iPod vs iPhone: Is there a difference?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bonafide, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. bonafide macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    #1
    Hey guys and gals. Now I know my title may be misleading but the question I am asking is:

    Is there a difference between the iPhone and iPod when you take away the phone function?

    Can an Ipod touch do everything an iPhone can when it comes to Apps, etc?

    I am undecided on purchasing an Ipod touch to the Iphone. I really don't need a phone and I could use the extra $60-90 a month it costs to run one in my own pocket. My primary function would be using it as an iPod & PDA/scheduler. But if it means I'll loose massive functionality then I'll go with an iPhone.

    Fill me in... Thanks.
     
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a

    Aea

    Joined:
    May 23, 2007
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    #2
    Hardware is slightly slower (I believe) and lacks GPS. Other then the obvious phone/data thing of course :)
     
  3. Pgohlke macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Location:
    Centerville, Ohio
    #3
    Actually I believe the iphone is clocked at 412mhz while the 2nd generation iPod touch isnclocked at 532mhz, also the iPod touch has Nike plus support to
     
  4. Turmoil macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Location:
    Danville, VA
    #5
    The iPod is actually faster then the iPhone, but it does not have GPS, a Camera, or a built in Mic (you can plug one in). The one major thing the iPhone has that the iPod doesn't is the ability to access the internet almost anywhere, assuming you get cell coverage. I hate not being able to get on the net on my Touch unless I can happen to find a hotspot.

    App wise they can both run basically the same apps, with the exception of Apps that require some features of the iPhone.
     
  6. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    #6
    it only costs 30.00 extra month to run one. well if your on at&t.
     
  7. GetAudiHere macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    #7
    The main thing for me is the internet when not in a wifi hotspot.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    #8
    Well... sure, if you already have a cell phone. Believe it or not, some of us still don't use a cell phone -- so an iPhone costs $80 "extra" a month, compared to Touch costing nothing other than what you initially pay for it.
     
  9. JAT macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2001
    Location:
    Mpls, MN
    #9
    Get the iPod. And there is only one o in lose. Get WeDict on your iPod, it will tell you things like that.
     
  10. pinback pro macrumors member

    pinback pro

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    #10
    :D that was great
     
  11. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Location:
    Seattle
    #11
    For some reason Apple doesn't, at present, allow some features of the 'Maps' app to run on the iPod Touch, such as 'Street View'.

    Also, the iPhone has an 'iPod' app/button, where on the iPod Touch there are two separate apps/buttons to access that content, 'Music' and 'Video'. Not a big difference, but a difference.
     

Share This Page