Help! Daughter has a B-day coming up. Is gen 6 gonna happen?

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  1. roznstyle macrumors newbie

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    My daughter has an older iPod. Gen 4 I think. It's slow and on its last leg. Her birthday is on Saturday and I was hoping a gen 6 iPod touch would be launched along with the new iPhones. Does anyone have any intelligence on an upcoming event to release new iPods or are we stuck on gen 5 for a while?
     
  2. chumawumba macrumors 6502

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    Well the iPods were in fact updated alongside the iPhones with the new Space Gray color. Your best bet is you get a 5th gen, it seems that Apple only does major updates ever other year to the iPod line, which has happened in 2012 and 2010, so I would expect the 6th gen to be released next year.
     
  3. Jake0604 macrumors regular

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    Apple seems to do bi-yearly updates to the iPod Touch now.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Apple only does every other year updates to the iPod now. They are not going to release a new one this year. The only reason they introduced the camera-less one was because they needed it to replace the 4th generation iPod Touch that is no longer supported.

    October's keynote will be about their Apple TV, their upcoming controller designed for the 5th generation iPods, the new iPads, Mavericks, and new Macs.
     
  5. defunct32 macrumors regular

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    Or if you insists then I suggest you wait it out and give your daughter a belated birthday present, see what Apple have in store for October. I wouldn't mind a late birthday present especially if my parents are giving me an expensive gadget. ;) good things come to those wait.
     
  6. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    iPod Touch 4th gen was released Sep 2010, and the 5th gen Oct 2012. Other than the very recent addition of the "Space Gray', there have been zero rumors/leaks, that I have heard anyway, of an impending new iteration of that "Touch'. No one can give you an absolute guarantee, but a 6th gen Touch seems highly unlikely in the near future.

    I she has had an older '4G Touch' for a few years, I'm guessing she's a teen by now? If you really wanne make her day, head over to the Apple store on friday, if this is within your budget, and get her a nice colorful iPhone 5C; she's guaranteed to be ecstatic, and with a part time job (if she's old enough for that), a good way to teach her financial responsibility, while chipping in for her own modest voice/data plan.

    If you don't feel comfortable with that suggestion, you can't go wrong with a nice colorful 5th gen iPod Touch. http://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    I agree that the color update (Space Gray) seems to indicate we won't be seeing a new iPod touch model this year. If you wanted to save some money and didn't mind it being a couple of days late, you could order a refurbished unit from Apple.
     
  8. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Apple didn't announce anything with the iPods or iPads and is unlikely to soft launch either.

    Best guess based on history is mid October. Why not let her decide? If she really wants a new iPod now she can get the 5th or wait and see if something new is released. We did that with my nephew and he ended up asking if he could use the gift card he was given and some of his paper route money to get an iPad Mini instead.
     
  9. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The Touch gen 5 runs very well (we are not stuck with it :) ) and I highly recommend it. There will not be a Touch 6 till 2014 but I would probably wait till the Apple announcements in October in case I'm wrong.
     
  10. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    Buy a 5th gen abnd sell it next year or get her a Ipad mini 16gb which is pretty cheap
     
  11. Ghostbusters macrumors regular

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    Buy an iPod touch 5. There will be no new one this year. If you don't believe me, then no harm in waiting until November 1, 2013. Between now and then they will have their second biggest press conference of the year regarding new devices (iPad, iPad Mini, Apple TV, etc). If no iPod touch announcement, then it is safe to buy the iPod touch 5.
     
  12. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    It makes zero (business) sense for Apple to waste gazillions of dollars updating new models for the iPods every single year, considering the fact that the iPod sales and revenue are tiny nowadays compared to their other products (iPhones, iPads).

    I'd predict a 6G release in 2014. If we're lucky.
     
  13. Ghostbusters macrumors regular

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    Zero business sense? Do you know how many metrics are involved in even the smallest business decision? Things may seem simple or easy to decipher but there is a lot more involved than simply sales numbers, not to mention there is more to the story behind sales numbers than meets the eye. They have the best trend and forecasting analysts in the world, so they know a thing or two.
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    That's why they are not coming out with a new Touch this year :D.
     
  15. Ghostbusters macrumors regular

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    Yes, and we will see a new iPod touch in Fall 2014. I can promise anyone that.
     
  16. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

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    If you wait out a birthday present for a year then it will be time for the next year's present anyway.
     
  17. defunct32 macrumors regular

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    I meant October of this year, not next year, I heard Apple having another conference or something? Won't hurt to see what's in store and if it's still nothing they can go on ahead and grab the 5th Gen.
     
  18. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Imagine the iPod Touch 6 with the same 4G capability as the iPad models?

    See ya later, iPhone! Thats why they dont do it, of course :)

    As for getting the 5th gen iPod? Id go ahead and get it. My daighter has had hers for a while and really likes it. You cant go wrong.
     
  19. hagr182 macrumors regular

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    The bi yearly update scheme of the past year and the introduction of space gray colors would seem to indicate there is no update this year, however we could still be wrong. And in any case the nearest apple event is almost 3 weeks from now (mid October, according to rumor).

    you could either buy her the current one and hope for the best or buy her a giftcard for the amount of the ipod, but personally I think giftcards aren't the top choice here.
     
  20. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I hate even suggesting this, but if an iPod is bought now and a new one is announced in October, it would still put you under the 30 day return period..
     
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    It's probably a good idea to buy a 5th gen now as the chances of a new iPod this year are slim to none. Apple is probably preparing a big update for iPods next year and new products. (iWatch)
     
  22. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I suggest getting it on amazon because it is 25$ cheaper and is new BTW.
     
  23. anonnymouse macrumors regular

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    Apple's return period is 14 days (loosely enforced sometimes, but 30 days is pushing it and will probably not be granted).

    Other retailers may be different.
     
  24. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Help! Daughter has a B-day coming up. Is gen 6 gonna happen?

    Amazon is 30 days I believe.
     
  25. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Following the 5c iPhone, expect to see multi coloured touch this year, same internals as current gen though .

    If she wants a colourful iPod, u might want to wait
     

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