New iPod touch is a huge disappointment

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bscheffel, May 28, 2019.

  1. bscheffel, May 28, 2019
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    bscheffel macrumors member

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    Well not surprisingly Apple did the absolute minimum it could with the new iPod Touch. The only change is an A10 vs the A8 (and presumably 2GB of RAM) and an obscenely priced 256gb option. That's it folks - no bigger screen, no bigger battery, no biometric security, same bluetooth, no better camera. Heck even the upgrade is using a chip that is 2 years old (soon to be 3 years old). The only reason they added 256gb option is because it's such a high margin item they figure they can wring every extra penny out of a 7 year old design.

    If what you want is a relatively light compact audio first device that can run iOS apps you are going to get more bang for your buck with an iPhone SE or an iPhone 7. Besides the SE having an A9 instead of an A10 - both of these devices are equal or superior in every other way. The only advantage the Touch has is its 88 gram weight which you pay dearly for in battery life.

    Just kill the device Apple - this offering is embarrassing.
     
  2. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    Everything apple is doing is a disappointment now days wish i wasn't in the eco system, everything is boring and no real upgrades and products being cancelled
     
  3. bscheffel thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm starting to feel the same way... MacBooks have become boring with no real advancement or innovation. The iPad is a beautiful piece of hardware that iOS squanders and the iPhone has started to stagnate.
     
  4. Expobill Suspended

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    this is how my itouch 2010 saw the final day Saturday, every time i tried using the thing, the devise would not cooperate. Felt quite good doing this! upload_2019-5-28_9-24-19.png
     
  5. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't really care about the touch, they just wanted to keep selling it so they slapped together what they could to not get ridiculed for selling half a decade old specs in 2019... Starting to get real disappointed with Apple.
     
  6. MacFather, May 28, 2019
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    Why this joke of an update wasn’t released on April Fools day?
     
  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    What exactly is the point of this device?

    And come on - it's 2019. Charging £100 for an extra 96GB of storage is utterly utterly ridiculous.
     
  8. TMRJIJ, May 28, 2019
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    What were you guys expecting? It's a device that parents buy their kids so they won't have to worry about giving them a phone. It's not getting Touch ID, Face ID, or some amazing Camera. IT'S A TOY!!!!!!!

    You_Are_A_Toy.jpg

    Be glad they're still selling it for those who just want a simple music player.
     
  9. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Toy Story came through loudly on that one, very nice. :) --- NICE picture edit, lol.




    Wait.... so you guys had to start ANOTHER COMPLAINT THREAD?! LOL. The iPod touch isn't for people looking for the latest and greatest. Good grief. Way to reinforce the COMPLAINTRumors name this site should really be named.
     
  10. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040

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    Ask and you shall receive.

     
  11. waquzy macrumors 6502a

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    Don’t like it, don’t buy it. It’s as simple as that.
     
  12. YaBe macrumors 6502a

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    They should have at least put a more recent cpu, and upped the camera a bit, all I really wanted.... but hey it's too late now, bought something else!
     
  13. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Yeah, that's why millions (literally) ... dozens upon dozens of millions of people are buying it.

    So terrible. If you wish you weren't in the eco system, you could probably come out positive selling all your Apple stuff and replacing it with Windows and Android. Are you going to put your actions where your words are?
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    At least Expobill is! :) haha. Taking a hammer to old uncooperative technology is and can be a huge stress reliever.
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    It will run iOS 13 and iOS 14.

    That is the only reason it had to be updated.
     
  15. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    This is just sad, using a few generations old A-chip in what is supposed to be a new device.

    This reminds me of the ATV4 when it launched.

    The rumors leading up prior to the ATV4's announcement made it seem like the new ATV was going to be a very powerful, console killing, multi-device replacing, super box.

    But, we end up getting a few generations old and underpowered A8, an OS that had a lot of restrictions like the very small size of apps and the Siri Remote requirement for all apps, and that that depressing ATV event where Crossy Roads was used to highlight the new ATV's graphic capabilities.

    The ATV4 and tvOS j
     
  16. redheeler macrumors 604

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    The purpose of this refresh is to be able to drop support for 1 GB RAM in future versions of iOS. That's basically it. iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, and iPod Touch 6 will likely lose support in iOS 13.
     
  17. Expobill Suspended

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    No hammer needed, i like and respect my wood working tools!
    this crap is so cheap, just a strong toss against a concrete floor will do the trick!
     
  18. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Most tech today couldn’t withstand that. Wood tools nice !
     
  19. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    20 pound weights work good too ;)
     
  20. vistokid macrumors 6502

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    I've actually been waiting for the next gen touch to come out. I use my 6th gen solely for the gym and it's getting incredibly slow now. But this update has me wondering if it's worth it. It just seems... lazy.

    I am also curious about battery life. The 6th gen had battery issues running the A8, I don't see how this one won't with the same size battery.

    I also don't understand how Apple can even call this a new device. Like call a spade a spade.
     
  21. bscheffel thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand that the majority of people buying a Touch are giving it to a child but not everyone. I am 52yo and I use it at the gym as carrying an iPhone XS Max around the gym is not fun due to size/weight. I also understand that a child is not going to need/want the latest processor, biometric security, better camera etc. But they do care about battery life and the Touch bites big time in the battery department. Also $200-$400 is a lot of money for a "toy".
    However - all that aside my biggest grip is that Apple is selling the Touch at basically same price point as it did with the 2012 and 2015 models (storage adjusted) however the underlying technology is now very old. The 2015 model was released with the latest processor, best camera, etc. at the time of its release. This update is the same price as the 2015 update with internals that are 2-4 years old.
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    Well the iPod touch used to be on par with the latest technology. The 2012 and 2015 releases used the latest processor, camera, etc. technology (minus Touch ID for the 2015). That's why it was priced accordingly. The 2019 update uses 2-4 year old components at the same price point as the 2015 update which was current on technology. I love Apple and will lavish praise on alot of their products (the iPad Pro hardware is amazing) but this update is just lazy.
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    Yup it's clear that this update was only to ensure future iOS compatibility for another 3 years.
     
  22. sracer macrumors G3

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    This iPod Touch is more of a "refresh" to maintain than an "upgrade" to draw people to it. My primary complaint about this refresh is that there is no change to the battery and by extension battery life. The 6th gen has terrible battery life.

    The processor in this refresh offers a reason to buy it rather than an iPhone SE (as an iPod Touch). It doesn't give ME a reason to buy it though.
     
  23. bscheffel thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree - my bare minimum for upgrading (since my current 6th gen battery is shot) was better battery life and at least an A11 + 2GB. I don't mind being 1 processor generation behind but for the same price point as the 2015 model I don't want a soon to be 3 year old processor. 1GB is painful for some iOS apps.
     
  24. 1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I think most of us were expecting minor updates but not this minor. They didn't even bother to change any of the colors.
     
  25. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    I feel like an SE is still a viable buy you probably get one less year of software support but there are plenty of other perks. The only thing I like about this iPod is the headphone jack.
     

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