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Desilva212

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Jun 12, 2012
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I am looking to buy buy either the new iphone in a few months or ipod touch right now. Is the ipod touch almost a replacement for the iPhone if you don't need the phone functionality and you have wifi where you'll be using it?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FA1O0O

This is what I'm looking at and for the price, it just seems like an iPod may make more sense.
 
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tehpea

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Dec 10, 2011
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Yes, if you have wifi and don't need the phone function the iPod touch is essentially an iPhone, unless of course you DESPERATELY need Siri or a good camera.
 
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mlmwalt

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Jun 8, 2010
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If the telephony functionality doesn't matter to you, and you have WiFi readily available, the Touch is the way to go. I've had a Touch (64gb) for 3 years and love it. When it gets close to full, I just blow out the unused apps.
 
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0000757

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Dec 16, 2011
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iPod touch would be perfect, but I HIGHLY recommend the 32GB rather than the 8GB. When I had a touch I had the 8GB thinking I would never use it up, but it's REALLY easy to hit 7GB even with only a handful of apps and small music library. 16GB really is the sweet spot if you ask me, but they don't make the 16GB touch anymore, so get the 32GB one.
 
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Sylon

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Feb 26, 2012
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The iPod Touch has iMessage as well, right? I was thinking about upgrading my JB iPhone and iPad to iOS6 when it comes out, and possibly getting a Touch for JB purposes. There are a lot of things that I like about my JB devices, but I really like the iOS 6 features as well.
 
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moderately

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Sep 7, 2010
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I have the touch and it does everything I need it to do, but slowly. I use WeeklyCalendar and Numbers a lot and while WeeklyCalendar is a little slow, Numbers is in the start it up and do something else range. I don't play a lot of games so I can't report on that.
 
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