So … dilemma time.
If the new touch had been 32Gb in capacity – I think it would have been a bit of a no-brainer. But 16Gb? Really? My 5th gen video is currently 60Gb, so I’d be losing a huge chunk of capacity that I’m used to. Even with Wi-Fi-Tunes and the ability to discover I’ve missed them playing Paul McCartney in Starbucks. Wooh.
I’m not convinced … yet.
I’ve got 4,000 songs in my iChoons (almost exactly) which would fill up 16Gb nicely. Thus leaving no space for photos, videos and (more importantly) podcasts – most vital for me.
I’d end up shuffling around in iTunes all day only taking half of my music around with me. Right? A pain? Possibly. Just to have a cool new iPod with a browser that you can use on the off-chance that you find an open & free Wi-Fi spot.
And you know that in 12-18 months NAND Flash memory capacities will have increased, and there WILL be a 32Gb model.
I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed. Apple have clearly said “We’re not sure which direction to choose – Hard Disk or Flash“, so we’re leaving the choice up to you the consumer, leaving us in a little quandary – like me – left to blog about it.
Interesting price comparisons though:
£159 for the 80Gb classic
£199 for the 8Gb touch
£129 for the 8Gb nano.
£249 for the 80Gb classic, which is £124 – saving of £35
$299 for the 8Gb touch, which is £150 – a saving of £50
$199 for the 8Gb nano, which is £99 – a saving of £30
Even with a bit for shipping, does this mean I’m now going to be taking orders for new iPods for everyone … ?