iPod Classic vs iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rgomes, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. rgomes macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I was looking for a solution to my home audio needs.

    I have 20 GB of music.

    I want to be able to:

    a) stream music from an iPod Touch or Classic into my Panasonic Stereo

    b) purchase a portable Stereo that I can take with me around the house to listen to tunes

    Seeing as I have 20GB of music, should I go with the Classic (160 GB) or an iPod Touch?

    Does one unit sound better than another?

    Looking for advantages or disadvantages based on price / features

    Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Only the iPod Touch can do A. Both can do B. I'd say get the 64Gb iPod Touch. Reasons: Apps, Internet, and more Apps.
     
  3. TheyCallMeSaint macrumors regular

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    Agreed, the iPod Touch should suit your storage needs fine at 20 GB. If you got the 32 GB option (only $70 more for 26 more GB!), you should be able to fit all your music, along with a decent amount of apps and video.

    BTW, Intell, how do you get edits to show "Just before you read this"?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Well it's a fairly complicated procedure. You have to first back hack in to the Macrumors' forum server to get it's local time. Then make it reset the local time for your own posts to show a null value. Then you can override it with your own thing. Everything you just read, I just made up. It's just my signature formatted to look like the default last edit thing.
     
  5. rgomes thread starter macrumors member

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  7. TheyCallMeSaint macrumors regular

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    HAHAHA, that was epic (your sig trick plus that explanation). Man, I can't believe I fell for that. :p
     
  8. aNYthing24 macrumors member

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    Definitely a Touch. You might want to get the 64 GB version though, in case your music library expands.
     
  9. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    If you want to stream music, definitely a Touch.

    A 32 GB if you're *sure* you'll never be interested in apps or putting movies on it. A 64 GB otherwise if you can afford it.

    (32 GB 2nd gen here, with the same size music collection as you — with apps and movies/shows, it's a constant struggle with space.)
     
  10. supermac96 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you do stay inside all day
     
  11. TomCondon macrumors regular

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    not quite sure why you'd go with a 160gb iPod for 20gb of music???
     
  12. rgomes thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, the thinking is that if I already have 20 GB of music in a little over 2 or 3 years, I'll be out of space (32 GB or 64 GB) in a couple of years if I continue at the same rate of acquiring music.

    If they only made the iPod Touch with at least 100 GB!!!!!
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    64 Gb Ipod Touch, definitely. You can all the badassery of the ipod touch, with plenty of space. I, unfortunately, only have the 16 Gb but I still like it more than the Ipod classic I used to have.
     
  14. coochiekuta macrumors 6502

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    the ipod touch comes in 16gig? maybe you have an iphone.
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 1G and 2G did.
     
  16. rgomes thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I am sold on the iPod Touch.

    Coupla' questions:

    #1 - When is the best time to buy? Do they ever go on sale?

    #2 - Out of curiousity sake, what can the iPhone do that the iPod Touch can't? (Besides make phone calls....duh!)

    #3 - What about iPod docks? Looking for a portable "boom box" type of device that I can take around the house.

    What's good?

    Thanks!
     
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  18. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I have a 2nd Gen, which did indeed come in a 16 Gb version.
     
  19. aNYthing24, Dec 6, 2010
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    1. You just missed the Black Friday sale, but Amazon always has them a bit cheaper than retail.

    2. Its back camera is a lot worse and it doesn't come with an LED flash. It doesn't have a magnetometer (compass), a GPS chip (albeit you can turn it into a GPS with an accessory), an IPS panel (Screen can be hard to view from extreme angles), a proximity sensor, another mic for noise cancellation, can't vibrate, and it doesn't have the same Bluetooth compatibilites. I'm not sure if there's anymore, but I think that's pretty much it.

    3. I don't have any experience with docks so I can't really give any opinions.

    Hope that helped.
     
  20. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Well the big thing besides phone calls is that you must be in a wi-fi connected area to use internet on the ipod touch, where as iphones have internet on the network.
     
  21. vincenz macrumors 601

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    You might as well go for the touch. It's newer tech and it'll last longer. I feel like the classic is for people who need just an ipod and nothing else.
     
  22. megasad macrumors member

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    The Jawbone Jambox looks very nice:

    http://www.jawbone.com/product-jambox-overview

    Small to carry around, battery powered, wireless via bluetooth, and no foolish iPod-sticking-out-of-the-top-just-begging-to-be-snapped-off like most docks do it. You can even use it for Skype or other VOIP apps if you like.

    I want one myself but at the moment my iPhone's internal speaker is more than enough for just listening to radio and podcasts.
     
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  24. sophiatristin macrumors newbie

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    The iPod touch is suit with the storage and it needs at 20 GB. If you have 32 GB options then you must fit all songs in your musics. Also keep it with a decent amount of applications and videos.
     

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