Now What?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by macguy4reals, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. macguy4reals macrumors newbie

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    So are the iPod touch owners watching the beginning of the end of the iPod touch? I love my touch, but with a $199 iPhone, how can it stick around? With the student discount it definitely looks like inventory clearance.

    So now what? I am not angry, nor annoyed, just sad to think that this amazing platform may reach its pinnacle in the 2.0 software. I am with Verizon till 09, so I am not switching anytime soon.

    What does everyone else think? Is this the end?
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    The iPhone is subsidized; it has nothing to do with the iPod. The back to school sale comes every year, and iPods are yet to be discontinued. And there are still countries where the iPhone will not be available, and the iPod ships worldwide. It's not going anywhere.
     
  3. reidjr macrumors member

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    No this is anything but the end.

    A few things to keep in mind

    1)Not everyone wants a phone.

    2)The touch will appeal to alot of people.Those who don't wanta phone or be stuck in a contract.

    3)Apple very well could have come out today and cut the touch.But they do see that it is a big seller has a great deal of sucess.So what do they do but more or less up its value with all the new features.

    4)I truley think the touch will be a bigger seller this summer then this winter.Which says alot as it has beena big seller from launch.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    TBH, given the rate plan AT&T have announced for the 3G iPhone, I am surprised they are not giving it away for free. The $199 price tag is only the beginning of what you will have to pay for an iPhone.
     
  5. Beric macrumors 68020

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    The iPod Touch is here to stay. Unless it is somehow possible to get an iPhone without a contract, then those who do not want the phone part of the iPhone (like me) will have to go with a Touch. It is INCREDIBLE how much money you have to spend on a plan. $85 per month x 24 months is $2040. Why not buy a MBP with that kind of money? AT&T prices are crazy-high, and they're not even the best service out there. So the iPod Touch will continue to exist. And those who buy it can feel good about keeping an additional $2000 in their pocket for two straight years.
     
  6. reidjr macrumors member

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    I am with bell canada i have a moto q and get this i pay $130.00 per month.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    lets see 70*24 +200= 1880 dollars over the 2 years REQUIRED to have an iphone




    yea not worth it
     
  8. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Well, you're blowing an awful lot of money, that's for sure. :p

    It seems like AT&T reduced the initial iPhone cost but increased the monthly cost. Way to help themselves I guess. Too many people don't think about the long-term costs of a monthly service.
     
  9. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Wasn't it $85 per month? Or maybe I'm wrong.

    Anyway, a whole lot of money for not much.
     
  10. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPod is going nowhere. I think I represent a pretty large group of people. I want an iPhone. I would be willing to sell my Touch to get one. However until Verizon can get the iPhone, or AT&T reduces their plan prices, I will never get one. I simply refuse to pay $2000+ over 2 years for a cell phone. I can live with having my regular cell and my Touch. $30 for unlimited texting? I get that for $10 with Verizon. The iPod is here to stay, those will always sell because their cheap and have no strings attached.
     
  11. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    what additional $2000. If you have another cellphone you are still paying monthly bills right? You calculations are not apt at all.
     
  12. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    hpw can this be the end. I still see older ipods being sold. The touch just looks like the iphone but its indipendent of the iphone like the other apple ipods.
     
  13. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    Are you kidding me? $30 for unlimited text? Where did you get that figure? Also, how much is your Verizon bill each month and for how many minutes?

    Do any of you people that are complaining realize how much unlimited data on a BlackBerry is? Maybe this plans seem crazy to you but they are still cheaper then most of the competition so let it go.
     
  14. TheCookie macrumors regular

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    Simple

    I don't think it is the end, but you have to recognize that all of the other iPods being sold offer something that no other one does.

    iPod Classic has more storage space than anything else, plus stays true to the original
    iPod Shuffle is what it always has been--good for carrying a small, random number of songs with a tiny footprint and no display
    iPod Nano splits the difference, less storage than classic and smaller screen, but cheaper and more mobile, yet still has a screen, unlike shuffle.

    So if the iPhone has everything the Touch has pluse more, and is now cheaper, then what does the Touch have to offer the line?

    Well, I'd say that it has the benefit of not forcing you to AT&T for two years... but many would disagree with that.
     

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