Damaged iPod touch. Should I buy an iPhone? Please post opinions.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hot Snowboarder, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    I'm very attached to my touch. Use it frequently and for running its sweet with my nike+ gear.
    I managed to spill the contents of one of those galileo thermometers all over it. It's not water apparently... some sort of alkanol/al i think... smelled like turpentine. Anyway long-story-short its now got a 'burnt' corner of the screen. (see attached picture. red arrow points to damaged screen area).

    I was going to replace my phone in the next few months anyway. So i'm wondering if I should buy an iPhone 3G now to replace it and the touch. I don't mind waiting till like June for a sweet new iPhone... but i'm not keen on waiting till september for only a minor revision.

    Please let me know what you think.

    btw. Here in AUS an iPhone is $799 or $899 outright. 8GB and 16GB respectively.
     

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  2. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I'd say wait and buy the iPhone. Like what their initial commercial said, it's an iPod + Phone = iPhone :D You won't regret it, my iPod shuffle is now being kept comfy because I just the iPhone to listen primarily to music, while in need of gaming I can still whip it out and play, then of course the normal surfing on Safari - oh I forgot the phone feature ;)
     
  3. Hot Snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you reckon I should wait for the next revision to buy?
     
  4. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    If you can wait till June(ish) or July(ish) yes. If you can't, just go get an iPhone right away.
     
  5. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    It should be noted that the iPhone doesn't currently support the nike+ stuff without plugging an adapter thing in to the bottom of it. It doesn't have the built-in support the iPod Touch does.
     
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Does the screen still touch (work) in that area of the screen?

    If not, can you drop by and apple store to see how much a screen replacement would cost?
    :(
     
  7. Hot Snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey, I'd take a photo with the screen on to show you but I wanna let it dry for another day to save doing further damage.
    The whole screen works except for that burnt black puddle. It looks almost like a thumb print. Its still touch sensitive over the dead bit, just no backlight or colour.
    I'm gonna have to exercise a lot of self control not to go and buy the iPhone right now on an impulse. :p
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    The 3G doesn't support Nike+ so if that's really a necessity, then just wait for the new iPhone... it MAY have it. Never know.
     

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