How easy is it to browse safari on ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ant2009, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. ant2009 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I am planning to buy the new ipod touch 8gb white.

    I think it would save time to do some browsing on there instead of booting up my netbook.

    However, with such a small screen how easy is it?

    Does IO5 make it easier to browse?

    Any tips anyone can give me before I buy?

    Many thanks for any suggestions,
     
  2. IPODTOUCHLOVER macrumors newbie

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    i like it. have used it several times on my 2G. most of the time, there is an app for a site i visited the most on my laptop. but the times i have used the browser, i haven't had any problems.

    the hardest part, for me, is using your fingers to expand the section of the site without clicking on a link by accident.

    i have considered downloading a different browser, but i don't know if any of them are any better than safari.
     
  3. SandboxGeneral, Nov 27, 2011
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Web browsing on iOS is just fine, I'm doing it right now in this forum. Yes it's smaller, but you get used to it.
     
  4. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    Rather than ask other's opinions, you yourself can go to an Apple store/Wal-mart/Sam's club/Target etc . . . and actually play with it yourself. And see for yourself.

    What a concept.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I would definitely go try it out first! Nothing compares to having it in your hands and using it.
     
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    giggity! :D
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I agree, go out there and play with it.
     
  9. BrunoWill macrumors member

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    Nice and smooth broswer, I love it! I only use Safari to visit the websites.
     
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  11. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Every Walmart and Target I've been to either had their iPod touches under glass or otherwise the display was just a piece of cardboard. In fact the only place I've personally ever seen a usable demo unit was at an Apple store, which of course aren't in every city.
     
  12. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    It's really very simple -- you ask the salesperson to remove it so you can look/play with it. That's what they're there for.

    You need help with anything else today?
     
  13. APlotdevice, Nov 28, 2011
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    Do you actually shop in these places? First, just trying to find anyone to help you can be a chore. Second, that person you get isn't necessarly going to have the keys to open the display. Third, some of these displays aren't designed to be opened without considerable effort. Forth, quite often the display units are not plugged in and as a result the batteries are completely dead. And fifth, these stores don't even have WiFi to test the browser with.
     
  14. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Ask what the return policy is. If there's no restocking fee, buy it, try it for a week, then decide.
     
  15. LotusLord macrumors 6502

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    Best Buy has live iPods available to play with.
     
  16. BrunoWill macrumors member

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    You can go to Apple store to try it till you want to get one.
     
  17. Bchagey macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Using Safari on current iPod touch models is a great experience.
     

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