iPad iPad 2 owned. Should I get iPod touch 5g?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JStok, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2013
    I was recently thinking about getting an iPod touch 5th generation (32 gig). Would it be worth it when I already own an ipad 2? I want something I can put in my pocket. I would be playing games, listening to music, going on Facebook, and messaging. If anyone has any other devices in mind that I should get please let me know.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2010
    It's a totally different device, so if you want it, get it! You're essentially getting an iPhone without the phone part, and it is a lot like an iPad you can carry in your pocket.
  3. macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2011
    I own an iPad2, an iPad Mini, and a 5th Gen Touch. I use the touch all day long at work. It is also my main camera device now. I carry it with me where ever I go. An outdated DroidX is my phone.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    If you want something that fits in your pocket the touch is a great choice. I love my 5th gen. It's been all over the country with me.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Nov 27, 2007
    I agree with what was said above, that portability makes the iPod Touch a great device to have in additional to your iPad.

    However, if you also own a cell phone, you will soon discover that having to bring around an iPod Touch AND a cell phone is not the most enjoyable experience. That leads to the next question, should you get an iPhone instead? A used one off craiglist would be the most economical way to go. This way you don't have to subscribe to a data plan. Use it as a phone only for calls, and as an iPod Touch (wifi) for everything else.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    Buy it, try it.

    I would get the Mini at Walmart for $299 though instead.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    i have an ipad 4, iPad mini and an ipod touch 4G. they all serve different purposes. i would go for it.
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Do you have a smartphone already? If you don't then absolutely.

    It has a much better camera than your iPad as well, both front and back.

    You may want to get a case or something for it though, it's very very thin and I've dropped mine a few times because of the weight and thinness.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2013
    +1. ipod touch cost about $299 or $279 on sale. at that price i will definitely get a mini instead.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012

    You should have just combined mini and touch 5 = Iphone 5.
  11. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Is it worth it? That is up to you, however, it is quite reasonable to have an iPad and either an iPod Touch or an iPhone. And in some circumstances all 3.

    The advantage of having both as iOS devices is that you get the iCloud syncing for apps that support that. Most apps are the same for both, so if it's an app that costs money, you only pay once.

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