Should I wait for update of iPod

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacMosher, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. MacMosher macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2006
    Hey guys,

    Well I am currently working getting my money back from future shop through the product service plan because my mp3 player broke.

    I will be recieving the gift certificate at the end of july-ish. I am wondering if I should try to hold off and wait for an update, or just not bother and get a Nano right away?

    I would more then likely just get the low end Nano because I don't have more then 2 GB of music anyways.

  2. mchank macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
    You should wait. The education deal ends in September and there will definitely be a new ipod out for the Christmas buying season. The hype is all about the iphone now but there's no way that Apple will forget the ipod as that is geared toward a much wider audience.
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Yes, wait. If the iPhone is any indication of what the next generation of iPod would look like I can't imagine Apple not hitting it out of the park.
  4. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2006
    ok thanks, the only reason Im even thinking about I guess is because I have to send my other one back and will be with out music for what will probably seem to be an eternity.

    Hopefully the wait will be worth it! I don't know how much of a change I for see in the Nano anyways... any speculation?
  5. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    my speculation totally unfounded in any rumors is that the Nano could get full screen and video capability, possibly also wi-fi. and most likely a bump in capacity.
  6. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    Pick up a cheap used or refurbished ipod shuffle to hold you off until the refresh and then sell it. You'll probably lose 20 bucks at max, but you'll gain lots of value in a new ipod and still won't have to suffer without music.
  7. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    I know everybody is telling you to wait, but i say just buy one. I am all for waiting, but with the iphone due out tomorrow, and Leopard due out in October, i dont see the next ipod update till sometime, at the very least, december or january. This is my pure thinking, and i may be wrong. You do what you want, and you can't go tooooo wrong. :)
  8. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Buy it if you need it, wait if you want it.

    And no matter how hard you try to cut it, no one needs an iPod.

    The present iPods have pretty much been the same for 2 years. I'd wait.
  9. RainCityMacFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    I say unless you are going to take advantage of the Education + iPod deal (which you're not) then just wait.

    Apple is emptying out it's iPod stock.
  10. Schroedinger macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    If all have is 2GB of music and all you want to do is listen to music, go buy a nano right now. If the current nano is missing some function (I can't imagine what beyond better battery life) then don't buy it and wait for the product you want/need.

    I'm waiting on a new iPod (to replace a 3G) b/c I need 100 gigs of storage with video playback (If a 100 gig model existed today I'd get it). For simple music playback, my nano is perfect, and god forbid, it isn't the newest fanciest model.

    Regarding a nano, I'd suggest getting a 4 GB model. That way your music library could double and you'd still be okay space wise.
  11. MacMosher thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2006
    Yeah I am deffinitly thinking the same way you are. I will wait till I recieve my refund and if there is no speculation by then that is eye catching enough for me then I will just go ahead and get one now... it would really help on the long plane rides ahah.

  12. TheBigL macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    What are you thinking for the new ipod's? Pretty much a higher capacity iphone, sans phone and data capability?

  13. Mhaddy macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2005
    I'm in the same boat as the original poster. My 1st gen Nano finally died so I've been borrowing friend's shuffles, dusting off my old MiniDisc player, and even an MP3 CD player from a friend. I'm restraining myself very hard right now from purchasing a new iPod as I'm dying to see what the next gen is going to look like.

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