New touch or Refurb?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Dino451, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Dino451 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2006
    If I get a touch would it be worth it if I get a new one or get a refurb and download the update. Ive been reading and the only feature that interest me the most hardware wise is the external speaker and the volume buttons. What features from the new one are the same and what new features come down to the old 1st gen touch?
  2. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    If the volume controls is the selling point for you, then get the new touch. Also the refurbs are probably cheaper.

    I am perfectly happy with my 1 gen iPod touch. Awesome device.

    Again, it is all about what you are willing to spend.
  3. mzd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2005
    yeah, main advantages of the 2G are the external volume buttons, as mentioned, and the use of the forthcoming remote/mic (+ any other unannounced accessories that use the fourth ring on the plug), the built in Nike+iPod, and the built in speaker.
    if you buy refurb you will also need to add $10 for the 2.1 software update if you want genius, app store, etc.
  4. drb6 macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Depends which touch you're looking at. For the 32g for instance, the difference is only around 80 bucks, less if you're a student, in the military or can get a corporate discount.

    For that amount, I would think its worth it for the volume buttons, improved battery life and resale value (if thats relevant to you)
  5. Dino451 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2006
    Iam a student. Do I get a discount on a new touch? How much?
  6. BennyK macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2004
    Appleton, WI
    Nope, no student discounts on any iPods. only iPod special is the back to school special. No new iPods included.

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