what makes u decide to get a ipod touch when u have a iphone or smartphone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ipos, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    have a iphone 6 currently. wanted to buy the latest mode, but can't find a good reason to buy the latest ipod touch
  2. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    I've got an Xperia Z3 Compact, a Meizu M1 Note Blue Charm and a Nexus 9 - all android. I wanted the iPod Touch because it is up-to-date and iOS.

    A lot of the time I won't take my phone with me when I go out, and I'm really enjoying Apple Music and a few other apps.
  3. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    If one heavily uses their iPhone for "phone-y things" then having a second device can help alleviate the battery drain... especially for music playback.

    My main phone is a Sharp Aquos Crystal (Android). I picked up an iPT6 because it has all of the same technology that I need that the iPhone 6 has, but in a smaller form-factor at a fraction of the price. Those 2 devices combined cost 1/2 of what an iPhone 6 costs.
  4. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    The iPod is for having a light, astonishingly fast, rock solid do everything device that weighs nothing and disappears into a pocket when I'm around the house on Wi-Fi. And then when I leave the house my iPhone is always fully charged as a bonus.

    Incredible device. I do wish they had gone to two gigs of RAM though.
  5. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    I use mine as a travel camera when I travel to third world countries where I don't feel safe bringing an $800 phone. It's a better size for that use too. I also use it as an iPod at work (have my iPhone 6 sitting right next to my iPod Touch 6 as I type this) and actually just use it as an actual iPod - no apps, just music - it's just a gorgeous device, and I just like it.
  6. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I too own an IPhone 6 and absolutely have no desire to get the Touch 6.

    I wanted a device to use in toilet in the morning reading news and facebook updates. My iPhone 6 is doing just fine but I want to save some battery for my day use so that's where secondary device comes in.

    Ipod touch well comes in 4 inch screen so it is useless for me. 4.7 is already too small and I don't need to spend 200 usd for a music only device when my phone also can do the same only better in every categories. I would get an ipad mini 2 at 200 usd though if that's possible. Battery last much longer.
  7. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    The Touch 6 isn't waterproof :D.

    I like my r Mini but it isn't portable enough for me. It's nice to have a larger screen but the Touch 6 is nicer since I always have it on / near me.
  8. iKoopa macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2011
    The Bronx, New York
    Even though music playback is one of the lightest tasks for the battery, when I'm running low on power, I'd like to squeeze every ounce of % I can to stay connected. Having a second device augments that.

    The iPod Touch is also a perfect workout companion since I leave my phone at home when I go to the gym.
  9. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014

    This thread makes me wonder how much of iPod sales has to do with iPhone having such lousy battery capacity.

    I wonder myself if I would have bothered giving Apple another $400 if my iPhone had battery capacity of several days.

    Nevertheless, it is very cute.
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I have a 6 Plus and reason why I have the iPod touch 6th generation is for the purpose for exercise.
  11. professional445 macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2015
  12. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    exactly this. I used to think that it would be awkward to bring my iPhone for a run in the park but all my friends did it and it seems fine to me. Just put on case with good grip. Moreover, u can take emergency call.
  13. ackmondual macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2014
    U.S.A., Earth
    When I got an IpT3, I still had a "dumbphone" (Nokia 6133). When it was time for me to get a smartphone, I figured an Iphone would be more of the same thing. Plus, I really wanted to try out Android, so I got a Galaxy s2. Later on, across a 4 year time span.. I got an IpT4, IpT5, and replaced the Samsung Galaxy s2 with a Galaxy s4. The IpT has been my gaming device, and also access to iOS environment.

