View Poll Results: Is the iPod a dying product

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  • Yes - Long live convergence

    8 25.81%
  • No - iPods are still useful

    17 54.84%
  • On the fence - I can see it both ways

    6 19.35%
  • What's a ipod?

    0 0%
  1. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Is the iPod a dying product?
    11-18-2013 12:53 PM
  2. mrnserv's Avatar
    I imagine its pretty difficult to run with an iPad clipped to your belt or strapped to your arm...

    I like a separate device to hold all my music and I have a dedicated iPod plugged into my car with my entire music library and I just leave it plugged in except when I update it. If I had to carry CD's for all that media it would be one giant CD case! Would be hard to get by with a 16GB iPhone if it had to hold all your music, photos, apps, etc. For me, it would be impossible. I prefer a separate device.
    11-18-2013 05:11 PM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I don't think so and believe they have their place. i use mine all the time (5th Gen) I love it every time I go Cycling and do my 20 - 30 mile trips around the city or trail. I don't thing they would come up with touch iPods if they had no place.
    11-18-2013 05:23 PM
  4. kona314's Avatar
    Yes, but I don't see it dying completely, at least for a while yet. As mrnserv pointed out, there is a need for small music devices for working out (although an iPhone could probably work), as well as storage capacity issues.

    It's also important not to leave out the iPod touch. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple brought the iPod line down to just the iPod touch and nano, both in a variety of storage sizes (likely with the nano being in higher capacities than the touch), to support everyone's needs.
    11-18-2013 05:25 PM
  5. TiredOfPhoneWar's Avatar
    An LG user friend of mine has ipod and it makes her wanna buy iphone for the next contract,i see many around me have ipod this year.
    11-18-2013 09:11 PM
  6. baseballbert's Avatar
    It's nice to have the nano for working out because they darn near bullet proof and it wouldn't bother me if it got beat up.

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    11-18-2013 09:23 PM
  7. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I'm not sure that they'll completely die. Declining maybe...headed for a product line contraction. The touch will probably stick around since it's an iOS device and is a gateway to the rest of that product family. The nano I can see sticking around as well as the inexpensive portable MP3 player. I think the shuffle and classic will eventually be phased out.
    11-18-2013 10:58 PM
  8. Algus's Avatar
    iPod Touch is such a gorgeous device. It just suffers from being a device out of place. I get a lot of use out of mine as it is my only iOS device. I'm to in love with the Samsung Note to switch my phone and tablet to iOS but really, I don't need it at all. My phone might be a monster but it still fits in my pocket and is fine with a BT headset or headphones. I've even used my EarPods with it.

    I really like the loop. It is such a small thing but so easily places the device as a digital camera replacement and for someone like me who isn't huge into photography but would still like to point and shoot, it works great. The Note 3 has a terrific camera but it is really to big to easily handle. I brought my Touch with me last time I went to the zoo and I was very happy with it.

    I also have it synced to a bluetooth speaker at home so I use it as a stereo. Much better than when I was using my tablet for it as now I can stream music and still have app sounds/music on my Nexus.

    $300 is a lot for a backup/casual device though. I'm not saying it is overpriced because it is a great piece of tech but I don't think it is for everybody or even most people at this point.

    Shuffle seems like it would be a runner's dream. Small storage is annoying but nonexistent footprint has got to be great. I could see Shuffle staying around longer than the Nano.
    11-19-2013 09:10 AM
  9. TonyHove's Avatar
    Is the iPod a dying product?
    I think the ipod touch and nano will still be around for a long to come as they will still be especially popular amongst non iPhone users who want an iOS device. I agree tho that the shuffle and classic will eventually be phased out..
    11-19-2013 01:21 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I think the iPod will eventually disappear, since most people with smartphones use their smartphones as their MP3 players.

    More people will choose iPhones instead, since they do a lot more.

    The standalone GPS unit will also disappear, thanks to smartphones.

    This won't happen immediately, but it is something we'll see in the next 5-10 years.
    11-19-2013 03:00 PM
  11. freeyo's Avatar
    I don't think it will die out. Evolve yes. The need of a small device capable of music I think it is great. Small enough to keep with you doing physical activities. A phone doesn't have the memory to over run it.
    11-22-2013 01:04 PM
  12. iHackPro's Avatar
    I'm holding out hope for a new iPod Classic.
    11-27-2013 12:37 AM
  13. inline1's Avatar
    Around our house, we still use every iPod ever bought - classics/standards for (1) audiobooks for the kids (2) in the car as a massive music collection holder, then ipod shuffles for runs when I want to cut down completely on weight, and a waterproofed shuffle for swims, as well as an iPod Touch for a grandparent for kindle, music, email web surfing, no mobile phones wanted by them! I'd be disappointed if these form factors were to die out. I wouldn't mind if they changed/upgraded functionality, but a shuffle is just a completely different beast from an iPhone!
    11-30-2013 02:17 AM
  14. Chris Summers2's Avatar
    You walk around an American school and your question will be answered. For the kids who parents can't afforded an iPhone they can afforded a Touch. As for the nano their will always need a extremity portible music player.
    11-30-2013 02:37 AM
  15. alicepattinson's Avatar
    Definitely NO! iPod is very much used at school for music, etc. And it's more affordable!
    11-30-2013 02:42 AM
  16. simplylaurakb's Avatar
    I bought an iPod Nano, because I found don't like having my iPhone with me while at the gym. I'm too tempted to check my email, respond to texts, etc. now I just need to get back to going to the gym regularly...LOL!

    We have an old (can't run iOS 7) iPod Touch that our kids (ages 5 & 8) play on. We limit their screen time pretty tightly, but we were just talking last night about how it would be nice to have a second Touch. I'm getting a little tired of my 5 year kid playing on my phone! But that'll have to wait...maybe next Christmas?

    11-30-2013 07:00 AM
  17. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I suspect it's on its way to becoming more of a niche product, but not so quickly as to cause Apple major concern at this point.
    11-30-2013 07:07 AM
  18. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Is the iPod a dying product?
    It's targeted mainly towards kids. "It's the iPhone without the phone." It's used more for apps than music in my opinion. I'm talking about the iPod Touch in particular.
    12-15-2013 07:44 PM

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