iPod touch Questions

brandon4444

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Nov 23, 2009
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i dont anything really about ipods in general, but i think the touch looks intriging...but ive read on some places that they break easy due to moisture, im wondering if its true?

also, do you have to have an itunes account to put songs on it?
would i be able to use my mp3's from my old mp3 player and put them on an ipod?
 

DrawnToLife

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Aug 17, 2009
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1. Not sure.
2. No, you don't. But you need an iTunes account to download apps.
3. Yes you can. Just drag and drop them into your iTunes library then sync you iPod Touch.
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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The iPod touch contains an industry standard moisture indicator - the same are found in virtually every cell phone today. Assuming it has not been triggered, or your iPod shows signs of accidental damage, any failure will be covered under warranty for the first year.

In other words, no, they are not overly-sensitive to moisture; sweating and/or humidity are unlikely to cause any harm. Just keep it away from the swimming pool. ;)
 

brandon4444

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Nov 23, 2009
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I was reading some amazon reviews where people were having problems with there touches due to moisture, where it would trigger the moisture thing in it so the warranty was void. One even said his died due to an elevation change?

and also i was wondering what makes and ipod, or touch better/different than a normal MP3 player?

-thanks for the replies
 

DrawnToLife

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100, 000 Apps available in the app store.
The iTunes Music store.
Fully touch operated.
More than just a music player. More of a pocket computer.
 

EricNau

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I was reading some amazon reviews where people were having problems with there touches due to moisture, where it would trigger the moisture thing in it so the warranty was void. One even said his died due to an elevation change?
That's simply not true. The indicators used by Apple (and as I said before, the entire electronics industry) are very reliable, and only activate when exposed to significant amounts of moisture that would justifiably void the warranty.

and also i was wondering what makes and ipod, or touch better/different than a normal MP3 player?

-thanks for the replies
Well, the answer will be different for different people. Although, it is the only mp3 player that comes with the app store and iTunes, and has capabilities such as web surfing over wifi. Plus, it's great for gaming, if you're into that kid of thing.
 

brandon4444

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Nov 23, 2009
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Ive heard of the apps, but i guess i never really understood them?
are they more so just games? how much space do they take up? are they free or do you need to pay for them?

and with web surfing, can you access email and such with it? or it it more surfing? and how fast is it?

--thanks
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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Ive heard of the apps, but i guess i never really understood them?
are they more so just games? how much space do they take up? are they free or do you need to pay for them?
Yes, there is an app for just about everything. You can play tic-tac-toe or process credit transactions. Literally everything. Some are free and some cost money; some are expensive and some are cheap; some take up less than a MB, other take 20+. Every app is different.

and with web surfing, can you access email and such with it? or it it more surfing? and how fast is it?

--thanks
Yes, you can setup your email too, either using the mail application or by accessing your email through a web browser. It's all very simple, and fast enough. :)

iTunes is a free download, you could start by giving it a test drive: see how you like the app store.

Also, this website has the instructional guide and video tutorials. They're very good, and I think will answer all of your questions.
http://www.apple.com/support/ipodtouch/
 

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