Would you buy an iPod Touch if it had a hard drive (meaning higher capacity)?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mrat93, May 31, 2008.

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Would you buy it? (Read below)

  1. Yes

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    23.3%
  2. No

    44 vote(s)
    60.3%
  3. Unsure

    12 vote(s)
    16.4%
  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Say the iPod touch came in capacities similar to the iPod classic (80gb, 160gb.) However, the new model would be: thicker, more breakable, have less battery life, and maybe cheaper. With all of this in mind, would you buy it?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Unsure.

    Part of the lure of the iPod Touch is that it is solid state and thin.
     
  3. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    The reason they put flash in it is because flash loads SO quickly. If you put a HDD in it, it would be like loading iTunes on your computer every time you hit the "Music" button.

    No one would ever want this, it won't happen, and it's a dumb idea.
     
  4. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    No.

    The reason Apple opted for SSD (flash memory) is to one, ensure quicker transfer speeds to and from the memory, and secondly, ensure that there were no moving parts of the actual drive, meaning if dropped it has more chance of surviving impact. I would buy a higher capacity SSD-based, for example, 64Gb, but why would anyone want to go back to HHD storage?, it's old technology and thankfully, Apple knows it.

    R-Fly
     
  5. Draythor macrumors 6502

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    Anyone who has compared coverflow on the iPod touch to that of the iPod Classic will know why Apple opted for flash on this model.
     
  6. VirtualWorldx macrumors newbie

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  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It's pretty clear that the state of mind has dramatically changed since 5/9/07...
     
  8. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    As others have mentioned, I definitely wouldn't and Apple certainly wouldn't make one because of the benefits of flash memory. Soon enough flash memory in higher storage amounts will become available (such as 64 GB) in the iPod Touch, so soon, hard drives won't even be needed.

    and YAY! it's my 100th post!
     
  9. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    I'd would actually prefer to see an expansion slot either via sd or microsd.
     
  10. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

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    Ya, not having those is a definite no for me.
     
  11. dagored macrumors 65816

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    Having a HD in it would realllly kill the battery.
     
  12. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    What? Lose its battery life, nope. Me no want, I'm happy with the smaller memory but better battery life. 32GB is enough for me.
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    i agree completely, cept im more than happy with 16 GB, (6 GB free, 8 full length movies, and my full music collection on there)
     
  14. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    Not too bad, nah I need more, I use my touch as my anime pod and podcast player. I think 32 will be fine for me since its so easy to switch out the shows, I'm just tired of doing it so often on my old measly 8GB lol.
     
  15. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    well yea, id deff step up to 32, if i took the time to re encode the DBZ series:D
     
  16. brandonzar macrumors regular

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    no way, I love how quick the flash is and the form factor. I have a 16 GB and most of it is taken up with seasons of TV shows that I never watch. I probably could have just gotten the 8 GB, but I might need the extra space once they release the app store.
     
  17. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    I tried to do that but the darn audio gets out of sync after a while. I use dvdfab and it only happens on very few DVDs. So far only dbz and casino royale. :( I like to put my computer to work when I sleep and that is when I convert my DVDs.
     
  18. NightFlight macrumors 6502

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    Without a doubt I would buy one if they put a HD in.

    I don't mind it being a bit thicker but I would like to be able to carry ALL of my collection around without having to pay $400 and still not even have close to everything.
     
  19. iDagreed macrumors newbie

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    not a chance in buying it, i personally love the thinnes of the IPT and don't mind the 16gb memory, 'cos it's more than enough for me.
     
  20. MusLtngBlue macrumors newbie

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    ...And this is why they put a GLASS screen in it? I don't think Apple was worried about dropping the thing when it came to designing the Touch. They weren't with the screen and were probably less concerned with it when they chose the storage method.
     
  21. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Count me against the grain here. My iTunes library is 26 Gb, my iPhoto library is 30 Gb, and I am way too lazy to try to pare down my collection for portability. Maybe they'd enable disk use if there was enough space.

    For now, I'm waiting for the 32Gb flash to drop down in price.
     
  22. PMB macrumors 65816

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    Nah, no HD, thats why i kept my 3rd gen ipod....

    i like it as is.
     
  23. OffBrand macrumors member

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    No. My current player uses a hard drive, and when/if that craps out, I'll want something sturdier. I can wait until flash costs are on level with hard disks. $500 for just 32 gigs is too damn much.
     
  24. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    In all likelihood, no. I have an iPhone and a 60GB iPod and I still end up carrying them around so I can listen to music without completely killing my phone's battery. I also use the iPod to carry TV shows and movies so I can watch them when I travel (I carry the dock with AV cables so I can hook up to a TV). If my 60GB "iPod" had a larger screen (i.e. it was a Touch), then that would be nice. If I had never heard of the iPhone, I would certainly go for it. But with the iPhone already in my pocket, I'd rather pay less for the iPod and get the Classic with a larger drive. My perfect system would be an iPhone with a 64GB flash drive and a much, much better battery. Until then I'll stick it out with my trusty old iPod if I want extra storage capacity, thank you very much. :D
     
  25. gusious macrumors 65816

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    unsure...


    mostly because i cant' decide whether i should buy an ipod or an itouch...:confused:
     

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