With the price drop in the iPhone, there should be one for the iPod Touch as well

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by laravia18, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. laravia18 macrumors member

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    Since today they recently dropped the price for the 3G iPhone, there should be a price drop for the iPod Touch as well. Maybe when they update the ipods there will be a price adjustment but I hope they implement it soon.
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    You're right, it wont be until the iPods are refreshed. Last time the prices of every iPod went down a bit.
     
  3. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    It'll probably go like this:

    $229 - 16 GB

    $299 - 32 GB

    $399 - 64GB

    If there is anything cheaper than that, it will probably be a 2G Touch for a little less than $200 at 8 GB.
     
  4. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone is subsidized while the iPod touch isn't, so it's much easier to drop the price of the iPhone. I think we could see a base 16 GB iPod touch at $199 or maybe if they keep the 8 GB a drop to $149, but I still think that's pretty unrealistic. They'll likely keep the same prices around and just change the storage capacity.
     
  5. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    I don't think any iPod Touch will ever be cheaper than any iPod nano. So if the high end nano is still at $199, the Touch won't get any lower than that unless it's a previous generation.
     
  6. Wishsong macrumors regular

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    If they did, it throws everything out of balance. The 8gb nano is worth like nothing now....
     
  7. MTI macrumors 65816

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    The 3G iPhone is a "loss leader" now because of the hardware update to 3GS . . . a price reduction on the 2nd Gen Touch will come when the 3rd Gen is going to ship . . . perhaps after all those students gleefully get them free with their back to school macs?
     
  8. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    Yep. Don't ask me how I know. :)
     
  9. Sasuke-chan macrumors member

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    I wonder if the price will be 'pegged' to the US dollars... I am probably gonna buy in Aussie, but I think it will be much more expensive to buy in Aussie even when taking into account the exchange rate. The shuffle was 129 aussie dollar, while the US apple store is only selling it for 79 US dollars. Assuming that the exchange rate was 1.5:1 when shuffle was launched, the highest they should be charging shuffle for should be ~120 dollars.

    I just hope that they will keep the price of the ipod touch skewed towards current prices at individual country at which in Aussie:

    8 gigs: 329
    16 gig: 419

    Then hopefully I can get a 16 gig 3rd gen for 329 aussie dollar. But I suspect the price will be around 370~400 =( Sighhh..
     
  10. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to change my no to a maybe now :D
     
  11. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    The slight increase probably has something to do with shipping the product to Australia.
     

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