iTouch 4 vs Iphone 4 (different hardware)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by cdesigns, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. cdesigns macrumors 6502

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    Last week I bought for my daughter the new iphone touch, facetime worked like a charm, and processor speeds very similar to my iphone 4, but after comparing the 2 unit (iphone, Itouch) I noticed that the ipod touch lcd display does have retina display but it is more whiteish on dark backgrounds and colors are not as pure compared to my iphone 4, also found that the iphone 4 cameras both front/back took better pictures and performed better in low light conditions than the ones on the ipod touch.

    Did apple put cheaper hardware on the new itouch?

    Have any of you experience this?

    My daughter and her new itouch 4
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  2. supermassive macrumors regular

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    Are you serious?

    It's like buying a mac mini an asking why it's not as fast as your mac pro .. :rolleyes:

    Why didn't you buy her an iPhone if you wanted the same quality?
     
  3. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    Will you pay for her data and voice plan?
     
  4. supermassive macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't have bought her an iPt in the first place but that's a different story.

    He apparently is surprised by lower quality and doesn't event take the price-difference into account.
     
  5. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    to the OP, a search would have saved you this grief. cute kid btw.
     
  6. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    I think it's a great idea. My 2yo grandson frequently plays with his father's touch (under supervision, of course). There are all sorts of kid friendly apps. It's quite the educational tool and I just got him a cute accessory for it. It provides protection and has a built-in speaker. It's called a Woogie and is from Griffin Tech. It was only $17 after a discount code (free shipping, no tax).

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  7. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    To answer your question straight-forward, and not use sarcasm like everybody else (except tubemonkey), yes it is lower quality, especially the camera. You should probably buy a nice case, or a Woogie.
     
  8. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    The iphone has a better camera because it's body is thick enough to accommodate the better (and thicker) sensor...and the touch is too thin for that...so thats why they put the different hardware in touch.
    And since the touch is a lot cheaper than the iphone, they put a lower quality screen on it...but its still awesome IMO.
     
  9. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    It's too thin because they deliberately made it thin. They could've designed the touch around a better camera and still made it thinner than the iPhone 4; if they wanted to.
     
  10. supermassive macrumors regular

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    It's not too thin. It is as it is. If it would be thicker it wouldn't be the iPt 4G. Maybe it would be the iPhone or the device of your dreams, whatever. However different people, different imaginations.

    If they could have designed and they wanted to, they would but they didn't!

    Can we just stop this stupid iphone comparisons? Just go to the iPhone-Forum and complain about the price, but don't tell everyone how the iPt should be.
     
  11. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    That's easy. Just step out of the thread. Problem solved. :D
     
  12. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    seriously, they could have made the iPT4 more like the iphone 4, but then it would be $500-$600.
     
  13. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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  14. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    no 5 year old NEEDS an ipod touch, but what's wrong with them having one? my 4 year old has one and she also uses my ipad regularly.
     
  15. battlekid macrumors regular

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    Um, the things iPH 4 does that the iPT 4 does not....

    Phone
    IPS (this is what makes your screen nice to see from extreme angles)
    GPS
    camera... iPhone has a 5MP backlit sensor with built in flash. NICE looking pics.... But iPod has 0.7mp no flash. ok pics. iPH 4 has a better (not "a", better) camera.
    3G
    Vibration motor
    Double RAM (512 MB)
    Fancy glass enclosure
    Noise canceling mic setup (two mics)

    SO, thats what the iphone 4 has over the iPod 4...

    And I'm not even going to get started on the whole kid with iDevice thing.... Lets just say that have fun lobotomizing your kid!! :D:D
     
  16. cdesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what I also think about the cost difference, The iphone has GPS, GSM, 3G chips plus extra 8gb of storage, 1 extra mic and other hardware that makes it more expensive.

    I think putting cheaper hardware on the itouch was not smart. I just returned the itouch and kept the 3rd gen that I already had.

    for those wondering about why my 3 year old daughter has an itouch, is because she knows how to use it and there is a lot of good learning apps for kids, she has learned a lot.
     
  17. citizenal macrumors regular

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    I sold my itouch 2g to my sister so her 3 year old daughter can use it. Plenty of apps to help you learn how to read and add and of course the kid shows. I see nothing wrong with it as long as you can afford it.

    That woogie looks like an awesome idea. Gonna have to tell my sis about that.
     
  18. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    Here's a coupon code - PIRILLO1510 - for a 15% discount. It saved me $3 off my order. Also, there's free shipping and no tax. Final cost was $17.

    Griffin Discount Codes
     
  19. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Well... kids get Nintendo DS's or PSP's. The iPod Touch is now a contender in that category of devices so I don't see where the problem is.
     
  20. georgerussos macrumors member

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    Your daughter is a cutie :)

    And IMO you did right getting her the new iTouch, whenever you are you will be able to talk with her.
     
  21. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    Kids tend to drop things.... alot
     

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