iPod touch When do you think we'll see a 32GB iPod Touch?

MVallee

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I'm just curious because I do need a new iPod (my 30GB 5g is getting kinda beat up) but I don't want the iPod classic, I want the cool new touch one. I have 12.3GB of audio on my iPod now so 16GB wouldn't leave much room for video/new music.

I know nobody knows anything forsure but I'm looking for an opinion. Should I hold off for a 32GB or is that never coming and should I settle on the 16GB one?
 

clevin

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if current Touch has SD slot, users can update capacity anytime, would be much more attractive.

if apple just won't make this thing right as a PDA, might just sell it for $199 with 2GB, as an internet device.
 

jsw

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if current Touch has SD slot, users can update capacity anytime, would be much more attractive.

if apple just won't make this thing right as a PDA, might just sell it for $199 with 2GB, as an internet device.
You clearly don't understand the iPod market. 8GB nano's were selling at $249. I'm pretty sure Apple won't have a problem selling 8GB iPods at $299 with a large tough screen and wireless. :rolleyes:
... January ... Keynote ... one more thing ...
A 16GB upgrade isn't worthy of a "one more thing". I'm guessing we'll see 32GB by spring. Whenever it shows up, the forum will be crowded with people whining about how they just bought the 16GB one 15 days ago.
 

clevin

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You clearly don't understand the iPod market. 8GB nano's were selling at $249. I'm pretty sure Apple won't have a problem selling 8GB iPods at $299 with a large tough screen and wireless. :rolleyes:
lol, of course I don't (I listen to radio more than music, my videos are not in H.264, most of the 200GB videos, iPod is absolutely useless to me), I 100% expect this as a PDA(which I think I have good reason for that view), all my comments are from POV of a PDA user (which I would spend money on).

Of course many people buy it as an iPod, but its really has more potential to be a successful PDA than a successful iPod.
 

clevin

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You might want to look at the Nokia N800, or the cheaper 770, then. :)

They seem to be more of what you want.
thanks for the info.

I guess we will wait and see how apple will develop this Touch. No matter what you or me would think it is.
 

transitman

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lol, of course I don't (I listen to radio more than music, my videos are not in H.264, most of the 200GB videos, iPod is absolutely useless to me), I 100% expect this as a PDA(which I think I have good reason for that view), all my comments are from POV of a PDA user (which I would spend money on).

Of course many people buy it as an iPod, but its really has more potential to be a successful PDA than a successful iPod.
I agree. I want a PDA that is native Mac OS. This needs to be the direction they go. The problem is that the iPod has made Apple so successful, I think that they think thwy will make more money on anything iPod.
 

bloodycape

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I really don't know why Apple is denying us the joy of an SDHC slot, where can get a 32gig sd card(at a high price) and get a 48gig iPod touch. I guess I may have to go for the Archos 605 wifi with the 4gig flash and SDHC slot(or the 160gig). Only down side there would be I would have to purchase some codec and screen would not be as clean, then again UMS and more codec support is what I like damn.
 

~Shard~

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Not until we see a 16GB iPhone at least. ;)

32GB flash memory is still at a bit of a price premium, I'd say you won't see it until mid-2008.
 

~Shard~

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Or how about a BYO iPod that has a removable slot for up to four SD cards!!!! It comes with just the ROM for the OS!
:p
I don't think Apple would do this as it might hurt sales in the long term (i.e. consumers buying larger flash cards as opposed to new iPods) but I personally wouldn't mind it at all... ;) :cool:
 

kevinbal

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It is going to really depend on how much Apple is able to single handily drive the flash market down like it already has. The only reason we are able to see 16 GB inside of the Touch is the sheer volume of 8s moved from the Nano and the iPhones.

If the 16 GB Touch models are as successful as one would hope, then hopefully we'll see that in turn drive down the prices even more.

However, any chance of Apple being able to correct its line as quick as it did with the iPhone are gone.... people moan and groan about how slow Apple is to refresh lines or update pricing... and hell, look what happened when they did react to the drastically falling rates of flash memory, they got pounded for it.

We won't see a 32 GB version any time before 08. My guess, now, based on the iPhone backlash would be the Spring, not even Macworld keynote.
 

clevin

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i took a 2nd look at NOKIA N800/770, and it looks pretty decent. SD slot support up to 8G card. Linux OS, plenty of 3rd party free apps. Full featured Opera browser, 800x400 res. play all type of music, video. touch screen

Only cons is slow CPU. ALso the design can't compete with apple.

So its another functionality vs. design.. why can't they learn from each other and deliver a perfect product?
 

MVallee

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I can wait until spring. But waiting a whole year while drooling over the iPod touch in the Apple Store would be brutal.

The more I look at it the more i want it. But the more i look at my vast music collection, the more i realize that 16GB won't cut it.

They need to bridge the gap in the iPod line. It jumps from 16GB to 80GB.
 

Zwhaler

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Probably not for awhile, because we are definitely not getting a 32gb iTouch before we get a 16 gig iPhone, and even then we probably wont have the 16 gig iPhone for several more months. My guess is we'll get it at the next revision in approx a year from now.
 

bloodycape

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i took a 2nd look at NOKIA N800/770, and it looks pretty decent. SD slot support up to 8G card. Linux OS, plenty of 3rd party free apps. Full featured Opera browser, 800x400 res. play all type of music, video. touch screen

Only cons is slow CPU. ALso the design can't compete with apple.

So its another functionality vs. design.. why can't they learn from each other and deliver a perfect product?
Just look at the 4gig Archos 506 WiFi, which has support for SDHC, and uses Opera(for a small fee). I have seen go for at least $190 on Amazon, so yeah.
 

wumbo6

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do you guys think someone can put a bigger flash drive into a 16gb touch? can they do that with the normal ipods?