Apple may bury iPod touch after the presentation of the new iPad




Along with the presentation of new products iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and hours Apple Watch Apple company “buried” iPod Classic. Edition Siliconrus suggests that the same fate can not wait player with touch screen iPod touch after the presentation of the new iPad tablet on October 16 .


Journalists pay attention to the phrase of the invitation to the event: ‘It’s been way too long’. It can, among other things, relate to the player iPod touch – the last (fifth) generation of this player was presented in October 2012.

Even despite the fact that the player was released simultaneously with the iPhone 5, its specifications conform to the hardware iPhone 4s: processor A5, 512 MB RAM, 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal memory. If Apple had to release an updated iPod touch for Christmas, use last year’s components would reduce the cost of the device. IPhone models of previous years are still being produced and sold, without interfering with iPhone sales 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Take, for example, iPhone 5c. Currently only available with one embodiment of the amount of memory, 8 GB, which is almost everything is not enough. Even the upgrade over the air will not work – just not enough space. Initially iPhone 5c were models with 16 and 32 GB, but are subsequently removed. Mobile network operators 8GB iPhone 5c as “free”. In general, iPhone 5c was sent to the back of the product line Apple.

History of iPhone 5s like a history iPod touch. It uses a technology base that a whole generation or two behind the current leader, although it can run the latest version of iOS and most urgent applications. It has several attractive colors, the camera for shooting photos and video communication for FaceTime, and more, he helps promote cloud services Apple. What is missing is a cellular module.


Apple has never continued to support the product on the market just because it is already there. Consequently, the probability of long-term support iPod touch is extremely low. It is unlikely that the media player will go after the iPod Classic now, but the increase in memory and price decline in June was the last nod in the direction of these models. Launch of the sixth generation iPod touch would set it in the Apple store for another year or two, but it is unlikely the company needs a separate media player, having already a fairly wide range of devices able to play music and videos and open websites.

On October 11 edition of the Mashable published an article, also dedicated to the fate of the iPod touch. Columnist Christine Warren compares it with the tablet iPad mini. Immediately after its launch, says Warren, iPod touch was very relevant – performing all the functions of a conventional iPhone, the player was a little more affordable. The first iPad was called “overgrown iPod touch», alluding to its usefulness in the presence of a fashion player. It turned out, however, that the iPad is capable of becoming one of the most popular tablets of the world (especially having a slot for SIM-card), and iPod touch its popularity is rapidly lost.

Now iPod touch 32 GB costs $ 299 – exactly the same as standing on the iPad mini 16GB. The starting price of iPod touch 16 GB – $ 199, for the same money you can buy any of several acceptable in quality tablets on Android, including the Amazon Fire.

At the same time that made the new iPad with the iPod touch, can happen to own iPad mini – it is possible that consumers seem sufficient display “planshetofonov» iPhone 6 Plus.

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