Do you use your IpT more, less, or the same as before?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ackmondual, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

    ackmondual

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    Ever since I quit my last freemium game (Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time), that really transformed me into using it much less. I'm still on it to go through as much of the backlog of games I've purchased over the years, but going online to play the daily level really was a big factor in that. For games where I don't have save data, I'm on my Ipad Air... to save battery on the IpT5, but it's also a matter of time before I retire it (it's 3.5 years old at this point).

    Even in years past, I only used it for web surfing only in extreme cases, as at home, I'd much rather go online with a desktop PC. Out on the road, I have a 5.5" LG G4 phone, and in places with wifi, a 14" Chromebook.

    As for music, I did see that many here use an IpT as a portable music player, but I have no need (nor desire really) that my MP3 player be on the iOS platform. As such, an iPod Classic is cheaper, has higher storage, and works better having a physical scroll wheel.


    What about everyone else?
     
  2. GCHASE1995 macrumors regular

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    I have an iPod touch 5 stuck on 9.3.5 and I hate using it. I have a few apps. I mainly use it with wifi calling when my SE dies and I don't have a cord.
     
  3. FeliApple macrumors regular

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    When I just had the iPod Touch 5G, I used it for everything (Music, Camera, Playing, other apps.) When I started to get more into the Apple ecosystem I started to use it less and less. First, for leftover games in which I had progressed too far to quit, as a camera, and for music. Also (mainly, because this was the time where it got the most use) it was my companion travel device. To put it in numbers: At the beginning -when it was my only device- I was charging it daily (even two to three times a day! I love to shoot videos and take photos of everything, and that drains the battery)

    Then, I started to play less and less, and it got relegated as, first and foremost, a music player, then my main camera, and the odd game (which now those were less than before.) It still had the status of 'Main travel Apple device', though.

    When I got the 128 GB iPhone 6s, a few months ago, it started to be used sporadically. Only and exclusively for music, I now use it for absolutely nothing else. My iPhone replaced it as a camera (just due to capacity, I have 100 GB on my iPhone left and 4GB on my 32GB iPod Touch), and as a travel device, as it can do everything the iPod can with more GBs for everything. (If my phone was a 32GB one, and my iPod was a 64GB, this would be different, I think.) For instance, and to add to the previous battery statement, now I am charging it (on average) one to two times a week.
     
  4. sorcery macrumors regular

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    I use it just as much, it has always been my travel device, mostly for podcasts. But I do not possess a smartphone.
    iPad, when not travelling.
     
  5. LauraJean macrumors newbie

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    I have never wanted a smart phone, have three iPod Touches and use them all. My 2010 is used for audiobooks, music, games, and photo albums. My 2012 is used for that also, plus the camera. I charge these two daily. I bought my 2016 iPod Touch for a newer camera, more storage (64GB instead of 32GB), and because I expect Apple to drop this product and so wanted to be sure I had one incase the older ones die. I carry the newest Touch on hikes for taking nature pictures and videos. I have nature guides on it for reference while in the field. I don't use any of them for wifi.

    It's a great product, especially as a very portable adequate (for me) camera, but apparently only appealing to a shrinking customer base.
     
  6. sorcery macrumors regular

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    I forgot to mention it's elegance. Makes the earlier iPhones look chunky, although I haven't seen the SE yet.
    I frequently get asked which device it is, when on aircraft.
     
  7. GCHASE1995 macrumors regular

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    I've turned my iPod touch 5 into a music device only. It's way to laggy for anything. Unfortunately it's stuck on 9.3.5.
     
  8. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I use it the same as I always did.

    I carry my Touch 6 and use it daily. My Touch 3 is in my car and I use it for music.
     
  9. Reno Raines macrumors 6502

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    I use mine nightly as my wife and I can never agree on what to watch on tv so I use it for that. In the morning I use it when I work out and when doing chores. It saves battery on my iPhone not having to use it for those things. Plus if I were to drop it or damage it I would not freak out nearly as much as if I damaged my phone. Only complaint I have is the battery life but I get by.
     
  10. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    I use mine about the same amount. Mainly for music and phone calls.
     
  11. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I stopped using mine then sold it when I got the iPhone 7.
     
  12. sorcery macrumors regular

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    I reluctantly upgraded my 5G to IOS 8.2 a while back but only because an airline app stopped working on IOS 6.
    Mobile boarding pass being one of its tasks. Hoping for a 7G to future proof.
     
  13. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    It's my main device when home, for everything, including phone calls. It's just so svelte and light. I hope they keep updating it, I dread the day a have to lunk around a heavy phone - which I'm forced to when out, just to have a cellular transmitter.
     

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