I'll text you during my class time. :rolleyes: On the phone I don't own.
Well, the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are out, I will likely be skipping this generation. I'm not sure how I feel about the phablet direction they are taking with the bigger phones. I have an iPad, I don't need the ginormous screen on my phone, I need something I can put in my pocket and carry with me easily. I guess I'll have to see it up close to make up my mind. Either way, I don't expect Apple will be going smaller from here on out so when the next iPhone hits I expect it will be the larger 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screen.
The Apple watch is kinda interesting, but not worth the premium IMO.
I am a bit disappointed Apple has yet again chosen to pass up any upgrades to the iPod touch, which hasn't gotten any love in a couple of years now. It seems to me, if Apple was going to increase the screen size on the iPhone, they would follow that with the iPod touch, especially with the new hardware and storage in the iPhone. Maybe they've just given up on the iPod. That's a shame.
I personally would rather they'd increased the capacity of the iPod Classic rather than discontinuing it. I rather like having a lot of memory on a music player, and not needing to connect it to the interwebs.
All the more reason to give us a 128GB iPod touch, yes, it's still a bit less than the 160GB Classic, but it's better than nothing. Personally I wish Apple would make the big leap to 256GB iPads and iPod touch. It would mean increasing the thickness a bit on the iPod touch, but the storage would well be worth it IMO. The premium Apple charges for solid state storage has gotten out of hand, prices have come down over the last few years, I can literally buy a 256GB SSD for $100 or less.
The reality is that the notion of the MP3 player in general is becoming outdated. Everything's going to a streaming model for non-workout music, and workout music doesn't need a big MP3 player anymore so cheapos have taken over, and Apple doesn't really want to bother updating that world - the Nano and the Shuffle haven't been updated in a long time now, and the new Touch 16gb is the same one as 2 years ago but adding a camera. Also, the latest Touch doesn't work well with iOS8, it's really bad news on it. So Apple is moving on to streaming as well, that's why they bought Beats so they could get that company's streaming service (lesson to all from Monster: read contracts and don't just sign anything).
I don't trust streaming 100%. There've been too many cases of two giant conglomerates not playing nice, and a lot of media being removed from a service. I'll use it as a backup, but prefer my own copies of stuff I like.
Back in the 1990s, I remember reading about how the music industry was trying desperately to move away from the ownership model for music sales and implement a "pay-per-play" system for their songs. At the time, when MP3 players were still a couple of years away, it seemed impossible. But now we're seeing it happen with internet streaming and cloud storage. I truly believe that one of the reasons these services are being pushed so hard is because it is a way for the record companies to get people to pay to listen to music they already own.
I give it a couple of generations and the idea of buying music and actually owning that music, which means being able to listen to the songs as many times as you want for no extra charge, will seem foreign to people.