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


macrumors 604
Original poster
Mar 11, 2013
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.


macrumors 68000
Jun 8, 2018
Kingman, AZ
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.