I am using a 5s as an iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pr0230, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. pr0230 Suspended

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    So I bought a virgin mobile 5s and usiing it as a IPod touch....

    Yes it works without contract or cell access..
    Yes Gps works ... using cycle app runtastic cycle pro with off line maps.
    Yes it works like a phone with talkatone...

    what did it cost - 800 with tax...

    Why... Im 56 , retired and would like the most up to date tech...
    A7 processor, 64 gb...

    Happiness... priceless...

    OK... Have at it!!!
     
  2. Ingot macrumors 6502

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    uhh... ok. Whatever floats your boat. But wouldn't an ipad mini do the same thing and be cheaper?
     
  3. chrisl123 macrumors member

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    An iPad mini's not as portable as iPhone/iPod touch as it doesn't fit in your pocket. But if pocket-readiness isn't needed, yes!
     
  4. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Making some sense after all since Ipod touch 5 is 2 years technology with A5 and 512 ram.

    My Ipad 2 can't even hold too well with new games and apps no more. 512 Ram will just refresh every thing all the time.
     
  5. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    It's a waste of money. The Touch 5 runs IOS 7 very well. The A7 also has problems with memory leaks ATM in IOS 7 (i.e. the newest tech doesn't mean it actually works better :D). Apple will probably be able to fix it in IOS 7 but all the devices with an A7 really should have at least 2GB RAM.
     
  6. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    This was fixed in the latest betas. 1GB is just fine for a phone.
     
  7. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Read the latest post on people testing the new beta. It got much better but many people still have issues (crashes, Safari tabs re-loading, etc). I don't believe it will be completely solved until they increase the RAM to 2GB (my opinion).
     
  8. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Not everyone opens 4 tabs of Nine Inch Nails at once on a daily basis. That test was good at demonstrating the pre-beta issues but now it's just picking at straws.
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Congratulations on your choice. :rolleyes:

    Now please do us a favor and go and talk about your iPhone in the correct forum.

    I would tell you to grow up, but you're 56.
     
  10. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Age doesn't always equal being grown up :)
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    We old coots see no reason to "grow up".

    There's nothing wrong with using an iPhone 5S as an iPod touch. It's his money, let him enjoy it.
     
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    That isn't my problem. It's the fact that he came in here to brag about blowing his money on it. It's an iPod forum, and he's on about an iPhone. Why does he feel like he needs to put it in our faces that HE thinks we're in the wrong?
     
  13. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    I did the same for my daughter. Except the iphone 5S costs 129 (best buy). I converted her phone line to a tablet line at 10 a month so it's just data (LTE) only.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Defensive much? Where in his post is he trying to tell "us" that we're in the wrong? I'm not entirely sure there was any part of his post where I felt as though I was being told he thought I was wrong. Unless he edited his post before I read it, which I don't think is the case. It is okay that he is super proud of his discovery and oddly, I don't think there is any implied accusation that anyone was wrong.

    OP, that's great for you but was there any doubt that you could use the iPhone as an iPod Touch? I personally didn't think so, but maybe I missed something.
     
  15. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    There wasn't, again, he came in here to brag about his purchase and wanted a response, so I gave him one. :rolleyes:

    This was his original post by the way, and he did belittle the Touch:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1689316
     
  16. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    I own both; the latest touch and a 5s

    The touch has MUCH better battery life. For some reason, even in airplane mode the 5s gets about a day before it needs a recharge, without even using it. It just drains, and the thing is brand new, with only around ten cycles. I had a regular 5 and it had similar battery life.

    The Touch weighs about half, and get 3 times the battery life, withe the same screen, and the performance is more than great.

    And as far as performance goes, unless you do heavy lifting I can't tell the difference, and i use some rather intensive apps.

    I just don't get it. I have no love for my phone, but the touch is very cool. :)
     
  17. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Why don't you activate cellular service on your device? You don't need a contract if you are buying it full price, like you did for $800. You could get 100 minutes, unlimited text and 5GB data from T-Mobile for $30 a month (among the other various plans). Even Virgin Mobile's plans are pretty cheap and without a contract.

    Also, unless you were planning on using Virgin Mobile, I would've bought a Verizon 5S. It would've costed the same price, but it would've been usable on Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T. It is also unlocked and can be used with any GSM carrier in the world. Because of this, the resale value would be much higher. Selling Virgin Mobile / Sprint iPhones are more difficult to sell.

    Either way, enjoy your device :)
     
  18. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Don't click on the thread then? Somebody's getting a bit too defensive there.
     
  19. pagemaster macrumors member

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    What a total waste of money to buy the 5S to use as an iPod.
     
  20. Bear macrumors G3

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    With what you paid for the 5s, I can get 2 iPod Touches. I guess this fall under the category of "Some people have more dollars than sense."
     
  21. pagemaster macrumors member

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    Or you could of bought a iPod Touch and an iPad mini
     
  22. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    If you don't like your 5S I'd happily accept it as a gift.
     
  23. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Ok, i don't need a phone. I'll send it to you if you send me a blanket and lighter fluid for smoke signals.

    Go natural
     
  24. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    No it isn't IOS but if you have money to burn and music playing interests you, should have gone for the device that blows most anything away on the planet for quality in a small device for that.

    HTC One baby, all the way. Bragging over!
     
  25. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    LoL.

    You mean the un-repairable phone?
     

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