What do people want to see in the next iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mr.datsun, May 23, 2019.

  1. mr.datsun macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I really want to see a new iPod. The chrome-backed iPod 4 was the best iPod and so I want this:

    Glass back - like iPhone 8.
    Just a home button. No Face ID!
    Lots of drive space.
    No apps. No camera. Just a music/video player.
    Hi-def music files. Flac, AIFF, ALAC, MQA etc.

    What do other people hope for?
  2. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    I don’t even need video playback. Just a nano size device with physical buttons, 128GB, and features like gapless playback, shuffle by album and Airplay.

    In reality, however, I don't think we will see anymore iPods. Apple seems to destine the Apple Watch as the next “iPod”. Basically a wearable device with cellular and Apple Music streaming.
  3. togruber macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2018
    the size should be like a iPod classic because the classics fit in your hand quite well. It has to have a ClickWheel and a high resolution display, not only 320x240.

  4. mr.datsun, May 24, 2019
    Last edited: May 24, 2019

    mr.datsun thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Don't mind the wheel coming back, but the classic was quite bulky for me. I preferred the little 3rd gen Nano. That was perfect but far too little storage for me.
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    Agree about video playback. Not needed - but I guessed it would make the iPod more popular. Hard to see them not enabling any iPod as a games machine anyway.
  5. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Small is good... don't care if the shape is like 2nd or 3rd gen iPod nano or a 7th gen one... should have video playback but no camera, a clickwheel, bluetooth, FM radio option would be a plus, headphone jack would be nice so don't need to tote around some adapter to convert the connector to a shared port for simultaneous listening option via wired earbuds. Decent storage options for a nano... maybe 16GB min and max out at 64GB so even the high end is not that expensive.

    Dear Apple: some of us are never going to buy either an Apple watch or an iPhone, or even an iPod touch, but a whole lot of us still have our 2nd or 3rd or 6th gen iPod nanos in a drawer somewhere, if not still working in a speakerdock in the kitchen! Meanwhile we can't stuff our rack systems into a pocket or handbag, but if we have a dumb cellphone (and even if we do have an iPhone but can't spare much storage space for music on it) we'd love to tote along an iPod with a good selection of music from our ripped CDs and all that music we bought off iTunes before streaming Apple music was even a thing.

    Keeping the iPod going would be a fairly inexpensive way not to lose a base that is still out there looking for a next familiar thing that doesn't break a small gear budget. LOL keeping iPods in the mix would also make it way harder for Apple to drop the facility of syncing mobile devices to iTunes on a laptop or desktop if desired. Not everyone is always going to be able to rely on net access for either streaming or over-WiFi sync. When wired sync's not an option, maybe neither is Apple's ecosystem...
  6. Avenged110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2010
    Greatest Country on Earth
    I know they never will, but I would love something almost identical to a 3rd or 4th gen. classic, sound signature and all, but with USB-C (or Lightning), the newer hard drive interconnect from later models, and more power efficient components. That's all. I'll install my microSD card/iFlash myself.

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