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walpear8
May 13, 2012, 08:58 AM
Wondering if anyones currently doing this. I picked up a Nexus and I'm using my 4 as an iTouch



rjohnstone
May 13, 2012, 09:03 AM
What's an iTouch? :rolleyes:

I have 2 iPhones that are now relegated to iPod Touch status.
(An original iPhone and a 3GS)

gr8whtd0pe
May 13, 2012, 09:04 AM
Wondering if anyones currently doing this. I picked up a Nexus and I'm using my 4 as an iTouch

My wife has a droid and uses her iPod touch more than the phone.

What is an iTouch?

chambone
May 13, 2012, 09:07 AM
Wondering if anyones currently doing this. I picked up a Nexus and I'm using my 4 as an iTouch

Right. So you now have two devices on you?

kid0
May 13, 2012, 09:18 AM
are you guys serious for saying "what's an iTouch" ?
wow. WOW..
you guys are just jk, right?

....

MacDawg
May 13, 2012, 09:21 AM
are you guys serious for saying "what's an iTouch" ?
wow. WOW..
you guys are just jk, right?

....

There is no such thing as an iTouch
There is an iPod Touch

They are just making a point, that's all

ChazUK
May 13, 2012, 09:22 AM
I'd sell the 4, buy the largest capacity iPod touch and pocket any left over money myself if I was in that situation.
Edit:
To all these "iTouch" complaints: http://guides.macrumors.com/Common_acronyms

iTouch - iPod touch - An informal nickname for the iPod touch.

Bobby.e
May 13, 2012, 09:33 AM
I'm using a windows phone and using the iPhone as a "iPod Touch"

madfelon
May 13, 2012, 09:51 AM
I use a Motorola Photon and tether it to my new iPad. Love Sprint and unlimited WiMAX. I know 3G is worthless but here in Chicago I get good WiMAX speeds (6-9 d/l) which is more than enough for my Netflix and surfing on the iPad. Now only if Sprint could get a 4g LTE iPhone than I could dump Android and go back to iOS but my wife dying for an iPhone ever since I bought her own iPad. The blackberry is long in the tooth and were out of contract just waiting to upgrade.

kapolani
May 13, 2012, 09:55 AM
I have a Galaxy Nexus now.

My iPhone 4 is relegated to shelf duty.

The only time I use it is to FaceTime family or give it to my 1 year old daughter to play games on and calm her down.

I now have a 3G and i4 floating around the house.

SurferMan
May 13, 2012, 10:51 AM
I don't, GSII is primary, 4S is the gf's, and 4 and 3GS just sit around as backup. I could see how some would if they invested heavily into Apple App's and at least wanted to continue using/playing them, makes sense.

JAT
May 13, 2012, 10:53 AM
are you guys serious for saying "what's an iTouch" ?
wow. WOW..
you guys are just jk, right?

....

If it were a decent nickname, people would be ok with it. "iTouch" sounds like a 12 yo thought it up.

walpear8
May 13, 2012, 11:54 AM
EDIT: iPod Touch. I don't know what I was thinking when I typed iTouch

Rodimus Prime
May 13, 2012, 12:09 PM
I have an iPod touch and an Atrix 4G. I found myself pretty much stop using the iPod Touch not long after I got my Atrix. Reason being is while the music player and play list set up on the iPod does work better it was not enough better for me to want to carry two devices on me. Heck once I got Google music all set up I complete quite using it since then I had access to more of my music than either my iPod or phone could hold.

The other thing I do is listen to pandra and on that well the phone just works better since I do not have to be in range of wifi for it to work.

mac26
May 13, 2012, 02:49 PM
If you go on the Verge in one of their segments called "what's in your bag" their Editor in-chief, Joshua Topolsky, uses a Galaxy Nexus as his daily driver and uses his iPhone 4S on wi-fi for those iOS apps that aren't available on ICS. If I had the luxury he had I would probably do the same, or maybe use the Nexus on wifi and the iPhone as my daily driver.

