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do you believe this will ever happen?

To me the iPhone does everything the iPod does and soon the price of an iPhone and the advantages of owning an iPhone will be such that why would you bother to buy an iPod anymore..

now then, here is the point of my question - should we all buy an iPod and keep it boxed in the hope that one day, very soon it will become a collectors item..

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Seeing how a new iPhone costs $600, i would imagine there were always be a market for a quality mp3 player that costs a whole lot less than that...
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I agree with Jaygray - and in addition to that - there are quite a few shades of iPods that suit varying purposes. For instance, back when I used to swim regularly - I used a shuffle which sat in a watertight box attached to my goggles. While true - if you have an iPhone (which not everyone does) the iPod touch is a bit redundant there's still room in the market for the iPod.

I defintely don't see those becoming a collector's item in your lifetime. Collector's items need to be rare, at least to be worth anything, and considering the number of iPod's Apple has sold - I don't think any iPod save perhaps the prototypes will be worth collecting anytime in this century.
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do you believe this will ever happen?
Yes. I believe this will eventually happen. However, I don't think it will happen anytime soon. As Brian stated, the various iPod for factors fill too many holes too well right now. It's also profitable for Apple. Someday, when someone can reliably crank out and market a portable electronic media player that does a better job addressing some new or existing issue for an acceptable price, the iPod will quit selling well and cease to be profitable. Apple will then quit producing them. It won't be this Christmas though.

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....ok, thanks.

i still have my old one circa 2003 with 4 buttons on it and as per the posts above, it will now be given to my daughter..

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....ok, thanks.

i still have my old one circa 2003 with 4 buttons on it and as per the posts above, it will now be given to my daughter..

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I was just going to say as long as there are children that obviously don't need a phone iPods will sell. I still use mine for the ability to hold more songs and when I just don't need to be around a phone. But I bet when they do offer a 64GB iPhone it will no doubt bite into iPod sales.
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To me the iPhone does everything the iPod does and soon the price of an iPhone and the advantages of owning an iPhone will be such that why would you bother to buy an iPod anymore..
iPod Touch (32GB): $319 over a three year period.
iPhone 4 (32GB): $269 + 3 year contract (on the cheapest plan) = $2609.

Yes, there will always be room for the iPod. Not all of us need an iPhone nor do all of us want to incur a monthly cost for such a device.

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I really need an iPod with buttons. The touch screen interfaces SUCK if you're doing something where you can't spend time looking at the interface. Hence, while I love my iPhone... for what it is.. I use my square shuffle more often.

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Dysfunction: are you unaware of Apple's in-ear headphones? Or the remote-and-mic earbuds that work with most models of iPod?

Or voice control for the iPod Touch?
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