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Old Jun 30, 2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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How many of you guys use iPhone as an iPod?

I'm at the point where I need a new iPod, but am thinking of upgrading to a 32GB iPhone and using that as my iPod, and am wondering how many of you guys have basically done away with the need for an iPod?
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Yep. Been using my phone for music since the first iPhone. Nowadays, I use Spotify for all my music so could not use a dedicated iPod anymore...
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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My old 3gs is permanently plugged into my car and serves as my music source.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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I have a 6th gen nano that I use for running sometimes and an old iPod video that sits in my glovebox and is connected to my car stereo. Unless Apple really comes out with something revolutionary for the iPod I'll probably never buy another one again.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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My son is using an iPhone 4 as an iPod. It has no cellular service. He loves it.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 01:43 PM   #6
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I basically dropped my iPod after the first iPhone and never looked back.

Never had any issues.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 01:44 PM   #7
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Been using my phone for music since the first iPhone. Nowadays, I use Spotify for all my music...
Doesn't this use a large amount of data?

I like the iPod's clicky wheel so I can raise and lower volume and rewind without looking at the device.

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Old Jun 30, 2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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I do. When I picked up my SGS4, I gave my iPhone to my wife and now I'm using her (older) iPhone as an iPod.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 01:51 PM   #9
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Yeah. I got iTunes Match and a 32GB iPhone and sold my iPod classic a while back. No more need for an iPod.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 01:57 PM   #10
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After I got the iPhone 5, my iPhone 4 has been permanently plugged into hi fi dock.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 02:41 PM   #11
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Got rid of my iPod touch after I bought my first iPhone 3G. It's been my primary music source in my car and at work. I have iTunes Match as well.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 02:46 PM   #12
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Ahh i thought i was the only one who did this , add me to that iList
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 02:56 PM   #13
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 02:58 PM   #14
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I still use my iPod Classic from late 2007 in my car. I like to click wheel so I can skip songs without looking away from the road. For everything else, including gym, I use my iPhone. I have iTunes Match so it's nice to have my entire music library readily available. And I use the Nike app to track my running progress so using the iPhone as an iPod is ideal.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 03:26 PM   #15
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Haven't owned an iPod since I bought my very first iPhone, which was the 3GS. Music barely dents the battery, so it works out really well.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 04:11 PM   #16
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I worry about data usage with spotify and pandora, so I have a few playlists on my iPhone but keep everything on my iPod classic. It's good for road trips since my car doesn't have Bluetooth.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 04:42 PM   #17
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ow many of you guys have basically done away with the need for an iPod?
Unless ur iTunes library > 64g, I don't see why would any1 want to carry 2 separate devices.

There are exceptions of course as others mentioned.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 05:11 PM   #18
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Doesn't this use a large amount of data?

I like the iPod's clicky wheel so I can raise and lower volume and rewind without looking at the device.

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Do you mean Network data or actual storage on the device? If the former, because I use Spotify premium, most of my music that I listen to is within offline playlists. I mostly search for new music when using wi-fi.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 05:27 PM   #19
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I do for day to day use and use my classic if going on a longer trip.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 06:23 PM   #20
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I use Spotify for streaming music in my car and anywhere I go. Although I do have a verizon unlimited data plan, you can just sync your most used playlists to your phone and it doesn't use any data when playing them.
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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Yep. Been using my phone for music since the first iPhone. Nowadays, I use Spotify for all my music so could not use a dedicated iPod anymore...
Do you stream or sync, or both?

I tend to stream, I have over gone over my 1GB usage, but then again I don't listen to music all the time when i'm out, just when i'm on my own.

I have a 16Gb, and its certainly saved me a lot of space!
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 09:14 PM   #22
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Isn't an iphone the combination of iPod touch + phone?-_-
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 02:26 AM   #23
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The main reason why I switched to a Smartphone is because I was sick of having two devices.

A dumbphone and an MP3 player.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 02:28 AM   #24
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Mine os mostly an iPod/internet device. I only make a handful of calls a month and love having the internet on it so I have the T-Mobile $30 plan on it.

As for music, I use iTunes Match. I have any of my 13,000 songs ready to be played anywhere I am.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 06:42 AM   #25
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Do you stream or sync, or both?

I tend to stream, I have over gone over my 1GB usage, but then again I don't listen to music all the time when i'm out, just when i'm on my own.

I have a 16Gb, and its certainly saved me a lot of space!
I mainly listen to music that I have synced into playlists. If I'm at work or anywhere with my laptop, I'll be listening to new stuff and then syncing that to my phone.

If I want to find a song that I don't have, I'll stream.

Even though I wasn't using iTunes, I still chose a 64GB as I knew spotify would take a lot of space.
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