RIP: Our hopes for new iPods are dead

RIP: Our hopes for new iPods are dead




When Apple sent out invitations for their event last night, we were honestly hoping for a long awaited refresh of a product line – maybe the Apple TV or the legendary iPods – as the invite spelled out “It’s been way too long”. As it turns out, we got nothing.

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The last generation of iPods were announced way back in 2012 – the 5th generation iPod Touch and the 7th generation iPod Nano. Ever since, the iPod Touch got little changes with a 16GB version popping out without a rear camera, then a year later, it got the camera. On top of all that, it is still compatible with iOS 8 despite the outdated hardware. If Apple announced a new iPod Touch this year, we’re guessing it should have had Touch ID and a larger display, but we figured that wouldn’t be a very good decision as it would give people little reason to get their new iPhones.

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As for the iPod Nano, we’ve seen a lot of changes in its design language, and one that sticks to mind is the 6th version that looks like a watch. With an Apple Watch coming very soon, it would be difficult for the company to market two small products; they do not serve the same purpose, but we guess might cause a lot of confusion.

Apple Watch 2

During Apple’s iPad event, the quote below was found highlighted in the premises.

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”

Steve Jobs

Besides, the iPod’s sales are slowly declining in favor of new product categories from Apple, and with all of that said, I think it’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing a new iPod anymore; the road ahead looks like it’s paved for cars, wearables, TVs and home control.



Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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9 Responses

  1. Enya says:

    I was hoping for an iPod 6 Plus that never came. So it means il be forced to get the more expensive cellular version.

  2. HiERARCH says:

    blame it to the gmate

  3. Jren says:

    been waiting for that new version of ipod also, i want to have the 5 th gen but the drawback is the hardware might become outdated some months from now, so im afraid that ios 9 might not support the 5 th gen anymore, i hope apple considers to manufacture new ipod touch,

    If no new generation of ipod is on the line atleast consider upgrading the 5th gen

  4. turon says:

    maybe soon they will be releasing a refreshed ipod..a 4.3-4.5in maybe..sana

  5. dothackjhe says:

    With the inclusion of MP3 player applications with smartphones common today, I don’t find myself surprised to see Apple not capitalizing on the idea of succeeding generation of iPods since iPod 5. Apple, after all, is not known for as a company for cheap but quality products.

  6. fce says:

    @ Dothackjhe…and Iphone 6 plus does not bend. ‘as the most advance OS in the planet’, Apple upgrade 8.0.1 didn’t manage to screw up millions of Iphone6 users,rendering their phones useless.
    Very secured OS too, just ask those celebrities with their hacked arse photos posted in the internet.
    High Quality or Crap?

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