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# 40499 30-Aug-2009 09:27
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I am intending to buy the rumored 3rd Gen Touch and want to involve anyone else in NZ or around the world who is going to or wants to buy the new touch. I have been following the rumors on www.macrumors.com . SO please use this thread to discuss the rumors and eventual result of the rumored keynote on 09/09/09.


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# 251680 30-Aug-2009 09:43
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I'm planning to buy one myself.

I think it's pretty much a given that we'll see the addition of a camera, as well as the usual capacity boost. I'd love to see a GPS added too, but I'm not convinced that will happen because the iPod Touch is currently less than half the unsubsidised price of the iPhone so these two products need to maintain some distance in terms of features.

As it is I think the current iPod Touch is a much better value proposition than paying double the price or entering a two year contract for the iPhone.



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  # 251686 30-Aug-2009 09:59
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Yes, i am pretty much sure the camera will happen and i don't really mind if we don't get a memory bump because i don't need that much memory





 
 
 
 


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  # 251687 30-Aug-2009 10:01
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But think about it this way - if they shuffle each of the available capacities down one tier then you'll be getting a 16Gb for the current 8Gb price, or a 32Gb for the current 16Gb price. If you're saving money then that's got to be a good thing!



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  # 251688 30-Aug-2009 10:08
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True, but if its gets more than a camera (eg GPS/compass/etc) and no memory bump and the price stays the same then I will still be happy. And if it doesn't get GPS there is always the TomTom GPS mount that is compatible and works with all the GPS apps.





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  # 251823 30-Aug-2009 22:53
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There are a couple of reasons some form of gps could be included. iPhoto makes quite a big deal out of the geotagging features, it would be quite un-applish to have some of their camera devices take advantage of it, and some not. However, that would imply gps in the nano; which seems unlikely.



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  # 252120 1-Sep-2009 09:00
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Apple has anounced the event on 09/09/09. Please Ipod touch.







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  # 252312 1-Sep-2009 17:05
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I really can't wait for the 3rd generation, I have wanted a touch since the 2nd generation came out last year, but have never been able to afford one until now. Look at the invitation for the event, the character seems to be holding an iPod touch, a clue maybe?

I think that we will see a new iPod touch, with a camera and the same specs as the iPhone 3GS, a new nano, I don't think the nano needs a camera, so maybe just some firmware changes, design changes, and new capacities, I think the classic may get a new firmware, as they have used the same one as the 3rd generation nano for a while now, and maybe even a 160GB model.

Do you think that we will see a 64gb touch, and the 8gb being removed from the lineup? I was running out of space on my 3rd generation nano 8gb that I just sold, and if I buy a new one, it'd be nice to have enough space. Some people are talking about a $30 price decrease in the US (for the lowest model), how much cheaper would that work out for us in NZ?

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  # 252316 1-Sep-2009 17:13
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Hi Jordan

I have been following your thread on Macrumors and it is good to see you here. Yes i do think we will se the end of the 8GB Touch but maybe not the Nano. Maybe $20, Maybe $50 we are already charged $37US or $55NZ more than the equivalent US price.

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  # 252318 1-Sep-2009 17:17
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JordantheNerd: I really can't wait for the 3rd generation, I have wanted a touch since the 2nd generation came out last year, but have never been able to afford one until now. Look at the invitation for the event, the character seems to be holding an iPod touch, a clue maybe?

I think the classic may get a new firmware, as they have used the same one as the 3rd generation nano for a while now, and maybe even a 160GB model.

Do you think that we will see a 64gb touch, and the 8gb being removed from the lineup? I was running out of space on my 3rd generation nano 8gb that I just sold, and if I buy a new one, it'd be nice to have enough space. Some people are talking about a $30 price decrease in the US (for the lowest model), how much cheaper would that work out for us in NZ?

- Jordan


Its a generic Ipod shape, not a touch specifically, but the September event is when the ipod line gets updated.

There are many rumours about what will or not be in the updates, but there is a general feeling that the classic's days could be numbered as apple move to entirely flash based models.

Pricing is anyones guess, we might even see a price rise ( ala the mini update when the dollar was USD 50c), but atover 65c it should not be to different.

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  # 252321 1-Sep-2009 17:23
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thefatmould: Heheh, isn't it funny how two people find each other on two different websites.

Well, I guess we just have to wait and see. Not long now until the event....



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  # 252325 1-Sep-2009 17:35
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Yeah it is a small world but I suppose if you live in the same country with similar interests you are bound to cross paths.

Waiting is almost a tradition with Apple and so are rumors. Keeping things a secret is almost Apples whole marketing plan. Without it Apple would not have such good sales on products that are about to become obsolete. I mean if we knew about it like we know about the Zune HD then there would not be all the hype about the 3rd Gen and sales of the 2nd Gen would plummet.





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  # 252333 1-Sep-2009 17:44
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Yeah, poor old Microsoft had to take a stab in the dark when choosing the prices and what features to include in the Zune HD to try and compete with Apple, however you would have thought they would have taken a page from Apple's books, and said nothing about the Zune HD until after Apple releases their new line up. I suppose most companies need to let their customers know in advance, to consider it as one of their choices. With Apple's products, Apple never has to say anything at all, we just know because it happens every year, that new iPods are on their way.

I feel sorry for my friend who just did what I did last year, and brought an iPod Nano just before they release the new lineup, however I can't wait to rub it in his face if they do update the nano's!

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  # 252369 1-Sep-2009 19:15
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It's good to see some Macrumors locals hanging out here!

I expect price points on all products to stay the same, but with capacity increases. Some are predicting the demise of the iPod Classic, but I think it will stick around another year as flash memory prices are still a bit too high to replace the hard drive.

Longer term I could see the iPod Touch and the iPhone being merged into one product, but I'm not sure whether the arrangement between Apple and the phone carriers would support that in the short term.

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  # 252372 1-Sep-2009 19:21
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anything new besides a camera in the new upcoming ipod?




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  # 252441 2-Sep-2009 02:35
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billgates: anything new besides a camera in the new upcoming ipod?


yep, new core with improved GPU/CPU. Plus, possibly GPS -unlikely -but we can hope.

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