While the IPT6 has some battery issues, it is overall a huge improvement over previous generations and has left behind some its redundancy from the iPhone. To clarify, I travel a lot internationally, mostly within sub-Saharan Africa. I also have an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPad. I am an Apple junkie, and a flaming proud fan boy. So what does the IPT6 add? Well, for one I can carry it around in the field (I work in humanitarian aid) and take great pictures with it. The camera is simply amazing. The iPhone 6 Plus and iPad aren't nearly as discrete. It also shoots great video. It is incredibly small, even though it is the same as IPT5 in dimensions. You can easily slip it in and out of your pocket discretely. It doesn't attract any attention. It has a great processor for gaming, and I feel like I can finally do some good portable gaming on an iPod. The IPT5 really stuttered a lot. This device hums along and renders graphics smoothly. The main drawback here is that it drains battery pretty quickly. You can game for about 2 1/2 hours before you've killed the battery. With a pair of wireless headphones, the IPT6 is a great music and podcast machine. It is also great for watching TV shows. This is my primary use for the IPT6. I go through hours and hours of podcasts a day and usually fall asleep listening to music or watching a TV show. I usually just slip my IPT6 into my Beats headphones carrying case and have an entire entertainment system in my hands. While it isn't totally necessary, it is nice to have. It is also certainly the best iPod Apple has ever made.