Another "What Should I Buy"

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mazinger-Z, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    I'm in a quandary as to what type of iPod to buy... At first I just looked at the nano and the classic, but... My old iPod was a 40 GB classic and that suited me fine, more than fine...

    * I have no real need for 120 GB of space.
    * I need more than 8 GB of space.
    * I'm partial to the 16 GB nano, but feel like I'm being cheated at just 50 bucks cheaper than the classic. Yes, I'm aware one is a small HD and the other is flash memory.

    * The iPhone seems like the best deal, but I'm on the fence about the AT&T sign up... I don't really need a new mobile phone.
    * The iPod Touch seems like a good alternative, but it's a (shockingly) more expensive iPhone without the phone service... and has, TMK, issues authenticating to certain wifi networks (specifically regarding WPAE and WPA2E encryption...)

    I've been thrashing on my own internal arguments for days, plus getting odd looks from the people at the Apple Store as I fight myself over what to get... So anyone willing to advise here?
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2007
    British Columbia
    I see the iphone as the ultimate ipod. Personally I would get the iphone over the ipod touch.

    I would probably go with the classic over the 16gb nano.

    maybe that helps a little.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I love both of my iPods and use them both often.

    I can't imagine paying for the AT&T iPhone contracts. Way too much money there. At least once you buy the iPod Touch, you're done with costs (except however much you spend on iTunes, which, in my case, is a lot).

    What do you plan on using the iPod for? I take my video to the gym, even though I know I probably should be taking my Touch (since it's flash memory), my Touch just feels to delicate for the gym.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008

    Just bought my son the itouch so at home we have a 6GB old Ipod, a 80GB ipod classic and now th eitough 16gb.
    if you doint need a mobile phone then the itouch is awsome

  5. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    You bought your son some an ancient touchscreen software suite for the PC?
  6. Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I'm abroad for a while, so shortly before I left, I treated myself to a refurb 80GB classic (large capacity, great battery); you could try that. Alternatively, you could look at the 16 GB nano, which is a really beautiful and compact machine. The iTouch is fine, too, but at present, I fel the iPhone is far too expensive for what it offers.
    Cheers and good luck
  7. macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    I have my 1st gen iPhone that I use as my primary iPod.
    Then I just bought, 2 weeks ago, an 8GB Black 4Gen Nano-Chromatic
    I also have a 2nd gen iPod Nano for the gym, this nano factually belongs to my Girlfriend but I’m “borrowing” it meanwhile I wait for my Chromatic’s case.
    I just sold a 30GB 5.5Gen iPod Video because I did not use all of its capacity
    If I were in your position I’d check on the refurbish options at the apple store.

    IMHO the 16GB nano would do fine, but it depends on what you use your iPod for. If you want videos then go for the classic, I honestly don’t see the point of watching videos on a nano. I like the nano for its size and weight that combination is awesome for working out, other than that I’ll stick to my iPhone and/or an iPod Classic.

    The only thing better than having an iPod is to have TWO iPods… LMAO
  8. macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2007
  9. macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2007
  10. macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    Or 2 backups... you never know...

    Actually I think I'll leave my Nano-Chromatic as it is, in its box unopenned, just for the sake of having it there... It gives my room some sort of "apple store wanna be look..." :D
  11. macrumors 65832

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    the touch is awesome. and there is nothing wrong with multiple backups. :D
  12. Guest

    May 8, 2008
    For the 50 extra dollars, I would just get a Classic, it's not like the extra space will hurt anything. However, I love the iPod Touch. I had a 1st gen and now have the 2nd gen, no complaints about the touch from me, highly recommend it.
  13. macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    AT&T Mobility's wireless contracts are no different than Verizon's. I do not know why people complain about having to pay for voice and data when using the iPhone 3g. Last time I looked, Verizon was charging 79.99 for 450 minutes plus unlimited "smartphone" one complains about that.

    If you are coming from one of those old Sprint Sero plans (not the newer ones) or had a grandfathered Tmobile plan, than ATT's voice/data rates are prohibitively higher.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2007
    I have 2 nanos, a mini and a iTouch, and to be honest I can' really pick a favourite. They cater to different people with different usages. If you just want to listen to music, the nano is fabulous. It's small, light, and you can control it without looking. But if you want other features like web browsing then you have to get the iPod Touch. It's really a great player and it has saved me the trouble of bringing a computer sometimes.
    Unless you need the space, don't get the iPod Classic. It's the biggest (in terms of overall mass) and heaviest iPod and it has no unique features. Its only selling point is its capacity and cheap gb per dollar ratio, but if you don't need all the space why bother spending extra money getting a worse player?

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