How soon for the 32GB or larger itouch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by The5Efan, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. The5Efan macrumors newbie

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    Any word about a larger storage cap for the itouch. I want to get one now; but would really like more storage. Any hope for a memory slot too.
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    there is no word but don't be thinking that this will happen anytime soon. leopard was just released, next its the macbook and mac pro then the mbp. i really can't see them increasing size until middle to late next year when prices for the storage are a little bit cheaper
     
  3. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    probably a year, sept, there will never be a memory slot, apple dont like things not being as advertised, ie - 8gb ipod (expandable to 16gb) they like things simple
     
  4. chall5 macrumors regular

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    memory slots can cause a lot of problems as well

    I think flash chip prices will also dictate when a higher capacity iPod will become available
     
  5. JohnMC macrumors 6502

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    The 32MB or larger iPod touch already exists. You can buy it in 8GB or 16GB models. If you want a 32GB or larger model you'll have to wait for next year.

    JohnMC
     
  6. mmfy macrumors regular

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    Maybe the OP has really low expectations?! :D
     
  7. kinchee87 macrumors regular

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    Since I bought the 16GB one, the answer is not soon enough :p.
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Here's how it is going to go...

    Next fall, the iPod touch will come in two models; a 16GB and possibly a 20GB model

    Then every year, the higher end touch will expand by 4-8 GB's

    That's my prediction.

    Prof. :apple:
     
  9. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    From my understanding, flash memory can only double in capacity. Hence the 8 GB and the 16. So wouldnt the next model be a 32?
     
  10. Prof. macrumors 601

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    If that's how it is, then yes.

    Prof. :apple:
     
  11. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    Please tell me you don't actually believe this? Apple will never put in a memory slot because it will deter people from upgrading and buying new iPods. Every other reason is just an excuse.
     
  12. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    there will never be a 32GB itouch, Yet i would guess september 2008 for an iPod touch, NO SOONER, maybe even 2009 depending on the cost of flash memory
     
  13. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Flash memory is still too expensive and in short supply. Apple's recent revamping of the iPod range and slow rollout of the iPhone does not help, as it is hoovering up much of the available capacity. It is for that reason the iPhone's capacity cannot rise above 8GB without becoming too thick for Apple's aesthetic sensibilities. Even when 16GB modules become available on a large enough scale for mass production purposes, the cost will make the iTouch and iPhone prohibitively expensive.

    Keep an eye on the current cost of 16GB USB pens. When they fall in price, then you will see movement on the iTouch/iPhone.
     
  14. cwolves macrumors regular

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    No, that's not true at all. It is, however, how the products are released and it will probably stay that way until flash memory gets to the scale of HD storage and suddenly there's an actual difference between 750GB and 1TB.
     

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