Looking for a new iPod classic and some input.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by omizzle, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. omizzle macrumors regular

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    Alright, I have a dilemma about which iPod to get. I currently have a 31GB music collection that is constantly growing. Unfortunately, my 1st gen ipod video is only 30GB

    Because of the size of my library, the ipod touch is out of the question. So that leaves the ipod classic. My question is: Should I get a 120GB classic, a (used) 180GB classic, or should I hold out until the next rev (if any) of the classic is released?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    September is around corner and it's iPod month. I would wait.
     
  3. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't hold out for a new classic; I don't think it will be updated. There was recently a report that the iPod size HDs are in less demand. We know that Apple has transitioned more and more to flash.

    There is always an outside chance they will release a 64GB iPod Touch, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that either.
     
  4. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    I would, actually. (Well, not literally, but still.)

    EDIT: Just found this link, which you might find interesting.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There is currently a pretty huge chance of this, actually.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I agree. iTouch has two NAND flash (right?) slots while iPhone has one, that's why 32GB iTouch came before iPhone.
     
  7. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Wait and buy the largest capacity one you can afford. Your collection can literally grow overnight if you start getting into videos :eek:
     
  8. Vogue Harper macrumors 6502

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    Just to point out that the largest iPod Classic had a 160GB drive.

    I would just get a 120GB iPod Classic new now. If you only use the iPod for music then you probably would not be interested in an iPod Touch regardless of whether they release a 64GB version in September. Even then 64GB is probably not going to last you long if your music collection continues to grow.
     
  9. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    Yes, this is the article to which I was referring.
     
  10. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    I stand corrected, maybe :) We'll see.
     
  11. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I pretty much agree with that. However, I'd suggest that you wait until September to see what will be released and then, if there is nothing new or updated on the classic line (which is what I suspect given that all development seems to be geared towards flash drives), go for a new 120GB classic, or hope for a 64GB touch to be unveiled. Moreover, if anything new is unveiled, it is entirely possible that prices of existing models, including the classic, will come down further in September.

    Last year, as I travel a lot, and my old 30GB iPod was almost three years old and about to expire, I replaced it first, with both a 80GB and later added a 120GB as well as a backup.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  12. omizzle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'll probably wait until September before I make a purchase...this also give me time to sell my 2nd gen 8gb touch :D

    If there isn't an update, hopefully there will at least be a price drop on the classics
     

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