is buying refurb ipod touch 6th now good?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ipodtouchie, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. ipodtouchie macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2019
    Looks like the price recently dropped because of 7?
    Refurb 6 is $129.
    I wish it were $99, but i don't know when that's gonna happen.... so....
    I'm a noob and want to use Touch to run a few light apps and Skype.
  2. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Well, keep in mind that Touch 6 is not getting iOS 13. That might not matter to you for your use case but even so depending on what Apps you use it could become an issue in a couple years when App developers stop providing updates to Apps for devices running iOS 12.
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    I have kept my Touch 6 on iOS 10 and have not had a problem with apps yet.

    Going forward, I can see some apps not running because they will require more RAM then the Touch 6 has (i.e. a hardware issue and not an iOS issue).

    If the price it right and satisfies your needs, I see no problem getting the Touch 6.

    I also have no issues with Apple referbs.
  4. Duophonic macrumors newbie


    Sep 14, 2016
    I still have a 6 on 9, I love the music app and the color display on 9.
  5. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    The battery is pretty bad, which could be a problem for something like Skype. Also no more iOS updates means app support could be lost.

    You could make it work though if you don't mind those things.
  6. icloud macrumors 6502


    Feb 15, 2005
    The unusability of the 6th gen was a deal breaker for me. Tried using it again but applications, even music/podcasts was so sluggish (even on a clean install) that the device was unpleasant to use. Battery life was also a huge letdown. I personally wouldn’t recommend.
  7. bscheffel macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I couldn't recommend an iPod Touch in 2019. The battery is anemic and gets worse over time. the 1GB of RAM makes many applications run very slowly. It won't get any further iOS updates. etc.
  8. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I bought a refurb 6th gen a while ago, and the poor battery life is really a huge negative on these. I would not recommend buying one.

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