Going back to iPod from iPhone

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by perezr10, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really sick of my Plus sized iPhone not fitting in my pockets when I'm trying to listen to podcasts. I do use blue tooth headphones but that only works if you stay pretty close to your phone. And my Apple Watch won't load podcasts.

    Soooo, I want to get the smallest, cheapest, iPod Touch possible just to use for doing yard work around the house. I'm looking at getting a used 3rd or 4th gen. They both had bluetooth capability. My question is this: Can the 3rd gen iPod Touch do podcasts? It seems to me that I read somewhere that Podcasts were only available from the 4th gen on?

    The 4th gen iPods were kind slow and laggy and I'm thinking that the 3rd gen iPod with fewer pixels and a lighter OS would actually be a snappier experience. Is that true?


    Oh, and the iPod Nano is out of the question. I just can't do the whole wired sync to iTunes anymore.
     
  2. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    The problem is app support. To be honest, unless you are really short for cash then a 5th or 6th Gen are the only ones that really make sense. 6th gen has a weak battery but will be supported for the longest.

    That is up to you. I use a 6th Gen... that is my recommendation - turn off wifi when not needed and turn down the screen brightness and you will get good battery life.

    6G is much underrated. If you just want to listen to podcasts then a shuffle might be an idea... much cheaper and longer battery life... but you are into wired headphones.
     
  3. perezr10 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cash is not a consideration. I would've bought a 6th gen already except I like the shorter lengths of the earlier models. I was also REALLY looking forward to using iOS 5 or 6 again for nostalgia sake.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    The Podcasts app came out in 2012, before that they were baked into the iTunes Music Store app and you'd listen to them through the Music app.

    I just checked and they're still showing up in iOS 5. You open up the store, click the last button (...) and then Podcasts.
     
  5. perezr10 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Thanks Jessica! IOS 5 here I come. Since I'm only using this ipod for podcasts and music during yard work, I wanted something that I would mind as much if I ruined it. I always felt so scared I was going to ruin my $900 iPhone.
     
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