Apple refreshes entry-level iPod touch, cuts prices on 32GB and 64GB models

By Shawn Knight
Jun 26, 2014
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  1. Apple on Thursday quietly launched its cheapest iPod touch yet, a revised 16GB model priced at just $199 (down from $229). The portable media player also gets a 5-megapixel iSight camera, a wrist strap and an array of color options...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,106   +1,376

    Why suddenly? It was a few times in the news, citing Apple itself, iPod Touch was reaching EOL, in the light of falling demand because of the iPhones.

    And who would buy this product now? Anyone remotely interested in Apple products for himself or kids would get iPad Mini instead, the only logical choice.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    Cant tell if serious
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    This thing makes no sense to me. Just buy a smartphone instead.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    For those prices, you damn straight! Even if you don't want your kids to have a phone, you would be stupid to buy these.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Getting this would make sense for someone like me. My work provides me a smartphone, and I already have my own cell phone (although it isn't a smartphone). So it doesn't make sense for me to buy an iPhone.

    I won't get one because if I was going to buy a new iDevice it would either be an iPhone for my personal phone, or get an iPad of some flavor. However, I already have a 4th gen iPod touch that I got used off ebay. I mostly use my touch to stream netflix documentaries or something from amazon prime to fall asleep to at night. However occasionally I will use it to airplay something to my apple tv or some small games.

    So this device isn't for me, but someone in a very similar situation that didn't already have an iPod it might make sense.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    I see the main reason for getting an iPod is to play mp3's if it's inconvenient to use your phone for that but as you say, at Apples extortionist prices you'd be better off getting a SanDisk Sansa or a Sony Walkman and save a ton of cash in the process but you know iFans... always throwing good money after bad.
  8. rub900

    rub900 TS Member Posts: 76   +6

    Who cares. Apple sucks

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