Is it too late to buy ipod touch 5th now?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Erik Chandra, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Erik Chandra macrumors newbie

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    I think, tim cook won't release ipod touch 6th anymore..he is trying to force us to buy iphone for listening music..so,in the end..i decide to buy 64gb ipod touch 5th gen to replace my ipod classic..but, is it too late?
     
  2. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    IMO, yes it is too late, yes, you can still use it with latest ios version but its slow in comparison to an iphone 6, expect some web pages not to be opened on safary..battery life not as good as when it was orginally released, etc.
     
  3. 617aircav Suspended

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    In today's world saturated with smart phones the ipod touch has no place.
     
  4. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    No, it is not too late. For a 64gb music player, the iPod touch is light and compact and a great music device. And it will always be this way.

    I would say buy it now if you want it now. With regards to a new iPod touch, this September is the next chance Apple might decide to release a 6th gen.
     
  5. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Maybe not for you, but for many it does hold a place. Until iPhones are cheap enough, the iPod Touch '(well an updated model) would hold relevance.
     
  6. 617aircav Suspended

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    For most.
     
  7. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

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    The iPod touch 5g has been the perfect device for my 6yr old kids. It was either that or a 3DS. I felt there was more value in the touch.
     
  8. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    We'll never know unless Apple actually updates the touch. There would be demand if they put the latest chipset in and made it semi comparable with the iPhone 6.
     
  9. saudor macrumors 6502

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    Even the a6 with 1gb ram would be a nice update. Same enclosure. How hard would that be anyways
     
  10. 617aircav Suspended

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    The waning demand is what made them not make it a priority. The popularity of the iphone has a lot to do with it.
     
  11. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The Touch 5 will most likely be discontinued in September 2015. We will have to see if Apple releases a Touch 6 then.

    If you want / need a Touch 5, I highly recommend getting one. Out of all my Apple devices, my Touch 5 gets the most use.
     
  12. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Still the iPhone is not right for everyone. Perhaps the popularity of the iPod Touch hasn't dropped as much as it hasn't followed the popularity of the iPad and iPhone..

    However that doesn't mean that its not a fantastic product for many people.
     
  13. smorrissey macrumors 6502a

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    But if not we can still expeculate about chances for 2016, 2017, etc. :D
     
  14. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, but the market has spoken. The iPhone already started the decline, but the iPad(especially the iPad mini) pretty much sealed the fate of the iPod.

    Don't see whats the difference in using an iPod touch vs using an iPad mini. With $299 price tag of the iPad mini 2 with retina display and A7, the iPod Touch seems like an even worse deal, updated or not.

    Not only does my iPhone pretty much emulate the iPod Touch, but my iPad Air 2 serves the same function as a secondary music player with 10" retina display, A8X tri-core chip, 2GB of RAM, with 64GB of storage at the same price as the old 32GB.

    Even the iPod Classic had better reasons(form factor, click wheel, unmatched storage space) to still be around than the mini-iPad-mini known as the iPod Touch.

    This is just my opinion.
     
  15. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    My opinion is different. We have no clue what the sales numbers for the iPod Touch is - remember that it may not have declined, rather the iPhone and the iPad have outgrown it.

    A lot of people don't want a massive screen. There is still a market for a iPhone without a contract and without the price. The iPad Mini is no iPod Touch replacement.. its simply too big to properly fill the void, for people who need something portable. Not to mention the price differences.
     
  16. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I have both a Touch 5 and a rMini 2. My usage is about 80% Touch 5 and 20% rMini 2. The rMini 2 is a nice device but it isn't portable like the Touch 5.

    If I had to make a choice today between the Touch 5 and the rMini 2 and could get only one of them, I would get the Touch 5.
     
  17. PCsmooth macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it's worth buying an iPod touch today. There are much better option for the same prize IMO, but that is your decision at the end.
     
  18. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Could you list all the other options you recommend.
     
  19. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    iPod sales as a whole have been on a steady decline for years. Even if you assume the iPod Touch is keeping the line a float, it's still declining.

    Since we are using Ancedotes here, I will express my own observations:

    In 2008/2009 time frame, I was High School and probably around 2-4 people per class had an iPod touch and what cheap phone they had. By late 2009, the first people were getting iPhones and Android smartphones. Since then, the number of iPod Touches in wild have decreased so much it has pretty much disappeared. My two cousins routinely received iPod Touches every couple of years for Christmas. One finally bought her own iPhone, I gave the other my iPhone 5. Haven't seen those iPod Touches since.
     
  20. PCsmooth macrumors newbie

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    The Moto G would be a good alternative for example. You can get it for a very good prize.
     
  21. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    I have had a nasty habit of traveling international of late. Well, the past 4 or so years. I love my iPod Touch. I wouldn't give it up for anything. I use it pretty much exclusively on transcon flights, and loops out of LAX or JFK. I try to give enough of a layover to charge the thing, just in case, before I make the big leap, and it works out very well. Now that everything I have uses the same cables, it's cut down the clutter a lot. And this way, I don't have a dead iPhone when I land, or have a HUGE-ish iPad flopping around, and I have something that has a lanyard so it doesn't get lost in the blankets, or, when I can get away with it, the 'fold-flat' seat.

    I love it. Couldn't be happier that I upgraded to the latest one.

    Using an iPad Mini is a pain compared to the Touch... I still do shlep around an iPad, 'just in case', but rarely use it. Although it depends on the flights. Heading East, I usually sleep, headed West, I usually read, play games, or harass the people next to me. ;):eek: (It's hard to sleep going West for some reason)

    I've seen the touch at the local Target, and a grocery store that had two of the models on clearance. Pink, and I want to say blue.
     
  22. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it is. It is slow with iOS 8 and most likely won't get iOS 9. Do yourself a favor and save up for an iPhone
     
  23. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Other people have posted here that the audio quality of the Moto G is much worse than the Touch 5 so I'm not sure that it would be an option for me.

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    It will almost certainly get IOS 9.
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    I got my kids an iPod touch - I have to say, its a great little device. I hope Apple doesn't do away with them.
     
  25. bubbleboil macrumors member

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    Market share only drop since nobody updates the device internally
     

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