Have I made a mistake buying Ipod Touch 6th Gen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mikebatho, May 15, 2017.

  1. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2004
    Greater Manchester UK
    Cool, thanks, I'll do that later. No way can they be selling a 32gb product that arrives from the factory with only 22gb of free space.... surely!!?
  2. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    Seriously consider the iPhone SE. You can buy one for a lot less than an iPod touch. BoostMobile is running a sale on them. No contract. No strings attached. Don't even need to activate the cell service.

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  3. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
  5. sorcery macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2016
    Ring of Fire
    There is no guaranteed return policy, on non-faulty items, in most non-USA countries.
    Battery life not usually an issue if not using wifi or screen i.e. Audio only
    Love the thinness.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That's completely subjective on "Relative.". I could make the same argument about any iPhone/iPod I use by watching videos are playing games all day. The iPod six Generation has a horrendous reviews for the battery life and is one of the main pitfalls. I can tell you from experience, one of the main reasons for returning for the iPod 6 is due to the battery. It's completely overpowered by the A8 processor.
  7. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    It's still relative to what you expect by your normal use and how often you expect to charge it. If you spend most of the time web surfing, streaming video, or playing games, the battery life will most likely not nearly meet your expectations. If you spend most of the time listening to music with some occasional web surfing and video, and you don't mind charging it every day, it's more likely to meet your expectations.

    People should quantify what they mean by bad battery life especially since the OP is looking at it just to play music.
  8. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    I found the 6th gen. battery to be fine mostly but I was using it primarily for music; I moved onto using phones but still miss the slim size of the iPod.
  9. ChrisChaval, Jun 2, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2017

    ChrisChaval macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2016
    today, from a price point of view you are certainly right

    What regards the battery life I beg to differ

    I do not have other empirically proven data than me sitting in the sun , screen brightness maxed out, Bluetooth headphones connected to my iPod touch 6gen listening to some good blues music while browsing the web via wifi, enjoying a beer (ok that doesn't affect battery life much .. ;) )

    For sure , battery life does not beat that of my iPhone se but the reason I prefer to use my iPod touch over the se is that when listening to music or just relaxing browsing I do not wish to be interrupted by calls or what's app messages ..

    True, I could setup my iPhone to do just that but honestly .. who would bother ..

    I love my iPod touch 6gen since I got it on launch date and would not recommend a 5gen due to lower ram and cpu

    Today I would not buy an iPod touch any more regardless of what I said before simply because of pricing since the se entered the market

    Lowering its price would certainly make the iPod touch great again !

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