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iPod touch About the New iPod touch

Pinkly Smooth

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Hi all, there is a new iPod out now. You can find it here: https://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/
I have been waiting for ages for the new iPod to come out and here it is. Is it worth buying? Is it good? As good as it is advertised?I would like to hear other opinions from people who know more than me. Thank you!
 

retta283

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Unless it was updated within the last 12 hours, the current iPod Touch has been out since May of 2019.

In terms of whether it is worth buying or not, that depends on what you plan to use it for, and what devices you currently own. If you're planning to use it as an iPhone without the phone, the battery life and performance will not be close to even an 8 series phone, but it will be usable. If you just want an iPod, you may consider getting a Flash-upgraded iPod Classic, if you prefer the click wheel to a touch screen.
 
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DevinNj

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Hi all, there is a new iPod out now. You can find it here: https://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/
I have been waiting for ages for the new iPod to come out and here it is. Is it worth buying? Is it good? As good as it is advertised?I would like to hear other opinions from people who know more than me. Thank you!
I like the iPod touch. It's a decent little device but with that being said, would I buy one, probably not. Like stated above, lots of people use them as iPhones without the phone and you can find iPhones in new condition for what you'd pay for the iPod. This gives you better battery life and better processor/more ram is certain cases. Most people want more than the base storage of 32GB which puts you into the iPhone price range. Just my opinion anyway.
 
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Pinkly Smooth

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Unless it was updated within the last 12 hours, the current iPod Touch has been out since May of 2019.

In terms of whether it is worth buying or not, that depends on what you plan to use it for, and what devices you currently own. If you're planning to use it as an iPhone without the phone, the battery life and performance will not be close to even an 8 series phone, but it will be usable. If you just want an iPod, you may consider getting a Flash-upgraded iPod Classic, if you prefer the click wheel to a touch screen.
Thanks for the reply. I mainly want it for music, also I will be using the internet of it of course too, and the apps but mainly it is for music. I will ask the guy at the shop about what you are saying with the flash upgraded iPod classic and I don't know what you mean about the click wheel. Touch screen is very good for me, I think.
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I like the iPod touch. It's a decent little device but with that being said, would I buy one, probably not. Like stated above, lots of people use them as iPhones without the phone and you can find iPhones in new condition for what you'd pay for the iPod. This gives you better battery life and better processor/more ram is certain cases. Most people want more than the base storage of 32GB which puts you into the iPhone price range. Just my opinion anyway.
Thank you for your reply. I mainly want it for music, and internet browsing too and the apps available too. I will buy a very good android phone, probably the Samsung note plus, and I will also buy this iPod and use it for music mainly.
 
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machenryr

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Unless it was updated within the last 12 hours, the current iPod Touch has been out since May of 2019.

In terms of whether it is worth buying or not, that depends on what you plan to use it for, and what devices you currently own. If you're planning to use it as an iPhone without the phone, the battery life and performance will not be close to even an 8 series phone, but it will be usable. If you just want an iPod, you may consider getting a Flash-upgraded iPod Classic, if you prefer the click wheel to a touch screen.

What’s a flash upgraded iPod Classic? Maybe that’s what I need? I have and LOVE my iPod Classic - 160 gb. I could have shown it was 180. I bought a new car yesterday and it won’t recognize the iPod. I’m wondering whether this can save me buying a new fangled iPod touch.
 
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retta283

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What’s a flash upgraded iPod Classic? Maybe that’s what I need? I have and LOVE my iPod Classic - 160 gb. I could have shown it was 180. I bought a new car yesterday and it won’t recognize the iPod. I’m wondering whether this can save me buying a new fangled iPod touch.
It is a regular iPod Classic, but the mechanical hard drive has been replaced with an SSD or CompactFash storage. This can give more storage, up to 256GB is what I've seen. Flash storage is a lot faster, has no moving parts, and increases your battery life. There are some websites dedicated to selling/making these, but you can find them on eBay too. If you have the know-how, you can build one yourself.

I'd need to know more about the problem you're having in your car to know whether a Flash upgrade would make any difference. The firmware and connector are the same on a Flash upgraded unit.
 
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WilliamDu

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Thanks for the reply. I mainly want it for music, also I will be using the internet of it of course too, and the apps but mainly it is for music. I will ask the guy at the shop about what you are saying with the flash upgraded iPod classic and I don't know what you mean about the click wheel. Touch screen is very good for me, I think.
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Thank you for your reply. I mainly want it for music, and internet browsing too and the apps available too. I will buy a very good android phone, probably the Samsung note plus, and I will also buy this iPod and use it for music mainly.
I bought a 256GB Touch several months ago specifically as an update for my two aging 160GB Classics. I love it. It syncs with all my Alexa devices, my Taotronics fantastic $60 noise canceling earphones and my iTonics hearing aids.
I was pushing the actual 148GB ceiling on the Classics anyhow and the Touch is current Apple technology and will be supported for some years which the Classics are not.
I occasionally use the other IOS 13.3 features, but have not yet updated to 13.4 as it is getting gripes on these forums. I also have not upgraded my iMacs to Catalina as it is currently still a disaster for iTunes issues.
Not worth detailing the click wheel here, but it's loss is very inconvenient. I found it very fast for music control, but the Touch does have some good features on its iTunes/Music app such as a "Recently Added" feature which did not exist on the Classic.
Bottom line IMHO, the Touch is an excellent vehicle for your iTunes music.
You CAN get an SSD Classic with 256GB on eBay for about half the cost of a new 256GB Touch, which does have the Click wheel, but it is still an OLD device hardware wise, compared to a brand new Touch which has lots more apps than the Classic plus Bluetooth, and you can access the iTunes store directly if you wish because the Touch is WiFi, which the Classic is not.
No comparison.
 
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