iPod touch 3G [Questions]

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by PumaNO, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, im new so be nice :) I got some questions regarding the new ipod touch 3G.

    Please answer them all :)

    -Possible to use Skype on ipod touch 3G AND! use the microphone in the headset to speak in? :)
    -Can i use the bluetooth (if there is any) in the touch to connect to my ex. computer? Or is it only for touch-to-touch transfer/gaming?
    -Chances of apple enabling FM radio later by firmware?

    -Worth getting it now? Or wait till 4G (probably a year, and with camera)

    Its tempting to get it now, because i want a touch, i dont own any atm. I will prolly use it as a mini computer, music player, internet browser thing..
    But i want the camera bad too, since i take 'fast' pictures alot and post them on ex. facebook.

    Thanks alot for answers! :apple::apple:

    Extra question
    Whats the difference between ipod touch 2G and 3G 8GB? :/
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    The only difference between 2G and 3G 8GB is the price, they are IDENTICAL otherwise
     
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    Plutonius

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    No guarantee that the next version will have a camera. If you believe that a camera wasn't included because of production problems, there is a good chance it will get a camera. If you believe that the camera was designed out of the touch when Steve Jobs returned, it's very doubtful that it will be getting a camera.

    Depending on how much you want an iPod touch, you could always buy the 32G and resell it at a later point.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not a big fan of reselling :p

    I want a touch a bit badly, i dont know why. I just want you know, a toy gadget. Plus its nice, it can be used many ways. Internet, mail, mp3, game machine..

    but the big thing is camera for me really. I was like many others hoping for a camera :/

    If its a camera in the future, it will probably only be a VGA with no stills like on the nano right? Cause of the touchs size?

    Anyone, please answer these:
    -Possible to use Skype on ipod touch 3G AND! use the microphone in the headset to speak in?
    -Can i use the bluetooth (if there is any) in the touch to connect to my ex. computer? Or is it only for touch-to-touch transfer/gaming?
    -Chances of apple enabling FM radio later by firmware?


    And more opinions on "-Worth getting it now? Or wait till 4G (probably a year, and with camera)" would be good! :D

    HUGE NOTE!
    NORWEGIAN PRICES ON TOUCH:
    290$ FOR 8GB
    425$ FOR 32GB


    Take this into consideration when leaving your opinion please :D
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    From what I understand:

    #1: Yes
    #2: No, only to connect headphones
    #3: pure speculation
    #4: IMHO, yes because you will have a full year of joy despite no camera.
    #5: Nothing really
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I heard there a application or something that could use ur bluetooth for file transfering? :/

    Is the hope there? For file transfering/connecting to computers? Or is it not possible at all? :apple:

    EDIT: I just noticed, theres alot of problems with 3G touchs :| Like bad quality screens, firmware things, itunes things. Is it worth to get the touch? It sounds like its not a finished product, and it got alot of bugs :/
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    You may be correct. I haven't updated to 3.0 yet so I don't know for sure. I think a search on iTunes for "bluetooth" may help you out.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I belive iBluetooth did something like i said :p i dont know if it works since i dont have any touch/iphone.

    Anyway, i need some opinions on this.
    The prices.

    NORWEGIAN PRICES ON TOUCH:
    290$ FOR 8GB
    425$ FOR 32GB

    Which one should i get?
    -Ive never filled 1GB with music before. (Computer crashes often so i reinstall and lose my music before ive transfered over to my mp3)
    -Movies are ok, i got many that i would love to watch :p
    -Games are awesome! :)
    -I heard firmware uses 1,6GB or so.
    -Also heard you shouldnt fill the whole memory up, or else it will slow down the touch.

    WHICH? Theres a huge difference between the 8GB and 32GB, whatever from hardware, price and space :( I CANT DECIDE. HELP. xD
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Get the 32 GB.
    1. More space, you won't fill it up as fast.
    2. Next Generation. Updated inside.
    3. More space = more content, less conservation.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Another question :p sorry if i ask alot, but i want to be sure :)
    Lets say i get a champions league live results app on my touch, and im not in a wifi spot or anything. How do i connect to the internet?
    I basically cant? :| ...

    More opinions on wether 8gb or 32gb are welcome :)

    BTW i heard theres some problems with the battery on iPHONE after the firmware update. Is this case also for the touch 3G with the newest firmware? :/
     
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    Ace134blue

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    Get 32gb, 50% faster and it will last you much longer. The firmware 3.1 affects only the iphone 3gs, Not ipod touches
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for answering my questions! :)

    I got another :p They say touch 3G does not have FM radio enabled on the broadcom chip. But i see free apps in the appstore that is about radio channels and they say it works for the touch. How come?

    &
    Lets say i get a champions league live results app on my touch, and im not in a wifi spot or anything. How do i connect to the internet?
    I basically cant? :| ...

    (Kinda obvious but ive never owned an ipod before) :p
     
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    Ace134blue

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    You can not get on the internet without wifi, and all those radio apps require wifi unless your on an iphone
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The final question is wether to buy the touch now or wait till december/january/feb.

    Its just rumours but apple might have delayed the camera due technical problems. But why would apple launch a new ipod with camera just few months after the release of the current 3G.
    That would just be a rip off for those who has bought theirs already.
    Just look at this http://www.gadgetreviews.org/ipod-touch-with-built-in-video-recorder-not-for-sale-at-dabs/

    Hw do u see the difference between the old 2G 32GB and the new 3G 32GB? Any differences outside on the touch? I dont want any shops nearby to sell me some stuff that is outdated but claim it is a 3G
     
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    elpmas

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    I thought the difference between the 2nd gen & 3rd gen 32gb was the upgrade of the processor?
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it is, but i mean how do u SEE the difference on the device :p visually also o_o
     

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