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Discussion in 'iPod' started by sam10685, Feb 11, 2006.

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    sam10685

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    i want to get an ipod but i don't know what to get (or when to get it.) my brother and sister both got 30gig ipod video's for christmas and i got a really cool new digital camera... (i don't listen to music a lot but i do some. also, ipods these days do a lot more than just play music.)i was wondering if anyone would give me any advice on what to get and when to get it... i'm thinking a black nano but does anyone know if there's anything new and better coming out soon?
     
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    Glenn Wolsey

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    We need to know how much music you have mate, thats the main deciding factor.
     
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    Josh396

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    If you don't have a lot of music and don't listen to music a lot then I would recommend a Nano. There's no point spending a lot of money on an iPod if you don't really listen to music much so you should stay with a nano instead of getting a 5G. It all depends on how much music you have though. I found myself listening to music a lot more than I did before when I got my iPod so you may want to factor that in for what size you decide to get as well.
     
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    r6girl

    Staff Member

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    like glenn said, how much music you have is a big factor.

    also, think about how much and what kind of free time you have - do you have a long commute to school or work or any frequent free or down time. i used to work at a place where i could take the subway to get there it was a 40 minute ride each way - unfortunately, this was before the video ipods were released, but one of those would have been perfect for me then as i would have used it to catch up on tv shows and podcasts.

    if you have a small music collection and just want something to be able to carry around with you easily to listen to music when you have some spare time, a nano would be perfect...
     
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    sam10685

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    thank u guys...! a nano is seeming like the best choice for me now... i don't listen often but Josh396 made a good point in saying he listens to music way more now that he has an ipod. i bet i would too... there's also a bunch of songs i can't track down yet. does anyone know if a new version of the nano or the next generation ipod is comming soon? what about Apple's 30th birthday this april 1st?
     
  6. JPA
    macrumors newbie

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    Nobody really knows when new versions are coming, but the MacRumors Buyer's Guide right on this site http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/ recommends "Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle".

    For me at least, another big factor besides how much music you have, is that the Nano (and Shuffle) use flash memory rather than a mini-disc drive so are lighter, smaller, and less likely to be broken by dropping.
     
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    zap2

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    bluedrew22

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    ya, get a nano

    they rock!

    I bought a 4g black nano and I LOVEit.
     

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