iPod Touch or Classic?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by portuglish08, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. portuglish08 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I just bought an iPod nano, and I hate it. I previously owned the iPod touch, and I loved that, but I don't know if I should switch to the iPod classic or stay with the iPod touch? Is the iPod classic a lot like the nano, or does it feel and work a lot better than the nano? Or should I just stick with the touch? :confused:
  2. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
  3. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    I think the Nano is better than the Classic, except for the capacity. So if you don't like the Nano, you probably won't like the Classic. I say get the iPod touch!
  4. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    I've had a 32GB Touch for a week now and I absolutely love it- my previous iPod was a 30GB 5G Video.

    If I'm honest one of the major selling points was the multi-touch screen- I loved the idea of that and, in use, I'm not disappointed.

    However, having owned it for a week now it's the apps and games that are the major "must have" for me. I wouldn't want to be without them all now. A Classic's great for a large library especially if you have everything lossless.

    Go for the Touch. It seems a lot more expensive but then it does do a lot more than your average media player.
  5. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    I'd go with the iPod Touch unless you need a LARGE storage capacity. The touch has more features and a better interface, not to mention the flash memory as opposed to a moving hard drive, but lacks the mass storage of the Classic and its hard drive. If the click-wheel scrolling and interface was what bothered you about the Nano, then DO NOT buy a Classic. I have an iPod Video 30GB and like it but don't use it much because I have an iPhone. Hope this helps with your decision making! :)

    Just wondering, what are you planning on doing with the Nano?
  6. br0adband macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    I gotta second this question, Mr. Speaker... why would someone get rid of an iPod touch - a very capable and highly functional device in many respects - for a simple iPod nano that just can't compete?

    I'm really intrigued by this now, I hope the OP will answer (and from what I'm reading in his post it seems he still has the iPt, go figure... or maybe I'm just reading his incomprehensible style of explanation).
  7. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    Well I use the iPod Touch when traveling to watch TV shows and movies, so I say get an iPod Touch. If your the least bit interested in watching video you should go with the Touch.

    The Classic is a lot like the Nano in terms of control. If you don't like the Nano you would probably not like the Classic.
  8. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    As a die hard Classic owner, and given your post, I'd say go with the Touch.

    The Classic will be slightly worse than the new Nano and it's a lot heavier. The Classic is still meant for true, unabridged storage.

    The Touch is as full featured as you can get without a 2-year contract.
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Get the iPod Touch! For watching video its the best iPod, hands down. And having a little mobile internet device is surprisingly handy, especially if there are a lot of free wireless hotspots around town. I have the 8GB right now. My next iPod is going to be a 32GB or whatever the max capacity is when I plunk down for one.
  10. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    I just sold my classic for a touch and i have no regrets.
  11. Formativeyears macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2007
    I actually have a Classic and a touch and the combo works perfectly for me. I have my classic for listening to music while I drive because I can operate it "blindly". Plus I use it as a backup harddrive for my important files. And I have the touch for movies, internet, email, games, and a small selection of my music when I travel or when I'm at home and don't want to turn on the computer to access the internet.
  12. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    the touch is unquestionably the best ipod around. it's so versatile and the large screen is a must. i never watched videos on the ipod until now. i used to use my psp.
  13. The Mav macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008
    I have the exact same set up. The 60gig for all of my music, and the Touch as a PDA.
  14. frankiepdx macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland OR
    I own both. No excitement with the Classic, but it holds everything. I use the Touch for entertainment and a "Best of" my Classic. Anyway you could do both? Refurbished store is great.

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