There’s still a lot of positivity around an iPod Touch 6th generation seeing a release date at some point this year and for some people their iPod makes a perfect Wi-Fi phone. This fact was highlighted by current owners once again when we wrote about iWatch possibly stopping an iPod touch 6G seeing a launch in 2014, and some Product Reviews readers even stated they’d never use Apple products again if this product line got discontinued.
While we don’t believe Apple would discontinue the iPod touch anytime soon, there’s every chance they won’t release a 6th generation thanks to the iWatch replacing the media player in Apple’s fall product lineup.
The support for Apple’s iPod comes after years of success and some fans won’t want to see any changes for a while other than a specs upgrade.
Some of our readers take their iPod touch everywhere they go and don’t have any problems finding a Wi-Fi network to make free calls at, although there’s plenty of room for improvement with a bigger display at 5+ inches, an updated chip, more storage, fingerprint sensor, and more. Apple’s iOS 7 helped enhance the current model and when you can use iOS 8 next month with your iPod touch it will bring even more features, but there is those that would like to purchase a hardware upgrade along with the new iOS 8 software.
One of our readers had this to say, “I personally use my iPod Touch as a phone thanks to the majority of places having free WiFI. I can call or text pretty much whenever I want for free, and of course without paying around $1200 a year for a phone contract”.
@jasonagastrich thats what i do
— Hal Laws (@hallaws) December 9, 2013
iPod Touch 5G prices dropped! Assume 6G on its way! Time to start saving!! (€429-€309)
— Graham Roche (@Graham_Roche) August 6, 2014
Are you really hoping to see the iPod touch 6th generation release within the next couple of months? Do you use the current model as a Wi-Fi phone and if so, what would be your perfect redesign?
@aegies No, the iPod Touch will still be king with non-1% families. The mass public at large can't afford a contract phone for their toddler
— Chris Carter (@DtoidChris) September 10, 2013
The older tweet above raises another important point about children. While most teens have phones these days, there’s younger children that need something before a phone and in many cases this could be an iPod touch that does almost everything an iPhone can do without the contract. This is another reason to make sure an iPod touch 6G releases at some point and maybe even a cheaper version as well, like Apple did with two iPhone models last year.
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