The future of the Nano and shuffle?

Discussion in 'iPod classic, nano, etc.' started by CocaCola, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. CocaCola

    CocaCola New Member

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    If apple goes down this road, it'll kill the shuffle.

    -The Nano looks cooler and you just poke a screen to make it work.
    - The Nano HAS a screen.
    - The Nano has faster sync times and charge times.
    - The Nano has better battery life.
    - Shuffle doesn't have "photos, FM radio, pedometer, Nike + iPod support" unlike the nano.
    - Nano comes in more colours and has a 16GB option as well as supporting more types of audio files.
    - The Nano is only slightly larger and is cheaper per GB.

    The only other non-multitouch device in apple's lineup is now the Classic, which gets by low price, nostalgia, and the fact it has far more space than anything else in the lineup.


    Either they have to reduce the price of the shuffle, cut the line altogether, or make the nano some kind of halfsy between the classic and the shuffle again.

    Discuss.
  2. metakirbyknight

    metakirbyknight New Member

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    The shuffle will not die. It costs $50. It is the low-end cheap iPod.

    And by the way, the classic does not have a cheap price. It costs more than a touch.
  3. Matt_Maggots

    Matt_Maggots Banned

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    This. Apple would be making a mistake if they cut down their low-end iPod. It looks better than the iPod nano IMO.

    It is more expensive than the 8GB touch, just felt the need to fix that instead of saying that "It costs more than a touch." =P
  4. SwiftSkii

    SwiftSkii Active Member

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    Dude. It is an iPoor shuffle. Those things are DIRT CHEAP!!

    But yeah the new nano is awesome, and I don't think they will drop the Shuffle because it has the coolest name eva and its the smallest iPod.
  5. Matt_Maggots

    Matt_Maggots Banned

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    If you were replying to me, read the post again.
  6. mkm159

    mkm159 Well-Known Member

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    apple doesnt have to do anything.
    they are apple.
    people will buy their products, simply because it is apple, and honestly when someone says apple, you know it will be reliable. the past touch i had was very reliable, and even when i crapped it up to an extreme, it still worked pretty great.

    2GB for 50 is nothing. there is no way they will cut the shuffle out because its cheap, good for people on the go with not too many songs, and its simple and nice. same with the nano now. and the classic, its more expensive than a 8GB touch, but holds a lot more stuff.

    apple knows what they are doing.
    i think their line up is perfect.
  7. link07

    link07 Active Member

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    they will keep the shuffle I think!!
  8. b777forever

    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    Reduce the price? To what? $20?

    They won't kill the shuffle, and the classic will live on with minimal updates.

    Also, I hope Apple changes the thing that they call a nano
  9. ChrisGonzales90

    ChrisGonzales90 Banned

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    The classic will stick around for those with large music libaries and don't want wifi, multintouch etc.
  10. b777forever

    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, I see the classic sticking around for the time being due to this.

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