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New iPod Touch might be in the works for 2019

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4 minutes ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

Be careful what you say, more than once Apple leaks have scared us with removal of a Lightning port thus making the phones wireless charging only.

That is the end-goal of Apple. To be the firsy without wires. Regardless off how annoying it will be

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

we all know it's going to happen at some time...

yup. F to fast charging. 

 

1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

No DAC dongles may or may not work with the phone. They usually dont with phones that have headphone jacks because they dont need to have DAC passthrough the USB C.

interesting. i guess Apple implements it differently then. but they can because they have their own connector. 

 

2 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

Ah sorry. But your argument did sound like something an Apple person would pull. Or even Apple themselves

nah i'm not that much of an Apple fanboy xD 


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1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

That is the end-goal of Apple. To be the firsy without wires. Regardless off how annoying it will be

Ew.


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1 minute ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

In all seriousness, I was entertaining getting an iPhone since the 8 came out. Put it off due to my contract not being up. Then the X came out, saw no headphone jack, and bailed.

iPhones haven't had headphone jacks since the iPhone 7. so the 8 would not meet your requirements as well. 


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Just now, firelighter487 said:

iPhones haven't had headphone jacks since the iPhone 7. so the 8 would not meet your requirements as well. 

Really? Might have been the 7 then. I just remember it had a headphone jack when I couldnt buy one and didnt when I could.

 

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2 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

That is the end-goal of Apple. To be the firsy without wires. Regardless off how annoying it will be

after that they remove the front camera, remove the buttons for on screen only use, remove the sim tray, and the speakers.

 

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1 minute ago, firelighter487 said:

interesting. i guess Apple implements it differently then. but they can because they have their own connector. 

Its only an issue since Google and HTC and some other decided they would not follow the standard of using passthrough.

2 minutes ago, firelighter487 said:

nah i'm not that much of an Apple fanboy xD

No but you are good at faking their logic

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The iPod touch would likely target younger users who aren’t yet ready for a smartphone.

Yes, giving a 6 year old a fairly expensive and fragile device could in no way go wrong. Why do they think kids aren't given smartphones? The telephone function is possibly the only thing that might be of use to a child. It's everything else that might be a problem, and the ipod touch is just an (outdated) iphone without the phone. Oh, and you could just get a cheapo smartphone and not put a SIM card in it if that's your concern... is that too revolutionary for Apple?

 

And don't even get me started on the utter nonsense that is a 200$ dedicated music player without expandable storage...


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1 minute ago, Sauron said:

Yes, giving a 6 year old a fairly expensive and fragile device could in no way go wrong. Why do they think kids aren't given smartphones? The telephone function is possibly the only thing that might be of use to a child. It's everything else that might be a problem, and the ipod touch is just an (outdated) iphone without the phone. Oh, and you could just get a cheapo smartphone and not put a SIM card in it if that's your concern... is that too revolutionary for Apple?

 

And don't even get me started on the utter nonsense that is a 200$ dedicated music player without expandable storage...

As the intern of a pediatrician, let me correct you: Most young kids now a days have brand new iPhones. No joke.


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1 minute ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

Really? Might have been the 7 then. I just remember it had a headphone jack when I couldnt buy one and didnt when I could.

the 6S was the last one with a headphone jack. the 7 doesn't have it. 

 

1 minute ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

Damn, the 7 came out in 2016. Its already 3 years old.

it's still decent though. i bought a 128gb version used and it still performs well.

 

mine has a weird issue where the touchscreen won't respond sometimes, and won't respond for a long time if i reboot that, but i do have a crack in the screen... 

apart from that though it's still a nice phone. 

 

3 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

Its only an issue since Google and HTC and some other decided they would not follow the standard of using passthrough.

why have standards when you can just not follow them... literally the whole tech industry. 

 

3 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

No but you are good at faking their logic

ouch... 


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4 minutes ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

As the intern of a pediatrician, let me correct you: Most young kids now a days have brand new iPhones. No joke.

Well, fair enough - but if there were any concerns for these parents, why would the ipod solve them?