Vegastouch
May 13, 2012, 03:38 PM
I have an old iPhone and a old iPod and dont use either.
That is because iTunes always messes up my iPod when i plug it in to add music and what it messes up is the apps so i stopped updating it a while ago. I can use it still, it just doesnt have ALL my music updated on it but it has plenty on it if i want to.

Wish i could downgrade the firmware to a lower version so the battery would go back to being better as well.

kdarling
May 13, 2012, 05:49 PM
There is no such thing as an iTouch
There is an iPod Touch

There is no such thing as an "iPod Touch", either.

It's "iPod touch", with a lowercase "t".

"Touch" is an HTC smartphone.

They are just making a point, that's all

So am I, but boy isn't it annoying? :)

They knew what he meant. A lot of us use "iTouch" as shorthand.

I'd rather read "iTouch" a thousand times, than to constantly have to read sentences like, "That add made fun of you're phone" and all the other bad grammar we get around here from today's kids. (Non-native English speakers don't usually make mistakes like those.)

saberahul
May 13, 2012, 06:03 PM
This thread just went to trash in regards to the original question. Seriously, who cares what you call it till the time you understand it?

I can call my iPhone John Travolta if I want... or a Phone with a i in front of it.

mkruck
May 13, 2012, 06:24 PM
Yep, iPhone 4 sits permanently in my truck connected to my Pioneer DVD deck for movies and music since I switched over to the Galaxy Note.

tomtom101
May 13, 2012, 07:18 PM
I know this dosent really apply to the thread, but can i just ask, why are people so persuaded by the android phones that have better hardware than the iPhone? Like i appreciate that, but we know that the iPhone will be supported for like 3 generations after, and I'm just wondering how does the quad-core what ever in the samsung s3 benefit anyone?? Like i couldnt imagine my 4s opening an app any faster being of any benefit to me??? I never understood this...

Small White Car
May 13, 2012, 10:02 PM
What's an iTouch? :rolleyes:

I have 2 iPhones that are now relegated to iPod Touch status.
(An original iPhone and a 3GS)

What the heck is a 3GS?

I used to have an iPhone 3GS, is that what you meant to say?

frank.deale
May 14, 2012, 12:09 AM
My phone is a Galaxy Nexus and I also have an iPod Touch that I use at home when not on my computer.

Savor
May 14, 2012, 12:12 AM
If it were a decent nickname, people would be ok with it. "iTouch" sounds like a 12 yo thought it up. And the name "iPad" is any better? Sounds like a maxi-pad that MadTV spoofed five years ago. Some people are being anal here. Most people know what the OP really meant and wanted to bust his balls for it. I could easily say what the hell is an iPhone 2G? Second gen iPhone?

As for question, yes, I use an Android phone as a main phone since my Windows Phone got stolen. My iPhones get relegated to "iTouches."

JAT
May 14, 2012, 12:31 AM
And the name "iPad" is any better? Sounds like a maxi-pad that MadTV spoofed five years ago. Some people are being anal here. Most people know what the OP really meant and wanted to bust his balls for it. I could easily say what the hell is an iPhone 2G? Second gen iPhone?

As for question, yes, I use an Android phone as a main phone since my Windows Phone got stolen. My iPhones get relegated to "iTouches."

I apologize for coming up with the name iPad. What was I thinking? :rolleyes:

ixodes
May 14, 2012, 12:40 AM
I must maintain two lines, plus I'm a huge smartphone enthusiast, that's highly mobile.

My primary phone is an HTC One X, with a gorgeous, highly useful 4.7" display.

My secondary unit is my iPhone 4S. If not for it's tiny screen, it would see a lot more use.

kapolani
May 14, 2012, 05:20 AM
I know this dosent really apply to the thread, but can i just ask, why are people so persuaded by the android phones that have better hardware than the iPhone? Like i appreciate that, but we know that the iPhone will be supported for like 3 generations after, and I'm just wondering how does the quad-core what ever in the samsung s3 benefit anyone?? Like i couldnt imagine my 4s opening an app any faster being of any benefit to me??? I never understood this...

For me, personally, I got bored.

I was waiting for the 4S - thinking it was going to have a bigger screen. When that didn't happen I figured I would try out Android.

