What will happen to iPod touch prices after update?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mexbearpig, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816


    Dec 26, 2008
    I was wondering with the iPod line being updated in September, What will happen to the prices? Both new and refurbished. Im not sure about you, but I think that along with the update, a camera will be included. Do you think the base line price will go up or stay the same? If not will the refurbished 2nd and 1st gen price go down if so, by how much?

  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Last year each model just went 'down' a price point. For example, the price of the 8GB model was lowered. The new 16GB model was now the cheaper price of the old 8GB model, while the new 32GB was now the price of the old 16GB one. I'd say the same thing will happen this year - 8GB will be dropped, with it's price point being taken by the 16GB. Then a 64GB model will be introduced at the old 32GB price point, with the new 32GB going in the middle.
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    Old generations will become more expensive because they will be "collector's editions." Think: Hotcakes.
  4. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    LOL! Maybe if there hadn't been millions of them sold.

    One of two things will happen. The new Touch will get significant new features, and stay at the same prices for the same memory. Or it'll stay mainly the same, but drop down a price point. There is a small chance, given the economy and pending competition, that both things will happen. It might get BOTH some new features and a lower price.
  5. geoman92 macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2009
    It will definately go down a plunge. Remember 1st gen 8gb for 299? then it went down to 230. 16gb was 400 went down to 300. 32gb 500 and then 400. Now either all go down in price 8gb for 150 0r 180 16 for 250 and 32 for 350. or 199 for 16 299 for 32 and 399 for 64. or so on. all i know is that each year they get more features and a price drop. either they stay same capacity and plunge pricing down or more capacity for slight if none price change.:)
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I think prices will be:

    $229 - iPod touch 16GB
    $299 - iPod touch 32GB
    $399 - iPod touch 64GB

    And maybe you'll find old generation ones for $20 cheaper (that's how much less the 1st Gen touch was once the 2nd Gen was released).
  7. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    It will be hard for Apple to justify keeping prices as high as they are. There are 3" 16gb touchscreen players out now for $139, and 4.3" 32gb players out now for $189. Neither is a Touch, but better prices are showing up on all models these days. I just picked up a 32gb SDHC card for $74 retail. Even if wholesale price for a 32gb chip is half that (more likely less), the difference between a 16gb and 32gb Touch shouldn't need to be more than $50. The average difference between those memory prices on other devices is around $47. Apple is the chief exception charging $100 for the difference.
  8. lavinci macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2009
    Look on craigslist a week after the update. You'll see brand new ones previous gen for cheap cheap prices.
  9. Ammo macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    16GB = $199
    32GB = $249
    64GB = $349

    160GB iPod Classic = $299
  10. no.1 Apple Fan macrumors regular

    no.1 Apple Fan

    Jul 8, 2009
    In a pineapple under the sea
    They'll probably go down $20-50. But I think that one of Apple's marketing techniques is that if you want the iPhone without the phone you are forced to get the iPod Touch for more money. I think that in the next update Apple will probably lower the prices because people would realize that the iPod touch has less hardware and software and not want to buy it. The iPod Touch will probably also gain a compass sensor.:)

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