. Never in the history of iPod's has there been a pre-order option. (Pre-order as in, order before the thing hits stores)

    2. No.

    Future Shop pre-order doesn't count because the iPod already came out in Apple Stores, just not certified retail yet.
     
  22. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    +1
    You can't pre-order anything before Apple has officially announced it
     

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