ok so just got itouch for xmas but...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Cinicraft, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Cinicraft macrumors newbie

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    sigh.... idk why i got the bare minimum 8GB when 16 GB is like 50$ more...

    is it possible to trade an itouch at an applestore and get a higher capacity one?
    and how much extra cash would it probably be? (im goin for a 16 GB)

    and damn this ipod is sexy :apple::D:apple:
     
  2. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    If purchased within the last 14 days, you can return it to the Apple Store for a full refund, and then you can take the refund money and buy a higher capacity one. But if you opened it, then there is a 10% restocking fee upon return.
     
  3. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    "Only $50"?? Geez that's 25% more!! What's wrong with getting a $200 iPod?
     
  4. Cinicraft thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do i need a receipt or just bring the ipod?

    well the 8gb ipod only has 6.8 gb of storage, (i think the integrated apps and the firmware suck up the other gb), i have 10 gb of songs, and im gunna load this thing up with apps.

    8gb aint gunna cut it, im a nerd here i need lots of space.
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not positive, but you will probably need a receipt. If purchased from the Apple store, then Apple usually emails you a copy of the receipt, so you could check that.
     
  6. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I believe he got it as a gift. ;)
     
  7. JustOneQuickONe macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure they have it on file/on the computers. I brought my Macbook in a few times and if i remember correctly they looked up the receipt/ transaction before I mentioned I had it with me. I may be wrong though.
     
  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    From the wording of his post, it sounds like he bought it himself, figuring he said that he could have gotten the 16 GB figuring it is only $50 more (in his words).
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^^ I read it that way too. But I also think it was yet another post about what was received and how it wasn't enough. Now, on that note, if he wishes to return using the Apple holiday extended return period, then he can. He can do that, turn around and basically trade up for a larger size. And it is an iPod Touch. Not iTouch!
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

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    The 16GB is $70 more than than the 8GB.
    So if it isn't open you can probably go in within 14 days and get the money back and then get a 16GB.
    Just make sure you bring like $80 with you.
    Actually, bring $100 in case they charge you a restocking fee, they may or may not.
    Although, I went and got mine replaced within the 14 days but it was open.
     
  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It has 7.08 space on mine. And no, the integrated apps and firmware does not "suck up" an entire gigabyte of space. It is because they use bits and computers use bytes. It says 8 gigabits on the box, but computers and iTunes use gigabytes. And the conversion is roughly 8:1, some self proclaimed nerd you are.
     
  12. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I would recommend it.
    Although I believe they can track it by the serial number.
     
  13. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    I thought the conversion rate was exactly 8:1, but thatis besides the point. If the box used gigabits, and iTunes used gigabytes the way you explain it..

    Then the "8 gigabit" iPod would only hold 1 gigabyte of music. The extra space is partitioned off for the operating system.
     
  14. coolman827 macrumors newbie

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    If i were you i would just get the 32 i mean if your gonna get such a top of the line product you might as well get the best and never worry about space, that is if youre willing to pay the price. but either way be happy you got a touch at all, your lucky believe it or not
     
  15. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah just get the receipt and go and talk to them, you are looking to spend more money so they ll probably just give you it and take the extra cash...
     
  16. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    This is off google (keyword: bits to bytes).
     

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  17. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

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    I have 72 apps and they take up 500 mb :D
     
  18. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    That is exactly 8:1, which proves my point. The last GB is not lost due to a conversion, it is partitioned off by Apple for use by the OS only.
     

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