I know i know.. iPod touch or iPod classic?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bc008, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    I have a budget of $300.

    I only have 1.4 GB's of music, but 17 GB's of video.. I really do not need to have all my video with me at once, as i usually only watch a tv episode or a video podcast or two.

    I also love the app store. I would love to be able to play super monkey ball and cube runner.

    finally i would have all the same features as my old 8GB iPhone, so I wouldnt be loosing much.

    This is where it gets tricky... I just want some reassurance the 8GB ipod touch would be better than the 80GB classic. the price point for 80GB compare to 8GB, (i know it is flash vs. hd but..) makes me rethink my purchase a bit.
     
  2. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

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    I would buy the classic now and wait til the 32 gb iPod touch gets reduced
     
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    buy a refurb 8gb for $200 or a refurb 16 gb for $300. Enjoy.
     
  4. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    It looks like from your sig that you've already decided on an iPod touch... :cool:
     
  5. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Get an 80GB iPod Classic and you probably won't ever fill it up. But you can use it as an External Hard Drive!
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    iPod Classic, hands down. Its more future proof.
     
  7. superman193 macrumors regular

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    iPod classic has no future... iPod touch can be changed soo much.. like THINK of the possibilities like the two are so DIFFERENT ... trust me I just got a iPod touch and its amazing.... well worth the money.:rolleyes::apple:
     
  8. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    LOL, future proof? It's not staying for the future..

    1) Apple is NOT updating the software to anymore than stability patches. It's software is not made to be upgraded. Meanwhile, the iPod Touch has received several upgrades, with a couple significantly enhancing the functionality(January Software pack, 2.0).

    2) No wifi built in, no multi touch, lower quality video, smaller screen. Not too future proof if you ask me.

    3) HDD's are dieing. Flash is taking over.

    You really MUST be joking if you think the iPod Classic is more future proof than the iPod Touch. Just taking a look around the App Store should tell you different.

    Also, to the op: What I do for my video is that I set up something called "Telekenisis" on my Mac, which lets me, on my iPod Touch, browse the 40GB of video on my computer. If you have a PC, you can use Tversity, but either ways, the streaming solutions are excellent.
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    yeah. get a touch, and get the 16 GB refurb for $300. Sounds like it fits the bill perfectly for you.
     
  10. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Future proof in terms of your media collection. The iPod Touch will reach capacity far more sooner than a low end iPod Classic. That's all I meant by future proof.

    It depends on what the OP wants. Do you want Interent, Mail and everything at your fingers? Or do you want a small device which will hold all of your media, contacts and iCal?

    Each device has an advantage and disadvantage...
     
  11. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thank you thank you thank you! lol

    i didnt know refurbs were that cheap! I ordered a 16GB about 3 minutes ago!
     
  12. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    np, time to update your signature.
     
  13. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    I have a 16GB iPod touch and I'm very happy with the space it gives me and it's feature set with 2.0.
     
  14. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    dear god how long can one ipod sit in one city! :(
     

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  15. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    All good things come in time my friend... :cool:
     
  16. imac. macrumors newbie

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    if it were me I would probebly
    go with the classic but I suggest you wait
    Because In the buyers guide it says that the classic will be
    Updated soon so don't buy I'm guessing it will
    Happen in September or earlyer
     

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