Ipod touch 8gb or 16? buying tomorrow

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by digitalduck, May 10, 2008.

  1. digitalduck macrumors regular

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    Sorry for the newb question...but here is what its come down to. i am going to use my cell and my touch both. I decided to ot go with a smart phone cuz I couldn't find any I liked.

    Having said that..do I do the 8 or 16gig? My old pda had a 1 gig card so wouldn't 8 be sufficient for movies games apps? I wouldn't have much music on there...some, but not much currently the 8 gig has a $30 gift card from best buy... just saying..

    Thanks
     
  2. sgtboy macrumors 6502

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    I'd go ahead and get the 8gb for now, by the time you need more you can probably buy a 64 or 128gb touch in the future:D
     
  3. digitalduck thread starter macrumors regular

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    interesting... how much does a typical movie take up? On my old pda I could get movies to be about 200 mgs... any luck on the touch? Thanks...
     
  4. EMILinator macrumors member

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    most of my movies are around 700mb and thats around DVD-quality too.

    i have a zune 80 right now, but because of the incompatibility with the mac, i am thinking about getting the 16GB Touch, unless they release new ones this June. ;)
     
  5. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    I would say go for the 16gb if you can. Movies and tv shows fill it up pretty quick I found out. Plus the more media you accumulate over time, the more "safe" you are if you have a bigger size even though something bigger and better will always come around. Good luck and you'll love your ipod touch no matter which size you get !
     
  6. atthecross macrumors 6502

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    coming from a pda (dell x51v 4gb cf and 4gb sd) I had plenty of room, I thought that a 8gb touch would do just fine, I was wrong.

    go with the 16gb
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You won't want to be swapping your music in and out all the time just to make space available. If you go on a 2 week vacation you could maybe cram 10 or 12 movies in a 16G along with your music. Apps are also on the way, who knows how much space they will take up. Get the 16G.
     
  8. digitalduck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Man this sucks..I wish I (or someone) had more of a definite answer as to what will be coming out in June.. I just sold my pda and am looking to replace it and after debating back and forth as to what to do with the smart phone/ dilemma I have decided to just go with the touch but what WILL most likely happen in June...

    Will it just be a software/firmware upgrade along with a bigger version of the same thing or will it possibly be a new design along with the iphone? if so then maybe June would be fine but if im getting the 16 gig then I don't need to care about a new version....

    any thoughts?
     
  9. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    I'd go with as much memory as you can afford. I bought the 16GB touch for $360 at Future Shop and sold my iPod Video. I had to create a playlist in iTunes so that I would have room for other stuff on the Touch.

    Works great as a PDA!!
     
  10. digitalduck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Hawkeye..but im apprehensive because I was just at bestbuy and was looking at atit again and was thinking I wish someone would know more about June because what if something else comes out that makes me say "I wish I didn't buy it when I did" If it was just going to be software etc and the form stays the same then great..but it seems like noone can guarantee that Apple wont come out with a new ipod "touch pda" or something like that...
     
  11. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It doesn't matter how long you wait, something new will always be on the horizon. If you're really concerned, wait until the wwdc keynote and see what comes of it. If nothing, you can buy it then. Or, you could wait until september. Or 2009. Or beyond. It's a great device, and it won't blow up and die if a new one comes out.
     
  12. EMILinator macrumors member

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    True.
    And i would wait unil June/July anyway because this WWDC thing is kind of a big deal and something big might come out. Afterwards, if nothing interests you, go ahead and get the touch. then maybe 3-4 months later they'll release like an incremental upgrade, then after another 3-4 months, the 2G ipod touch, unless the incremental upgrade IS the 2G ipod touch. LOL. :D
     

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