Actually, while the Nano update last fall was significant, I personally don't count last fall's 5G update as an actual upgrade. It was more of a product refresh to buy them some time, since the enhanced "5.5G" didn't really change that much from a hardware point of view.It has been 299 days since the last iPod Video and iPod Nano update, so they are overdue. If you don't need an mp3 player right this second, I would hold off buying an iPod right this second.
No, it's not year-round, but they do tend to run it every year. It's normally from around June 5 - September 15th, or thereabouts.Jade said:Guy, as a student, I'm pretty sure they run that promo year round or something similar.
Companies generally announce their Christmas season products well before American thanksgiving. The original 5G iPod was announced by mid-October, and even though Microsoft didn't actualy start selling the Zune until mid-November, they announced it in September to make sure the hype was built up well before its release.GuyToronto said:If there are any changes, it will most likely be just before the Christmas buying season. In the US, that starts the day after American Thanksgiving.
Yeah you are right. I checked the Buyer's Guide and that is why I asked since I haven't heard any new rumors about iPods.There has not been any mention of new iPods coming out. Bummer, i know, I'm looking into getting a new one myself.
It has been 299 days since the last iPod Video and iPod Nano update, so they are overdue. If you don't need an mp3 player right this second, I would hold off buying an iPod right this second.
Also, I really like to check the macrumors.com buyers guide. It gives the average number of days between past updates and junk like that. Also suggestions if you should buy if it was recently updated, of to wait if it's overdue for an update.
Hehe, I would not buy a nano again either.My $0.02. I have a 2-gig Nano, bought with my iBook a year-and-a-half ago. Frankly, I don't understand the target market - I'm certainly not it. I had an original (white) shuffle, which was great (until it died, resurrected with Apple's reset utility almost a year later). I can see the utility of the hard drive-based iPods, which can play video. But the Nano? It's like a handicapped HD-iPod.
I personally wouldn't buy a Nano again. The shuffle is perfect for the gym - holds more than enough music for a number of workouts. If I wanted an iPod with a screen, I'd go with the video-capable models.
My Nano spends most of its time in a desk drawer - how sad is that?
The new nanos don't really appeal to me. I never really liked the mini, and now that the nanos look just like stretched minis with a color display...well hence my comment earlier that I will never get another nano. I was glad I got the 1st gen nano...the good ol' black front, silver back. :clap:Same! That's how I got my Mini. Although the new Nanos seem awesome.