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No iPod 6th gen.

10-05-2014, 01:45 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,611
No iPod 6th gen.

We all know that together with the release of a new iPhone there is an iPod touch release too. But this year there's no new iPod released. It's been two years since the release of iPod 5th. Do you think apple will abandon iPod Touch?
10-05-2014, 08:39 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,192
Someone in another thread said that on the Tuesday after the iPhone 6/6+ was announced that Apple announced they were done with iPod. Not sure if it's valid but kinda makes sense. They now have the iPad mini and mini with retina for the entry point.

Last edited by Fangbone; 10-05-2014 at 10:24 AM.

10-05-2014, 10:28 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,192
Ok just read an article that says Apple discontinued the iPod classic. So it says nothing about discontinuing the iPod touch. With any luck they will be announcing the new iPod touch when they announce the new line of iPads.
10-05-2014, 11:38 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,597
I'm just not sure there's that much of a market for it anymore. Practically Everyone has a phone which does everything the iPod touch does. I bought a touch for my 3 year old daughter, but besides this rare niche sort of buyer, there is no longer mass appeal to the device.

Yes. I expect it to be discontinued, but there are rumors the 6th gen will be announced with the new iPad (which we should see an announcement for this month).

I'll always remember it though. My iPod touch 2nd Gen started my iGaming addiction, way back in 2008.

Last edited by Lazer Kat; 10-05-2014 at 11:48 AM.
10-05-2014, 11:47 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Think you may as well buy a second hand iphone now as they're so cheap (I bought an iPhone 4S 64 gig which had been brilliant)

I started off with an iPod touch 4th gen and then 5th gen. Great devices
10-05-2014, 03:57 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
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Posts: 850
Maybe we will see an iPad Nano on October 16th.
10-06-2014, 12:49 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,611
IDK about releasing it along with the new iPads.

But eitherway i will be getting the new iPad mini
2 months after the release date.
10-06-2014, 12:38 PM
#8
Wouldn't surprise me one way or another to see a new one in a few weeks...

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10-07-2014, 06:25 PM
#9
It would be a shame that they discontinued them, it was the only available "cheap option" for indie developers to get up to date iOS devices for testing our games
10-08-2014, 12:04 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by ob1cat View Post
It would be a shame that they discontinued them, it was the only available "cheap option" for indie developers to get up to date iOS devices for testing our games
Recently, I've been favouring buying second hand iPhones through Amazon as my cheap indie option.

Amazon seems to give much stronger protection to the buyer than most of the other places you might try to buy second hand devices.