Originally Posted by OldCodger73
I'm another person who needs capacity as my present 20GB 2G iPod is full and I probably have another 10GB of music.
As soon as Job started talking about the iPod Classic, I had a sinking feeling about the Touch iPod, which proved correct.
I had planned on buying the Touch iPod if it met my needs. Right now I have the choice of getting a Classic, which isn't a terribly exciting alternative, go for cool with a Touch rather the funcionality or keep soldiering on with the 2G until it dies. By that time 32GB flash memory might be afforable.
Sorry Apple, you missed a sale.
You have hit the nail on the head!
I am in exactly the same position except mine is a 15gb 3rd gen. So what do I/we do? The Classic has the capacity many people want/need. The Touch has the interface and Wi/Fi that many want/need, but no one device satisfies both sets of requirements. That is really frustrating because all the bits are there. We could have had a HD based Touch with decent capacity. I would certainly have bought one.
Some clever dick - and there seem to be plenty of those here today! - will say 'tough', 'you can't always get what you want (make a good song lyric ;-)' or something rude but none of that negates the fact Apple have failed to create a device they could have and which would have had a big market.
Here is what they should have had on offer today - the iPod Vault. It would be a 160gb HD with a battery and WiFi and no screen. When it was on and within range of it's paired Touch or iPhone, Its content would appear seamlessly on the display of the Touch/iPhone and could be played via that device. Want to travel light, just take your iPhone/Touch and go. Want your full music and video collection - pop the vault into a pocket, bag - whatever and you have it all.
Neither the Touch nor the Classic satisfy my requirements so I will be buying neither. Apple - want to get some money out of my wallet? You know what to do.