Possible false advertising - ipod touch on apple website.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by tomk7, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. tomk7 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Have a look here.
    scroll down to the bottom and look at the ipod touch ad.
    If the website has changed, look here.

    It says: 'iPod touch - Millions of songs. Thousands of movies. Hundreds of games.'

    The ipod touch cannot store 'millions of songs' even according to apple's 4mb per song. This would put the storage at 4TB for 1million songs.

    I understand that they mean that there are millions of songs available on itunes, but that has very little to do with the ipod and does not accurately represent the capacity of the ipod.

    Just wondering on your thoughts.
  2. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009

    It's just one of the main selling points for that device. It *is* the availability, and has everything to do with an iPod, since no other mp3 player on the planet syncs to iTunes (at least not the way the iPod does.) The iPod gives you access to all this.
  3. mysterytramp macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    But that accessibility is true for shuffles, nanos and classics, too, but the Apple site never mentions "millions of songs" in the sales pitches to those iPods. In fact, the iPod Classic page leads off with "Your Top 40,000" -- a figure that represents the gizmo's capacity.

    As clever as the millions, thousands, hundreds line is, I think tomk7 has a point.

  4. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    But those don't have instant access to downloading the millions of songs directly to the device. The Touch does as long as your are connected to a network.
  5. tomk7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Thanks, i guess you could also consider, that you dont even need an ipod to access these millions of songs. And also, that you need to pay for them (separately from ipod).
  6. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I don't think there's any danger of someone expecting millions of free songs to be included on their iPod Touch, regardless of their lack of tech knowledge.
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Given that the tag line is

    ...they're clearly implying:

    Perhaps they don't use this tag line for the other models of the iPod because the statement is weaker due to the lack of available games (thus not meeting the sacred "trinity" rule in advertising). It's certainly part truth and part marketing, but it's not false advertising.
  8. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    And the full page for the iPod touch says:

    "iTunes is the best way to fill your iPod with the latest music, movies, TV shows, and more. It’s also the best way to browse and organize your ever-expanding digital media collection. And the iTunes Store is the best place to find millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, hundreds of games"

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