iPOD Touch 4G 8GB

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by macnerdiac, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. macnerdiac macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2010
    im thinking about getting an 8gb 4G ipod touch. Id like to spend the least amount of money as possible. Question is if anyone have the 8gb model im wondering how much HD video recording time you get before full capacity? Im trying to figure out if I can have a decent amount of music on the device, leaving a decent amount of HD recording , just incase for special moment or somethin...... :cool:
  2. EJR macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2009
    One hour of HD recording takes up approximately 4GB of space. It's kind of impractical to buy the 8GB if you plan on doing any sort of extended recording with the cam. If you really only want to use it in a pinch, though, you should be fine depending on how much music you want to put on the device. I personally have about 6 gigs of music and only sync about 3.5 at any given time to conserve space. I don't mind doing that, because 70 bucks is kind of 70 bucks. If you like having all of your music with you, though, then I'd get the 32GB. You'll most likely grow out of the 8GB pretty fast once you start collecting, and if you must have it all with you...well, you do the math.
  3. SlamJam12 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    Fresh Start

    I am just starting a music collection on iTunes. I have purchased only 10 songs so far. I am not really sure what other things I would use an iPod touch for except using safari and music. I don't plan on downloading anything on the iPod touch. Based on having a previous generation 8 GB iPod touch model bought during the recent Back to School promotion ( 2nd generation or 3rd generation?), is the new 4th generation 8 GB recommended for my intended use?
  4. RayLancer macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Just a fair warning, 8GB isn't exactly 8GB. You'll probably get like 5.5-6.5GB free. I have like 434 songs on my iPod Touch 2G 16GB, and that takes up like 4.4GB. My iPod Touch says the capacity is 14.3GB. I don't know how much music or apps you plan on sticking on there but, 8GB doesn't seem like a lot. Too be honest, I think 32GB might be too excessive for me. If the $229 model was 16GB, I would've gone for that again.
  5. SlamJam12 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010

    Yes, I agree with you. A 16 GB iPod touch would be great because the capacity would not be a problem for a while.
  6. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    32GB is worth it, if only for the fact that it will have a much higher resale value. In 2 years, 8GB will be pitiful. 32GB will be on the smaller side, but still tolerable.
  7. Drucifer macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    Apple should have changed the entry model from 8GB to 16GB but I guess they just hope people will fork out the additional cash for the 32GB.

    As others said though, if you have to ask chances are you should probably go with the greater storage. 8GB will be filled pretty fast and I noticed you said you were not sure what you would use the iPod for aside from Safari and music however, there are lots more features. If you get into games they can start eating up a large portion of your storage, some new games take 500MB or more. Then with the 4th Gen you can record videos and take photos which will also have to be considered.

    In my opinion the extra amount of cash to go from 8GB to 32GB is well worth it.
  8. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    The actual free space on the 8 gb is 6.5GB. My wife just got one. Fine if you really dont need the storage, but 1.5GB is a hell of a chunk to lose right out of the box, when the thing is only 8GB in the first place.
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed, the extra $70 is money well spent.
  10. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2010
    Pay the extra $70 buy on Amazon.com and don't pay tax or shipping. 8GB = around 6gb and change with iOS 4.1

    HD video will eat up your hdd space
  11. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    There's no way that it will retain a value of an additional $70 in 2+ year's time. Your point is alright if someone will use it for a year or two, or will actually use the space.
  12. Scott549 macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2010
    But even if it retains only an additional $40, then the extra space will have only cost you $30 for 2+ years use.

    I have mostly music (about 100 gb), so I ultimately need at least 128 gb. But even if you have hardly any music, I think 8 gb is marginal for apps and videos. They really should have made the entry model 16 gb, I think. If you can afford it, go for the 32 gb.
  13. SlamJam12 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010

    I believe the reason that I do not see much in the new iPod touch is probably because I do not look much at my current 8 GB iPod touch. I use it just for music. All I normally do is unlock the device, go to music, pick a song to play and enjoy the tune. I rarely use anything else. That may be my reason why I don't see much impression with the new iPod touch.
  14. fwoppers macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2010
    It's funny, ever since I've gotten my touch, actually listening to music has been last on my list. The Touch has something for everyone, and I actually prefer to use it as a small pocket computer rather than a music-only device.
  15. laravia18 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006

    IMO this was the year to do finally get back the 16GB and discontinue the 8GB. Especially since now we have more apps than ever, and HD video taking capability.
  16. rocking macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    Go for 32GB

    I think buying itouch 32GB would be a far better option to go with if you want to shoot videos and listen to music. its better to have enough space.
  17. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    buy the 32. apps will take a lot of room, esp. if you've jailbroken the ipod. the 32 is worth the money, the 64 imho isn't.

    $70 for 24GB of space...how can you let this deal go?? lol....no brainer...seriously.

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