Need a new Ipod...Touch or Classic

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by chayes, May 28, 2011.

  1. chayes macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2010
    I need a new Ipod. I lost my old Classic a while ago, and the only thing I have now is my shuffle. I wanted to get a new Ipod, but I'm indecisive about the Touch or Classic. The Classic has more space - but the Touch has a larger screen and is Touch screen.

  2. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
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    I love the classic due to it's storage capacity. That being said mine just up and died this week. Second classic in a row to die at 18 months because of HD failure. I really want to buy another classic bur I think I'm going to wait to see if it is updated this fall.
  3. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    How many GB's of music do you have? The benefit of the iPod touch is it also operates as a kind of pocket computer with Internet, email etc. Is that extra functionality important to you? Or do you just need a basic MP3 player?

    Since you've been using a shuffle I assume you only have a small music collection maybe 1-4GB?? If you have such a small music collection it would be idiotic to buy a classic and I would recommend the touch.
  4. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    If you want apps, go for the touch. If not, then you can't go wrong with the classic.
  5. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    I would go for the Touch, it allows you to do soooo much more.
  6. Repo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    I have both, but if I chose to keep only one, it'd be the Touch.
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yeah, the Classic is pretty much just a music player.
  8. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    It's also a video player and can do photos.

    It really depends on how much music you have and how much use you'll get out of the other apps.
  9. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    I dumped a 160gb Classic to get a 64gb Touch. The Touch is way more versatile; music, video, movies, games, internet, misc apps. The Classic is good for music only. Go with the Touch, you won't be sorry... :D
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I would go with an iPod Touch. There's just so much more you can do with it ... its amazing.
  11. Daria, May 31, 2011
    Last edited: May 31, 2011

    Daria macrumors regular


    May 31, 2011
    Northern California
    I agree with the above.

    My iPod touch is soooo old, and it's still great! :) Especially as there are now iMac applications which will sync with it. Making lists on paper or some other device is now a thing of the past.

    Question for anyone, please? It's said that Jobs will announce iOS5 soon and I am sure this applies to the iPhone, but does it also mean there will be a generation for the iPod touch? I'm just not certain how these things go.

    I know this is a little off topic, but I'm new enough here that I'm not yet allowed to start a thread. :eek: So thank you for anyone who may help me out with this question.
  12. Daria macrumors regular


    May 31, 2011
    Northern California
    OK, I found the answer to my own question, in the thread called When is the Ipod touch 5G coming out..?
  13. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
  14. Simbazz macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    Lancashire, England
    Depending on whether you've got an iPhone, I'd go for the Touch. If you have an iPhone, a classic every day of the week! No point in having both. I did for a year, and it was pointless, I never did anything on the touch.
  15. Frankestein macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    United States
    I am having an Ipod touch so I will suggest you to buy it for sure...!!
    Because if you want to download any kinda apps in it then you can easily download them on it..
  16. InspectoR95 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    Everything depends on your needs my friend.
    If you're a real music maniac then go for the classic one. But still, 160GB isn't a lot?
    On the other hand, if you want to do other things, in addition to listening to the music, go for the touch. To my mind the 32GB is enough. But as I said before if you're such a music maniac go for 64GB ipod touch. You got both enough memory and a wide variety of apps and other things to do in order to waste your leisure time.
    But it depends on YOUR needs ONLY!
    Good luck in whatever you decide to do !
  17. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    With iCloud, storage becomes moot, especially if you buy all your music from iTunes. If you have lots of ripped music then it's $25 a year, not bad. The point is that the iPod Touch is probably a better way to go.
  18. malnar macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    I'm going to chime in with another vote for the 64gb Touch. I'm another coming from a 160gb Classic, too, and I really don't miss it. I just manage music a little differently, that's all. The Touch is better in EVERY way except capacity - sound quality is a step up from my 160, that's for sure (the 6th gen, fat 160 - it really did not have a good sound chip in it.) I don't even use it for games, etc., but I enjoy being able to have digital booklets for albums I've purchases from iTunes/Amazon on the same device I'm listening on (if they came with them.)
  19. penfan82 macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    If u have alot of music and want to hold most or all get a a classic if u want the bells and whistles of the Internet and apps get a touch I have them both and love them both however if I could only keep one I'd pick the music and classic depends on ur wants and needs really
  20. Mark0512 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011
    My iPod touch is soooo old, and it's still great!
  21. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    Depends: is the iPod Classic used as a main source for all your music, and is it used as a central entertainment center song compendium?

    I began buying iPods with the first version and had the classic up until 2006 when I switched to Nano for portability. Also, the hard drive of my classics died every year or two. Back before 2006 I was hooked on the idea of having ALL MY MUSIC in there, and the first one I did use as a hook-up to the stereo to provide a rich juke-box of musical choice.

    Once I had the Nano, I realized I never listened to 95% of my music. It was fatuous to have 40GB of music. Now, 8GB of music is a lot more than I would rotate through in a couple months. I've learned to be discerning and put together playlists in iTunes that work into my iPods.

    For almost 3 years I have owned a 16gb iPod Touch, and it is a brilliant device. It does everything... well, kinda. The new ones seem to do everything. If you decide to go for a Touch, wait for the next revision with the better camera and better processor (assuming it gets those things) and you'll have an iPod/movie player/app machine/calculator/camera/movie editor/game machine/data entry device/browser/ etc. etc.

    I still own my 2006 Nano, and it's a fine device, but for workouts I got the last Shuffle with the most minimal space. Even then, the Shuffle's space requirements are more than enough for a week's worth of listening. 160gb iPods are more than a tad fatuous unless you use them for a central music device at home.
  22. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    Umm no it doesn't....

    iCloud only syncs music between all of your devices, you still need enough space on your iPod to hold all of it. If you have 1000GB of music you need 100GB of space on your iPod.
  23. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    I assume you meant to type 1000GB both times.

    If you have 1000 GB of music and iCloud, then you can get any of your music on your iPod so long as you are in a WiFi network, on-demand. You can't get it all, all at once, on your iPod. Big deal.

    If someone has 1000 GB of music all of which they want to access from anywhere, iCloud and iTunes Match make the benefit of a 64GB iPod vs. a 32GB or 8GB negligible.
  24. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    No I meant 100GB.

    iCloud is not a streaming music service... you have to psychically download whatever tracks you want from the cloud to your device. iTunes match is just a service that lets you enjoy iCloud storage and syncing with music you did not purchase from iTunes.
  25. ratzzo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2011
    The Touch is a tool. The Classic is a strict music player. You give up space for utility, and utility for space respectively. If you just want to have a MP3 and listen to all your music, just go for the Classic.

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