So, I've been pretty bad a predicting technology fads. For example, this gem from 2010:
Hey! Who knew that these iPod nano wristbands would catch on?!
Are you ready to take it to the next level? Check out the "iDermal." Oh, wow.
Crazy? Ridiculous? Weird? Useful? Do I kind of want it?
(Mostly) Yes * 5.
Do the iPod Touch and iPod Nano announced at the iPhone 4S event count as a separate generation? The iPod Touch simply adds a white version and the iPod Nano got a software update which the 6th generation is also getting.
I have never dropped this ipod, use it for working out, running and listening to tons of music. My previous Ipod lasted 3 or 4 years this one month life span for this ipod is not acceptable.
Despite being an Apple fanboy and the owner of several iPods, I think it would be a no-brainer to get the Zune. Any thoughts?
the movie sharing option her partner has used all the sharing options in itunes this was the hackish idea we do so it's back to the option of a removeable hard drive
All I want is a VERY small music device. The clip makes it incredibly useful for me. On my current 5th gen, I use the pedometer all the time. I see this device working well into my life. I have an $150 gift card to Apple, and I can trade in my current. What do you guys think?
That's forcing me to buy a touch. This should be called the fifth gen shuffle.
But on the other hand, there's really something to be said about a media player with buttons that I can feel and touch. I'm not sure such a small touch screen would be as satisfying or easy to use (by easy to use, I mean easy to quickly change tracks, since you'd have to look at the screen instead of feel the button). If it had wifi and I could listen to pandora on it, I'd be sold, but as is, I just can't decide.
I'm not sure that the size of the last gen was an issue for most people, and given a choice they'd prefer having tactile controls rather than a touchscreen. I could be totally wrong, but they should have just made this device a new category of iPod (and called it the touch mini or whatever) and just kept evolving the previous nano form factor (i.e. made it a bit smaller with a higher res screen, etc).
This makes some sense to me, in that it positions this as a media player. If you want a camera, app platform, and overall internet device then you would hop up the iPod touch.