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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: New iPods. What ya think ? Reply with quote

So just curious on what everyone thinks of Apples new iPod lineup. I for one can't wait to save up the cash for the iPod Touch.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far the only surprises, to me, are the lack of email (given that Safari is there) on the iPod Touch, and that I guess "snow" (white) is out.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm impressed with the Nano, and very impressed with the Touch, but I don't really see the point in the classic with the 160GB.

I have a 30GB video, I really can't imagine needing 80 or 160GB.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug Eldred wrote:
So far the only surprises, to me, are the lack of email (given that Safari is there)

Doug

I guess you can still check and send web mail (gmail etc) as you have a browser?

As I was watching mr jobs demo safari on the ipod touch I couldn't help remembering how much the zune's marketing push was based around it's crippled wifi capabilities. How rudimentary does that look now!?

To answer the question though, I can't justify buying another ipod for quite a while yet (that does not always stop my however!) but i think the first time that the ipod touch has a capacity increase I'm going to be hard pressed to resist it!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish the touch had more space. 16 GB isnt all much. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
I'm impressed with the Nano, and very impressed with the Touch, but I don't really see the point in the classic with the 160GB.

I have a 30GB video, I really can't imagine needing 80 or 160GB.

Personally, I have to say that I am the opposite from you in your views about the Classic. I have a large collection of music, photos, and movies, which would probably fill a lot more than 30GB. Scary, but true.

I like the touch, but the size of the storage is just to small for me to be justifiable. Darn Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind the smaller storage on the touch. I figure a few movies and a thousand songs. The capability of just surfing around the web and checking my Gmail etc sounds awesome. If I do get one I will probably get the touch. Our store "Apple Specialist" should have them soon. I no we have a tank load on order Smile.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
I'm impressed with the Nano, and very impressed with the Touch, but I don't really see the point in the classic with the 160GB.

I have a 30GB video, I really can't imagine needing 80 or 160GB.


I am baffled by this comment?
How can we ever have enough storage space,especially when working with Video?

I am even more baffled by the puny sized storage designed into these new flash based players.

I find the Touch interesting but with so little storage and no way to add to it,it looks just like an overpriced show-toy for my needs.

The Jumbo drive Classic is the only one I am really interested in.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I don't know if I could deal with 8Gb, but 16Gb would be fine for me. I don't think I even have 16Gb of content on my 30Gb 5G iPod. The touch sort of seems like the iPhone without the phone and expensive contract, which is exactly what i've been wanting. Overall a fantastic day for Apple, and a fantastic upgrade to the ipod.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, the 160 gig classic is the only one looking good right now. i already have 60 gigs of just music. and i buy new stuff all the time. and at some point, it would be nice to be able to carry around a few movies as well
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the designs,a few gbs of storage is fine. I have no need to carry around 1000's of songs. My hope is for better audio, but curiously sound is rarely talked about with iPods, not even on the Apple iPod page! I know it's compressed audio but I'm used to better sounding mp3 players from other co's. I posted another thread about it cause I really want to understand about the audio quality.
I love the interface, but so far, it's not enough for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug Eldred wrote:
So far the only surprises, to me, are the lack of email (given that Safari is there) on the iPod Touch, and that I guess "snow" (white) is out.

Doug


On board memory is to small? Web mail just brings up a page with the text, while pop email would be downloading attachments and such. Just a guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Personally, I have to say that I am the opposite from you in your views about the Classic. I have a large collection of music, photos, and movies, which would probably fill a lot more than 30GB. Scary, but true.

I like the touch, but the size of the storage is just to small for me to be justifiable. Darn Crying or Very sad

Arggggg. I have officially become a flip-flopper Embarassed I can't decide. I would like to have my entire music, movie, and photo collection with me, but the touch is just so dang cool, and the wi-fi and widescreen would be great. One of the problems would be is that I wanted to use my iPod as a camera photo dumping ground, and the Touch would limit that.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eq2675 wrote:
Doug Eldred wrote:
So far the only surprises, to me, are the lack of email (given that Safari is there) on the iPod Touch, and that I guess "snow" (white) is out.

Doug


On board memory is to small? Web mail just brings up a page with the text, while pop email would be downloading attachments and such. Just a guess.

I'd perhaps agree, except that the iPhone with a lot more software for its phone capabilities DOES have email, even on the now-discontinued 4 GB model. I'd assume that IMAP was available, not just POP, though I haven't read the iPhone specs that closely.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: iPods... Reply with quote

Well I invite the new iPods with open arms... however one of my college mates has been in a huge huff for ages because she bought her 30G iPod Video literally hours before the new iPods went on sale.

Its a bit shocking that the sales assistant didn't mention anything, but thats Currys Digital for you...

I'm liking the aluminium (thats aluminum for all you Yanks) and steel enclosures, what with the iMacs switch to aluminium anything with acrylic on it (sadly including my iPod Video and deceased iPod 2nd gen) now feels a little bit "last-season".

As soon as I have saved up for this MacBook methinks I shall be saving for a new iPod Classic... ...or an iPhone for when my Three contract runs out Wink
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