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Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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If I have an iPhone 5 and iPad mini LTE do I really need an iPod Touch?

Just like the title says. I have an iPhone 5 and an iPad mini LTE. Do I really need and iPod touch? I want one but will probably regret it later. But there is truly nothing better that opening a new Apple product. I have about $400 worth of BESTBUY gift cards to burn and not sure what to buy.

I need a new laptop but don't have enough for a Macbook. Any thoughts? Is there any benefit to owning these 3 iDevices or am I throwing money away?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Use the gift cards on something else. You already have an iPod Touch in the iPhone.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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As you have an iPhone 5 you have a better iPod Touch then the current iPod Touch.

I guess the question is what tasks do you need the Laptop for?

I used to use a laptop for college but since then (and with the release of the iPad) I'm now using remote access software to get back to my far more powerful tower when I'm 'mobile' away from home.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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If u have an iPhone then u don't need a Touch. It is sometimes tempting to get it if u like apple gear (fanboy). The thing about the iPhone is that u have it with u almost all the time.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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There is absolutely nothing the iPod touch can do that a combination of the iPad mini and iPhone 5 cannot do. The only reason you'd want it is the thinness and lightness. I have a 5g and now everything else feels heavy and thick, lol.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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You're definitely throwing your money away. iPod touch on top of iPhone 5 + iPad mini is extreme overkill.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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Just like the title says. I have an iPhone 5 and an iPad mini LTE. Do I really need and iPod touch? I want one but will probably regret it later. But there is truly nothing better that opening a new Apple product. I have about $400 worth of BESTBUY gift cards to burn and not sure what to buy.

I need a new laptop but don't have enough for a Macbook. Any thoughts? Is there any benefit to owning these 3 iDevices or am I throwing money away?
I can't imagine the benefit of the iPod touch even if you only had the iPhone, let alone the iPad mini w/LTE as well! You won't have any use I can think of for the touch. Maybe save money on holiday shopping instead?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:01 PM   #8
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The only thing I may need is an iPod without a camera. I work in a defense p,ant that doesn't allow any device with camera capability. So I was thinking of get one the iPod touch and then disabling the camera or just getting a new iPod nano. I'm unsure. I'm on the road traveling for work now so I'm sitting on all this periderm money and nothing to do but work 12 hours a day and spend money.
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The only thing I may need is an iPod without a camera. I work in a defense p,ant that doesn't allow any device with camera capability. So I was thinking of get one the iPod touch and then disabling the camera or just getting a new iPod nano. I'm unsure. I'm on the road traveling for work now so I'm sitting on all this periderm money and nothing to do but work 12 hours a day and spend money.
The touch has two cameras like the iphone - the back one could be "disabled" easily enough but i'm not sure how you'd disable the front one without disassembling it or breaking the glass? Doesn't seem viable to me.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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I'd either get a Windows 8 laptop (it won't exactly be high end though) or the iPod Touch. You could use it as a media device at home or work so you don't drain your phones battery. A nice set of speakers or some external drives might be nice too. Tech wise, you can do a lot with $400
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The only thing I may need is an iPod without a camera. I work in a defense p,ant that doesn't allow any device with camera capability. So I was thinking of get one the iPod touch and then disabling the camera or just getting a new iPod nano. I'm unsure. I'm on the road traveling for work now so I'm sitting on all this periderm money and nothing to do but work 12 hours a day and spend money.
Get a Classic. May be abit old stuff, but the 36hrs battery is comparable to the iPod Touch 5th Gen's 40 hrs. Plus you get 160GB of storage. And you don't have to worry about disabling the camera or whatsoever.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:01 AM   #12
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With the current price of Touch 5, it is just not worthed if you already owned IPhone 5. Or you can try gen 4 just for music and light gaming.

Still, Laptop would be a better choice. Why does it has to be Mac anyway, Window 7 notebook should do just fine for typical use, no?
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With the current price of Touch 5, it is just not worthed if you already owned IPhone 5. Or you can try gen 4 just for music and light gaming.

Still, Laptop would be a better choice. Why does it has to be Mac anyway, Window 7 notebook should do just fine for typical use, no?
I just prefer the Mac to PC. My iBook G4 is still functioning after 8 years of use. Its old and antiquated now and won't run current software, sync with my iDevices, and I want to be able to do things like use airplay form the laptop to Apple TV. I may end up just getting a new Mac Mini as mine is now no longer supported by Apple.
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