Pax (funcrunch) wrote,
Pax
funcrunch

New iPods: Sorry, I'm a (disk) size queen...

So thomwatson and I were eagerly following the live Macworld coverage of today's Apple event to see what new iPods were in store. We were both very excited over the prospect of a widescreen iPod with WiFi, and were about ready to cede our current 5G models to our respective partners. Then I noticed the catch: while the "iPod Classic" models sported 80 and 160GB capacities, respectively, the "Touch" models were only 8 and 16GB - a tenth of the capacity, with an even higher price. Aaargh!

Even though I realize that using flash memory limits the amount of storage space possible, I really find myself hard-pressed to downgrade from my current 60Gb model just to get the new interface and WiFi capabilities. I use my iPod almost exclusively as a music playing device, not for other applications; I have my Treo for that. While it would be very nice to show off photos and watch videos on the new widescreen, I really don't want to give up the luxury of having my entire music library clipped to my belt at all times, and I just can't do that with 16GB. I wish Apple had just made the Touch model a little thicker and thrown in a real hard disk.

Thom blogged about this also, though I'm not ready to give up on Apple myself; I still plan to buy a new Mac Pro tower sometime in the next six months... Still, I am considerably less than thrilled with today's announcements. And I can't wait to see how the blogosphere responds to the Apple-Starbucks partnership ...
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments