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Old 09-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #16
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Changing the subject now: Do you guys think the rumors of a Mini iPad are debunked? Doesn't look like there will be one. I must admit I always suspected that rumor was highly unlikely to become true. But you never know. However, as our Monkey friend mentioned about the iPt5, the price would be too high. If Apple wants $300 for the lowest end iPt5 with 4" screen, they would want a small fortune for a 7" miniPad since they already sell their maxiPads for a large fortune. (Gotta have some fun with the names.)
Current rumors are it's getting its own event in October. As for an iPad Mini, I can easily see them selling it for $350 or so. That was the price I expected for it to begin with.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #17
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The camera is actually a big part of what intrigues me. I'd kill for an iphone specs-wise, but just can't bring myself to pay for data. While it doesn't replace my digital camera, I do like using my mp3 player's phone for day-to-day things, & the 5 mp/flash would be an upgrade for me. The $$$ gives me pause, but I fully admit to drooling over the new touch.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #18
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Funny how shrinking a 7" tablet to 4"~5" requires a 2-3 times jump in price.
It's Apple. Their profit margins are always high. I think they have a 40% minimum or something.

Interesting observation, an extra $50 over the iPod Touch 5th gen will get you a factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus direct from Google with dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 4.65" 1280x720 display, GPS, NFC, etc. If you can get good T-Mobile signal and don't make a lot of calls, this would work perfectly with the $30/month prepaid plan with 100 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data (may be throttled after 5GB).

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The camera is actually a big part of what intrigues me. I'd kill for an iphone specs-wise, but just can't bring myself to pay for data. While it doesn't replace my digital camera, I do like using my mp3 player's phone for day-to-day things, & the 5 mp/flash would be an upgrade for me. The $$$ gives me pause, but I fully admit to drooling over the new touch.
If you don't want data, the iPhone should be available for $650 (16GB) unlocked (if not immediately at launch, then shortly thereafter). However, that's just slightly cheaper than paying on contract pricing with AT&T with their cheapest data plan: $200 upfront + $480 ($20 * 24) = $680.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #19
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Unfortunately the phone radio in the iPhones have always sucked. All my friends and family who own one have trouble keeping a connection and I have trouble hearing what they are saying. The phone part of iPhone is total garbage. If Apple depended on iPhones to sell based solely on the quality of the phone radio therein incorporated, they would be bankrupt rather than the richest company in the world. Couple that terrible phone with AT&T and you have perhaps the world's worst phone. Two tin cans and a tightly stretched string work better and are more reliable.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #20
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If you don't want data, the iPhone should be available for $650 (16GB) unlocked (if not immediately at launch, then shortly thereafter). However, that's just slightly cheaper than paying on contract pricing with AT&T with their cheapest data plan: $200 upfront + $480 ($20 * 24) = $680.
I know, but I would much prefer to pay $300 for something similar though not quite as good, than $650
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The battery has always been my #1 major complaint on the previous 4 gens. None of them ever got more than 2 or 3 hours of reading time with the LCD lighting set near the lowest setting. Very pathetic. The only other complaint has been that the touches are way to thin. They are difficult to hold, especially with the curved bezel and back and slick surface. I'm not a kid, I want a grown up device.
I agree entirely. I'd much rather have a thicker device and more battery life. I don't know why Apple (Steve Jobs) insists on this. It seems like a classic case of form triumphing over function.

I don't like the curved-back case on my 4th gen iPod Touch, either. I keep it in a silicone case just because of that.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:58 PM   #22
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I put mine in a Mobic battery case. The case was thick because it contained a second battery for the iPt4. Nice feel to the case and nice thickness. Unfortunately the battery in the case was as dysfunctional as the one in the iPt4 so I rarely got any extra battery life by using it. Personally I would like an iPod touch with a 5" retina screen and about a 3/8" to 1/2" thickness so that the battery would last for 8 hours. I'm not sure how a person with adult hands can even hold on to those tiny new gen 5s!
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Forget about good battery life, it will suck as all the other generations did as far as battery.
it's taller, the battery is bigger.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:51 AM   #24
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it's taller, the battery is bigger.
The iPt5 is also thinner. It is rated at nearly the same battery life as the iPt4, which was a gross overrating/lie. I suspect it will do no more than 3 hours with the screen on the lowest setting as the iPt4 usually gets between 2 to 3 hours.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #25
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I use my touch for music and reading so this new version is no upgrade for me. I'll stick with my current one. Camera would be nice, but I have a decent one in my cheap android phone already.
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Wow! This is a good news! how much will be the price?
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Unfortunately the phone radio in the iPhones have always sucked.
not this time, i hear it's very good now so you can keep your Apple hate at the door.
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I use my touch for music and reading so this new version is no upgrade for me. I'll stick with my current one. Camera would be nice, but I have a decent one in my cheap android phone already.
Android fanatic? why people love spending fortunes with just a phone?
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