iMore show 408: Unputdownable iPods

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene and Peter talk about the updated, less expensive iMac and iPod touch, what the new pricing tiers could mean for iPhone 6, increasingly complex product lines, iOS 8, Yosemite, and more!

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iMore show 408: Unputdownable iPods

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My prediction.. If analysts can do it, so can I! :p

4.7″ in 32GB and 64GB ($650 and $700 respectively)
5.5″ in 64GB and 128GB ($750 and $800 respectively)

My reasoning
- Several sources say 16GB is being dropped from 4.7" line
- We've heard from a few $100 premium gets you from base 4.7" to base 5.5" ($650 / $750)
- iPod pricing seems to indicate a $50 premium is the new model for space upgrades
- Maintaining only 2 storage capacities of each size is logistically easier on inventory and production management.. Especially considering the massive volumes Apple is expecting to sell.

I don’t think they’ll will have a 32 GB 5.5″ and we've already heard rumors of the 16GB being dropped on the 16GB line. - I believe them dropping the 16GB and sticking with 2 models for the 4.7″ is a move to minimize variations in stock. In keeping with that, I think Apple will maintain only 2 versions of both the 4.7″ and of the 5.5″ to make it easier to manage stock and production costs. In other words, they will save more by giving customers more space between the 2 iPhone 6 product lines.

Having 2 storage capacities of both screen sizes (4 units) would help with the massive numbers they expect to sell instead of having to manage 6 units.. when selling 80 million units in 3-4 months.. it's no small feet to begin with..

BTW: The above matches perfectly with the rumors of only the 5.5" getting 128GB capacity and having a $100 premium to upgrade. Now, with iPod storage pricing changes, it makes even more sense and would seem to strongly support the changes.

Thats my take anyway...