Next Generation of iPods

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iWinnipegger, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. iWinnipegger macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Whats your predictions for the next gen iPods

    iPod Go 1GB 2GB
    iPod Nano 4GB 8GB 16GB
    iPod Touch 32flash, 64flash, 80HD, 120HD
    iPhone 8GBflash, 16GB flash
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    32 and 64 GB flash would be prohibitively expensive right now.

    my predictions:
    shuffle 2GB, 4GB flash
    nano 4GB, 8GB, 16GB flash
    full-size/video/touch 60GB, 100GB
    iPhone: let's just wait until these are actually released

    :apple:TV is another thing altogether. if they really expect it to be a media hub, it'll need at least a 100GB hard drive and an optical drive in future revisions. as much as Apple wants to believe it, DVDs are not going anywhere right now and they should incorporate a combo Blu-Ray/HD DVD drive in there.
  3. gootz macrumors member


    Aug 7, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    I just wish they would release the next gen full size. My 3g 30GB is dead and I've been waiting to pull the trigger on a new one. I don't want to blow money on a 5.5g 80GB if the 6g is around the corner. I'm hoping for a 100GB touch with a screen similar to the iphone.
  4. apb3 macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2006
    PTSD therapy
    As long as we all have waited for the 6g, I think it might maake sense for apple to wait until the iPhone's been out a while to gauge how that touchscreen actually holds up under real-world use before committing to the same in the iPods. If there is some problem or cosmetic flaw (like before with the easily scratched surfaces) they can at least try to work it out and avoid any excess bad PR.

    I don't doubt they have 6g iPods laying around, but maybe there are other considerations beyond even the one I enumerated.
  5. Detlev_73 macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2004
    Roswell, GA
    Well, the only issue is that blank, dual-layer DVDs are still prohibitively expensive. Blank DVD+/-Rs just became affordable a couple of years ago. Can you imagine how much a 50-disk spindle of blank Bluray/HD-DVDs would cost?

    Apple can start putting Bluray/HD-DVD+/- drives in their machines when a 50-pack spindle of blanks costs about $20-30.
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    My guess for the iPods:

    Shuffle: 1GB and 2GB Flash Based

    Nano: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB Flash Based

    Video iPod: 80GB and 120GB HD Based
  7. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    iPod shuffle - 1GB & 2GB Flash (completely waterproof)

    iPod nano - 8GB & 16GB Flash (oh and it plays video on a vertical 16:9 screen)

    iPod - 32GB & 64GB Flash & 80GB HD (vertical 3" 16:9 screen, but still mainly music focused)

    iPod video - 80GB & 120GB HD (4" touch screen)

    I think the iPhone still has many suprises yet to be unveiled, such as:
    8GB & 16GB instead of 4GB & 8GB
    3MP camera
    user replaceable battery (under the black bit at the bottom)
    cut down iPhone versions of iLife & iWork including...
    iTunes Store downloads directly to iPhone

    Well maybe not all of those but i would say at least one or two of those will come true.
  8. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    I want to play, too!

    My guesses:

    Shuffle: 2GB only, updated colors

    Nano: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

    iPod: 80GB, 120GB, 32GB Flash (Same price as 120GB HD, thinner form factor)
  9. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Widescreen iPod 120GB - where are you???:mad:

    :apple:TV with 120GB drive

    Larger drives since:

    iTunes Store to start having 720p content available (like XBox Live, can either download SD or for a little more $, 720p)...

    Something tells me though that Apple will be going to all flash - maybe even on :apple:TV?
  10. mrthieme macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2006
    I would like to see the 6g iPod take the look and interface from the iPhone, and also double as a remote for :apple: TV.
  11. AutumnSkyline macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2006
    This one is definitely more realistic than a (US) $2799-$5,000 64 GB flash drive :rolleyes: well, 32 GB isn't really realistic either ($900), but maybe by the end of the year they will drop...the sixty four down a couple THOUSAND and the 32 down about $800 you biggie, but the 2GB shuffle is a definite go, along with the nano choices (the 16 GB flash drive is $170, more realistic.) I don't think they would phase out the lower iPod though. I think they would have a 40 GB, 80 GB and 100 GB (120 is still a bit new for apple to adopt :rolleyes:)

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