Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod touch

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:48 AM   #1
Isamilis
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Repair old iPod touch 3rd Gen or ipad mini?

I have ipod touch which needs screen and battery replacement with total around $50. Major usage is for my daughter (junior high school) for game, photo editor and music. Now, I am also thinking to replace it with ipad mini (because of camera and size - able to read and play garageband). I have also ipad2 but I bring it to the office on weekdays, and let the kids use them during weekend.

I kindly need your opinion, do you think, it's still worth to spend $300 for ipad mini instead of $50 for ipod touch repair?

Thanks!
Isamilis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:19 AM   #2
ZuneMan?
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Apple Store
Buy the iPad for her birthday
ZuneMan? is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:38 AM   #3
midwestfisherma
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
I have a 4th gen touch and a iPad Mini. The Mini is sooooo much better!
midwestfisherma is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:50 AM   #4
Thetonyk123
macrumors 68000
 
Thetonyk123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Nowhere.
Quote:
Originally Posted by midwestfisherma View Post
I have a 4th gen touch and a iPad Mini. The Mini is sooooo much better!
Same, although I like the iPod touch 4 for certain tasks.. Like listening to music, or just browsing tapatalk/reddit.
__________________
Some Apple stuff
How you send feedback to apple: http://www.apple.com/feedback/
-Credit to iSayuSay for Avatar.
Thetonyk123 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:04 PM   #5
Isamilis
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Thank you all for the suggestion. It seems repairing the iPod touch first while waiting for iPad mini 2 is also good option.
Isamilis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:57 PM   #6
myrtlebee
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
I'd get her a refurbed iPod Touch 4th gen from the Apple Online Store. They are like new and include a year's worth of Apple Care hardware warranty. $149, plus tax. Middle ground - it has a camera, iBooks to read, Garageband app, is between the 3rd gen Touch and Mini as far as speed, and is about halfway as far as price as well... also a more appropriate price for a gift for a child, in my opinion.
myrtlebee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:13 AM   #7
raccoonboy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by myrtlebee View Post
I'd get her a refurbed iPod Touch 4th gen from the Apple Online Store. They are like new and include a year's worth of Apple Care hardware warranty. $149, plus tax. Middle ground - it has a camera, iBooks to read, Garageband app, is between the 3rd gen Touch and Mini as far as speed, and is about halfway as far as price as well... also a more appropriate price for a gift for a child, in my opinion.

Is that a 4th gen 16GB price? Because brand new 16GB is at 199 usd, a pretty good get as well. Bump up a generation for her would be nice and there is front and back camera on it.
raccoonboy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:02 AM   #8
myrtlebee
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by racoonboy View Post
Is that a 4th gen 16GB price? Because brand new 16GB is at 199 usd, a pretty good get as well. Bump up a generation for her would be nice and there is front and back camera on it.
It's for the 8GB... Apple had them at a "limited time price" or $129 for about 6 months, and they just raised it back to $149, but that's still pretty good. But, I agree, the 16GB for $199 you mentioned isn't bad either... but for a kid, I'd let her make due with the 8GB for 50-some extra bucks in my pocket for real life needs.
myrtlebee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 3, 2013, 09:18 AM   #9
Isamilis
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
I can see 129 is in-between option of $50 and $300. I'm still thinking few other options for her. Thanks all for your comments.
Isamilis is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod touch

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPod touch 2nd gen digitizer in 3rd gen? jrsx iPod touch 3 May 26, 2014 02:16 PM
iPad: Screen repair/replacement at Apple store for 3rd Gen iPad.. Shockwave78 iPad 4 Jan 7, 2014 05:47 PM
New 5th-gen iPod touch or Rumored iPad mini? i'm.huMAC iPod touch 27 Oct 5, 2012 09:10 AM
Ipod Touch 3rd gen or 4th gen...? MCPL iPod touch 2 Sep 9, 2012 08:44 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC