iPod Touch your long term iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Bowlerguy10, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    At my computer
    I have been suckered in for the last couple of years by Apple to get every new revision they come out with. This time I am saying that's it. I bought my iPod Touch love it and plan on keeping it for at least a few years until I buy another iPod. It's got everything I need on it and its perfect. Anyone else going to be using their iPod Touches for years to come?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    yeah, i tend not to buy pricey things and not keep them a while lol
  3. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2005
    far away
    Same here. It's such a great device. And I expect us to get a proper Email application and stuff like that without having to jailbrake or buy new hardware. :)
  4. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    well.....yeah i will be keeping my iPod touch for a while but.......when the iphone is available here (australia) I will see what the plans are and how much it costs and then see if it is worth UPdating.
  5. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    I plan on keeping mine for a long time. Even without mail app I can still use .mac mail and send email. Great device.:apple:
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I am close to getting a Touch, but I just recently got a Classic as well. The Classic is used mainly in my car though, and I'm testing my patience on buying a touch because I know I'll eventually break down and get an iPhone. Grrrrrr..... I hate being patient.
  7. legacyb4 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    I think the only thing that would really prompt me to get a "new" Touch would be a significant upgrade to storage size from 16GB; double probably wouldn't be reason enough and more like quadruple the size would be necessary.
  8. franzmueller macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2007
    Yeah .... and my nano for the car and my shuffle for workouts and my 5g video as a hard drive .....

    Since I can edit ical I use my ipt mostly as a pda / video / internet device

    And when the iphone is released in Spain some time next year I will go for it :D

  9. aft macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2007
    The only thing I'm missing with the touch is all of the time Internet connection...so when a 3G 16gb iPhone comes out I'm going to make the switch
  10. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iTouch 1.1.2 (JB'd): Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    I bought my iTouch to replace my 1st gen 4GB Nano, partly because I've recently become much busier than I used to be, with a schedule that changes from week to week. Now that I've had it for a few weeks, I find that I'm using it to send all my emails (it's JB'd, of course) and for web browsing when I'm out on the balcony smoking (like now) ... Actually I haven't sent an email from my shiny new iMac in about two weeks - this Touch is so easy to type on, and I have it with me every day (on my hour long train ride to work) so it's much easier to stay on top of email with it than being forced to sit down in front of my Mac.

    In other words, this iPod is absolutely indispensable to me now, and I don't plan on getting rid of it until they launch the 3G iPhone in Japan - I'll be first in line for that thing, because having Internet access (hence email access) WHEREVER I am is what I really want. In the meantime I'm stuck with the iTouch - but it does the job too. Until the iPhone comes, this iTouch is with me (and being used for EVERYTHING) pretty much 24/7 ... :D
  11. Nicowoodcock macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    I have an iPod touch, and plan to use it for years. I would have an iPhone, but in the UK you have to buy it, then pay 02 a minimum of £35 a month. I would never use up the contract and I dont have that kind of money to throw around, as I also recently bought a new MacBook
  12. britton45 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    I have been using my 5th generation ipod more since i got the ipod touch.
    ipod touch for the house and the 5th generation ipod in the car. Watching video on the ipod touch and music on the other. I will probably use the
    ipod touch more the older it gets. If they come out with a new touch item in a year, I would probably buy. tim
  13. Nexxus macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I'm with you on this idea. But the iPhone must be at least 16gb or the deal is off. So as soon as the 3g 16 or 32gb iPhone comes to New Zealand I'll buy it and keep that for a while. I have a mini that I bought 4 years ago and used up until Sept/Oct when I bought both the 160gb classic and the 16gb touch. I have resisted up grades before and I will do it again.
  14. mmfy macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2007
    Same here...this might be my only iPod for a few years, but when iPhone v2 (or 3 :D) comes out unlocked and improved who knows?! By then i'll need a new phone anyway!
  15. tefleming macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2006
    I'm using my touch as main mobile device (everything but a phone). Probably stay that way unless/until I can get a phone that is as good (I love how thin the touch is compared to the iPhone.
  16. taytho macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2005
    KC, MO
    i sold my older models and went with the touch. i DO NOT regret this at all. the wifi browser makes life so much easier. i use gmail flawlessly on there and have trimmed my music library down to an enjoyable size to listen to on it. great product.
  17. gavd macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    I'll be sticking with mine for a while. Well, at least I think I will be unless Apple pull something even better out of the bag...
  18. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    Certainly. Last iPod I had before my touch was the first Gen Mini. :D
  19. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    The Touch is perfect. it may not have the capacity but it has everything else and the kitchen sink!
  20. David G. macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2007
  21. Schnebar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2006
    My old main iPod was the 15gig with the four touch buttons above the wheel.

    I had that for a long time so I think I will be able to hold on to the touch for a while.
  22. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    It's going to be my main iPod until they manage to upsell me to a 3G 16gb iPhone later next year.

    Damn you and your baiting, Apple.
  23. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2007
    No it's not going to be my long-term ipod. I'm going to sell it and buy next revision as soon as it arrives on market (propably september 2008). Ipod touch is a great device, but battery is very poor, memory capacity is not enough, the screen quality doesn't match today's standards, and it could have been bigger (like 4,3'' instead of 3,5'').
  24. stevento macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2006
    Los Angeles
    well, yes and no.
    i just bought a touch and i love it and it amazed me how intelligent it was. for instance it got some photos that i never even knew i still had off of iPhoto without even asking me.
    and the internet floored me.
    but in two years, this things is going to be an ancient piece of crap compared to whatever new and amazing gadget they release then. so yes it my long term iPod if you call a year or two long term.

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