IPad 2 vs. Ipod Touch 4g

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macfan50, May 5, 2011.

  1. macfan50 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011
    I am considering buying either an IPad 2 or an Ipod Touch 4g next month. Can anyone tell me which one they think is better to buy and why. I am graduating high school and starting college in the fall. Thank you.
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    What do you want to do with it?
    What do you have already?
    Is screen size or pocket portability more important?
    What's your budget?

    It amazes me people think we ca read their minds and give them good buying advice!
  3. macfan50 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011
    I already have an Ipod Touch 1G. It still works pretty well, but it is getting older, cannot play many of the newer games, and Apple has stopped supporting it for IOS additions. Pricing isn't a problem here. I probably buy either a 32GB Wifi Ipad 2 or a 32GB Ipod Touch.

    Portability does matter, but it is not a deal breaker. Honestly, I want to know what can be done with an Ipad that can't be done with an Ipod Touch. And are these unique features worth it/necessary?
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    For example, see screenshot of ToDo for iPhone (which also works on iPod touch):

    Then compare to Todo for iPad:

    Or NY Times for iPhone

    And NY Times for iPad

    Then there's apps like flipboard (http://flipboard.com/) and Zite (http://www.zite.com/) that are so far only avaiable for the iPad.

    Basically, more screen space = better laid out, more visually pleasing, easier to read, and often easier to use apps. Sometimes with more features. Is that worth it to you?
  5. Jmouse macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    What do you use it for mainly ? Games? or productivity apps?

    id get the ipad2 , Its alot quicker. and bigger screen.

    However if you wanna go the smaller size go iphone 4
  6. bluemonkeyguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    college student here, definitely get the ipad 2, reading books, taking notes, and internet researching practically removes the need for a laptop. Although you need a main computer for projects/papers such as for me, my imac, the ipad totally covers the mobility aspect of unneeded laptop for me.
  7. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Ipod Touch 4G does all that also.
  8. sineplex macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2010
    The screen is so small it becomes tedious after too long a time.
  9. tmoerel macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Well......you cannot compare the user experience at all. Technically the Touch runs the same OS but usage wise the iPad is a totally different beast.
    It is much more productive because the software makes great use of the bigger screen. You just cannot explain it here though.
    Go to a shop which has the iPad and play with it for a while. You will see what i mean and then you can make an informed decision.
  10. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2010
    Hey guys, should I get a nice big pool or should I just get a bathtub?
  11. EugenexYew macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2010
    For me to know, you to find out. :)
    Having both, I find myself using the iPad more for work but the iPod touch more for games and casual things.
    I mean take for example Tap Tap Revenge, I think it's adapted more for the smaller screen compared to Tap Tap Radiation.
    At the end of the day, it's personal preference really :)
  12. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    The Touch fits in your pocket and is so light you may forget it is there. The iPad is a 1.5lb to 2.5lb (depending on case) weight to carry around. I have both. I always have room in a pocket for the iPod. I only take my iPad to work when I know there will be a meeting or critique, as it is too much of a lump to have to drag around otherwise when I can access the same info from a Touch.

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