I need someone to decide for me

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mudwoman22, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. mudwoman22 macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
    Ok...I've looked at this over and over and over again...I cannot decide

    should I get the ipod classic 160 gb or the ipod touch 64 gb?

    I have tons of music...but not over 40 gb
    Money is a slight problem (but not a huge one)

    err, I really have no idea what to do..I've researched this extensively and I still can't decide (I always have this problem)
    So someone just tell me what to do..please :)
    I have a 16 gb 5th gen nano...I want something more
  2. DeuxIt macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    4g ipod touch with camera or someones old deactivate 3gs
  3. Link2999 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Your best bet is to just wait for the new iPod Touch coming out (supposedly) early fall this year. Not too long of a wait and you may seem some kind of memory upgrade as well.
  4. NSWMaps macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
  5. mudwoman22 thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
  6. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    I was considering this same thing a week or so ago. I went with the classic. I wanted capacity. After loading most of my music, and a handful of movies, I have about 101GB free. Technically, I could have fit everything I have on the Touch 64GB, but I'd be almost out of room. And I still have quite a few gigs of music to add, and possibly some more movies (simply because I CAN with the Classic).

    You always have to ask yourself, what do you want this iPod for? If it's to store your music, and play your music, then the Classic is hard to beat with that capacity (and I personally love the clickwheel interface, great for working with one hand while I'm walking the dog or carrying a computer bag in my other hand or whatever else). I also felt that if I got the Touch, I'd be too tempted to be playing around with it all the time, going on YouTube and junk instead of listening to music, the original reason I wanted an iPod in the first place.

    I might go ahead and get a lower capacity touch in the Fall, for use as a PDA that happens to have some MP3s on it, but for my main music player, the Classic just fits the bill for me.
  7. mudwoman22 thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
    thank you so much...that sounds good..I don't think I can wait until september anyway
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Do you really need ALL of that media? Music I understand, but movies not so much. I never have more than a movie or two because I don't sit around with nothing else to do for that long. For an all around media device, the iPod touch wins hands down. It does more than just music. You can surf the web, check email, play games, etc. You get access to the App Store with over 225K apps. Worth it for storing a few less movies to me.
  9. mudwoman22 thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
    your argument sums up my problem perfectly :)
    so 64 gb ipod touch..? it's so damn expensive though...are you saying that the extras are also worth the extra cash?
  10. Winni, Jun 9, 2010
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    Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008

    That would be a no-brainer for me: Either the iPod Touch or a contract-less iPhone.

    Why? The clickwheel interface of the Classic is a nightmare to use. Obviously, there are people in this thread who actually like it. But clickwheel never worked for me. I think it's the worst user interface that was ever designed, especially if you have a large music library and want to find one specific title in it.

    Enter the UI of the iPhone/iPod Touch. It also has its downsides, especially when you use it while driving (too many animations that slow things down), but at least it is usable.
  11. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    FAIL. iPod becomes the most popular music player because of the clickwheel allows accessing of music quickly and easily.

    But of course, a few people cannot figure out anything besides record players.

    iPhone / iPod touch is made with accessibility controls (AKA blind people can still use them). "Animations" "slow things down"? Sounds like you are talking of other platforms.

    The downside is how blind some iHaters are, while even the blind can use Apple devices.
  12. Audrey313 macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010
    I'm struggling as well...although with me throw in the nano to make it an even bigger decision. I have an old school nano (the ones made way before video was on them) and an iPhone so I am in need of a new iPod. I keep going back and forth between the 3 options (getting the back to school deal and looking at everything but the shuffle). It is literally making me a crazy woman...decisions decisions! I feel like the nano screen is so small that watching a movie on it would be miserable. But the other features (and colors) are attractive. The classic ipod's larger screen and big capacity are also attractive. Although I thought I read somewhere about it not being as "resistant" (not that I'm hard on them...but things do happen and things accidentally get dropped!) and the click wheel being "cheap" (these are things other people have said on here). Then there is the touch. I have conflicting thoughts on it. First, I love my iPhone so much...so I wonder would it be nice to have the ability to check email, get on web, use apps on my iPod therefore not running down my iphone's battery so quickly each day...and also have the plus of the nice big screen for videos...or would I regret getting it because of the size both physically and in terms of memory (I'm not going to pay an extra $100...most I'll pay extra is $50 for the classic...so therefore it will be the 8 gb for me if I got the touch).