The GNex was the only phone that I wanted to try out if it wasn't going to be the next iPhone.

IMO Android is on par with IOS. It may not be as smooth as IOS, but the differences are minimal. App selection - at least the ones I use - is just as robust as IOS.

Where Android blows IOS away:

I can do anything I want with my phone. Theme it. Run 3rd party applications. Try custom ROMs. Pretty much anything you want.

My house is pretty much dominated by Apple products. I believe both platforms can co-exist and work well together.

alphaod
May 14, 2012, 05:28 AM
There is no such thing as an iTouch
There is an iPod Touch

They are just making a point, that's all

Hold a second…

It's stylized as iPod touch :p

JayMysterio
May 14, 2012, 09:04 AM
I recently made the switch to a HTC One X, have been using my iPhone 3GS for iMessages & portable stereo. I always hesitated to jailbreak the iPhone but I'm considering it now, just for the heck of it.

kapolani
May 14, 2012, 10:16 AM
I recently made the switch to a HTC One X, have been using my iPhone 3GS for iMessages & portable stereo. I always hesitated to jailbreak the iPhone but I'm considering it now, just for the heck of it.

Did you get a new phone number for your One X?

Curious, because you mention that you use your 3GS for iMessages now.

When I first got my GNex texts from my wife (iPhone user) were still going to my inactivated iPhone 4. I couldn't get texts from her until I completely wiped out any traces of my number or AppleID from Apple.

It's a very serious problem and makes me wonder how a company like AAPL can have such a glaring problem.

mkruck
May 14, 2012, 10:22 AM
Did you get a new phone number for your One X?

Curious, because you mention that you use your 3GS for iMessages now.

When I first got my GNex texts from my wife (iPhone user) were still going to my inactivated iPhone 4. I couldn't get texts from her until I completely wiped out any traces of my number or AppleID from Apple.

It's a very serious problem and makes me wonder how a company like AAPL can have such a glaring problem.

Heh, I had the same thing happen to me. Wife was sending txts to me and getting aggravated that I wasn't responding. Finally figured out that they were going to my iPhone. Not very well thought out.

JayMysterio
May 14, 2012, 10:38 AM
I only got my first iMessage when I thought to turn the wifi on my iPhone. When the wifi isn't on, the messages go to my 1X. I figure it's a few text messages that I won't have to pay for. :)

nefan65
May 14, 2012, 10:56 AM
Isn't that a song by Divinyls? I Touch [Myself]?

mopatops
May 14, 2012, 10:58 AM
are you guys serious for saying "what's an iTouch" ?
wow. WOW..
you guys are just jk, right?

....

They're just just kidding, right?

Sedrick
May 14, 2012, 11:11 AM
iSwear, all this iTalk of iObjects is getting ridiculous. What are we, at McDonald's here? McRibs, McShake, McSpecialSause... cripes.

Oh, I call it iTouché

kid0
May 14, 2012, 03:21 PM
They're just just kidding, right?

thanks for correcting :)
I suck at English cause I am not a native speaker.
and it's sad that I feel scared everytime I post on macrumors.

I really considered and considered about commenting my original comment on this thread and I just realized that it was indeed a bad choice..

sorry for commenting on the term "iTouch".
and I should really not care about people who vote down on my comments but .. LOL I guess I'm really a small minded person.. I feel so bad about it. :(

mopatops
May 14, 2012, 05:59 PM
thanks for correcting :)
I suck at English cause I am not a native speaker.
and it's sad that I feel scared everytime I post on macrumors.

I really considered and considered about commenting my original comment on this thread and I just realized that it was indeed a bad choice..

sorry for commenting on the term "iTouch".
and I should really not care about people who vote down on my comments but .. LOL I guess I'm really a small minded person.. I feel so bad about it. :(

I'm sorry I made you feel bad! My comment was supposed to be light hearted and poking fun at everyone else as much as your mistake. :) You shouldn't worry about your English or grammar as you're not a native speaker. You obviously speak English well enough to have a conversation and that's all that's needed really.