Is the iPod Touch 6th gen worth it?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by heyyitssusan, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    I have a 5th gen right now and it's just SO slow. I have been looking online and noticed that the Moto X Pure is the same price as a 32GB iPT 6th generation... my thing is, should I get the Moto X Pure and use it the same way I'm using my iPod now and put music onto a microSD and also play with customizing it, or should I stick with the 6th gen?
  2. colodane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2012
    I bought a 64 GB 6G Touch last winter when Target had a big pre-Xmas sale. Price was fine ($60 or so less than normal), but I have been disappointed with it. It works great but the battery life is terrible. I still use it to carry around when I'm out for a short time, but even with the normal battery saving techniques only can get 3 or 4 hours out of it. So I like the device but cannot in good faith recommend it to anyone with the present battery situation. You might luck out and get a good one, but no guarantees.

    There are several threads on the 6G battery life issue in this forum.
  3. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    Same assessment. Works great. Fast and fluid but bad battery life for anything other than listening to music.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The A8 Processor is very powerful, but at a price with the battery life being victim. If you do decide to purchase it, look for a discounted price.
  5. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    The 6th generation iPod is essentially an iPhone 6 in a smaller body. The performance is somewhere between an iPhone 5s and a 6 and will handle everything you throw at it. It really comes down to whether or not you want to continue to be a part of the Apple ecosystem. For me, iMessage is a huge feature that I would not dare to lose, but if you do not rely on existing app and media purchases or Apple specific features then it is a nice device to switch to.
  6. PinkyMacGodess, Jul 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016

    PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2007
    Midwest America.
    It was made to 'play music', and in my experience, it does that well, and I can still play some local games. For those that want an updated 'I'm flying across country/I'm flying to Australia/Europe' the new Touch works very well IMO. It's not aimed as a 'cheap iPhone alternative'. The way I look at it is I am already traveling with my iPhone. I actually turn it off when the door closes, and use my Touch for music/games/photos. As soon as the wheels touch the ground, the Touch is usually off, and the iPhone comes out, fully charged (usually) ready to go as I wade through emails and messages.

    The Touch is a 'content delivery device', NOT a 'do it all cheap phone'.

    Rereading your post, I guess I 'got a good one' as it lasts cross country, and while traveling East. It just works, and does it well.

    My only complaint is that it doesn't have the ambient light sensor, and trying to brighten it, after it has been turned all the way down, in a brightly lit area is 'hard'. 'Difficult'... 'Impossible'...

    But, I like mine. Call me crazy...
  7. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Definitely worth the upgrade, especially for the price it costs.
  8. deaglecat macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2012
    Its a shame that nobody makes a mophie pack / integrated battery case for this device.

    Cos' apart from the battery it is a great device.
  9. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2007
    Midwest America.
    Market demand. Apparently not enough people have them, or complain about them to make a market.
  10. sorcery macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2016
    Ring of Fire
    If you want a phone, buy a phone. If you want a beautiful and elegant media player, the IPT6 is it. My battery lasts in excess of a 12 hour flight, playing podcasts, wifi and screen off.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 28, 2016 ---
    BTW check out the Anker Powercore power banks. Models include slim n elegant or high capacity...

  11. deaglecat macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2012

    So true... unless I am mistaken Apple don't even make a regular case for the IPT.
  12. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    When I get my 3d printer, I'm gonna make a case that will hold an anker lipstick battery. It will double as a landscape phone stand

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