    Please please someone advise me. I'm begging. Maybe some of you out there own all the different iPods and an iPhone and can tell me which of the iPods you use the most considering you also have the iPhone. Maybe some of y'all can just tell me what you have and what you love period. Maybe some of y'all can just advise me or tell me what you'd do in my situation...because I want to make the most out of this iPod rebate deal when I get my MBP (and get a new iPod that I will enjoy and use)...but I would like to do it while I'm still young and still a student <lol> (I have been not ordering bc of this indecisiveness over which iPod to get since the back to school promotion was announced!). Help me help me!
  13. mudwoman22 thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
    You summed that up perfectly... I know I'm the one who posted this and shouldn't really be adviseing you on anything :/ ...:)
    I have thought long and hard about this

    since I don't have an Iphone, I decided to go with the ipod touch because it offers a lot more...apps, web, e-mail etc. etc., it's worth the extra money...
    Plus..think about it...all the music I will ever need only takes up 50 gb at most...I don't need a huge classic to store all of that...plus it's all on my computer etc.
    But: you have an iphone already...which has all of the stuff that is inticing me to spend the extra money...
    I hate people saying this to me (because I'm not going to..I'm impatient) but you should really wait until september...then you can get an upgrade...they'll probably put cameras on the ipod touches etc. , upgrade memory storage

    watching movies on touches are the best way to go as well...
    and after tinkering with a couple of friend's classics...and ipod touches there is no comparison..
    I do not need 160 gb of music with me at all times of the day..do you?
    If you do (for god knows what reason), go with the classic...if not, go with the ipod touch..

    the promotion code!: I totally did that...I got the 8 gb ipod touch...I'm giving it to my sister or selling it...I don't know...what I really should have done was taken the money and bought the 64 gb...half price! ...beautiful, I would recommend that (depending on your music load)
    if you don't have a ton of music just get the rebate and get the 8 gb free..you're set, so..no worries :)

    Also: I LOVE my sister's new ipod nano because of the camera...and it's super cute...however, there's just not enough space to store music...but if you're in a different boat, than I definitely recommend that (also...the color choices are gorgeous

    I hate to admit this...but the "aesthetically pleasing"ness (haha) of a product does affect my decision...and the classic just doesn't cut it for me

    so...obviously I've thought way too hard about this...there you go :)

    ...err, I didn't read your post thoroughly...so...I guess if you have an extra 200 dollars plus the rebate...go for the 64 gb touch...BUT if you don't (I think that's what you're saying)...and music storage IS important to you (how much music do you have/plan on having?) than pay a bit extra for the classic...if you don't have a ton of music/ don't care if all your music is with you at all times of the day then buy the 8gb touch

    phew...yea, that's a lot...sorry if that did not help at all :/

    if it gets too hard to decide (believe me I know..I suck at deciding) I would just use the rebate...randomly select a beautiful ipod (inevitable) and be happy with what you got, don't wait too long :)
  14. Lord Vader macrumors 6502a

    Lord Vader

    Apr 26, 2010
    Death Star
    Troll some more, just somewhere else.
  15. Audrey313, Jun 12, 2010
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    Audrey313 macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2010

    Thank you so much for your insight. You make some very good points.

    There are a couple problems with waiting until September. First, I really need the computer this summer. Also, it is my understanding that the new iPods all come out in September AFTER the back to school special is over. If it weren't for that though...it would be totally worth the wait!!

    Here's a couple questions (probably a dumb one but I'm a girl with limited tech knowledge and they would help me with my decision):
    1. How much do adding apps on the touch subtract from the space for music/movies? Again, like I said, bear with my ignorance on this subject!
    2. How possible/easy/expensive (programs to do this) is it to rip a movie from a DVD you own and put it on your iPod? Because if it requires a lot of expensive software and is difficult, I won't be adding movies (I don't want to buy them on iTunes).

    Again, thank you for your input. It is a really difficult decision (especially for an indecisive person) and I don't want to regret my choice!

    And btw, I'm considering that I would spend an extra $100 to get the next step up touch from the 8 gb...but couldn't do the extra $200 to get the max memory model. But that's ok. I think since I have the iPhone I'd be good to go.

    Any other people out there with advice?? Thanks in advance for humoring this indecisive and technologically advanced girl!
  16. mudwoman22 thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2010

    It is difficult...I don't know how to answer your first question, I just got my ipod touch in the mail (yay) and I haven't yet opened it (I know..I'm weird, I stare at it for a while first). I hope other people answer because I really have no idea what I'm talking about here. It's probably a good thing you can't wait...otherwise you'd be dying in anticipation for a few months. (at least I would be, that's why I got one now)

    BUT I can answer your second question (I'm excited about this) :) :

    when you get your new macbook/ or you already have some kind of mac computer you can get this app called "HandBrake" completely free
    it sounds too good to be true...but it isn't..I've already done it five times
    you just insert a disc, have the program read it, then it ..for lack of a better term..burns it onto your computer...there's also an option where you can easily convert it and put it on your ipod (I haven't done that yet, but many people have, I'm sure someone can tell you about this)...I already have..lets see: the motorcycle diaries, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, hairspray, and some other stuff...I can play it whenever I want..on any media device I want...It's amazing.
    It's super fast, easy, and free. I love it. :)

    If you're planning to watch movies..I would definitely go with the 32 gb ipod touch if I were you. <3
  17. instaxgirl, Jun 13, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2011

    instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    Disagree entirely :p

    It works on PCs too.
  18. mudwoman22 thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2010
    oh! I didn't know that, thank you for the clarification =)

    and yes...the click wheels on classics as far as I've observed on my friend's have never posed any problems.
  19. Consultant, Jun 13, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2011

    Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You can get refurb.

    Looks new, same warranty as new.

    Yup. Only the trolls and the FUDsters have any problem "using" Apple devices as a result of their imagination.

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