iPod touch Anyone thinking about the upcoming iPhone SE as an iPod?

Traverse

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I currently have a 7th generation 256GB iPod touch as a dedicated music device. I love the small size, but the battery is just “okay” and no biometric security is kind of lame.

Overall I’m happy with it, but the thought of a new $399 + cost of more storage small-ish phone is enticing. Anyone else think so?

I know there are dedicated players, but the wealth of music apps on iOS and iTunes smart playlists keep me away from seriously considering those.
 

retta283

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To me the value proposition is not worthwhile for an iPod. I could easily buy an iPod Classic with 256GB of SSD storage and new battery for less than this. Probably pocket $200 of the new SE value. I also find that controlling a click wheel is far easier than a touch screen.

Of course if you are planning to use it with streaming services, a Classic is not an option.