Third Generation iPod touch Pricing at 16GB/32GB/64GB for $199/$299/$399?
Will the third generation iPod touch, widely expected to be released at Apple's next Music Event in September, weigh in at 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, and be position at $199/$299/$399?
Whether Daring Fireball is making the logical assumption based on Apple's previous behavior and iPod touch price points, or they're privy to something a little more concrete, that's what Gruber is saying in response to the Zune HD's pricing of 16GB/32GB for $219/$289.
(Though currently (opens in new tab) the second gen 8GB iPod touch is $229, not $199...?)
Since the iPod touch has two NAND Flash slots for the iPhone's one, it typically gets double the upper-range of storage for the same year's iPhone. Thus, the 32GB iPhone 3GS almost certainly means a 64GB iPod touch this September.
If accurate, then, there goes Microsoft's purported pricing advantage, storage-wise. (If the iPod touch does indeed have built in camera and video capability, or other so-far-unleaked features, it could again be a case of Microsoft shipping a spectacular Zune, 1 or 2 years too late...)
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Are you serious? What was out last year that could touch the Zune HD? It's a media player first and foremost and there is nothing out right now or from a year ago that is as powerful, slick and small as the Zune HD. Come on man, let's keep it real ok?
Dude. That is what Justin said. It looks hot - if it was last year. Once the new iPod Touch is out it won't look as hot. The iPod may lack HD or it may have it. But it should have the same and more storage and maybe a few features lacking in the Zune.
So, it would have been really "hawt" last year and not as much this year.
That's not how I read it....but doesn't really matter.
And the so called zune "HD" is only HD audio not video!! There's no HD screen!! It's less resolution than the iPod NANO!! and apple has iTunes. Zune has rhapsody, amazon etc.
iPod has zune beat.
Apple doesn't need to add HD screen. At least not until they add it to the iPhone (which they should do first)
many people are gonna be disappointed with their zune HD when they find there's no HD screen:)
The Zune looks cool and could be a very successful device if it is a $100 less than the iPod. No, if Apple narrows the margin...
Don’t underestimate the value of a lower price point. As a a great salesman friend of mine said “There’s no brand loyalty i can’t overcome with a dollar less a six pack.”
If it ain't Guinness, Dos Equis or Samuel Adams, you can keep it! I don't even care if it's $5 less!!!
Bottom line: Apple doesn't put out the ipod touch there would be no Zune HD. Seriously. Apple brings things to the masses, microsoft copies apple. Its the way its always been. And c'mon, calling something HD that doesn't actually display things in hd unless you spend more more for add ons to hook to your tv? Pure microsoft, isn't?
And it's true what's being said in the comments about the Zune HD.. It doesn't play HD video itself, so that's a very misleading title.. I think if they call something HD it should play 720p on the device and export at 1080p.
Apple generally does an excellent job and I love most of their products, but that doesn't stop me from saying a product from another company is good too if they've done a good job...I don't know what your story is.
Please research before making comments. The Zune HD does output 720p to your HD Display. It is a full rez 720p file on the player. You can play the same file on the Zune HD screen, however it will scale down to the player screen. It is not a upconverted file it is a full HD file. Check out the mp3 insider form Cnet, clearly stated that it will output HD to your tv. Also, 720p, 1080i or 1080p wont matter on screens as small as the Ipod Touch or Zune HD.
if a new zune was to come out 5 months from now, i would have nothing to worry about because microsoft will release the exact same update for the zune hd...
you guys could go get screwed by apple
actually the zune has its own software and a music store called the zune marketplace
You had to pay $10 to upgrade to 2.0 and another $10 to upgrade to 3.0 if you have the iPod touch as you say you do.
I want a player that has it all. HD video, 64GB of flash, OLED screen, Multi-touch, external speaker, built in microphone. If Apple releases the new iPod touch with all this, microsoft waited tooo longggg to release an iPod touch competitor.
Now, I have a 16GB iPhone 3G and a 120GB Zune.(With the little space for storage on my iPhone, I don't waste it with Music. I have 78GB of media on my Zune and 12GB of media(minus music) on my iPhone) I know and am familiar with each devices OS and I can say that the Zune OS is much more fun to use. The iPhone is to easy, looks bland, and doesn't have features it should have. My iPhone is Jailbroken and unlocked running on Tmo so I can do whatever I want basically
The App store will be the deciding factor for the Zune HD or iPod touch 3rd Gen
The Zune looks cool, but who cares about having HD video on a tiny screen where you can barely even notice it? I'm sticking with my ipod touch for now, but Apple would be smart to follow on and build more capacity into it. A lot of people are huge music/movie freaks! http://www.computersncs.com/rd_p?p=191273&t=9544&a=27580-theiphoneblog&g...
People get over it, Its a little machine that doesnt give a sh!t what you think of it.
I'm excited for the ipod touch 3g. when it comes to mp3 players I just trust apple more. i've bought a zune and a sansa and they're both dead now. The camera will be another one of those un-needed but cool extras and I can't wait to find out if they have a mic attached to it, which would be fantastic.
Hell, I'd buy one. And to one of the responders above, iPod touch 2g came with 2.0, so i only had to pay $10 to get to 3.0. I couldn't tell the different and it kind of sucked but oh well. These things happen.
More space would be great, also a cam and a mic. Well I am defenetly buying it, if it has 2 upgrades mentioned above.
See U in an AppStore:-)
Look, I'm not contradicting you. Of COURSE Apple's products are better quality. All I'm saying is you need a dictionary and some grammar lessons, that's all.
