iPod touch Why doesn’t the iPod touch go on sale?

ACG12

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Almost every other Apple product gets a discount at some point at retail stores. Why does this one not?

I really want a 128gb model to play music while I’m driving or at work, but the price is just a little too steep. I wouldn’t mind paying $249 like I did for my 160gb iPod Classic back in 2012.
 

cmaier

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It doesn’t go on sale because Apple really doesn’t want to sell it. It’s a zombie product. People who really want it will pay what Apple asks. Apple wants everyone else to buy an iPhone or an iPad mini.
 

sracer

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Apr 9, 2010
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Almost every other Apple product gets a discount at some point at retail stores. Why does this one not?

I really want a 128gb model to play music while I’m driving or at work, but the price is just a little too steep. I wouldn’t mind paying $249 like I did for my 160gb iPod Classic back in 2012.
If you're willing to pay that much, you can buy an iPod Classic with a new battery and 128GB SSD for less.
 

ACG12

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If you're willing to pay that much, you can buy an iPod Classic with a new battery and 128GB SSD for less.
I want a much more compact device that can connect by lightning cable and Bluetooth, though.
 
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sracer

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I want a much more compact device that can connect by lightning cable and Bluetooth, though.
That's reasonable.

If you're open to getting an Android-based device, I've had great experiences with no-contract Android phones, pop in a 128GB microSD card in, and have my pick of audio players. It'll be easy to get a new phone and micro SD card for under $100.