iPod New 30GB and 80GB listed but no 60GB model?!?

Altimeter88

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Where is the 60GB mentioned on the Macrumorslive.com via iLounge
"10:12 am iLounge: 249 and 349 with 60GB and 80GB capacity "

The apple store only shows the 30GB model and 60GB model for $249 and $349.

Any ideas, just a mistake by iLounge? Or did apple mess up on their site, I doubt that.
 

Nuc

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Yeah that's weird. I don't think anyone would buy the 30GB models since 80GB is only $100 more....

Nuc
 

runplaysleeprun

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I think it was a mistake by the live broadcast. The apple website and the store say 30 and 80. Also, I note there is no education discount on iPods. That blows.
 

BlizzardBomb

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It's a mistake by iLounge. It's to be expected occassionally when they have to speedily type up info as soon as they hear it.
 

vega07

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Nuc said:
Yeah that's weird. I don't think anyone would buy the 30GB models since 80GB is only $100 more....

Nuc
I agree. 100 more for 50 gigs. That's a good deal.
 

WildCowboy

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Yep...all Apple pages showing 30 GB (7500 songs) and 80 GB (20,000 songs) models....
 

vega07

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runplaysleeprun said:
I think it was a mistake by the live broadcast. The apple website and the store say 30 and 80. Also, I note there is no education discount on iPods. That blows.
No education discounts on the new ipods?
 

timnosenzo

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runplaysleeprun said:
well, at least, one is not listed on the site in the education store. the same price as normal is listed
Noticed that--it really sucks! They probably figure students will buy them anyway... and they're right. :mad:
 

apunkrockmonk

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If and when I upgrade (I really want to but I will hold off as long as my 40gb 4th gen can last) I will buy from amazon to avoid sales tax. Effectively getting the iPod for the same price I would have gotten it with the student discount.
 

robo74

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ripfrankwhite said:
80gb is HUGE!! I only have 17gb on my 3G 40gb. I'm holding out for the real video iPod.
real video ipod?
I dont know, but mine plays video's, music, movies etc.

So whats so "not" real about mine?


Perhaps your waiting for a updated iPod Video?

Rob
 

Altimeter88

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robo74 said:
real video ipod?
I dont know, but mine plays video's, music, movies etc.

So whats so "not" real about mine?


Perhaps your waiting for a updated iPod Video?

Rob
I think he is referring to the full widescreen iPod that has been rumored. I purchased my G5 video iPod the day it was announced but was a little dissapointed when I found out it was a small 4:3 screen. I was hoping for the same size iPod but with a full widescreen display on one side, and the familiar click-wheel with small non-color (old gen ipod) screen for navigation on the other side. It is rumored that the new full-screen ipod will have a touch sensitive face with "pop-up" type navigation controls but this is all just speculation.


Dang, no edu. discount, your right. I guess they did drop $50 off but it would be nice to get edu. price at like $229 and $329 or something.
I only have 20gigs used up on my 60GB G5 video iPod right now, but perhaps I will buy the 80GB unit and sell my small 2.5" external 120GB Hard drive and use the extra space on the iPod for data storage or something.
 

SBT

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80GB - External HDD??

I've been thinking...

Surely no one will ever fill 80GB (or 70 odd, with the deduction of software) with songs and videos. Possibly with full length movies. However i have been thinking that if i was to invest and upgrade my old 20GB 4th Generation iPod to the BRAND NEW 80GB one, i could enable disk usage and use it as an mp3/video player and also an external HDD on the move. :)
 

Philberttheduck

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SBT said:
I've been thinking...

Surely no one will ever fill 80GB (or 70 odd, with the deduction of software) with songs and videos. Possibly with full length movies. However i have been thinking that if i was to invest and upgrade my old 20GB 4th Generation iPod to the BRAND NEW 80GB one, i could enable disk usage and use it as an mp3/video player and also an external HDD on the move. :)
You would think that. But if you look for the "iTunes Library Count" thread (or whatever its named) people's library's are INSANE. A couple exceed 300GB :eek: . I've already exceeded 40GB on my iPod and hopefully a 120GB comes out for me to stick my favorite tv shows and movies on it. Exceeding 80 is pretty easy. Trust me, it's do-able without movies.
 

M. Malone

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SBT said:
I've been thinking...

Surely no one will ever fill 80GB (or 70 odd, with the deduction of software) with songs and videos. Possibly with full length movies. However i have been thinking that if i was to invest and upgrade my old 20GB 4th Generation iPod to the BRAND NEW 80GB one, i could enable disk usage and use it as an mp3/video player and also an external HDD on the move. :)
that is a an idea, but is there any chance we're getting back the Firewire support? I would love to have OSX installed into my iPod and load it up on another mac.
 

matperk

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I've got about 250gb of videos (movies and tv shows from my dvds) and i can easily fill all 80gbs that's why I bought one. It can now handle the h.264 640x480 that I encoded them in.

I had a 4gb nano that I'm selling to someone and I have a 4G 40gb. This was just what I needed to make the upgrade worth it. We waited a year for this 5.5G update...I'm thinking it's going to be a while for the 6G, but then again, Apple loves to update stuff.
 

Blue Velvet

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SBT said:
Surely no one will ever fill 80GB (or 70 odd, with the deduction of software) with songs and videos.
Why not? Got about 50gb of music on my current iPod... every tune legit and ripped from CD... there's a new stack of about 20 new and unripped CDs sitting next to my keyboard to go on there as well.
 

Zwhaler

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Nuc said:
Yeah that's weird. I don't think anyone would buy the 30GB models since 80GB is only $100 more....

Nuc
...Hence Apple making 100$ more on each iPod sold. It's all about money.