iPod touch 7th gen (2018 ?)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MacFather, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. MacFather macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2012
    So, everybody seems to be excited about today's announcement, but what about the future? When can we expect the 7th generation with bigger screen, 2GB RAM and Touch ID ? 2018 or sooner ?
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    I would say it all depends on how well this iPod touch sells. I can see Apple launching the iPod touch 7th generation in the Summer of 2017 if this one sells well, but I don't see them releasing it at any time next year.
  3. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2013
    probably won't be updated for a while. They gave it the A8 so now they can forget about it for another 4 years then update it again.
  4. ackmondual macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2014
    U.S.A., Earth
    I was hoping for at least a 4.7" screen. Now, I'll check back in 2017 to 2019 if we get news of an IpT7
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Leave it to MacRumors to already have threads about the 7th Gen Touch on the day of the 6th Gen Touch's release. :)
  6. ackmondual macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2014
    U.S.A., Earth
    Given the sheer amount of chatter that's gone through for the IpT6 while the latest and greatest was IpT5, I'd say we shouldn't count out the insanity from that ;)
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Yep, I'm pretty excited over it myself! Apple has dropped me in just about every other way, but glad to see them still offering an up-to-date media player.
  8. jedisaga macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2008
    Havertown, PA
    ***Shaking my head***

    Think I'll start a thread for the 8th gen iPod Touch next. Looking forward to it!
  9. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    I think moving the iPod touch to A8 had more to do with moving the entire iOS lineup to 64 bit going forward. Now, just the 5C remains as a 32 bit device. Apple probably was also running low on A5 chip production, and with the iPad mini 1 gone, it wasn't worth keeping the A5 line open for just one device. 5C is probably just using up excess A6 chips still around, but even that line is probably winding down too...
  10. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I don't think there is any guarantee of a 7th gen device. Apple updated the 6th gen enough that they can keep it for several years, so I would say 3 years or so until all the other A8 devices are being discontinued and then depending on sales it will either be discontinued or updated to a 7th gen.

    The only way we are going to see a 7th gen anytime soon is in the unlikely event that interest in the 6th gen goes back up to what the iPods had in '06 or '07 before the iPhone really came around.
  11. OTACORB macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    This is the 7th Gen as it seems Apple decided since it been 3 years to skip the 6th Gen. LOL
  12. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Absolutely. A few of us thought this generation would get an A7 chip. The reason they gave it an A8 is so they could "forget about it" for a few more years.

    Don't expect anything to change before late 2017, probably summer 2018.
  13. charlyham macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2012
    You should start one so we can speculate if it will have the A25 chip, 128gb ram and 3tb storage with a Hubble like telescopic camera.
  14. Livewings macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2012
    How about a million never years?
  15. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    not before 2018 maybe never, so you might as well get this 6th gen and just sit tight.
  16. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2015
    I also think Apple is treating the iPod more like a game console. Think more reminiscent of portable gaming handhelds. They get drastic upgrades every so number of years.

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