Originally Posted by Logisticaldron
And how exactly would it be relevant months after the event to wonder if the Classic would still be available and if it would be updated months prior?
By your reasoning, since Toshiba released a drive this year, they must surely release one next year.
High probability that they will. And if I had to guess I'm gonna say that if they do, they'll announce it right after Steve announces the 200GB iPod Classic.
Oh, that's reductio ad absurdum by the way. Another tactic of the weak.
Fact: Toshiba released a new 1.8" HDD every year since 2003.
Fact: Toshiba announced their new 1.8" HDD AFTER Apple announced the new 120GB iPod that used it in 2008.
Projection: Toshiba will likely release a new 1.8" HDD in 2010 and announce it after their primary user (Apple) gets the honors of announcing their product first.
Reductio ad absurdum: YOU CLAIM 1.8" DRIVES WILL BE RELEASED FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.
Nope. Just that the data points to a certain trend and you ought to have compelling reasons to suggest otherwise.
Same as the trendline that suggests 128GB iPod touch in 2011 vs 2010.
So, to recap:
2010...upgraded iPod classic likely.
2011...upgraded iPod classic not likely.
Using the projected iPod Touch size (64GB) for this year, the odds were very high that we'd see a bumped iPod classic. And we did.
Odds are good next year but not as good as 2009.
After all, theyve done it since 2003, which means that they must surely release one the following year, and the year after that, etc.. Its sad that you dont see how this is a fallacy to think that it will or can be continued every year? At some point the development will stop, but you, for some reason, feel a need to attack me for looking for evidence of this happening or not happening prior to this iPod event and putting words in my mouth when I clearly state that I found no evidence.
You found evidence to the contrary, you simply ignored it. Come on dude...the EXACT same scenario played out last year.
Here's a clearly wrong statement you made in this very thread about this subject:
"despite no evidence
of Apple ever announcing a 1.8 HDD capacity upgrade before the HDD manufacturer,"
And yet googling what happened last year shows that it happened exactly this way last year. So your claiming no evidence
for anything has very little credibility.
You simply didn't look. Just like you didn't look when you made that assertion of "no evidence" several posts ago.