iPhone Features Lacking on the iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Now that the iPod touch has gotten into reviewers hands, iProng has posted a full list of what's different between the iPod Touch and the iPhone.

    There were few surprises based on previously published specs. The biggest differences that were known include the lack of EDGE connectivity, Mail application, and editable Calendar.

    A couple that may be less obvious if you haven't played with the Touch yet is the lack of external volume buttons and no built-in speaker.

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  2. 103734 Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    dont you mean alot of reviewers got there hands on iPod touches?

    If so give me credit for finding that error :D, jk you dont have to
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    That was a good review.

    Although anyone who expected the iPod touch to have EDGE needs to have their head examined.
  4. TurboSC macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2007
    I dunno about anyone else... but to me the iPhone definitely outweighs the purchasing power of the iPod Touch... Especially now with all these claims of defective screens, and gimped features... You're really better of with an iPhone...
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Sure, but with the iPhone also comes $20/month and a two year contract (with the choice of only one carrier).

    The iPod touch is meant for those who don't want an iPhone.
  6. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    In my opinion there is no reason to buy an iPod touch other than for storage. The iPhone has so many extra features for the same price that it just doesn't make any sense to pick the Touch. I am wondering if this will show in iPod Touch sales.
  7. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    It's not the same price. Don't forget the contract!!
  8. pogwilson@ntlwo macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2007
    London, UK
    No EDGE. Damn!

    I hear the Apple Store in London's Reagent Street is staying open late after the 'Mum's no Longer the Word' event. I wonder why. Could it be they have a delivery of iPod Touch devices to sell?
  9. KittyToy macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007

    why people keep bringing up the contract, your already paying a contract for the cell phone u have so what the hell is the differance. I'm paying exactly 10 dollars more than i was paying a month when i just had a razor. mind you i hated my razor, now i have a phone i love:D
  10. blindzero macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2006
    Yeah. I'm paying 20 bucks a month less than my previous SmartPhone because of the more expensive data plan.

    If the data plan price stays the same after two years I'll have saved 480 bucks through the contract over my previous phone. Which at this point is more than the cost of the phone.
  11. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    Why would the Touch have EDGE capability? Its not a cell phone.

    I thought that missing feature would be implicit.

    I'm still baffled to why Apple would let you enter contacts but not calendar entries.
  12. shane1598 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    St. Louis
    word. I pay only 10$ more a month too.
  13. BKF macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    The perils of speakers

    As for no speakers, I've already had to stand by as one doofus watched his music videos out loud on his iPhone on the subway. It was enough to make me want to return mine, and at that point I hadn't even activated yet. (I got over that, though.) I wonder if Steve just didn't want to hear about that kind of thing happening....

    No volume buttons seems odd, though.
  14. karim234 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    como on guys, the ipod touch es the thinest and best portable device out there.. its almost half the size than the iphone. BTW why not get the iphone rather that ipod touch; dont wanna switch to att which is the has the worst service and slowest edge network out there. love my tmobile. and I bet that next year it will have 3g and bigger memory and smaller.. so I will stick to my ipod touch and wait ffor the second generation Iphone.:)
  15. klimegreen macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2007
    iphone as Touch plus

    Maybe its not obvious to everyone, but you can, in fact, buy an iPhone and never activate it (with At&t)... then you got a pretty cool Touch with email, editable calendar... of course, all net access is via wi-fi (90% of the time my iPhone is on wi-fi anyway). (you can also buy an iPhone and activate with edge as a pre-pay account, pretty much paying for what you use w/o contract).

    Sammy / with iPhone
  16. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    Seems a sensible option to me.
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    I'm paying $20 a quarter for my current phone, so the iphone would be about a $600 per year increase for me. The lack of features in the iPod touch means I won't be buying that either.

    The "pre-paid" option on the iPhone is about a $50/month minimum, so that's a no-deal for me. I suppose I could go no-contract on the iPhone, but $400 is still quite a lot for a PDA.
  18. pina-p9 macrumors newbie


    Sep 20, 2007

    This is EXACLY what I was planning to do. BUT there seems to be all this creepy stuff Apple is doing on unlocked/hacked iPhones.

    I don't plan on using SIM cards, for the moment at least lol, so would I be in danger of getting that endless text/reboot thing?
  19. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    The big difference at the moment is the lack of a jailbreak technique for the Touch.

    They'll sort that out for the iPhone with the latest firmware I suspect.
  20. scootermac macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2007
    I called the new Apple store in Glasgow and asked " If I bought a iPhone and did NOT activate the phone with O2, would all the other features still work?"

    She replied YES!

    So I had my friend buy me one and it's on it's way:p
  21. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    Not true anymore due to various unlock programs out there.
  22. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2007
    Bristol, England
    That seems realy really unlikely, good luck with it though! Let us know if it works. If it does, I may return my touch and get an iPhone.
  23. scootermac macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2007
    Will do;)
  24. scootermac macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2007
    After waiting two weeks for my iPhone:mad: postal strike here in the UK. It arrived today:p

    Couple of hours later I unlocked it:p I didn't have to fully unlock it if I didn't want to use the phone, BUT, I want it all, hahahahaha:D I used the method at modmyiphone.com :apple:

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