Is the Ipad (2017 or Air 2) is worth an upgrade over a 4g ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TechnicalGeek1111, May 14, 2017.

  1. TechnicalGeek1111 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2017
    Is the ipad just a larger ipod touch? How about the Ipad Pro?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    First, I don't understand your thread title at all. What do you mean is an iPad worth the upgrade over an iPod touch? They are Entirely two different devices.

    What Exactly do you want to know about the iPad Pro?

    If you're comparing the iPad to the iPod, they're completely two different devices, even though they have similar fashions with the user interface.

    There are tasks that you're not able to complete on your iPod that you would be able to on your iPad.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Basically, iOS in current form on an iPad is a bloated version of iPhone OS.
    They looks like different and have different usage cases. However, what you can do most on iPod may be able to finish faster on iPad, or cannot finish at all depending on app support, and vise versa.
    For example, if one app does not officially support iPad, then you may not be able to use that app on iPad. On the other hand, you can use some drawing app on your iPod but those apps work a lot better on an iPad. Microsoft office apps work better on iPad than on iPod.
    But still, iOS on iPad is mainly just a bloated version of iPhone OS.
  4. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    How about you read some reviews on the current hardware. It's pretty obvious that it's not an iPod touch, in my opinion. That's been established when the first iPad came to market, 7 years ago.
  5. TechnicalGeek1111 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2017
    Basically, all I want to know is whether an ipad is just a bigger ipod touch. Are there really any other noteable differences besides screen size. Can I use it for college in terms of notetaking? With the ipad pro inquiry, I wanted to know what is the difference between the Ipad and Ipad Pro besides the keyboard and the apple pencil. I don't want to feel like wasting money in purchasing an Ipad if it turns out that it's just a bigger ipod touch. That's all. I hope that clarified it.
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    Thank you! That's all I wanted to know!
  6. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 27, 2013
    I think your title is what is confusing and makes no sense.

    Yes you can use the iPad to take notes in college, you can even write them with the Apple Pencil (pro) something you would not be able to do on a lowly 4th gen iPod. Also iOS has changed a great deal from what iPod 4th gen supports offering many new features. One thing you can do on the iPad is have a browser open with a picture in picture video and use slide over for messaging all at the same time. I'd say NO and iPad is not a bigger iPod touch because of its multi tasking features (which are not even present on the iPhone).
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Do you listen to music on your iPod? Can you carry your iPad in your pocket?
  8. Math889 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2016
    Well , answering your question , The Ipad Air 2 and Ipad Pro is a HUGE upgrade over the Ipod Touch 4 gen. Even the Air 1 ,IMO is a HUGE upgrade over the Touch 4.

    If you want to replace your Ipod touch 4 , well, buy the Ipod touch 6.Larger size, A8 processor , better screen, and it is available in various colors too . and its cheaper than Ipad Pro

    An Ipad doesnt replace an Ipod/Iphone . IMO . No,its not a larger ipod . Its a tablet.

    If you want to buy an Ipad , buy an Ipad 2017 or if you can afford an 9.7 Ipad Pro
  9. TheKeatonio macrumors newbie


    Sep 4, 2017
    The short answer is YES! The iPod 4th generation is almost useless (iOS 6 Max update). UNLESS you only listen to music AND you already have the music on there! I would DEFINITELY upgrade to a newer iPad. I have the iPad Air 1 (I'm using it now Lol) and it works GREAT! I would upgrade for sure though.
  10. SB-MBP Suspended


    May 11, 2013
    N. Ireland
    Yes, it's worth going from iPod touch to iPad.

    Larger screen, multitasking, 10 hour battery life, iOS 11, more up to date processor so it's also faster.

    Go for the iPad 2017 vs. The Air 2 at this point in time, as it's more recent and is a processor generation ahead.
  11. Vivian125 macrumors regular


    May 19, 2017
    iPod Touch nowadays are used ONLY FOR MUSIC, Checking Mails, and alarm clocked.

    iPads are 10 Times bigger, it's FAR DIFFERENT than an iPod because iPad are bloated version os iPhone OS, which means that iPads filled the gap BETWEEN Mobile and Desktop Replacement. It can act as Desktop to type word, or to present in a class, while iPod is still limited.

    IMO 2017 iPad isn't worth it, iPad Air 2 has much better screen due to laminated display and anti glare coating.

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