Why still 16GB?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by vistokid, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. vistokid macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2007
    I don't understand why they wouldn't change the storage tiers for the Touch. Everything else is 32GB minimum now. You would think the music players base models would be even higher storage than iPhones etc. So odd. Like it's completely forgotten.

    I keep expecting a silent announcement but nothing. One day they will dump the 16GB and 32GB and start at 64GB. Just a matter of when.
  2. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2007
    HAHA... I just find it really funny now. Like 16GB! The Nano should start at 32GB and the Touch 64GB. That's a no brainer to me.
  3. mwhals macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2012
  4. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    The iPod Touch 6 was released awhile ago when all IOS products started at 16GB. Don't expect an iPod Touch update at least until the current Touch will not run the latest IOS (assuming if they even update it again). If 16GB isn't enough and you want an iPod Touch 6, feel free to purchase one with a bigger capacity (up to 128GB). Chances are that the current iPod Touch 6 is the last version of the Touch that Apple will sell. Then you can buy an iPhone instead which starts at 32GB.
  5. mmomega macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Some food for thought.
    High expectations will lead to disappointment. This will cover pretty much anything and everything you could have expectations on. People, things.
    Apple does what Apple does. Nothing different.
  6. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    As much as I love the iPod touch, I think Apple views it as their red headed step child and does not see the bang for their buck in doing anything with it right now. I, like you though, would like to see the increase in base storage for it though.
  7. drysdalk macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2014

    I suspect personally that they view the 16GB iPod touch as the “entry level” Apple Music device. In other words, they expect you to be streaming everything and storing nothing locally, and that’s the customer it’s aimed at. So it’s the cheapest piece of native Apple hardware that will give you access to Apple Music (and give Apple access to your recurring revenue in turn). Of course most customers are bound to be disappointed once they run in to the storage limitations once they actually use the device for something else, particularly apps and video. But if you really did just want a dedicated Apple Music device, I suppose it would do perfectly well.
  8. v1597psh macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2014
    The answer is never. One day Apple will get rid of the iPod line up completely. It's such a niche category. I feel this day is coming and nobody will care about iPod anymore. Apple can't be making everything for everyone. iPod had its momentum. So did the iPad mini. And Xserve. It's time for Apple to move into other categories and not making niche products
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Don't forget this "niche product" sells more than some other companies flagship product.
  10. sorcery macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2016
    Ring of Fire
    Just happened.
    Apple's new iPod touch lineup is priced as following in the United States:

    • 32GB: $199
    • 128GB: $299
    • 16GB and 64GB discontinued
  11. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
  12. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Why is it still 32GB? :p:p
  13. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    My dream nano would be that sturdy little 2nd gen w/ 128GB, I really like that size for tossing into the console of my ancient car and still use some of them that way w/ an FM transmitter. At least I could pare the count down to one. What I do now is load a bunch of them up w/ different genres.

    But I'd settle for a storage bump on a recycle of the last nano with FM radio and bluetooth. A 128GB one I'd buy as soon as it showed up in the Store.
  14. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    According to Federighi and Schiller this year (I think it was), it's because plenty of customers still get on fine with that amount – Apple does a peppering of little things to keep consumed storage down. App thinning, moving resources to iCloud, new compression formats this year for video and pictures. Presumably the alternative would be cutting the smallest-storage model and leaving the next-smallest with a higher entry price, shirking a bunch of potential customers they say their data shows they have.
  15. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I'm just hoping they release a 1TB iPod touch or something like that.
  16. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    They're not going to give it more storage than the iPhone.
  17. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    The iPod had more storage than the iPhone for many years. But that's probably not going to happen anymore.
  18. ackmondual macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2014
    U.S.A., Earth
    I'd be inclined to believe this, but that's what they said earlier, but we still got the IpT6

    Why not? Didn't the IpT have more storage than the Iph at some point?
  19. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    No. The iPod classic did though. They're not gonna have a budget iOS product with more storage than their $1000 product.
  20. Hater macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2017
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Maybe they've made too many 16GB touches and are waiting for held stock to sell out before moving to 32GB?
  21. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    They already moved to 32GB.

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