just got an ipod touch as a gift, should i keep it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by twoodcc, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i just a new ipod touch as a bday gift. but clearly it doesn't have 3.0 on it. do i have to pay another $10 for 3.0, or should i just take it back?

    or should i take it back and wait til september to get one?
     
  2. Coolmatt49 macrumors member

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    If it is unopened and there are no engravings on it, you could, but I'm sure it wouldn't look nicely on those who bought it for you as a gift.

    As a gift, I would totally just open it up, use it, and then just pay the $10 fee for the 3.0 upgrade. Waiting less than a week for just $10 doesn't seem like a big advantage to me.

    Why would you wait till September to get another iPod Touch? What's special about September?
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    September is normally when the iPods get updated...
     
  4. Coolmatt49 macrumors member

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    Oh, I guess that is true, however, if a person is patient enough, then you could wait till then. Being impatient as I am, I would just start using the device right away haha.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Keep it, and pay the $10 when the 3.0 update comes out.
     
  6. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    the person who bought me the gift would understand if i took it back. that's why i haven't opened it yet.

    but i am tempted to just open it. just not sure
     
  7. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    If you're that frugal to wait until wednesday, then wait and return it.

    If you just want to use it, open it. I would wait, but I'm on the frugal side of things.
     
  8. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    There's still the possibility that 3.0 won't come on the iPods until the new batch comes with the refresh. This is what they did last year, so you might be out of luck if you try to return it. I say just open it and enjoy.
     
  9. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the replies :)

    i'm leaning towards just keeping it and opening it, but i still haven't made up my mind
     
  10. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    If you dont want it , can i have it ;)
     
  11. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    $10 for 2nd gen iPod Touch with OS3 and you are complaining? sheesh!

    Yes you can wait till September and see if there is a 3rd gen Touch, and then you could wait another 12 months for the 4th gen, because it can only get better right?

    The 1st to 2nd gen upgrade was enough to get me to buy one, the lack of an external speaker was always ruling 1st gen out as I can't use headphones at work, but I can use a 2nd gen with external speaker.

    Use it, enjoy it.
     

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