Apple Touch 6G 128GB - Info and impressions 5G vs 6G
May 13, 2015 at 9:43 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 161

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up to 128GB memory
 
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My impressions
 
to hifi-M8 dac/amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/766380/apple-touch-6g-128gb/30#post_11784443
 
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/766380/apple-touch-6g-128gb/45#post_11785939
 
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specs
 
http://www.gizmag.com/ipod-touch-6g-vs-5g/38521/
 
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Using 6G with Centrance Hifi-M8, Mini-M8, DITA-The Truth IEMs, ATH-ESW11 ltd.ed (using Flacplayer app).
 
 
*Hoping this new model finally brings hi-rez playback (currently at 16/48 max output unless with CCK).
-UPDATE: Touch 6G plays back at standard 16/48. Hi-Res playback only with CCK and external DAC.
 
May 13, 2015 at 6:04 PM Post #7 of 161

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I'd fully expect high-res playback...
 
Every audio industry insider I've spoken to believes that Apple's only logical move with their upcoming to-be-named streaming service (based off Beats) is to leapfrog Spotify, Rhapsody et al and go straight to lossless streaming, ala Tidal... Basically shut down Tidal before it gets a real market in the states, and hold a higher quality streaming experience over the other competitors... Sounds like a very Apple thing to do. Not to mention they already have the whole ecosystem in place for a high-res music service... Just seems like an easy slam-dunk. Of course once they open that can of worms, they are going to want to have market domination for years to come, so I'd imagine they would work out apple-branded versions of even higher-res formats as well... And I'd imagine any iPod released soon will probably be able to play a myriad of high-res files as Apple works out what they will do on that front over the coming years.
 
In any event, both the new Apple streaming service and the 6g iPod Touch are rumored to debut at WWDC, so maybe we'll see...
 
May 13, 2015 at 6:05 PM Post #8 of 161

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  Touch does playback 24 bit files but it only comes out at 16 bits, even with an external Dac/amp.
 
cypher labs has a great article on it.
 
https://www.cypherlabs.com/bit-rate-frequency/

I could have sworn I saw 24 bit out of a wadia 170 dock but ultimately, it doesn't matter and I defer. It certainly didn't do high bit rates like we're hoping for from the new model..
 
May 14, 2015 at 5:51 AM Post #10 of 161

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  Up coming, rumors, speculation and later facts, specs and reviews.
 
Due in the fall.
 
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so far it is being said....
 
`The iPod Touch 6 will run with the latest iOS9 and powered by an A9 microprocessor.
 
The famed media device works with a 1 GB RAM and an expandable memory via micro SD up to 128 GB.
 
The iPod 6G is said to come in two variants - the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch versions - both of which has a Retina display.
 
It will also come in six color variants which are silver, pink, red, blue, space gray, and yellow.`


Read more: http://www.vcpost.com/articles/66010/20150512/ipod-touch-6th-generation-release-date-specs-patterned-iphone-6.htm#ixzz3a1eDDBVs
 
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*I am particularly interested in the possible SD Card memory as my current 5G model is often taken over by photos.
(I doubt they would go with SD memory).
 
*Also the different sizes are appealing.
 
 
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Currently using my Touch 5G 64GB as a media device for wifi, lazy music on the go (ATH-CK10), ...
 
 
also for music with Centrance Hifi-M8, Mini-M8, DITA-The Truth IEMs, ATH-ESW11 ltd.ed (using Flacplayer app).
 
 
*Hoping this new model finally brings hi-rez playback (currently at 16/48 max output unless with CCK).


I doubt there will be an expandable Memory, my guess, there will be 128GB inside like the iPhone 6 and iPod Mini 3, more intresting would be that they release two models, a multi-meda one and a Music only dedicated one, so they can save costs on camera,etc and concentrate on the best Sound possible.
 
May 14, 2015 at 6:01 AM Post #11 of 161

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Chances of expandable memory are less than zero.

I'm betting it will either equal or better the current iPhone... An iPod 6g with more memory than the iPhone 6 would ramp up demand for the iPhone 6.5, since the phone model refreshes usually offer larger memory options....
 
May 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM Post #12 of 161

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Most buy Iphones with less than max capacity. Expandable memory would make it most desirable for many and the Iphone no longer sells in a vacuum. It competes with some very capable Android models. It's not just competing against itself. That said, memory is probably not that big a deal for the great majority of users. As a dedicated music player it would be much more desireable for competition with a touch 6. Of course, if they want it to be water resistant, they may not do expandible Memory and it's possible that Apple sees expandible memory as a point of failure and consumer complaints due to outside sources of defects. It's all a pipe dream at this point.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqYWCU0AI8I
 
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More rumors:

http://masterherald.com/apple-ipod-touch-6th-generation-almost-sure-to-launch-in-september/19009/

http://www.crossmap.com/news/ipod-touch-6th-generation-release-date-news-and-specs-wwdc-2015-ongoing-and-still-no-ipod-touch-6-18816

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/55952/20150608/ipod-touch-6th-generation-release-date-insider-apple-will-launch-this-fall.htm

I keep hoping we will see one. Maybe we will, especially with Apple launching Apple Music (new streaming).
 

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