iPod Classic 80gb vs iPod Touch 16gb

Discussion in 'iPod' started by NiCk-, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. NiCk- macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Hey guys, i'm desperate for some help here ... Basically i'm in a big dilemma in which model i'm going to buy from the two above ... I never had an iPod in my life before and i want to be sure that i won't make the wrong decision ...
    I have a library with less than 3gb of songs in it, but i'm really worried that 16gb won't be enough for viewing videos also .. The iPod Touch really looks fantastic, and has a lot of nice features like Wi-Fi, Safari and Youtube but i will never probably use them ... You see, i'm from Greece and Wi-Fi isn't "everywhere" here ... At home, i have my MBP for surfing the net, and thus i have no use for the touch except for it's media capabilities .... The screen definitely is a huge plus, but apart from it everything else point towards the Classic ( which is also cheaper ) ..
    Also i want to ask :

    1. Is iPod Classic, good for watching videos on the go, or the screen is too small ??

    2. Are you happy with the quality of the screen of the iPod Classic ?

    3. Can i expect something more in the future for the iPod Touch from firmware updates ( like the iPhone ) ?

    4. Is there any chance for a bigger ( e.g 32gb ) iPod Touch before the end of the year ???

    5. For those who have an iPhone ... Which interface is best for playing songs ?? The one on the iPod Classic with the click wheel, or the one in the iPhone/iPod Touch with the touch screen ?

    All help is appreciated ... Thanks
  2. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    there is no iPod classic that is 8GB in size....you might mean the iPod classic 80gb.....andi might be wrong here but i don't think anyone has an iPod Classic yet?
  3. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Yes, i'm sorry ... I meant the 80gb iPod Classic .. The questions about the screen of the iPod Classic can also be asked for the 5th gen model, because if i'm not mistaken nothing has changed on the resolution of the screen of the 5th gen iPod and the 6th gen ...
  4. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    i find the screen on my 5th gen fine. it doesn't bother me at all but i am definately getting an iPod touch...you just can't be safari etc. and the touch screen. i have already sold my 5th gen (i didnt it before the event)
  5. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I see you 've got one ( from the signature ) ... Is it really better to browse music ?? Touch > Click-wheel ??? Even with many gigabytes of songs ??
  6. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    no one has got a iPod touch yet. they all ship in late september.
  7. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Oh, ok ..
  8. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    You in my opinion are the perfect candidate for a Touch. You don't have many songs, so you can devote most of the remaining space to video. You shouldn't have a problem with space, especially if you get a 16GB. To your specific questions:

    1. I can't tell from the Classic because I don't have one yet, but the video on the 5th gen. was managable. It wasn't great, fine for quick videos but I wouldn't want to watch a long movie on it. I'm sure people have, but the screen is too small to fully enjoy the movie.

    2. See above :)

    3. It's possible that Apple may update them, but i wouldn't really expect too much innovation from Apple with free updates. Maybe they'll sell apps on the iTMS? 3rd Party breakthroughs? Apple hasn't been one for updating software with new features generally (see the lack of adding search functionality to the early 5th gen iPods when the 5.5 gens were released).

    4. There's a chance but don't hold your breath. Just buy and be happy honestly, you have very little to lose in your case ;)

    5. I have used both and love both. For big libraries people have said that the click wheel is a better option, but you don't have that issue so I wouldn't worry. I think the Touch screen is more fun to use and will work just fine for you.

    Hope that helped.
  9. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    It really did ! :) Thank you very much !
  10. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    I have the 5G 60Gig model with a lot of videos.

    The screen is fine, then I went to the store and saw the iPhone's...

    Go Touch if you watch a lot of videos.

    Oh for a 160Gig iPod Touch... :(
  11. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I do not watch a lot of videos ... I will possibly upload a few "lost" and "prison break" episodes at a time and that's all ... I was on the edge of buying an iPod 5.5 back in August, but i waited for the event and now this happened !! :p On one hand, I want the iPod Classic for its massive size ( the 80gb one ... 160gb is way too much for me ! ) but on the other hand i love the look and the touch interface of the Touch .. 16gb is probably ideal for me, but i can't help thinking that i can buy the iPhone at the same price :p
  12. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    That's my logic... I have 40GB+ of music and have outgrown my current iPod. I plan on buying on an iPhone when it's available so it would be useless to have a Touch and an iPhone as they are very similar. If you only have that much music, why not get the 8GB nano and then buy an iPhone? (Unless you're not serious at all about buying the iPhone)
  13. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I really like the iPhone, but unfortunately so far very few details are known for its availability in Greece ( date, provider, price etc ) ... In fact the only thing that we know so far, is that it will come some time in 2008 ...
    The 8gb Nano is priced at the same price as the classic 80gb, so i prefer buying the classic instead of a Nano which i don't really like in its 3rd gen design and i don't mind sacrificing a few inches for 72gb :)
  14. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    I'm waiting for slightly more storage on the touch before I dive in. 16GB is a little to light on the storage for me even though I am extremely tempted.

    Hopefully next year will bring a 32GB model at which point I am sold. I'd also me extremely happy with a 16GB nano for the gym.
  15. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2005
    The overwhelming reason to get a Touch, other than "it's cool," is for video. Comparing the screens btwn iPhone and the regular/classic iPod, the iPhone (Touch's) is hands-down better for video.

    If as you say you're not going to watch a lot of video, and will mainly use this for audio, go for the 80GB classic. Cheaper, and probably a better audio player due to the physical wheel controls (easier to use in your pocket). From what I've seen of others using them, the screen is OK enough for short video watching (I wouldn't use it to watch a movie).
  16. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I've come to the conclusion that i'll be buying the Classic mainly for the reason that i intend to buy an iPhone next year for all the extras that the Touch is offering ... As i said, i do not intend watching movies on my iPod regularly apart from few Lost episodes here and there ... Hopefully the screen will be good enough for this purpose ..

    P.s. Thank you for answering everybody you have been really helpful !

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