What should I ask for my Birthday? A used ibook or ipod touch

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  1. nerd0795 macrumors newbie

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    Well with my birthday just around the corner, I was wondering what should I ask for (trying to stay under $250 CAN. Range) An used ibook off ebay. Or an ipod touch. I never owned an apple product. I do have an mp3 but it's very old (only 256mb) and I'm getting tired of it. So what do you think? Please back up your answers.

    Fine details:

    -Tech savvy
    -Don't have a notebook
    -Thinking about using a notebook for school
    -Good with computers
    -Probably around 100 songs i like. But I want to listen to pod casts on-the-go.

    Please forgive me if this does not belong here.
     
  2. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    Since you only need around 100 songs plus a few podcasts, I would suggest that you get a used 1gb or 2gb nano (1st or 2nd gen). You can get those for $25/30 if you're lucky. I would then put the rest of your money towards a notebook. If you already have a computer, then I would suggest an used netbook for school. They're more portable, and faster than the iBooks in the same price range.
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    I think you would enjoy the iPod touch more. It's new technology, pretty cutting edge, i think, touch screen and all.

    You can listen to your songs, you can surf the internet, you can play games, you can watch movies.

    only thing is it has a smaller screen, but i think it'll last longer than the ibook.
     
  4. DJAznSensation macrumors member

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    iPod Touch for sure...

    iPod touches are like little computers in your hand and if ur around a wi-fi area, then u also have the internet in the palm of ur hand!
    I'm actually selling my iPod Classic right now to upgrade to one of these babies!

    & when the new macbooks/macbook pros come out you'll be looking at ur iBook wishin it was one of the new Mac laptops :D (assuming u ask for the iBook)

    Advice: ask for the iPod Touch & start saving up some money for your own Mac Laptop purchase (plus you'll get good expereince in not relying on the parentals to buy you stuff ;) )
    :apple: DJ Asian Sensation
     
  5. jbrad567 macrumors newbie

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    You should go with the iPod touch. You will get a much better experience with a newer piece of Apple's great technology. I am an iBook owner and a iPhone 3G and I enjoy my phone much more than my computer. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MAC COMPUTERS, but it is very outdated and slow to me. There has been a rumor about a new price range on Apple's notebook's so you might want to look into that as well. If I had the choice: iPod Touch
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    iPod touch by far. I had an iBook though. The iBook is a great notebook, but for the time being, get an iPod touch. Then save up for a notebook. The iBooks were great, but it's very old. IMHO, I'd rather have something 3-4 newer than 3-4 years older. You won't able to do much with it, besides surfing internet, word processing, etc.
     
  7. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    The Touch or get a nano and save towards a slightly more modern notebook.

    The iBook will struggle to run many modern apps and with Snow Leopard coming will likely soon feel totally obsolete. If you just wanna do email a little web and games the touch is the best option.
     
  8. nerd0795 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The real thing is I need a job :/ I live in a small community so it's hard to get one. :(

    Yea, I think i'll get a ipod touch or nano. The reason for the touch is because of the apps. Where the nano doesn't have as many (If any)
     
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Nano screens are so small it strains the eyes...
     
  10. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    i suggest an iPhone, OR put everything on red at roulette:D and hope you win, if your not of age (is it 18or21 in canada (im coming soon, im 18)) get someone else to do it, if your not near a casino then i recommend you just hope for the best
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would say the iPod touch, but you need a decent computer to run iTunes 7 (ot 8 if you want to use Genius0.
     
  12. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    It's 18 or 19 depending on the province.
     
  13. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    ibook you can store music on it and dont get it yet wait till 14th then if apples lowers it to a affordable price for your you can get that instead of a ibook
     
  14. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    There's no way that Apple is going to lower it to under 250CAD, and at this point I don't think new macbook releases still affect the resell value of iBook.
     
  15. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    iPod Touch is my vote. Do you have the capacity to buy any Apps?
     

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