"iPod touch Mini" expected in autumn?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mayuka, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    I just read rumors that Apple plans a mini version of the iPhone and the iPod touch too.....

    Ok. Those are just rumors. :D But at the moment I'm really thinking about buying an iPod touch to listening to music during a loooong flight.

    I really like the form factor of the iPod nano but its battery only lasts max. 10 hours. My current iPod nano (1st gen) only lasts for about 4 hours. So I really want an iPod which holds longer but the current iPod touch is a bit too big for my trouser pocket.

    So what can I do? I'd be quite unhappy when I buy an iPod touch now when during fall a new mini version or a far better 3rd gen with micro arrives. :confused:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    But there is no point. What would possess you to want LESS capacity on a SMALLER screen?!

    The screen would have to be the same resolution as the larger one, making text unreadable. It isn't happening.
     
  3. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? :confused: I have small hands and good eyes. And that's not because I'm a flimsy woman. I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of kids out there who have tiny hands and good eyes as well. :eek:
     
  4. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    The iPod touch is already smaller than a Nintendo DSi.

    And making the iPod touch smaller wouldn't lower its cost, it would probably increase it.
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Skil, point me to the last time you were right about something you said would never happen with such conviction. Now point me to all the things since then that you've been wrong about. You don't know squat about what there "would have to be".
     
  6. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Battery and power:
    Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
    Playback time
    Music playback time: Up to 24 hours when fully charged
    Video playback time: Up to 4 hours when fully charged

    From http://www.apple.com/uk/ipodnano/specs.html

    I believe it - all my iPods have matched up with the advertised battery life. You could also look into replacing the battery in your nano (I've never opened a nano, might be harder than the iPods I've done this on) which would be cheap but I suspect you want to buy something shiny ;) Have to say I don't think there'll be a new iPod touch until Septemberish, even then don't know what it'll be like . . .
     
  7. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Why are all of you newbies posting ridiculous, stupid rumour-threads, either based on fantasy, or month old rumours?

    Stop wasting peoples time.
     
  8. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know all those batteries won't last longer than ~7 hours for the 1st gen model. And the new iPod nano's don't have the features that would justify an upgrade for me. (I wouldn't use video playback or photos.)
     
  9. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Depends on how small the display gets…3.2" wouldn't make it unreadable. Plus the bezel could be made smaller.
     
  11. Brien macrumors 68020

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    It's only a matter of time before Apple splits the iPhone into a family and brings touch screens to the rest of the iPod line.
     
  12. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hm.... I wouldn't be so sure about that. The click-wheel is very famous. Maybe there won't be any iPod classic anymore, but I think that for the iPod nano the click-wheel will survive in a way.

    But that all doesn't bring me further. Should I buy an iPod touch now or should I wait a couple of months and try out a new battery instead? :confused:
     
  13. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Not for people on MacRumors, the website you're posting this 'news' :)rolleyes:) on.

    Edit: Over 4 months ago. And I don't believe this was the first rumour, either.
     
  14. mayuka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But one question I do have before it's becoming offtopic. Why are those rumors arising right now again?
     
  15. intempo808 macrumors regular

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    I lol'ed at this... made my day haha

    Anyway, I don't think the name even sounds right... iPod touch mini... It's like 2 sub iPod's joined to one, not to mention, the mini was dropper ages ago for the nano... Even iPod touch nano sounds stupid... Too much of a mouthful...
     
  16. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Hmm I wouldn't be so sure. There are people that don't like touch screens, the glass screens are more easily breakable and a click wheel's easier to use at the gym.

    iPod product cycle is such that all the big changes such as a new smaller iPod Touch traditionally happen around September, in time for the holiday season. Based on that I think you'd be better with a fresh battery and waiting to see if a new Touch gets released, instead of buying the current Touch which you seem to think is too big. If a new tiny Touch is suddenly released then all you'll have wasted is the cost of a battery, which is nothing.
     

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