i am looking to possibly the new ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ampmaster08, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. ampmaster08 macrumors newbie

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    im thinking that i want to buy the new ipod touch but i want to know about any problems or concerns but i also would like to know about the good aspects of the new ipod touch


    thanks

    ampmaster08
     
  2. Dudeman486 macrumors member

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    Well, for what it's worth, I would say that it is a fantastic device whose pros greatly outweigh the cons (but I have bias).

    To put it in scant detail, here's my rundown of the ipod touch

    PROS:

    -sharp 3.5 inch screen
    -fantastic interface
    -wifi + apps (mail, safari, etc)
    -3rd party apps
    -videos look amazing
    -volume rocker
    -internal (albeit lackluster) speaker
    -feels good in your hand
    -integrated nike+ (this addition is only so-so imo)
    -unannounced BLUETOOTH chip found in disassembly. look for this to be activated in the future.
    -microphone use (maybe) through apple headphones

    CONS:

    -small capacity
    -battery drains really fast when using wifi/watching movies/playing games
    -expensive (although imo price is justified)
    -you need to pay for major upgrades
    -difficult to operate blindly (i.e. changing songs while it's in your pocket)
    -lacks WPA support, so it can't connect to a few wifi networks
    -can't use all the apps from the store because of hardware limitation

    that's my 2 cents. hope it helps!
     
  3. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Well I bought one yesterday and couldn't be happier with it. It is a fantastic little device. Previously I have had an iPhone (canceled AT&T contract, paying ETF and gave to daughter who opened her own account) and overall I like the Touch more than the iPhone. Most of my access was via WiFi anyway, so I don't miss not having the phone part. The only thing I really miss from my iPhone is the camera, but I'm not about to open that can of worms ;).
     
  4. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the hardware limitation that restricts apps?

    How widespread is WPA compared to WEP. Does the lack of WPA support limit the use of iPod touch's WiFi range, or is WPA too insignificant to matter?
     
  5. sgtboy macrumors 6502

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    Some apps say you cant sync to a Touch, only an iphone
     
  6. ryan.stewie macrumors regular

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    The hardware limitation is the lack of a microphone.

    WPA is not used widespread, the majority of people use WEP for home networks, most businesses use WEP too, but only a few use WPA, but Apple could easily issue a software update that gives WPA support.
     
  7. Nyi28nhl macrumors newbie

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    The iPod Touch doesn't work with WPA at all?

    That doesn't sound promising considering my apartment network is WPA, and all of my school (NYU) is WPA.
     
  8. angels lust macrumors member

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    Why Apple didn't support WPA is beyond me. It's like they make sure they gimp everything they make for some sick perverted reason.

    I guess if it were perfect no one would buy the next version right? Got to love big business.
     
  9. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Uh, my iPhone does WPA2. I haven't heard anywhere that iTouch 2 only does WEP.
     
  10. jonathansmith68 macrumors newbie

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    From http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Enterprise_Deployment_Guide.pdf :

    "iPhone and iPod touch (2.0 or higher software) support the following 802.11i wireless networking security standards as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance:
    -WEP
    -WPA Personal
    -WPA Enterprise
    -WPA2 Personal
    -WPA2 Enterprise"

    I don't know where you guys are getting your facts from... unless there is a WPA bug that I am unaware of?
     
  11. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Yeah really. You guys had me worried, especially as I am seriously considering a Touch.
     
  12. jerkypnut macrumors newbie

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    Capacity?

    How close is the actual capacity to the advertised?

    If I buy a 16GB, how much space is actually available for music/apps/etc.?
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    mic and gps (location services) are the hardware limitations
     
  14. Nyi28nhl macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a bunch for clearing that up. Makes me feel a lot better about getting it. :D
     

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