Sound Quality: Zune; Something the iPod is lacking
Video: Zune; HD videos
Interface: iPod; Easier to use
Songs; iPod; iTunes has more songs face it
Apps; iPOd by far; it has the app store, you might have a camera, Games
So it comes down to a cheaper music player compared to a more expensive multimedia device.
Same processor and RAM than the iPhone 3GS, priced same or lower than the actual 2nd gen.
the real truth said:
Aug 13th @ 06:59 pm
Bottom line: Apple doesnt put out the ipod touch there would be no Zune HD. Seriously. Apple brings things to the masses, microsoft copies apple. Its the way its always been. And cmon, calling something HD that doesnt actually display things in hd unless you spend more more for add ons to hook to your tv? Pure microsoft, isnt?
sorry to bring this up late, but seriously, DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOURE TALKING ABOUT???? You fucking dumbass. Microsoft made the PC. THEN. Apple decided to get in on the market. Just because apple is making billions on iPods and Microsoft decided to try to get in on it. This hasn't been going on forever, this isn't "the way it's always been". Stfu. You ignorant fucker
Apple made a fantastic job with the OS 10, that made Windows XP look shabby. And when Vista came out, its a so called "Copy" of the OS10 BUT it isnt, Cuz its alot worse than OS10 and EVEN Windows XP and almost everybody hates it till the point windows went to upgrade the XP instead for Service pack 3.
Not only that, now snow leopard is out and its so much easier, faster, nicer and better than the normal leopard at such a cheap $49 upgrade. And even without snow leopard, the normal one is already a very stable platform.
And for windows, they made the Windows 7 which is going to seem abit expensive and the reason why they made it is to solve the retarded problems from Vista which is so ******* irritating and unstable.
Apple tries to make people happy and make them even more happier when new products come in. Windows makes products which doesnt make people happy but try to make new products to make them happy and never happier. THINK ABOUT IT!
hm......... I think id go with apple because its cheaper for 16gb and i know apple plus theres gonna be a camera. hope fully beteer sound quality, because i do admit apple needs to do better on that.
jailbreak or not?
Is there a reason why people might think it'll be $199/$299/$399?
dude don't post that kind of junk... that stupid smouch stuff. task manager deals with it anyway. but dude on a info posting type website like this, don't prank people like that
::: BEWARE OF SMOUCH.NET/LOL:::
as for "ITOUCH" it's not even called that. it's IPOD TOUCH not ITOUCH.
i hope it all works out for the 3rd gen iPod touch tomorrow....
- camera... hope so
- w/ video.... it'd be cool
- microphone... even better
- breathalyzer.... only for Google phone people
- apps.... that's their selling point
- 3G capabilities on iPod touch.... very unlikely as AT&T would get a little ticked
- GPS.... would be awesome but no not gonna happen
- SKYPE.... see the app
- Wi-Fi being faster.... would be good
- longer battery life.... yep good
- processing speed.... hope it's faster
- more Bluetooth add-ons..... yeah baby hope so
- download capability like Nintendo DS (as in the sharing of games over local networks with the use of only 1 licensed, physical game)..... that would be AWESOME maybe in the far future if Apple realizes this would add even more sales :)
- editing of photos/video.... see apps for iPhone (would work for iPod if it will have video...)
- free online SMS texting.... see numerous free apps
- automatic connection to foreign computers (by Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or USB....) .... probably NOT but maybe with jailbreaking
- free emulators/third-party stuff craziness (free ILLEGAL games, video, movies, music, etc.) .... yeah like always.... (I'VE never done this myself but it's possible) --- (ONLY DONE BY JAILBREAKING)
- HD audio.... i have absolutely no idea if this is currently possible on iPod touch 2nd gen but maybe on 3rd gen but probably not
- video output..... only with that stupid ONLY APPLE cable... (IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY NON-APPLE VIDEO OUTPUT CABLES FOR IPOD TOUCH.... THAT MAYBE COULD FULLY OUTPUT WHAT IS SHOWING ON THE DIGITAL SCRREN ENTIRELY (I MEAN EVERYTHING... MENUS, MUSIC ALBUMS, I WANT IT ALL BABY) PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!)
ok i have to go to sleep.... bye peoples PCE (hope it comes out tomorrow... with some of this stuff (and maybe cheaper price?....))
the actuality of all this..... unlikely but hopeful ..... i think the press release IS tomorrow.... sooooo.... yeah watch for it dudes!!!
bye dudes peoples good night
I am not getting any ipod touches until they put in a camera because then it will be fair. I don't give a damn about differentiating the Touch to iPhone. If the Touch is a multimedia device then why can't you take pictures from the same device to upload it to your myspace or facebook or email it to family and friends? What a JIPP. My family and friends have agreed to not buy the Touch. Instead we are going to get the Zune HD.
iPhone people who say its better that way...F U. Your device is called an iPhone so in essence it should just be a Touch with phone capabilities. So lets take away your camera and see how you will feel about it B*TCH. I don't get why you are so jealous of the Touch getting a camera, we're not asking for phone capabilities you greedy Selfish idiotic old brained saps.
Here is a timeline:
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs work together.
Steve Jobs splits up and starts apple.
Steve Jobs creates first GUI (Graphical User Interface) I.E. Folder Icons
Bill Gates creates a new OS (operating system) with a GUI.
Everything goes downhill from there.
However, I will grant that Microsoft should stick to Operating Systems. Apple needs some way to make money, which has been by far the iPod and other portables.
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