What should I do?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by fmch14, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. fmch14 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2012
    My 3g ipod touch stopped working a couple of days ago and I've been thinking of getting a new ipod. I was kind of hoping that the 5g would be released this September, but I've read a lot of things where people are saying that they won't really update the ipod touch, if they do it won't be a big update, the ipad mini will replace the ipod touch, etc. etc. Also, that's still a couple of months away even if it does happen and I don't know if I could wait that long without one.

    I was thinking of getting a 4th generation, but one of my friends told me that I would be better off spending my money on the samsung galaxy player 5.0.

    Another friend suggested buying something used and then just reselling it in september if a new ipod touch does come out, but I'm not comfortable with buying it used (bad previous experience) and I'm not sure I'd want to deal with the hassle of selling it online (I tried selling my ps2 online a long time ago, and it was up for months and months that in the end, I just gave it to a cousin).

    I'm really confused as to what I should do. Could I get some opinions? Should I wait for September, buy a 4g, or buy the galaxy player 5.0?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    MacRumors does have a Buyer's Guide section for the iPod touch.

    Here's the breakdown: The Apple Online Store has a black 8 GB refurbished iPod touch 4th gen for $169, $30 off the normal price, a black 32 GB refurbished for $249, $50 off the retail, and black or white 64 GB refurbished for $339, $60 off retail. From a cursory search, the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, which is only 8 GB of storage, but expandable with a 32 GB microSD, retails for about $180 on average. We know that iOS 6 will run on the iPod touch 4th gen, albeit with a reduced feature set, but the SGP 5.0 will be stuck at Android 2.3.5 now and always because the 3.x software requires 512 MB RAM. If you're concerned about resale value if/when a new iOS device comes out and you have the last generation you should know that most Apple devices keep their value well and don't depreciate very quickly. You don't necessarily need to sell it online though. Gamestop currently is running a promotion that will likely continue going forward where you can trade in an iPhone, iPad, iPod for store credit or for cash.

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