iPod Touch, what size?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by flanamac, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. flanamac macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2009
    I am a seminary student learning Greek and Hebrew and there are excellent flashcard and other apps from olivetree that really help with learning the alphabet and grammar.

    I also have a ton of Bible lessons from podcasts (over 1000 lessons at over an hour each).

    I expect to do even more. I have a feeling I should get the 64GB iPod Touch, but should I wait for an even larger version to come in the 4th gen. model this coming summer?


    Much appreciated.
  2. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    Short answer: You would almost definitely be fine with the 64 GB Touch. You may even be fine with the 32!

    Long answer: Apps won't take much space at all; very few even approach 100 MB, and those tend to be games with lots of graphics, sounds, music, etc. (GPS apps such as TomTom and Magellan can take a couple of gigabytes each, but they aren't compatible with the Touch without an expensive hardware addon anyway.)

    I've filled my Touch with 11 screens of apps (180 apps total) in all flavors: games, news and RSS readers, music apps, and they TOTALED less than 3 GB. Flashcards and dictionaries will barely even show up on the radar; I've found Hebrew Bibles and dictionaries that are less than 20 MB.

    As for podcasts, they tend to be encoded at a pretty low bitrate, so they shouldn't take nearly as much space as the equivalent length of music. Do you use iTunes? If so, you can check the size of your podcasts by going to the Podcasts section of your Library and selecting all the podcasts you would be loading; the status bar at the bottom of the window should say something like "1000 items, 41:18:00:00 total time, XX.XX GB".

    I can tell you that I have 74 DAYS of podcasts (2120 files) and it's barely over 25 GB worth of material. In the unlikely event that your podcasts are encoded at a much higher bitrate, they'll take slightly more space, but I'd be surprised if you couldn't fit them all onto a 64 GB Touch with PLENTY of room to spare. :)
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  4. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    1. 64GB should be more than enough.

    2. iPod Touch 4G won't be released until September. Can you wait another 9 months?
  5. Mr.Goodbar macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2010
    pahrump nv
    64gb is a TON of memory but hey look at all the people that have to or three 120gb classics =/ if you want to spend 400 then go ahead and get the 64 but i reccomend you just get the 32.
  6. kunal123 macrumors member

    May 4, 2009
    If you can wait nine whole months do it,otherwise ust get the 64 gb ipod touch.
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I have the iPod Touch 64GB and have become a complete convert; I'm one of those people Mr. Goodbar mentions as I used to have two classics an 80Gb (which I still have and use daily) and a 120GB which died an embarrassingly short time after I bought it. (A tale detailed on another thread).

    Anyway, when home on leave, last October, (the 120 had been bought earlier in the summer) my plan was to exchange it for another classic of similar size, as I thought all the hype and spin about the Touch was just that, hype and spin. Having examined the moribund device, upon production of the sales receipt, the store offered a refund, or exchange immediately. Unfortunately, they didn't have the classic in stock and it would have taken a further week for it to be delivered, by which time I would have returned to the Caucasus. That's when I enquired about the Touch, opted for the 64GB, and have never regretted it - it's superb, (and addictive).

    My recommendation would be to get the 64GB Touch and enjoy it now. If something better comes down the tracks next September, you can decide what to do then.

    Cheers and good luck
  8. Vesuvio Cat macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2010
    If you have any inclination to ever watch movies or have your favorite movies readily available, buy the 64 GB. I have a 32 GB and love it, but I would be thrilled to double that space. Now that the iPad is coming I've decided not to upgrade and save the $$ for iPad and iPad accessories.
  9. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    a 16GB..... hect.....i don't even use my full 8GB on my ipod touch....:D

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