New iPods disappointing at Steve Job's return event

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Apple Hardware
    Link: New iPods disappointing at Steve Job's return event
    Description:: Apple's new iPod lineup, unveiled by Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs on his first public appearance since his liver transplant, disappoins investors as it didn't add as many new features as some analysts predicted, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

    Investors may have expected Apple to add built-in cameras to more iPods, said Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co. in Minneapolis. Instead, Apple only added a video camera to one model, the iPod Nano. The company unveiled the new lineup at an event in San Francisco.

    In addition to the video camera, the iPod Nano has a built- in FM radio and pedometer. The 8-gigabyte device costs $149, while a 16-gigabyte model goes for $179. Investors probably expected to see a camera on the new iPod Touch as well, Munster said. The iPod Touch uses the same touch screen as the iPhone and can run applications from Apple's App Store.

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  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Yes, I imagine that's the common consensus. While I'm a fan of the classic, if the Touch had been upgraded (to more than 64GB) I would have seriously considered splashing out on one. Oh well, not now Apple, my money stays in my pcoket for the moment.

  3. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    Yeah, what the hell? Why do all the fantastic updates to a dying race of music players (iPod nanos) instead of one of their flagship products? Epic fail on Apple's part.
  4. miki66 macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2008
    that's exactly why they integrated the camera to nano not the touch as the nano was calling to be saved from death
  5. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Well everyone thought the classic was facing death; that did not have any new updates apart from a storage increase - did not die.

    I'm not bashing it because I really want one.

  6. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    well i don't the event was that bad. i mean sure, we are always disappointed from these type of events anyways
  7. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Completely agree with you, twoodcc. Some people just react like little cry babies over something so trivial.

    Get over it.
  8. ukmacpro macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Wrong... The iPod nano IS Apples flagship product. It's is the biggest selling music player of all time. In my opinion the iPod touch is still a niche market. For people who are interested in listening to music the iPod nano is the first choice of music player.

    Look at the 50% of customers that are new to the iPod line-up (as mentioned in the keynote) I'm sure the that the most popular player of choice was the nano. It is simply for people who want to listen to music on the move. With the new features that have been added I see it becoming more popular, not less. Definitely not a dying race in the slightest.

    A camera will come to the iPod Touch line in the next update. Guaranteed! We'll just have to wait another year!
  9. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    Well, if the investors didn't have such high hopes! Their fault, they caused their own disappointment. If they just would have read macrumors to see that the touch had a camera module breakdown, things would be fine! [No, really, having high hopes as an investor based on a rumor is only asking for trouble and disappointment]!
  10. shadow1 macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2009
    By Setember 2010 will there be 128 GB flash memory in the ipod touch? Is it likely that flash memory will keep doubling faster than Moore's Law?
  11. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Love the extra capacity on the classic without an added thickness.
  12. yancey47 macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
    Stuff like this amazes me. "Disappointed?" Are these people aware that this is a device that can put many full albums, tv shows, movies, games, and act as a PDA, alarm clock, phone book, and store photos on it? just to name a few. All for 200 dollars.
  13. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2007
    People are disappointed because that same device could be had last year for $20 more than they are currently asking for it.

    Honestly, I don't know about you folks, but I was happier to see Steve back and looking well than anything they had to show us.
  14. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    That was one of the saddest presentations I've ever seen. The last few of these I've watched, I've gotten this old/stale feeling creeping over me.

    1. Give us the freaking tablet
    2. Give us the headless Mac
    3. Give us an AppleTV that makes sense
  15. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Well, based on this New York Times article, there might be an issue

    Fair warning, the NYT is known to make stuff up, so I'd check with a reputable news outlet.
  16. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2005
    Love the 160gb classic as well now. After two years of holding out, I'm going to buy one.
  17. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    amen to that brother

    the classic is what it is an awesome music player with all the room needed to store what ever the user wants..;) I too will be adding one of the classics to my collection . I have 2 others that are now considered classics just because they are over 5 years old hmm I'm getting old..:eek:no I am classic:rolleyes:
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    Dying race of music players? WTF are you talking about? The nano is apples best selling device.
  19. zombitronic macrumors 65816


    Feb 9, 2007
    1. iPhone/iPod touch
    2. Mac Mini
    3. Mac Mini
  20. zetzetone macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2009
    Something I dont understand:everybody being happy about 160Gb Classic.
    I already have one for two years and got it before Apple went back to 120Gb.
    I was hoping for 240Gb. There's no news for me (and many others) with only a 160Gb classic. Its too bad really.
  21. one1 macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    The touch will eat into Apples iPhone sales too much if they add the camera. It's what they have purposely withheld and if they decide the phone has ran it's course they'll stick a camera in the touch only then.
  22. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    not to mention that it is tres uncool to bill the touch as an iPhone without a phone.
  23. dwman macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2007
    San Francisco
    There's a very small percentage of people who have a need for such massive amounts of storage. Apple is aiming for the fat middle, not the fringe consumers. Hence, I don't think you're going to see the classic updated except for more storage or maybe lower prices in the future.
  24. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    i think the ipod touches were a disappointment...

    but i think the nanos arent by any means disappointing... very cool update.
  25. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    I wasn't that disappointed. It is only so much that you can do with the nano. It does it's job. The camera was just a pus.

    The touch has generally been marketed as an iPhone without the phone, and then they changed that to a gaming device. This is a disapointment to people that didn't want the iphone, but loved the features. The idea of most has always been that the iPhone and the touch were getting more and more similar.

    As usual, when a company starts making tons of money, they often think of ways to make more. One of those ways in not hurting sells of 1 product with another.

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