Should I buy the new iPod touch 6th gen if...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AmazingTechGeek, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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    If I have an iPad Air 2 and iPhone 5s? My iPhone's battery is crap now, so I can't play games when I'm out and about without worry about it dying, so I only really use it for mail, calls, and texts. I use my iPad at home or at a place where I'll remain for a long while. Would getting the new iPod merit that? I'm thinking about getting it, but don't know if it's a good investment.
     
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Honestly, you could save those $200 + tax (if you were planning on buying the 16GB version), sell your iPhone 5s at a good price (maybe $300?) and spend only a bit more to get the upcoming iPhone 6s. That's what I would do, but it's only a suggestion :)
     
  3. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    I'd spend that money to replace the battery in your iPhone 5s.
     
  4. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    DON'T replace the battery in your 5S!! I'm sure it's fine, my 6 has 100% of its capacity still and I run into very similar battery issues. Games, high brightness, lots of photo capture/video recording, and cellular data cause atrocious battery life. Combine any of the two, and it automatically is safe to say that you will get less than 4-5 hours of use, which sucks. Again, this is what I've found on my 6, and everyone says the 6 has better battery life and is great. Yeah, I can say there's a difference but it isn't night and day.

    I wouldn't say your idea is a bad one. The iPod can take the heavy load with games, while battery of your iPhone is preserved so it can serve its unique purposes, calls, SMS/MMS, and Internet usage on the go. The iPod would act as a good side kick, and as long as you have the funds, go for it.

    If you would be breaking the bank for this, I would advise for you to move on and get a portable battery pack that can charge your iPhone a time or two.
     
  5. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good advice. Thank you.
     
  6. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought the new iPod touch and have an iPhone 6. I personally love the iPod and having a secondary device that I am not afraid to use when working out etc. definitely personal choice though. Good device though the new iPod is.
     
  7. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Iphone 6 battery is definitely not "night and day" it can barely get through "the day" on my uses.
    But Ipod touch 6 is no ipad either. For how i see it, you will end up with 2 devices out of battery at the same time sharing the charging dock.

    If they make Ipod touch 6 a tad thicker and put in Ambient light censor with 2500 mah battery. Then im getting that day one.
     
  8. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How long does the new iPod touch last playing games?
     

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