(Finally!)  The iPhone 5 Intro Pop-Up Discussion Thread

  • Posted: 12 September 2012 02:33 PM #46

    The new iPod Touch is a grand slam homerun as well. Goodbye dedicated camera manufacturers. You are toast.

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 02:35 PM #47

    adamthompson32 - 12 September 2012 02:33 PM

    The new iPod Touch is a grand slam homerun as well. Goodbye dedicated camera manufacturers. You are toast.

    Only thing it’s missing is a 3G option….

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 02:36 PM #48

    LOL, EarPods…

         
  • Posted: 12 September 2012 02:41 PM #49

    Burgess - 12 September 2012 02:35 PM
    adamthompson32 - 12 September 2012 02:33 PM

    The new iPod Touch is a grand slam homerun as well. Goodbye dedicated camera manufacturers. You are toast.

    Only thing it’s missing is a 3G option….

    or GPS.  And top end of $399 makes me wonder about mini iPad pricepoints and features…..

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 02:43 PM #50

    Well, the 16GB iPad starts at $499.  More everything else, less capacity. I don’t see any cognitive dissonance issues here.

    iPod touch is not going away.  Yes, the iPad mini will be cheaper than the touch in some models (if it exists).  But the iPod touch has its fans as well.  The way things _used_ to be, you paid a premium for portability.

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    Posted: 12 September 2012 02:51 PM #51

    Still early, but only a minor selloff, all things considered.

    Anything is possible with Mr Market.

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 02:58 PM #52

    iPod touch 4th gen 16GB $199
    iPod touch 4th gen 32GB $249

    iPod touch 5th gen 32GB $299
    iPod touch 5th gen 64GB $399

    The new iPod touch has a 4” Retina display and comes with EarPods. A theoretical iPad mini would have neither, nor would it start at 32GB.

    Hmm…it does make you wonder what other compromises they need to make in order to hit the $249-299 price point. Start at 8GB storage? If they can fit the 2 cameras into the ultra-thin new iPod touch, then there’s no question they can include those same cameras into an iPad mini.

    iPad mini WiFi 8 GB $249 ?? [starting to think $279 or $299 is more likely]
    iPad mini WiFi + 4G LTE 16 GB $379

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 03:01 PM #53

    The second attempt to take the stock down begins. We’ll see if this is any more successful than the first attempt. I can imagine some fingers were on the “short” button waiting for the end of the presentation.

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 03:01 PM #54

    I’m sure people are pre-writing niche-itaphs for iPad mini.

    I couldn’t use that other word in good conscience because I don’t think a single person in their right mind thinks the iPad mini will actually fail.

    Too expensive.  Not enough resolution.  No NFC.  Some other stuff.

    I think Apple proved today with iPhone 5 that it knows how to package a product.  If iPad mini is for real, and Dalrymple strongly hinted as such, it’ll be solid from its first generation.

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  • Posted: 12 September 2012 03:14 PM #55

    What time on Friday will preorders begin?

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 03:18 PM #56

    What’s the appeal of the Touch? It seems directed primarily at the pre-phone market demographic. Do music lovers accept the graphic/storage/price tradeoff, meaning less storage but a better interface at a steep price? Do you see many of these at the gym?

    Forgive me if I’ve misunderstood the product.

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 03:22 PM #57

    That’s the third bounce off 657 since yesterday afternoon. But who’s counting?

         
  • Posted: 12 September 2012 04:14 PM #58

    Hands-on with iPhone 5:

    http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-5-hands-on-12247082/

    Hands-on with new Touch:

    http://www.slashgear.com/5th-gen-ipod-touch-hands-on-2-12247126/

    Hands-on with new Nano:

    http://www.slashgear.com/7th-gen-ipod-nano-hands-on-12247125/

    Looking good. Everyone can exit foxholes now.

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  • Posted: 12 September 2012 04:17 PM #59

    Drew Bear - 12 September 2012 02:58 PM

    iPod touch 4th gen 16GB $199
    iPod touch 4th gen 32GB $249

    iPod touch 5th gen 32GB $299
    iPod touch 5th gen 64GB $399

    The new iPod touch has a 4” Retina display and comes with EarPods. A theoretical iPad mini would have neither, nor would it start at 32GB.

    Hmm…it does make you wonder what other compromises they need to make in order to hit the $249-299 price point. Start at 8GB storage? If they can fit the 2 cameras into the ultra-thin new iPod touch, then there’s no question they can include those same cameras into an iPad mini.

    iPad mini WiFi 8 GB $249 ?? [starting to think $279 or $299 is more likely]
    iPad mini WiFi + 4G LTE 16 GB $379

    Ipad mini can have a price point conflict with the present lineup

    Or the ipod 4th gen wont sell imho
    Why would one pay for an a4 3.5 inch 16 gig device   If the 7.xx inch a5 is going be only a 100 dollars more if not less
    Or if there is an 8 gig mini ipad. for 199 .
    Curiois is absance of 16 gig   New touch.  Maybe an indication of pricpoint consideration in the line up for the mini ipad

    Pricing logic for the new touch and mini ipad( if there is going to be one) is confusing to me!

     

     

         
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    Posted: 12 September 2012 04:46 PM #60

    Prazan - 12 September 2012 03:18 PM

    What’s the appeal of the Touch? It seems directed primarily at the pre-phone market demographic. Do music lovers accept the graphic/storage/price tradeoff, meaning less storage but a better interface at a steep price? Do you see many of these at the gym?

    Forgive me if I’ve misunderstood the product.

    I agree (kid demo), other than as a dedicated car or home music library. When I am working out or hiking, I want my phone along to check-in every 90 seconds.

    Seems to me you give these to a kid who you don’t want talking on a cellphone.

    What else am I missing?

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