How many of you guys use iPhone as an iPod?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marc55, Jun 30, 2013.

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    marc55

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors member

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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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    My old 3gs is permanently plugged into my car and serves as my music source.
     
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    tardman91

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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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    ucfgrad93

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    My son is using an iPhone 4 as an iPod. It has no cellular service. He loves it.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I basically dropped my iPod after the first iPhone and never looked back.

    Never had any issues.
     
  7. Trvlngnrs, Jun 30, 2013
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    macrumors 6502

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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.

    Trvlngrs
     
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    DesertEagle

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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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    Yeah. I got iTunes Match and a 32GB iPhone and sold my iPod classic a while back. No more need for an iPod.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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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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    vastoholic

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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.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Ahh i thought i was the only one who did this :D , add me to that iList
     
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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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    kramjam

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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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    KUguardgrl13

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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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    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.
     
  18. macrumors member

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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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    Interstella5555

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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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    JoshGlzBrk

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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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    shenfrey

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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!
     
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    Isn't an iphone the combination of iPod touch + phone?-_-
     
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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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    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.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    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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