A Few Questions From A New Guy

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Bruins4Ever, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Bruins4Ever macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
    First off, hey everyone. My name is Paul, and I go to school at the University of Waterloo. First you can all suffer through my sob story, and then I'll get to the meat of my post.

    We were having a party at our house a couple weekends ago, and in the process of the night, my door (due to my intake of alcohol) was unlocked for a period of about 20 minutes. During this time, my 30gb IPod was stolen from my room. This cost me about $300, including a whole sticky mess with Apple when my IPod crashed on me. I sent it to Apple, and they returned to my house, an empty bubble-wrap package. I eventually got a fresh one from Apple, which was nice, but I digress.

    So my IPod was stolen, and I'll never see it again. Being a major audiophile, this is worse than death. I have nothing to use when I walk to and from class, and I'll miss it in the car, that's for sure. So a couple days ago, (I'm a long ways behind on the news), I had heard a new IPod was released. This was very exciting to me, so I quickly began looking it up, and browsing forums. I've heard some good, and some not so good reviews of what the new IPod Touch is capable of, but my mind is not made up yet.

    Being in Canada, the IPhone is not an option, so my options are the 16gb IPod Touch, or the 80gb IPod classic. I need some opinions from you guys, since I'm sure the majority of you guys have owned both. Which is superior? Is the novelty of the IPod touch worth the severe lack of space?

    Here's a list of a couple questions:

    - Which is superior? IPod Classic or IPod Touch?
    - Is the novelty of the IPod touch worth the lack of space?
    - Is there any hope of a price drop on the IPod touch before Christmas?
    - What do you guys feel the approximate timeline of a larger-capacity IPod Touch being released is?
    - Does Jailbreaking the IPod void your warranty? (I can't see how it couldn't)
    - How much does Jailbreaking truly add to the IPod?

    I'm really confused over this, I don't know if I should jump on the IPod touch now, or back off for a bit, and hope for a larger capacity Touch. I've seen the pictures of it, and the Touch looks shockingly gorgeous. An IPod is the only choice for me, I'm not interested in the Archos or other media players, I just don't know what's on the horizon for this machine. Money really isn't a factor I'm taking into consideration. I need a media player, and I will spend the money if it's worth it (but I certainly wouldn't complain about a price drop).

    Anyways guys and girls, sorry about the long-winded post, I should be studying for an Ecology mid-term... but I'm procrastinating. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I hope you all take well to me. Thanks for your time everyone. :)

    - Paul
  2. Vigilante macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2007
    iPod Classic is superior if you need over 16 GB of storage for music, otherwise I'd go with the iPod Touch (but only if you have access to wifi).

    The novelty of the iPod touch is worth it ONCE you Jailbreak it. If you have wifi access.


    9 months to a year.

    No. It is reversible.

    A good deal. You can type and draw notes, you can add any of hundreds of NES games, there is a nice Tap Tap Revolution game (uses your playlist to find your songs over a wifi to play on), mail, IM programs, etc. Jailbreaking it is well worth it.
  3. EnTg888 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    Just my two cents, as a university student myself, the ipod touch is ridiculously useful for internet access during class/on the go, since wifi is basically campus-wide. But then again, I've only got 1 gig of music, so, well, yeah.
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    unless you are in my position and your school requires you to download something so you can gain access to network
  5. Bruins4Ever thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007

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