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1 minute ago, firelighter487 said:

why have standards when you can just not follow them... literally the whole tech industry. 

Because passthrough is not standard. Its an optional spec for USB C

 

Technically everyone is following the standard. Some just do the right thing of having extra

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you know when I would consider a ipod to have the right to exist in 2019? if it has the following

  • headphone jack
  • a actual good dac/amp
  • expendable storage
  • ios support like a iphone
  • cost 200-250 dollars

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Just now, Sauron said:

Well, fair enough - but if there were any concerns for these parents, why would the ipod solve them?

absolutly nothing imo...


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2 minutes ago, Sauron said:

Why do they think kids aren't given smartphones?

I see kids all over with smartphones. Like 6-10 years old. 

2 minutes ago, Sauron said:

The telephone function is possibly the only thing that might be of use to a child

That is the only use. $19.95 prepaid flip phone FTW

3 minutes ago, Sauron said:

And don't even get me started on the utter nonsense that is a 200$ dedicated music player without expandable storage..

I dont get why this is the main argument for Touches. "But I want to go to the gym without my phone just for music". Buy a fucking nano or something then. But people are firm on iPod touches have there place...no...no they dont. 

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5 minutes ago, firelighter487 said:

it's still decent though. i bought a 128gb version used and it still performs well.

may I ask what you paid for it?


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5 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

you know when I would consider a ipod to have the right to exist in 2019? if it has the following

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Throw Apple watch OS on it, give it 64gigs base storage and make it $50. Boom, the only ipod worth being an ipod

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4 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

"But I want to go to the gym without my phone just for music". Buy a fucking nano or something then.

Ah, but the nano is discontinued ^^

 

But yes, it's stupid. As if the ipod took any less space in your pocket, or was in any way different from a smartphone outside the ability to make calls... I also can't envision having anything expensive in my pocket at the gym, I'd just drop it, guaranteed. Then again I do rock climbing...


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I don't think they are updating it to be a music player. Likely updating it just enough to play fortnite mobile and market it aggressively to kids. 


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3 minutes ago, vetali said:

I don't think they are updating it to be a music player. Likely updating it just enough to play fortnite mobile and market it aggressively to kids. 

It can't play Fortnite, the specs are trash.


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-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Interesting. Hopefully they have some larger capacities, and manage to slim down the bezels to make it a really compact device. It'd certainly peak my interest. While PMPs have come a long way over the years, Apple was always the best at UI and management, plus the battery life was pretty good.

 

Might need to pick one up if they tick the right boxes.


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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

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1 hour ago, captain_to_fire said:

Maybe because parents buy it for their kids or there are people who want to try the Apple ecosystem but don't want to spend a lot of money on a new iPhone or iPad. Not to mention, the iPod Touch is colorful. Back in the day, its only competitor is the Zune HD but it was eventually killed by Microsoft in October 2011. Samsung tried with their Galaxy Player but it sucked.

I might buy the kids argument but I don't buy it in this day and age. As far as ecosystem goes, for ecosystem you need other apple devices as well to actually experience it, and the other devices are even more expensive. Apples ecosystem is not iTunes on Windows and BAM, that's it. You actually new devices. 

 

Unless it literally has better components like other dedicates players that cost more than an iPhone, and it won't you can bet it, it's DOA. It doesn't matter if it's an Apple product. Apple consumers are realizing that Apple went overboard with their recent tactics. 


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1 hour ago, LukeSavenije said:

may I ask what you paid for it?

€475 and i bought it about 6 months ago


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1 hour ago, dizmo said:

Interesting. Hopefully they have some larger capacities, and manage to slim down the bezels to make it a really compact device. It'd certainly peak my interest. While PMPs have come a long way over the years, Apple was always the best at UI and management, plus the battery life was pretty good.

 

Might need to pick one up if they tick the right boxes.

Hopefully. My ipod touch nano, I think 7th gen, is a champion. It's 6 years old and is amazing.


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i7-8086k (@stock)

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oloy warhawk 3000mhz rgb (light blue colorway)

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