OSX Based iPods In August?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    DigiTimes claims that Wintek has been given the contract award for producing the the panels of Apples upcoming iPod refresh, which DigiTimes notes will be in August. The touch screens will reportedly be similar to the iPhone's touch screen.

    Steve Jobs made comments during a town hall meeting of Apple Employees that the Mac OS X group was working on unreleased iPods as well as the desktop OS and iPhone OS. Analyst Gene Munster recently chimed in, stating he believed that the updated iPods would come by Macworld 2008.

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  2. Poff macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2003
    Stavanger, Norway
    I'm guessing it's too early.. If they released it now, it would cannibalize the iPhone sales. (or, it would have to not incorporate stuff like notes, web-browsing and stuff. Just be a plain iPod. But why produce such an expensive iPod if nothing is gained apart from CoverFlow?

    On second hand - I'm just plain stupid. You've got the huge screen for videos - that's enough for me wanting one. :)
  3. Matteh117 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    Touch screen iPod..? Well that sold it for me.

  4. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    thus bringing the tally to 200,000,000 iPods v. 1,000,012 zunes.
  5. Aldyn macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2006
  6. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    2 scenarios:

    1. iPhone only through xmas so that it is the hot holiday gift. Then new iPods at MWSF 08.

    2. new iPods in either September or November in time for xmas.
  7. bommai macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2003
    Melbourne, FL
    Lots of rumors recently without any basis. JP Morgan retracted the iPhone nano claim yesterday. I am sure Apple is working on new iPods - that is expected. But, no one knows when it will be out.
  8. GreasyWeasel macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Bringing out a 120GB wide touch screen iPod now would not stop me wanting to get an iPhone once they release over here, it would just make me a happy man now.
  9. mickeymikey macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2007
    August makes much more sense. The Macworld rumor just doesn't fit Apple's MO of carpet bombing consumer gear for XMAS.
  10. P-Worm macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I think it is in Apple's best interest to make a new iPod before Christmas that doesn't have a monthly fee attached to it. I would love a new iPod that is geared around playing videos rather than just music. Give me a large screen. I don't think they need to include internet access either, although that would be nice.

  11. iBeard macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2005
    I have a theory that the "iPhone Nano" everyone is talking about is actually the 6th Gen iPod. This would help back that up if the new iPod has touch screen and runs OS X.
  12. zombitronic macrumors 65816


    Feb 9, 2007
    I'm not sure that it would be that expensive, at least not any more than the current top-of-the-line iPod. When Apple creates a better version of a product of theirs, gen-X usually becomes unavailable through Apple, while gen-Y takes its place and price. I would assume that gen-6 of the iPods, if only an iPod, will follow this same pattern.
  13. lorien macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2006
    Oslo, Norway
    :):):) Can't wait either! I've only been waiting 3 years for this baby, so a few more months won't hurt. I agree it might canabalize the iPhone somewhat, but at the same time at the current bleeding iPhone price point :apple: has to be missing out on a large potential market.
  14. defeated macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    this would be nice, would be a device Im willing to pay for, if it has a wi-fi. :D
  15. Matteh117 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    2, pleaaaaaase 2.

    It would make sense for them to release before christmas. It's not like it's an iPhone competitor (that's the right word, right?).. it doesn't have a phone (or WIFI?).

    Remove the clickwheel and add multitouch... winner.
  16. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I don't believe it would cannibalize iPhone sales; rather it would generate more sales from people who:

    1) Want a new touch screen iPod,
    2) Are happy with their current phone and don't want to change.

    That fits this Treo 650 user to a tee, so by releasing such a device, they'd gain a sale they otherwise wouldn't have gotten.

    I'm sure many folks are in my category.
  17. Thataboy macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2004
    New York, NY
    If Apple releases a touchscreen iPod, I don't see it including WiFi. A WiFi touchscreen iPod would obliterate sales of the iPhone.

    I think they will say "WiFi is an unnecessary battery drain" and say they are positionining it as the king of all media devices, not an internet communicator.
  18. ajhill macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007

    New iPods, new iPhones, new MacBook Pros, New iMacs next month.

    Have you ever seen a company so focused on improving their product line so aggressively?

    The real question is, how many of those people who were packing the Apple stores before and after the release were "New to Mac" customers. I saw a lot of boxes leaving the store. Not that I'm a "trusted source", or an "Apple insider" just a guy who had to wait in line to buy a display. It was like the Christmas season was starting early.
  19. L3X macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chesapeake, VA
    before Sept 15th would be nice so i can use the $200 student rebate after i buy my MBP.

    I don't want all the monthly fees of the iPhone but i would buy a TS iPod soon.

    the iPods are due for an update. I'm guessing they will be around the same price as the current vid iPods, $300 or so.
  20. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    About fracking time. My 60GB iPod Photo is down to 2GB of free space. I've been deleting stuff I know I will never listen to...How the hell did Vanilla Ice get on my iPod?!?! But its not enough.

    Come on Apple! Screw the iPhone. Give me my 100GB iPod Video.
  21. splintah macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2005
    yeah thats what we need

    an iphone without phone ability
    but 30gb + of storage
    wifi organizer
    and widescreen

    waiting for half a year now
  22. alec macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2005
    Washington DC
    oh god if it has wifi + osx, just put it in my mouth and let me suck on it
  23. Glenny2lappies macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    Lets hope it's not another MacWorld dominated by bloody consumer goods again. It'll be nice if it's got some computing content for a change!

    iPhone = iBore
  24. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    It's not X-mas time till after Labor Day :D Remember when it used to come after Thanksgiving.

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