should i get an 8gb touch now?

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  1. sargent bannana macrumors member

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    i was wondering if i should buy an 8gb ipod touch right now because im going on like a 10 hour flight june 23and im going to be BORED! and my nano is not too fun. i was wondering if i should get it now or wait till mac world ... when is mac world? please reply thank you and i only need 8gb i only have a 300+ song library lol
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    I would get it , but the battery doesn't last that long it last about 3 hours of music with screen off and 2 hours of listening to music and doing other things, especially if you jailbreak it, the battery life just runs out so quickly
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Macworld is in January, just buy an iPod touch, if you're always waiting for the next thing you'll never buy anything.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    3 hours with the screen off? Something's wrong there... I've got it to play for over 24 hours with my screen off.
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    haha you definitely need to take your iPod back to the apple store, or you need to learn to tell time.
     
  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    The reason to wait is the pricing disparity with the iPhone. I would be concerned that Apple may drop the price of the touch a bunch to make the prices more in line.

    Of course, you could buy from a place like amazon that gives you price protection.
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The iPhone is subsidized, I doubt there would be a significant price break that lowers the iPod touch's to anything near an iPod nano.
     
  8. gquaker macrumors newbie

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    Amazon price protection?

    How does the price protection work? Do you know how long it lasts?
     
  9. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    there's a lot of truth in that quote.
    buy the itouch. perhaps something to keep the battery alive while on the plane.
    i doubt you'll be disappointed.
     
  10. HP3000HYD macrumors newbie

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    -------- I just got one (8gb), the you Tube is OUTSTANDING!
    Think of any singer or sport or tv show or movie or.......great quality video of it. Sometimes I wear a 1 x magnifyed pair of glasses watching, awesome!

    8 gb not enough? I put over 400 JPEGS, and about 80 songs - wav clips - MP3's on mine, and when you see the storage left on ITUNES, out of 8 gb, there is like 7.37 gb left. outrageous.
     
  11. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    After 400 pictures, and 80 songs, if you have used up practically just 700MB... something is wrong- or you have reaaaaaly small pictures and short songs encoded at a lower bitrate.
     
  12. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I've got one I might be looking to sell soon, if you're interested. PM me with an offer.
     
  13. Michaud68 macrumors member

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    Get it now I got mine a few weeks ago and I love it.
     
  14. sargent bannana thread starter macrumors member

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    price protection? does anyone know any rumors about the new touch if there is any
     
  15. Kohkane macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking about getting an 8gb or 16gb, 8gb would be nice to get because i could get it faster with less saving but 16gb would also be nice because then i could add a few more movies and more higher quality songs with future room to grown :)but also then I would have to save longer :( So it depends on you.. you cna get it now and jailbreak it or you can wait and see what happens to the price
     
  16. sargent bannana thread starter macrumors member

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    im not jailbreaking anything
     
  17. Michaud68 macrumors member

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    Price protection is offered at alot of retailers like circuit city for one say you buy your iPod for 399.00 and 3 days later it goes on sale somewhere else you bring or show that ad to the store you bought it and they refund you the difference
     
  18. tonie macrumors 6502

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    That actually called "Price matching". Price protection is when you bought an item at the store and a week later, they (same store) selling the same item but lower price, they will refund you the difference.
     

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