Get new itouch or iphone or the old itouch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kidwithshirt, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. kidwithshirt macrumors member

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    Gah.. I just sold my white video iPod yesterday, and now I am interested in buying something new to listen to my tunes to.

    I have music on my phone, but the interface is slow as hell (LG Shine).

    I was thinking getting the iPhone, maybe the first gen one since 3g is still pretty expensive and I dont have a 3g plan. But I heard some people got it for under 200 on ebay but when I checked I guess the avg deal price is close to 300-400

    Which is ridiculous! I thought those little buggers should be cheaper now. We have people in our town posting on craigslist for about 260-300, but it's a small town so it gets snatched quickly.

    So I was thinking getting the touch, but the new one doesn't seem too different from the old one, right? I am curious, did the old itouch have a. accelerometer b. multitouch ? Also I heard you can still get the update 2.1 one your old touch, so that comes with the itune genius right (TOTALLY AUUhhh--soom, i tried it in my iTunes 8, pretty ingenious indeed)

    Budget isn't really a problem, but I am trying to keep it under 300, since I think it's ridiculous to spend more than that because you can add a few and get an ultramobile pc or something with a 120 HD.

    That's just my take. iPhone, old touch or new touch? Help mac fans.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    a. Heck yes.
    b. Heck-fricking-yes.

    The new one has a built-in speaker, volume controls, and the Nike+iPod receiver, hardware-wise.
     
  3. kidwithshirt thread starter macrumors member

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    oh the way apple website stated it is that multitouch and accelorometer is like something totally new for itouch.

    btw I just found iphone for like 250-300 on my city's craigslist. plus there is a 250 one that the owner says he bought for only 2 month... so perhaps 3g...?

    I think the pointer is shifting toward "purchase an iphone" option now.

    EDIT:

    question, just found out iphone 3g has the assisted GPS. Is that something that you have to pay e.g a feature in a plan through your service provider? Not like the conventional gps you just take out of the box and use?
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Nope, the market for the iPhone 2G is huge right now so don't expect to pick one up on the cheap.

    As for new vs. old iPhone, it's like a $20 difference. The new iPhone is a no brainer - speaker (think VOIP), better battery life, physical volume rocker. That's def worth the extra $20.
     

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