Will iWatch replace the iPod?

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  1. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    Apple has seemingly ignored the iPod lineup, so it seems likely that the iWatch could be the replacement. What do you guys think?
     
  2. bchery21 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so. I not too sure this wearable device would be able to replace an mp3 music player. That being said, I wonder what Apple has in mind for the iPod; streaming music is what's popular now. Perhaps the iPod Nano will still be popular for athletes/runners...who knows.
     
  3. taptic macrumors 65816

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    Nope, I doubt that Apple will expect you to run earbuds down your arm to your watch instead of into your pocket... although it COULD connect to your iPod and let you change music which would be cool!
     
  4. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Nah.

    Although the iWatch could certainly replace the TV remote.
     
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it will in it's current state. Though we don't know much about it, I doubt it would have more than 8GB or 16GB of storage on it. And it probably won't go a week on a charge like my Classic.

    That and running a cable to your wrist just doesn't make sense and would be in the way. Unless it was bluetooth, but I'm guessing it may already be connected to said iPhone with bluetooth, so it wouldn't connect to the headphones, unless it can do two at once. But then if you have an iPhone you'd just use that for music.

    To be able to replace the iPod it would have to be able to be used as a standalone device without an iPhone attached. And have ample storage, along with a long lasting battery. Probably not going to happen.

    Now years down the line with improvements in technology, better battery tech, better, higher capacity NAND, and screen tech. Sure, it may be possible. But for the first gen, I doubt it.
     
  6. iBook_Clamshell macrumors member

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    They have invented things like bluetooth earbuds, remember?
     
  7. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    Bluetooth earphones + First gen iWatch (with full iOS and Bluetooth) = will replace iPod for many users if Apple decides to include high capacity NAND flash storage options. However, price may be a differentiating factor.
     
  8. MasterChat macrumors member

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    I couldn't speculate for now, but for sure we will know during the launching.
     
  9. taptic macrumors 65816

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    That hasn't been perfected quite yet and those get lost more easily.
     
  10. TrentS macrumors 6502

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    They should first add inductive charging to the iPod and also make a 3-D screen for the iPod first before any other device that they make so as to gain back interest in the iPod once again.


    :eek: :cool:
     
  11. MasterChat macrumors member

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    I haven't really lost interest in the iPod. I may be considered outdated, but I still find iPod useful in my travels and daily exercise.
     
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    I use my iPod nano (with bluetooth) in my vehicle all the time. Saves the battery on my iPhone. Sure, it's another device I have to manage, but it's not a big deal to me right now.
     
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    I very much doubt it, as each device is designed to do something very different and appeals to a considerably different demographic.
     
  15. MasterChat macrumors member

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    Yeah. The battery I could save by using iPod is still outstanding compared to my phone. I've read smart watches might have trouble having longer juices.
     

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