iPod Touch 4th gen still worth it or it's time to buy and 5th gen?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iago64, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. iago64 macrumors newbie

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    Well, the question is pretty obvious no? Today, in 2017, is an ipod touch 4g a buying choice or, by the deprecated iOS 6, the base ipod to buy is the 5th gen wich also isn't getting a newer versions of iOS since 9.3.5?
     
  2. Beerstalker macrumors 6502

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    I believe that would still have the 30 pin connector instead of lightning, which is enough of a reason by itself for me to skip it.
     
  3. iago64 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the iPod touch 4g has the 30pin connector, the 5th gen is the first ipod with lightning connector :(
     
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    You didn't say what you need it for. Generally the 5th gen is better. But it's still a lot slower than the 6th gen.
     
  5. iago64 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh... that's right, i didn't told for what i want an ipod, sorry.
    I want to buy an iPod to listen music at work (because Spotify is blocked by Firewall policies) and eventually see some episode from tv series when i'm at the train
     
  6. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Any iPod should work if you just want to listen to music, but older used iPod touches may have bad battery life. If you don't care about app support, updates, or speed any iPod should be usable. The 5th gen does have a slightly bigger screen so that's something to consider. It's also should have support for more modern apps for a while.
     
  7. iago64 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    By the way, I read about a some battery issues on the 5th & 6th gen caused by some ios releases, for that reason is why i'm watching an 4th gen ipod, but as I said, I don't know if the 4th gen, isn't recomended anymore for beigning too old or it's a cheap solution to listen music and watch (eventually) some videos.
     
  8. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    The 6 does need to be recharged more often but is a way better way to go compared to the 4 IMO.
     
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I would only recommend the 4th gen if the cheapest price is your main priority. The 5th and 6th gen are both quite a bit more capable all around.
     
  10. madrich, Feb 5, 2017
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    I still have my iPod Touch 4th Generation. The battery stinks, but it still keeps enough charge for me to check a web site or play music. If I were you I would get an iPhone SE instead.
     
  11. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone se is a great idea as it is roughly the same size and has a killer battery.
     
  12. newellj macrumors 601

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    I have a 5th gen. Battery life is good, but I updated to 9.3.5 and opening or switching apps is painfully slow. Once the app is loaded, it's fine. I use it mostly for music that I've downloaded to the iPod, podcasts and Audible books.
     
  13. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I use my old 32GB iPhone 3GS as an iPod these days. It holds all of my music, an Di still prefer the music app in iOS 6 to the modern one, although the one in iOS 10 is a noticeable improvement over recent versions.
     
  14. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    If it's for the iOS app store and ability to run iOS apps, I'd spring for an IpT5 if you can. Only get an IpT4 if it's VERY inexpensive, like less than $20. Or $50 brand new. For a 64 GB model at that.

    For an IpT5, actually, this shouldn't be that much more costly... $50 to $100 for 64 GB. Half the price for lower storage capacities.


    If it's for music, I would just get an Ipod Classic. Since all y'all are into iPod Touches for music, that seems to have driven down the price of those for me ;)
     

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