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Old Apr 13, 2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Will the Itouch be obsolete soon?

I will be getting a Droid in a couple of months.
The Droid will make my Itouch obsolete. With smart phones getting cheaper and more popular I think the Itouch days are numbered.
Whatya you think?
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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What is a Dorod? Smart phones might replace an iPod touch for those that have them, but I don't see the market for a stand-alone iPod touch disappearing any time soon.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 02:06 PM   #3
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If a smart phone could make the 'touch obsolete, it would have been obsolete on day one -- the iPhone was already out.

Some people don't want to take on a cell phone service contract in order to run all the apps/games they want.

It might become obsolete for you. That's fine... you can sell the 'touch.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 02:56 PM   #4
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The iTouch become obsolete with the introduction of the eMac. The iPod Touch will never become obsolete. Parents will be getting them for their children who want an iPhone but can't afford one.

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Old Apr 13, 2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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I say what happened to the iPod Nano and Video???????????????
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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The only thing that will make the iPod touch obsolete is the iPhone. Yes, the Droid and other smartphones have great things in them now but you won't be able to download all of the incredible apps that you have access to with you iPod touch.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 05:47 PM   #7
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I say what happened to the iPod Nano and Video???????????????
The iPod Classic is used by few, but it has its uses. I know plenty of people who have and enjoy the Nano. My wife would rather have her Nano than my Touch, mostly because she doesn't really need or want all the features of the Touch.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 06:05 PM   #8
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The iPod Classic is used by few, but it has its uses. I know plenty of people who have and enjoy the Nano. My wife would rather have her Nano than my Touch, mostly because she doesn't really need or want all the features of the Touch.
Same here the wifey loves her 16GB Nano. She uses my iPhone and Touch for only 2 things. Words with Freinds and Scrabble. Borts said it best, iPod Mini "those are for girls" (in this case insert nano)
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 06:56 PM   #9
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I have a Touch and I don't want an iPhone. There are other phones I prefer over the iPhone and by having them as separate devices they aren't competing for the same battery life.

The iPhone... as a phone is just so-so. Just my opinion.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 07:13 PM   #11
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Having used the droid quite often due to my old job, you might not be too satisfied with the music app when compared to the iPod app on your touch. I've also never been a huge fan of its touchscreen and both keyboards (virtual and physical). I'd say hold on to your iPod touch. In cellphone sales, I used to position my sale of these smart phones as a way to lighten your pocket by keeping your iPod at home, but I ended up finding that despite having devices like the droid or blackberry, those with iPods continued using it and carrying it around.

I don't know whether that's more of a credit to apple and their marketing, or moreso a lack of decent music apps on these other phones. Though, even with my iPhone I haven't given up my touch, as 32gb simply isn't enough for me. A 64gb iPhone would be fantastic for me, sorry for going o/t.
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 10:13 PM   #12
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I use my iPod Touch like a mini netbook. It's in my pocket at all times when I'm out of the house. My wife bought an iPad, but I still use the iPod Touch more. It's the perfect portable device, and it would suck if it became obsolete.

I'd consider an iPhone if it were on Verizon, but even then I'm not sure I'd want to pay close to $100 a month for a phone. Plus, I don't have to worry about draining my cell phone battery since the iPod Touch is a separate device.
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