    Nowadays, I've long used up my AppStore gift card, my IpT5 has reduced battery life using it for 2 years and running, and the IpT6 is disappointing in where the one thing I wanted... a 4.7"+ screen was still the same, piddly 4" screen such that I don't want to bother with it. If my IpT5 dies on me and the IpT7 isn't up to snuff, I'll reevaluate what I'd like out of mobile gaming. Perhaps I'll try my hand at handheld gaming and see if I can grab the Nintendo 3DS for cheap, and their games`
  14. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    That would be an excellent choice. I gave up mobile games years ago after everything turned into freemium. Plant vs zombie 1 is the only good games which actually utilize the touch screen features. Gaming on 3ds is so much better with physical button and lots of games that you can play countless hours without having to go online and pay to progress. I suggest try to get one now since later this years there will be truck loads of good games that last you several months.
  15. Ffosse macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    I never play mobile games - screen is too small. Even for video 5.5" is too small unless it's brief You Tube clips.
  16. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2012
    no point in buying an ipod if you have an iphone, unless you have that monstrosity of the 6s and want something smaller for jogging or gym... i guess
  17. alphabetagaga macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2011
    Hitchin, UK
    i want the airplay feature. my nokia lumia does not have that
  18. bella2v macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2012
    Portland, OR
    I find smartphones more intrusive than helpful and thus I do not have one -- just an old Nokia flip phone which works great in emergencies. I do own an iTouch and that is my traveling companion. It handles email, my boarding passes, alerts, bank payments, etc. All I need is wifi, which I am finding just about everyplace. No monthly fees and no hassles. AND, I have a Line2 app which turns the iTouch into an iPhone should I have wifi and need to make a call. All that for $100 a year. My flipphone is on T-Mobile and that costs me $10-$20 a year for the 50-70 mins a year I use.
    I was afraid Apple would stop supporting the iTouch and was elated when they came out with the new one and I hope they continue. I have an iMac and an iPad, but it is the iTouch that is my most necessary and most loved device.
  19. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    haha, my stupid brother in law was asking me this why not get an iPhone, the iPod Touch is just an iPhone 6 so the Apple store guy told him yadda yadda yadda... he was even arguing how the iPhone 6 was the same size as the iPod Touch, yeah he can be big headed... just his flaw, love him all the same.

    I like Android smartphones now, but I want access to all my iOS apps I've collected over the years and also for music I use iPod. All my tunes are in iTunes and it's easier. I use it for my car and having a Touch that I can put in a small cover and have it link by bluetooth to my car is what I want, it will live in my pocket then and not in the car as it's small enough to do so.
    Plus IMO it will make a nice Christmas present, it will replace my Nano 3rd gen. I have also had issues with my iPhones I've owned like home buttons failing etc.

    So yeah, I use iTunes and iPod for my music in the car, and Android for my phone, want access to my iOS apps. Oh and I don't like the iPad as I tried the Retina mini one.
  20. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    For me it is having a dedicated iOS device for all my music. My phones do not have that much music on them. I also like to load movies on the iPod for trips so I do not have to worry about battery life on my iPhone.
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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2015

    TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    I like having separate device for all my usage. There's lots of overlap but for the most part my iPod is a nightstand media consumption device, alarm etc. When I'm traveling its nice to have something to plug into the aux cord so I'm not draining my phone battery. When I workout it's also the device I use. Smaller and lighter than my phone which makes it handy. I prefer Android but I love iOS and enjoy my iPods and iPads. Also with Pinger the iPod Touch makes a good wifi only phone if you need such a thing for like $2 for 100 minutes. (I typically don't). I've been using iOS since the very beginging and even though I'm primarily and Android guy it's nice having access to all the Apps I've accumulated over the last 7 or so years.
  22. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2014
    Because two things I don't do:

    1 - Phone contracts
    2 - pay 600+ dollars for a device that cost the company less than 100 bucks to make.
  23. montom macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Same here, I use a throwaway pay-as-you-go phone. $10 for the phone, $30 for 250 minutes every three months. The iPod lets me use Talkatone or Skype for Wi-Fi calls. No contracts, low cost, low hassle.
  24. E3BK macrumors 68030


    Mar 15, 2008
    Depending on what we see from the next iPhone, I'm considering selling my 6 and using an old 16gb 5C for phone things and 128gb iPod Touch. I'm on WiFi most of the time, I can use Handoff/iMessage between the devices and TMO gives me 7gb of tethering. Plus both are smaller, which is what I want.
  25. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I only have 3 GB of space left on my 64 GB iPod Touch.

    There wasn't a 128 GB iPhone at the time.

    There is now, but I'm pretty happy with my devices right now.

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