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Apple announces a new… iPod touch

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    Apple announces a new… iPod touch

    https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/28/ap...ew-ipod-touch/
    This is a surprising move as the iPod touch hasnt been updated since 2015.
    And yet, the iPod touch is cheap when you compare it to an iPhone. Apple is releasing three models. For $199, you get 32GB of storage; for $299, you get 128GB of storage; and for $399, you get 256GB of storage a 32GB iPhone 7 currently costs $449.
    There are many potential use cases for such a device. It can be a great standalone music and video player for kids or people who dont want to get a smartphone.
    https://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/

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    Wow the product nobody asked for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack55
    Wow the product nobody asked for.
    I suspect there will be some very interesting applications for this product - Facetime / Video calling being one of them, an interactive assistant, a hand held gaming device to challenge the switch...

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    With the WWDC starting next week, you can be sure they will a special application in mind for this hardware.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    I suspect there will be some very interesting applications for this product - Facetime / Video calling being one of them, an interactive assistant, a hand held gaming device to challenge the switch...
    apple arcade? to be rather pointless exercise (in my opinion, kinda jack of all trades, master of none), but there plenty younger people who want this, without resorting a phone, but it's root origins as digital audio player could be still popular, however, 32gb in 2019 is just ridiculous, just a high res flac or alac at 24 bit 96 khtz average album size is at 700 megabyte

    from purely audio point of view, the focus is not really audio fidelity as there are plenty of products which clearly outperform the ipod touch from sony nw-a55 at HK$1600, to pioneer XDP-02U at around HK$1800 to mid range audiophile digital audio players such as nw-zx300 at HK$4000, basically, they made ipod sound like cassette players
    Last edited by imparanoic; 29-05-2019 at 02:05 PM.
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    could apple release a switch style controller for ipod touch/iphone xr, ect as part of apple arcade

    https://www.cultofmac.com/463812/new...witch-feeling/