1st gen 32gb or 2nd gen 16gb

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by twigss, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. twigss macrumors newbie

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    My girlfriend is getting me a touch for my birthday in about a month. I have been looking around and I have narrowed my choices to either the 32gb 1st gen or the 16gb 2nd gen. My library of music is about 18gb, but surely I don't need all of it on my touch at once.

    I'm more worried about space for movies and the speed increase of loading apps/browsing with wifi. Is there a really significant upgrade in these categories to warrant the loss of space for movies and the rest of my mp3s?

    The speaker doesn't concern me much(although I can see its use for youtube/internet/apps), nor does the form changes.

    As for uses, I would mainly use it at work as a regular MP3 player, using around the house with the wifi, and occasional use at college between classes.
     
  2. solmaker macrumors member

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    IMO the 2G is head-and-shoulders better than the 1G. Noticeably zippier because of its faster processor, better battery life, and the speaker would be hard to give up now that I have it. I recently upgraded and passed my 1G to my dad. I'd also consider getting the 32Gb 2G if you can afford it. I almost got the 16Gb but I'm glad I got the 32GB instead.
     
  3. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    I never use the speaker and i put a 1g and 2g touch both 8gb opening a program at the same time and didnt notice it and they seemed the same so its up to you
     
  4. FatalShot macrumors newbie

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    1G for Jailbreak. No doubt about it.

    But a 2G Jailbreak is supposed to be coming very soon so, go figure.
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    Go for the first gen. You will like the extra space later. :) It can never hurt to have music videos with you.
     
  6. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    2G..for the volume button alone.

    Besides, why buy outdated hardware?
     
  7. guitarizt macrumors newbie

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    I'm not using the volume buttons on my 2g as much as I thought I'd be. It's a must have for me since it makes adjusting the volume easy after the ipod's already locked and I don't feel like turning the screen back on.

    Also it would suck not having the speaker now that I have it. I had no idea how much I'd like and use it.
     
  8. Manikstor macrumors member

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    Get the 1G man trust me since u said u have no use for the speaker 1g is the way to go you can jailbreak it and no ur not buying an outdated sodtware u can upgrade to 2.2 which is not necessary unless u wanna use the cool app ot has
     
  9. cash4chaos macrumors member

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    2nd gen no question

    Games , speaker apps ! 2 nd gen all the way
     
  10. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    redsn0w will be released imminently and you'll have a jailbroken 2nd gen. Trust me, if you buy the 1st gen, you will quickly hate not having a volume button when the iPod is in your pocket.
     
  11. nopassn macrumors regular

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    The 2G is just all around better than my 1G was (not that it had problems, the 2G is just better.) I'm also in agreement with others about the speaker - I didn't think I'd use it much or at all, never really needed one with my 1G, but now that I've got it, I wouldn't go without it. I'd give up the 16gigs of space if it meant the difference between a 1g and 2g touch.

    Oh, and the volume on the side is UBER handy, and it's stiff enough that a casual bump in your pocket wont crank the volume on you - well thought out, well designed and executed, IMO.
     

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