Time to buy: 16 or 32?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Wishsong, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Wishsong macrumors regular

    May 13, 2009
    I don't really want to shell out the dough for a $299 32gb, when it's not even that much faster, and when I don't need that much space. So should I get that (is it worth it?) or go to my local best buy that is dieing to get rid of their 16gbs (I forgot to ask the price, I'll call them again)?
  2. dwu182, Sep 10, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  3. Wishsong thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2009
    Yeah I'm going to buy one on Friday no matter what. But I'm not sure if the 32 gig is like actually worth the extra money for the faster internet browsing and such.
  4. LVBrian macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2009
    16gb touch for 220?

    Where did you see the 16gb at BB for 220?

    I saw they have a boat load in stock but they told me 299.99

  5. dwu182, Sep 10, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012

    dwu182 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    They are $299.99 listed, but ring up as $220.
  6. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Much like when buying a TV, there is no such thing as too big. Get the 32 unless you're absolutely so poor that in 6 months you'll still be missing that extra $75 you spent. Do not buy the new ipod touches unless you need 64 gb. I don't think that the changes are worth it at all. I'd take a 2nd gen at a drastically reduced price any day. Giving Apple a your money for an essentially identical item would be a bad idea. It's like paying $75 more for a sticker that says "3rd gen ipod touch" when it's otherwise the same.
  7. greg555 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2005
  8. Wishsong thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2009
    Well the faster processor might be required for newer games
  9. mariokarter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    go for th 32, you never know when youll need the space.
  10. goinskiing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Meridian, ID
    Just bought my 32GB 3G touch. Looking forward to the added performance and space.
  11. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    I was always told to get the biggest I can afford because I will want more space in the future.

    I got an 8GB iPod Touch and thought I would be fine. I only had 2 gigs of music and 1 gig of videos and like 1 gig of photos. Fast forward to now (I upgraded my Touch a long time ago to 16GB) and I have 14GB of music, 60GB of Video/Movies, and over 8GB of Photos. On top of that I have over 200 Apps. And I bet most of those will go up about 20% by February. I'll be upgrading again.

    The good thing about iPods is they have high resale so you are safe getting the biggest size while you can (sometimes). The performance boost in my opinion is negligible unless you play games or really use the apps. Most people I know who have iPhones and Touch's only listen to music and watch the occasional video.

    In a nutshell, get the biggest size you can AFFORD. If you can't afford it, get what you can or save up for the bigger size. I would rather have a 64GB iPod next week than have a 32GB iPod today.

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