should i get an ipod touch 8gb or 16 gb?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by lrd, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. lrd macrumors newbie

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    ok so im getting a new ipod touch.. im not sure if i should get 8gb or 16gb?
    i currently have the ipod video. it has about 1400 songs on it and some podcasts. its a 30 gb.. so id feel nervous getting such a smaller space like an 8gb.. but i suppose i never really used most of the space anyway.. but i still feel weird about it and i hate buying things when im unsure... please help! :confused:
     
  2. apple. macrumors member

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    if you checked the buyers guide it say uddates soon.
    just hold out a bit, maybe apple 16 will be stock? and they take out 8.
     
  3. lrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    did it say how long? i have to wait til my next paycheck in about 2 weeks til i get enough money to buy one. i saw some on ebay that were 16gb for like $320.. they are getting rid of the 8s?:confused:
     
  4. apple. macrumors member

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    i could see it happening.
    the latest is september.
     
  5. lrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm.. i dont know if im that patient..
    is the update going to make that much of a difference?
    or lower the prices?:confused:
     
  6. apple. macrumors member

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    i would recomend waiting.
    it will be worth it at the end.

    especially if you think your going to be squeezed by 8 gbs.
     
  7. lrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    alright thanks :)
     
  8. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Don't wait for a hardware update, it most likely won't even bring many new things. Get a 16GB iPod touch now, because if you have 1400 songs those won't even fit on an 8GB.
     
  9. lrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats what i was thinking.. that the update wouldnt be that different. and if i really wanted it im sure they would have a download, like the one for the old ipod touches for the 2.0 software.
    and i thought 8gb holds 1750-2000 songs..:confused:
     
  10. XxCH3AT3RxX macrumors regular

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    Buy refurbished. ;)

    I got an 8GB since I do not have any podcasts or videos. I only have like 3-4GB of music and that is high quality. I recently compressed all that music to less its quality for my Sony PSP and I could not tell a difference in sound quality, honestly. So I might compress the music the same amount and put it on the touch. 8GB was great for me since I do not do podcasts or videos.
     
  11. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    If you must buy now get a refurbished one for $199 (8GB) or $299 (16GB).

    Full 1 year warranty and the two nanos and one touch that my family has bought were like new.

    Greg
     
  12. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Why do people always ask this question concerning memory? YOU BUY THE MOST MEMORY YOU CAN COMFORTABLY AFFORD! It has been the same answer for the last 20 years, doesn't matter what the product is.
     
  13. lrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well excuse me..
    i wish for the memory that suits me best.
    im not going to get an ipod that way too much just because i can afford it..
    im just unsure if the 8gb would be too tight of a sqeeze..
     
  14. lrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sounds good! if i was then id definitely get the 16gb
    i just hope it would reliable and nice..
    i was really hoping not to spend much more than 300 on one
    my moms giving me 150 intrade of my old ipod
     
  15. volsfan macrumors regular

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    first of all dont buy ebay. apple refurb sotre has a 16 gig for 300 and a 8 gig for 200. But if i were you i would get the 16. I had a 30 gig video then went to a 8 gig and didnt have enough. Now im on a 32 gig touch
     
  16. illidian macrumors 6502

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    iTunes displays how much memory your library takes up.

    If you are uncomfortable making playlists (even random ones where iTunes does it for you) and need to carry all your music with you all the time, then you need a lot of memory.

    If, however, you don't mind carrying around only about a thousand songs at a time, the 8GB is fine.
     
  17. lrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so 16 gb refurbished it is
    thanks! :)
    i cant believe i didnt think/know about those
    i only enter the apple website everday when i come on safari.. wow
     
  18. Resist macrumors 68030

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    If you use the Touch for lots of music video or movies then yes 8GB would be to small.
     
  19. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    I think this is a good choice.

    I have a 16 gb and it serves me well, I don't fill it up all the time but I like having the extra space. I think I'd be squeezed with 8 gb

    Eric
     
  20. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what I have and I LOOOOOOVE it! Good choice! Congrats on the iPod!
     

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