Want a 64 (or 128(!)) GB Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Enigmafan420, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    Just a conversation starter here-I AM AWARE of the technical limitations of Flash RAM right now...

    That being said, I NEED a larger iPod Touch. I have maybe 1/5 of my CD collection on iTunes and it is already 40GB. I have a really hard time trying to figure out what to put on my 32GB iPod touch.

    I have a 5th Gen 80GB iPod, but I am finding that I just like having the other features of my Touch with me. The 80GB pretty much stays hooked to the car stereo these days.

    Anyone else feeling a space crunch?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    When 32 and 64GB NAND chips exist, let us know. :eek:
     
  3. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    He did say he was aware of the limitations of flash memory.


    And yes, a 128GB touch would be amazing! (and expensive)
     
  4. Enigmafan420 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have been reading that the 32GB chips would be coming out 1st quarter of this year. So in theory the next version touch could have 64 GB.

    Anyone know how much the 32GB chips are likely to cost?
     
  5. syclick macrumors regular

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    I am on the cusp of buying an iPod Touch to replace my iPod Video (5G) 60GB. I am trying to hold out for a 64GB Touch, seeing as how my current collection won't even fit on my 60GB unit, but I dunno if I can hold out for much longer.

    I realize I can just get a Classic 120GB, but I don't want to go back to a HDD-based player.
     
  6. Enigmafan420 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep-know the feeling-there is no way my entire collection would even fit on the 120 GB-and I got $400(!) worth of iTunes gift certificates for Christmas, so it is growing daily.

    A 64 GB would be a huge improvement from by current 32 though.
     
  7. DreamNshadow macrumors newbie

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    I actually did this recently. I now have a 32gb 1st gen touch, coming from a 80gb classic, I didn't like the feeling of not fitting it all at first. But, I got the 32gb knowing that I would eventually get the 64gb touch.

    My library isn't as large as yours (mine = ~40gb), but you'll soon get used to not having all your albums there, and just choosing things you listen to at the moment. The genius playlist is also really good at keeping me occupied.

    The features is what got me. I use maps, notes, and safari all the time. If you're in school and don't have a computer around you, wi-fi really comes in handy. If you can, get the 2nd generation touch for the external speaker and volume control.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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  9. syclick macrumors regular

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    The iPod Touch 1G 32GB model was released in February last year, so I would think we'll see upgrades to the 2G units shortly. Of course, depending on production and availability of the 32GB NAND flash units.
     
  10. Enigmafan420 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    At first I thought you were being a smart ass-but I have never seen that-VERY FUNNY :D

    Still doesn't give me the features of my iPod Touch though. Gotta have Wi-Fi, Maps, email, and Safari :)
     
  11. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, if having that much music is such a priority to anyone, the iPod Touch isn't the best option.

    I have ~40GB of music (all paid for, don't worry) and when I really think about it, there is no need for me or anyone to have to carry all that around. If my musical wants change, I just resync.

    The Touch's features are great, but whether you get the Touch or the Classic is simply a question of priorities - features or space.
     
  12. Enigmafan420 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do have a larger classic, but I too want what the touch can do-classic is good for music only-I want the email, Wi-Fi, maps, etc of the touch-so I want a bigger one :)
     
  13. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Well, Tallest Skil and others have heard me say this many times before:
    I suspect a 64GB iPod touch to be released in February if not then in March.
    If that does happen then I expect a 128GB iPod touch to be release in February or March of 2010.
     
  14. gear71428 macrumors member

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    128GB just isn't big enough for all my media. Sure it would hold my music but what about all my video files?

    Since the ipod touch has wifi maybe a better approach would be to load it with the most desirable music and video then if I want to get one of the other media files in my library, I could keep them on a network server (networked drobo or Linkstation) that I can connect to via the internet and just go and get those (less used) files as I need them. Who knows maybe Apple is working on just such a device that might work in conjunction with mobileme (check macrumours for Dec.). Or maybe Google will release G-drive and we could keep all our media files in a cloud drive, accessable at any point we are connected to the web.

    I guess the point I'm trying to make is that Apple would find it easier to create hand held devices that allow you to access your files via the net rather than trying to cram larger storage capacity into a small device. And since users are creating ever larger media libraries it seems like trying to keep up with that (by creating more and more devices with increasing storage) is a never ending quest.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hhmm i am confused as to why you havent purchased a ipod classic..if the touch is to small for you. :confused:
     
  16. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Buy an 8gb Touch to piss around on and buy a 120gb Classic for your tunes.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    that was my kind of thinking :cool:
     
  18. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    Actually, they already do...the 128, 256 and 512GB iPod touch are currently in prototype stage and are being tested in Apple's top secret underground lab. Did you know that a single 512GB NAND chip costs $50,000 right now?? :eek: :eek:

    :D :D :D :D :D
     
  19. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    I hope your right ! My birthday is on Feb.1 but I asked my parents to wait to get my touch because they should be updating around that time :D I am not going to jump to quickly even though I want the 32gb so bad it would be worth it to wait for a 64gb for the same price
     
  20. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    WOW :eek: 128gb is not enough?!!! holy crap that's alot of media! Not making fun just I thought 30gb of just music was alot
     
  21. groovdudeyo macrumors regular

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    I am under the impression that apple now has the technology to make a 3000 gb touch yeah i mean three thousand. and this new "spinning electron or proton chips" (or something like that) cost the same to manufacture.
     
  22. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to have something like this, http://www.sdcard.org/developers/tech/sdxc/ - that says that 2 terabyte memory cards are coming out, so maybe apple could get this technology and have a 2 tb ipod touch =]

    Zym
     
  23. MacbookAlum1536 macrumors regular

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    if i remember correctly there is a $3 called Simplify media in the app store which lets you stream unprotected songs
     
  24. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

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    I have an 8GB iPod Touch. My library is over 30gb large and growing. Is there any way I can purchase a 64gb chip, or something 30gb or bigger, then manually install it in my Touch? It's 1st gen.
     
  25. klayman676 macrumors newbie

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    i think that the gig storage, doubles every time they make a new model, (ex. 8 gb, 16gb, 32gb) i think 64gb and 128gb would be next.:D
     

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