Should I buy an iPod Touch or the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Well i got my mac a week ago and love it now im addicted and now I am pondering the idea about getting the phone or mp3? What do you guys think?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What do you NEED, because the iPhone is an iPod.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
    exactly.. I just dont want to buy a ipod for 300 bucks and go crap i should have just bought the phone and had both. Basically i guess im wondering if the features on each might give me less problems
  4. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Get the iphone. Once you realize how useful the iPod touch is for internet quick lookups, you'll want the 'internet in your pocket' 100% of the time. Only the iPhone can deliver that unless you live in a perpetual Wi-Fi cloud.

    If your contract is up on your cellphone, it's time to step up to iPhone. You then have one device in your pocket.

    I own an iPod touch, and as soon as my Verizon contract is over I'm switching. That day. Right when the AT&T store opens.
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    iPod touch is the iPhone without the phone essentially. The iPhone 3G must be purchased with a monthly subscription service. It's basically the bill you have to pay every month for your cellphone. If you have a contract with another network besides AT&T (for US) you have to terminate the contract and sign on for AT&T. It's $70 a month, you get 450 minutes and unlimited data (internet access).

    The iPod touch however, you pay upfront and there is no monthly service fee. Just think of the iPod touch as a regular iPod and the iPhone a cell phone. Both have the same exact features (generally speaking) but the iPod doesn't have the ability to call people or the gps chip.
  6. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    For me personally, I found the iPhone battery just didn't have the power to get me through the day if I used it to its full potential (I deal with a lot of e-mails during the day on my mobile device). For that reason, I've now got a separate cell phone and a 32GB iPod touch. I find splitting the work between the two devices suits me better.
    However, if you are a lighter user then the iPhone is a fantastic device and does have the advantage that you only need to carry one thing around with you.
    Ultimately, only you can make the decision which option suits your personal circumstances the best, but either device will serve you well :D
  7. yorkshire macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
    If you can afford it, might as well get the iPhone as you can use the Internet anywhere.
  8. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    It's not about which one to buy? It's about what you need and are willing to pay for? If you want the iPhone then you have to decide if AT&T's rate plans will satisfy your needs? For me AT&T's plans weren't very good so I kept my T-Mobile account and bought an iPod Touch 2G. There's plenty of hotspots around so you will hardly lose out getting the iPod Touch. You pay one time (less any future major OS upgrades) and enjoy. With the iPhone, you can't even use any of the functions until it's activated and tied to a contract with a monthly service fee.
  9. donga macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2005
    you have to figure out what you want/need

    the iphone has access anywhere you are (provided there's a signal/3g network/edge/wifi), with monthly payments for talk/internet usage.

    the touch has access at wifi spots (depending on where you are can be almost everywhere or maybe just at home), with no payments but a higher upfront cost.

    do some more research for yourself

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