Newest Ipod Touch vs. Newest iphone

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  1. Jobthefroggy macrumors newbie

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    Are there any experts out there (who has played with both devices extensively) who are willing to do a DETAILED compare and contrast between the two devices?

    Things like pricing, capacitity, dimensions, and obvious differences (like calling) are NOT the focus of this thread

    I am interested in similarities and differences in FEATURES & FUNCTIONALITIES.....

    i.e. things like these:
    What features do they both have?
    iphone can do XXX but ipod touch cannot (vice versa).

    a table format displaying the comparisions would be great guys~ rather than one sentence postings outlining one difference.....make it difficult to summarize after a while....'

    thanx~
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Device Specific Features:

    iPhone: Be a phone
    iPod touch: Integrated Nike+ functionality

    That's about it.
     
  3. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    iPod touch: get the back scratched and scuffed just by looking at it
    white iPhone: not the above

    That's about it.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The iPhone is a phone, has a GPS and a better battery. If you need a phone get an iPhone. If you need an iPod get and iPod touch.

    PS: every capital letter in the thread topic, except the first N isn't the right case.

    It should read: Newest iPod touch vs. newest iPhone.
     
  5. Matrix86 macrumors member

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    They are pretty much the same.

    besides the fact that the Iphone is, well a phone. :eek:



    oh and GPS.
     
  6. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    almost same but iPhone obviously can access data anywhere whereas you need to be in a hotspot for the iPod touch.
     
  7. Jobthefroggy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow~ thank you all for your posts~

    what about the "cloud" thing on itunes, and all those hundreds of new games that just debuted in the newest keynote speech, are all of these available to both devices?

    as wll, can both of them view microsoft office and pdf files?
     
  8. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    The white phone just cracks for no apparent reason. You don't even have to look at it.
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Mine doesn't. And from what I can tell it was only a very small minority of iPhones that did crack.
     
  10. Jobthefroggy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what about the "cloud" thing on itunes, and all those hundreds of new games that just debuted in the newest keynote speech, are all of these available to both devices?

    as wll, can both of them view microsoft office and pdf files?
     
  11. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I would be willing to bet that the black ones cracked as well. It was just harder to see the cracks because of the color.
     
  12. firewood macrumors 604

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    iPod Touch:
    feels much thinner and lighter
    new Apple in-ear headphones volume control compatibility (new)
    Nike+ compatibility (new)
    32GB option
    audio jack on the bottom
    includes earbuds
    metal back

    iPhone 3G:
    GSM/3G cell phone + cellular data
    built-in microphone
    GPS
    2MPixel camera
    bigger battery (longer play time in airplane mode)
    audio jack on the top
    includes earbuds with mic and button
    compatible with Bluetooth handsfree devices
    plastic back

    Both:
    Cocoa touch
    lots of apps, App store, SDK
    iPod media player, iTunes, iTunes store
    wifi
    mobileme compatible
    capable of using an external mic (new on new Touch)

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  13. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, but what you don't see can't hurt you. Isn't that the argument all the owners of white iPhones have been saying in regards to scratches? For the record, my black iPhone has been naked since launch day, and the scratches on the chrome bezel and apple logo are much more noticeable than on its sexy back.
     

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