Where the heck are the iPod leaks?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by eye, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. eye macrumors 6502a

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    You're telling me there aren't any? I want to see them!
     
  2. Jest3r macrumors regular

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    Probably around the seams... I'd definitely keep it away from water. ;)
     
  3. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, kind of sup rising we haven't seen anything yet. However, you must consider that last year the iPad was leaked 12-16ish hours before, and we all know the iPhone 4 story. So after all that, I'm sure Apple beefed up its already rigorous security policy and NDAs.

    However there is that prototype iPhone 5 missing, so they obviously have not fully rectified the problem.
     
  4. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    They are pretty good this year locking everything up.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    People are still interested in iPods?! <ducking>
     
  6. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    We've seen a white iPod Touch facing leak, as well as an iPod Nano with a camera.

    Actual product leaks generally don't happen until much closer to the event. And the media event hasn't even been announced yet.
     
  7. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    We are in the post iPod era, hence the lack of leaks.
     
  8. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    :D Good one, there is still a market for pure ipods though. Like the b-day present for my 8 year old neice who got an ipod shuffle this year cause well, she's too young for an iphone/itouch and while my sister lets my neice play with mommy's ipad sometimes she doesn't want her too spend too much time playing games or unsupervised surfing on the internet.
     
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I concur. The iPod Touch will be renamed the iPad Nano and that will be all.
     
  10. eye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know all the talk is of iPods not being popular, but selling less units doesn't necessarily mean not popular. They sell millions. It's an integral part of their revenue. People use iPods longer because there isn't the same two years and I'm out attitude as with phones.
     
  11. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    There are rumors of an iPod touch with 3G (Personally I'm not holding my breath).
    The iPod touch will most certainly get a speed/spec bump to provide optimal performance with iOS 5. I'm not expecting a new design, the current iPT 4 is gorgeous, and as already mentioned the white version seems to be on it's way.
    Other iPod models I have no idea. Perhaps more capacity at same price.
     
  12. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Frankly, that's where cellular service should be moving to. Voice plans, SMS plans, voicemail... legacy cruft. Cellular providers should provide data.

    Voice can be data.
    SMS can be data.
    Voicemail can be data.

    Everything is data these days. Our phones don't need CDMA/GSM chips or whatever for voice. They need 3G chips and that's it. Data only devices that carry everything over the data channel and through the Internet.

    Some would say an iPod Touch with 3G would canabilize iPhone sales thanks to services like Skype. Well it darn should because that is where we should be moving to. Same for Cable TV or Satelite TV or FM radio or whatever. The Internet can provide all of this and all our boxes can be simple IP devices hooked up either through home networking or cellular networking to get services from content/service providers that compete with each other, not from monopolistic carriers.

    Let the carriers be data carriers. Let the service providers provide services. All over the same data network.
     
  13. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    ^^For once I fully agree with you.
    However, Apple IMO cannot piss off carriers too much at this point in time. iPhone is still Apple's #1 revenue source.
     

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