iPod touch Should I get an iPod touch 5g now?

J. J.

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I had decided that shortly after WWDC 2014 I would get a 5th gen iPod Touch. But then I started being not so sure: should I wait for the 6th gen instead? If it'll be released this fall I can wait, but what if it won't? So should I really buy a 5th gen iPod touch or should I wait?
 

mangomind

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I had decided that shortly after WWDC 2014 I would get a 5th gen iPod Touch. But then I started being not so sure: should I wait for the 6th gen instead? If it'll be released this fall I can wait, but what if it won't? So should I really buy a 5th gen iPod touch or should I wait?
There have been no rumors of a 6th gen iPod touch; a new iPod touch is not expected this year. Speculation is that the next iPod touch will come in Spring 2015. So I would buy an iPod touch now if I needed one.
 

bmxracer

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I'd go on and get one now, as it could be a while for a new one to come out, and this one is very good, you will enjoy it.
 

im_to_hyper

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If you think there is even a possibility of a new touch: wait. See what happens Monday. Maybe the prices will drop, maybe there will be cheaper refurbished models... WHO KNOWS!

Not all the rumors are true, and a lot of times things are released which weren't rumored!
 

mangomind

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If you think there is even a possibility of a new touch: wait. See what happens Monday. Maybe the prices will drop, maybe there will be cheaper refurbished models... WHO KNOWS!

Not all the rumors are true, and a lot of times things are released which weren't rumored!
No. You could either keep waiting for an update that will probably not happen anytime soon, or should get one now if you want one now.
 

cfedu

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I would rather go find a good deal on a uses iPhone 5 or 5c. No point in the iPod touch with its current specs IMHO. Once the iPhone 6 is released a uses 5 or 5c will go for lower then a new or uses iPod touch.
 

J. J.

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Thank you for your answers. So I'll probably buy an iPod touch 5g. I'm not buying an iPhone because I have just switched to an Android phone, so I'll keep both and use android as phone.
 

joshisaboss

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In Australia you can get an unlocked 4S or a 16gb iPad 2 (both of which has the same SoC/RAM as the Touch 5) for the same price so I'd consider that a much better deal.
 

J. J.

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In Australia you can get an unlocked 4S or a 16gb iPad 2 (both of which has the same SoC/RAM as the Touch 5) for the same price so I'd consider that a much better deal.
I know but both iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are quite old and they'll stop getting updates soon
 

Plutonius

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There have been absolutely no leaks of a Touch update this fall which indicates that a new release probably will not be until spring 2015. Get a refurb Touch 5 and sell it if/when the Touch 6 comes out.
 

MrXiro

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I think the 5th Gen touch is the last of the iPod touch line... would it really be worth their time and effort to put in the A7 or A8 chip in it at this point? They sell too many iPhones now to stick with the iPod Touch. Nano and shuffle at least have a place in being a tiny player.
 

na1577

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I think the 5th Gen touch is the last of the iPod touch line... would it really be worth their time and effort to put in the A7 or A8 chip in it at this point? They sell too many iPhones now to stick with the iPod Touch. Nano and shuffle at least have a place in being a tiny player.
During WWDC Apple talked a lot about "iPhone and iPad" but the iPod touch was almost nowhere to be found; I think it was only mentioned once. It also isn't used in any of the promotional images on Apple's website. It seems Apple may be preparing to kill it this year. I'll be really disappointed though, I wanted a 4.7" iPod touch.
 

iPodJedi

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If that's what you want I would go for it... I think it is a great little device:) they will still be selling the iPod touch 5 after the release of ios8... So if they don't release a 6 u can still get the 5.
 

cammykool

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I don't know. Even the 4G I JUST got runs fine on iOS 6. And almost everyone I know has a 4g and an android phone (like me) or a dumb phone.

So a 5G should be fine.
 

Ffosse

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The 5 is old and running on 2011 specs.

I don't think we'll see another iPod Touch - either this year or next Spring.
 

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