Why is there still no 32/64GB iPod nano?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dhinged, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. dhinged macrumors newbie

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    I'm only asking this here because Apple would remove the post for "speculation" there, but I have 24GB of music that won't fit on my Moto X (and I prefer stock Android or Motorola) which only come in 32GB through Verizon, so I want to put my collection on a small mp3 player, and I prefer the iPod nano, but they only go up to 16GB.

    What's the deal here? They've been 16GB for three generations; other devices have doubled periodically, but the nanos have just frozen. It seems like they have enough room for the chips, and do they really think people's mp3 collections haven't increased over time?

    I understand that the carriers want you to stream everything so they can charge you more (which is why you can't get a phone with an FM radio tuner app on it on Verizon, like the HTC One M8 has on other carriers), but is Apple agreeing with them? This is a really bad philosophy, as streaming is reliant on a consistent internet connection, uses up limited data, and drains your battery more. I don't see any reason why Apple has kept the nano in the past for so long.
     
  2. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    You're asking and speculating about completely different fields of study all in one post. From Engineering and Science, to Financial Analysts, to Business Management and a broad scope of Economics. In other words, there isn't a simple answer to your question.
     
  3. smorrissey macrumors 65816

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    Why? because apple wants you to buy now an iphone 6 64GB + watch.
     
  4. rgarjr, Apr 5, 2015
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    rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I don't know why, could be there's just not much demand for iPods nowadays.
     
  5. dhinged thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I'm asking why Apple's doing it. I was hoping for a legitimate answer like "because of this technical reason".

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    If they want me to buy an iPhone instead why are they selling an iPod nano?
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I don't think it's a technical issue. It's just because when the iPod Mini and Nano were relevant, the audience buying them weren't people who had 200 favorite albums, they were teenagers establishing a collection which was very small at that point and were more single songs and not albums.

    They probably didn't update it hoping that people would still lean towards a Classic.
     
  7. 0007776 Suspended

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    They are selling it because it doesn't cost too much to keep it around and people might buy it for their kids who don't need a large capacity, and it gets you to look at apple products, decide you want more storage and then since you are already thinking about apple you buy the phone instead.

    The stand alone portable music player market is essentially dead and is being replaced with smartphones. At some point I'm sure Apple will discontinue the nano after letting it sit around for years without updates like they did with the classic.
     
  8. rgarjr, Apr 6, 2015
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    rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah a lot of people use their smartphones rather then a PMP. You see a lot of that the gym.
     

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