How many of you guys use iPhone as an iPod?

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

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    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. Sebct macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2010
    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...
  3. CTHarrryH macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2012
    My old 3gs is permanently plugged into my car and serves as my music source.
  4. tardman91 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    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.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    My son is using an iPhone 4 as an iPod. It has no cellular service. He loves it.
  6. Skibum232 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2010
    Denver, CO
    I basically dropped my iPod after the first iPhone and never looked back.

    Never had any issues.
  7. Trvlngnrs, Jun 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013

    Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2010
    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.

  8. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    /home @
    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.
  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Yeah. I got iTunes Match and a 32GB iPhone and sold my iPod classic a while back. No more need for an iPod.
  10. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    After I got the iPhone 5, my iPhone 4 has been permanently plugged into hi fi dock.
  11. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    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. manybreak macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013
    Ahh i thought i was the only one who did this :D , add me to that iList
  13. mac mac mac macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
    Bellevue, WA
    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.
  14. kramjam macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    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.
  15. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    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.
  16. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    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.
  17. Sebct macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2010
    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.
  18. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    I do for day to day use and use my classic if going on a longer trip.
  19. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    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.
  20. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    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!
  21. jer04 macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2012
    Townsville, Australia
    Isn't an iphone the combination of iPod touch + phone?-_-
  22. Powrie macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    The main reason why I switched to a Smartphone is because I was sick of having two devices.

    A dumbphone and an MP3 player.
  23. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    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.
  24. Sebct macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2010
    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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