Touch as main iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by s.hoz, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. s.hoz macrumors regular

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    I'm in need of new iPod, and right now I have a semi-broken 30gb. I have around 20gb of music. Do people who own touchs have them as their primary iPod? Should I? I don't listen to ALL my music, but a good portion of it.
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Um i cant speak for everyone, but i personally only like to own one device for my media.

    I have a 1st gen jailbroken 16GB touch only used 5 gigs with all my music and 4 full length movies.

    Get the 32 gb version and youll be very happy.
     
  3. s.hoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah...that's what I was thinking.
    Is it worth it to spend money on the new 32gb? I know I don't care about the volume clicker or the speaker. Is the refurb a good deal or is it a sweet deal to add an extra 100 fora better designed touch with more battery life?
     
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Why wouldn't someone use a Touch as a main iPod, especially since they go up to 32GB now?
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    if you want that full 20 GB of music on there, get the 32 gb version. That alone makes it worth it ( to me any way)
     
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    I may be the only one out there with a dozen MP3 players to play with, and the ones I pick up for music are the ones with Bluetooth. Why? I can always use them with wired headphones, but when that wire irks me I can leave the player in my room and be up to 30 feet away while listening to and controlling my music using Bluetooth headphones. So I'll pick up (in this order) my Samsung P2, Insignia Pilot, or Philips GoGear SA5243BT for music. When I want to play a game or check my email I'll pick up my Touch. An 8gb Samsung P2+ with a 3" touchscreen can be found at BestBuy now for $179.
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Valid points. One question tho, what in the world is the purpose of having mp3 players? Just seems wasteful to me....
     
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  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    It's confirmed to not be bluetooth.
     
  10. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    since I f'd up and posted in here by mistake I might as well say something meaningful...

    I would say go with the 32gb as well. If you feel that is not enough hopefully by that time they will have the 64gb.
     
  11. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    That's what I thought. I for one am waiting for the Bluetooth version.
     
  12. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    And who says it will ever have bluetooth?
     
  13. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I do.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    thank god your next in line for CEO of apple:D
     
  15. Strategy macrumors member

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    Where was it confirmed?

    (I assume you are talking about the bluetooth chip that was found in the 2g?)
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Read the front page articles about when the new iPod touch came out. They decided that it uses a proprietary frequency that only works with the Nike+ kit and doesn't work with other bluetooth devices.
     
  17. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    is that an artificial (software) limitiation or is the chip built to only use that frequency?
     
  18. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    I started with one, and it didn't satisfy me. I reviewed it on my blog, then gave it to a relative. I am looking for the "perfect" pocket media player, and haven't found it yet. As such I'll buy ones that have a unique feature to see what it's all about, and then review them on my blog. I keep the few bluetooth ones I mentioned charged up. I keep the Touch charged up. I occasionally revive the others if firmware is updated or someone asks me a question about one. I have the money and the time, so it's a hobby I splurge one. Yes, it's a waste. So is a collection of anything.
     
  19. shigzeo macrumors 6502a

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    i have used mine for 1 year as my main player. sometimes whilst hiking or outdoors, i prefer a smaller one and i use my nano for that but the touch is great: sounds good, looks okay, has great battery life and functionality.

    only wish it had a phone!
     
  20. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ok well your a tech blogger so you have a valid reason. What i dont understand is when people buy multiples of products that do the same thing just because they have the money.
     
  21. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    It's the basis for the whole US economy. Some people look at MP3 players as fashion accessories. Some have to have the latest to stay trendy. My wife has a small nano for taking on walks and a big Touch for business apps, email, and such. You don't really need to understand, except that if you already own more than one good pair of shoes you already do understand it.
     
  22. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    my new 32GB is my main/only iPod. i got it to replace my old 20GB 3g that died the day the 2g touch was announced. ;)
     
  23. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    8gb is enough for me as I let iTunes playlists feed my iPod touch. I have 10 music videos, 600 songs and 7 apps running right now and I still have roughly 4gb left. Anytime I want to watch a movie, like when I'm traveling on business, I put a movie on the iPod as well.
     
  24. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I don't have an iPod Touch, but I can say that I have held both of them and the new one is far slicker.... I love the feel of it. The only thing I would suggest is getting a BSE for the back (because that polished aluminum gets scratched easily).
     

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