Did we forget its an iPod?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Troyte83, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Troyte83 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2007
    i was just thinking, with all the cool features the iPhone has it seems like alot of people are forgetting the "iPod" feature of the phone. i mean isnt that the reason people pushed Apple to make a phone. so that they can have a cell phone that holds more than 20 songs? Everybody is so caught up in the other features that i think that we forget that this the only cell phone that can hold 2,000 plus songs on it.
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
  3. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    With a few hundred megabytes for the OS, you're not going to get enough storage to really need or appreciate the awesome iPod UI...here's hoping for a 50GB+ iPod with such an amazing system...
  4. Damnitshane1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    Palm Desert, CA
    I didn't forget. The only reason that I wanted the iPhone in January was because I saw it as a touch screen iPod with the ability to make phone calls. To me, all the other features are just the icing on an expensive cake.
  5. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    It doesn't have an instant search for music, which the current iPods have. I dont know about you guys but I use the search field in iTunes like 80% of the time, and it's not on the iPhone.
  6. Furgster macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2007
    ya but come on people, how songs do you really have? and even of those how many do you actually listen too? i mean i know there are a few people out there who have a ton of songs and listen to a lot of them, but from what i have seen, many people have a ridiculous number of songs but listen to just a handful of them. and even then you can make playlists with your favorites, i mean 50 GB sounds a little crazy to me :rolleyes:
  7. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2006
    Las Vegas
    Yea I thought it was funny - back in January we all fawned over the widescreen iPod and phone features, and lately the biggest gripes are the lack of java/flash in safari (that and availability but who knows on that end).
  8. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2006
    The land of love
    I think most people could get by with 8GB as well. But some people (like me) enjoy the large capacity iPods so that its possible to store all their music without having to waste HD space on their laptops. have 60+ GB of music, and its nice to know that its just all in one place.... portable, and listenable/broadcastable at anytime. If a touchscreen iPod came out with 100GB of HDD storage, I'd be torn on getting that over an iPhone. Extra storage is always welcome.
  9. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I didn't forget, it's just I still will always have use for my iPod/
  10. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2004
    Los Angeles.
    Space shouldn't be a problem as the nano is easily the best-selling iPod out there (at least in retail stores). At that, the 2gb version is sold the most out of all of them. Sure for "power" users like us we want something more, but a few GB's should definitely get the job done. It's not like we can't sync different songs back on it by hooking it up to the computer.
  11. terrrrrible macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2007
    I'm trying to pick out what music I want to have on my phone right now, and it's hard to figure out what I really want and get it under 8 gigs.
  12. Briellz macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
  13. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2002
    Manchester, NH
    Using Smart Playlists and ratings, it is real easy to get a music library on 8GB (which is what my iPod nano has). When you figure out how to use the power of Smart Playlists, it is incredibly fun to listen to music, especially when you are guaranteed fresh music thanks to the 8GB limit.

    Right now I have several Smart Playlists and regular playlists that fill my iPod nano. An example: I have a "Mix" smart playlist that takes ~50 from my 5 Star, 4 Star, and 3 Star playlists that I haven't played in 2 weeks. I have a couple random genre related smart playlists and a couple "greatest hits" (4 star or higher) playlists for some of my favorite bands. I also have a regular playlist that is called "Listen List", which is where I throw albums that I have been listening to lately onto.

    I should put a disclaimer that doing a little work to configure the smart playlists is required. Once done, it is amazing how seamless it is and what music you discover on that all important mix playlist.
  14. terrrrrible macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2007
    I've got all the artists picked out that I want, now I'm just going through and getting rid of any CDs that I barely ever listen to, live sets, EPs and stuff from these artists to get it down to around 6-7 gigs, I want to leave at least some room for pictures and stuff.
  15. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    hopefully by the time it is available in oz, there will be higher capacity versions, because I need at least 10gb for my music and videos.

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