If you don't use the phone you can't use the iPod :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shunpike, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. shunpike macrumors regular

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    According to Engadget and TUAW if you want to use the iPod feature of the iPhone, you need to pay for the Phone part, (minimum $60 per month). :(

    An annonymous tipster reports you just need to activte and cancel (with termination fee over $200), to use it.

    :(

    Comments?

    I for one am annoyed
    :mad:
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it is, after all, a phone. make do with the current ipod lineup or wait for the 6g ipod to come out.
     
  3. JMax1 macrumors 6502

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    hey man, I understand you must be annoyed because you want it for the iPod funtions, eh? Don't worry toooo much, if you've waited 6 mos for this thing to come out, I'll be you won't have to wait too much longer for the next iPod that might be very similar to the iPhone.

    Fear not, help is probably on the way
     
  4. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    it says that right on the Apple iPhone page. it clearly states that a 2 year contract and activation fee are required for iPhone functionality, including the iPod. and i'm going to guess that if you terminate the contract, next time you sync with iTunes it'll probably disable the iPod functionality.

    why would anyone pay all that money to use it just as an iPod anyway? seems like a waste to me.
     
  5. ps49556n macrumors regular

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    LOL too bad!!!!:D :D :D Seriously though, who the hell did not already know this for months?????::confused: :apple: :apple: :apple:
     
  6. julric01 macrumors member

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    $600 for an iPod...

    Not to be mean, but I'm so sick of hearing from folks that just want it as an iPod - it's already a stretch to pay $600 for a phone - but to pay $600 for an 8gb iPod is rediculous.

    If you've got that kind of money to blow - I know of a few charities that could put it to much better use.

    I love new tech just as much as anybody - but I wouldn't be spending $600 just for an iPod - it would have to perform personal favors for me for that price...
     
  7. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    you obviously haven't known about ipods very long.

    they were originally $500 for a 10GB ipod.
     
  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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  9. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    WOW GREAT POINT!
    NOT!
    When the original iPod was released, 10GB was a lot of storage. Today, 8GB is nothing and certainly not worth $600.
     
  10. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    fine, how about paying $250 for an 8gb ipod nano....TODAY.

    im pretty sure, phone, bluetooth, wifi, email, 3.5" multi-touch screen, video, coverflow, safari, youtube, google maps, and 2megapixel camera probably covers the additional $350....a$$

    and he said...wouldn't spend $600 for an ipod...didn't specify size.
     
  11. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    yes, that extra stuff is worth 350, but th OP is saying he doesn't want to pay to be able to use a majority of said features...so no in this case it's not worth it.
     
  12. zephead macrumors 68000

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    If I recall correctly, the 60GB iPod Photo was $600 when it first came out. Now certainly, 60 doesn't equal 8, but I just thought I'd throw that in there.
     
  13. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    If you don't mind paying $600 for 8gb widescreen ipod then why are you so worried about paying for a wireless plan? :eek:
     
  14. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    now that's a good point.
     
  15. macshaman macrumors newbie

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    One question is what happens when you end-of-life the iPhone as a phone because, for example, you purchased a newer, bigger, better model? You still have a device that can make wifi connections and serve as an ipod, though a small one, especially at that future time .... any indication it needs to be an active phone then just to use its non-phone functions?
     
  16. HitmanX macrumors regular

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    You have to remember you are purchasing a Phone first. If you are not in need of a cell phone replacement and just wan't to use the audio/features you should wait for the 6th generation iPod. I would think after 2 years the video/audio features would remain unlocked, even without service. This is one of the many questions that will be answered in the following days.:apple:
     
  17. Uptown710 macrumors member

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    You missed the point. People also used to pay $300 dollars for PS1's when they came out.

    The point is, if you just want to use it for iPod functions....buy an ipod for like 1/2 the price. No point in spending $658 just so you can use it for a ipod when there are ipods that perform the same functions for cheaper.
     
  18. kamiboy macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna import an iPhone for 1000$, never activate it and use it as paperweight just to piss you off.
     
  19. HitmanX macrumors regular

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    Damn your hardcore! LOL! Can't wait for Friday!:apple: :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple:
     
  20. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    no, i didn't miss the point. i was just trying to stir up the boards and keep the commentary running. I'm at work and I'm procrastinating.

    I agree no way in hell I'd buy an iphone for just the ipod functionality. definitely too expensive for that...but only because of the other ipods already on the market. If there wasn't an 80GB that played video for $350, then it might make more sense....

    ...as when the first ipod came out and there weren't any 10GB mp3 players, so $500 wasn't that astronomical.
     
  21. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    The first iPod was 5GB. That was also 6 years ago.
     
  22. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    actually, there was both. A 5GB for $400 and a 10GB version for $500.

    similar to a 4GB iphone for $499 and an 8GB iphone for $599
     
  23. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    I'm a gadget whore. I have a PS3, Wii, 2 apple PCs, and I WILL have an iPhone. COST BE DAMNED! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

    PS: Taking donations for food ;)
     
  24. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    aka. you're trolling.

    It's okay to have differing opinions but don't smash heads just because you need something to do.
     
  25. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha...glad to hear someone is in the same boat as me.....ps3, wii, 40inch lcd, 80GB G5 iPod, macbook pro...now I just need the iPhone and I will complete my collection. at least until new iMac's come out.
     

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