What to do with redundant iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by theapplefanboyj, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    My iPod is slowly becoming redundant. And when it isn't, it's trying to replace my iPhone.

    I have an iPhone 4S and an iPod Touch 5th Gen.

    I find it very frustrating when my iPod is trying to replace my phone. Yes, I've fallen in love with the larger screen. And I know there is no cellular connectivity but yeah.

    I end up using my iPod more than my iPhone, which weirdly makes me sad. I don't know what to do with the iPod. I just want to put it away but it's got more space than my phone. And I can't spend any money on a new phone, until October at the earliest.

    It really drives me mad. I'm always using the iPod so I'm getting missed messages on my phone which drives me crazy. I tell people I'm going to sleep but it's only because I want to watch something on my iPod.

    What should I do with my iPod?! Please someone reply, it's really frustrating :C
     
  2. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Keep it as a fancy, expensive paperweight and move on with your life. :p
     
  3. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got too many paperweights. Any one else have an idea?
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    iOS 8 will be here soon. When it's released, you can use the iPod Touch as your phone with Continuity. :)
     
  6. saudor macrumors 6502

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    This basically. And i do the same. Use my phone mostly for core apps. iPod for music/workouts and some gaming.

    iPad for console-like games and productivity/paper replacement. My MBP is for more intense stuff like Adobe CS6/more complicated office stuff. Every devices has its own purpose for me

    Cant wait for iOS8 to bring all these together
     
  7. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But to give up my kailbreak for that? They must have better features in the GM version. Thank you all that's helped, I appreciate it. Anyone have anymore ideas?
     
  8. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine what would you do if you have an Ipad!!!
     
  9. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is what I'm doing ^^ but is there really anything else?
     
  10. JAT macrumors 603

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    Wait 10 days, purchase iPhone 6, sell 4s and iPod to help pay for it.
     
  11. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Do this.
    There you go, theapplefanboyj.
     
  12. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    Just get an iPhone 6 when it is released and sell the iPhone and iPod
     
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  14. BobbyCat macrumors regular

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    I understand your dilemma, because I have a similar one.
    Can't afford an iPhone 5 or the upcoming iPhone 6, and I need at least 64GB for my music. So I end up carrying an android cell phone in one pocket, with the 64 GB Touch in another one, and sometimes also my 150 GB Classic on my belt! :eek:

    A possible solution for you : wait til the iPhone 6 comes out in 9 days, then buy the largest available iPhone 5 (S or C). I expect they will be a little cheaper. :D
     
  15. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    You could do this if you want to stay in the iOS ecosystem.
    Unless you want to go over to android...
     
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  17. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will do that but for now, what should I do with it? All help is appreciated!
     
  18. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I never miss messages because Google Voice has been my phone number for years and years and years. Google Voice is cross platform on just about everything - except maybe WindowsPhone - there's some kind of weird political thing going on between them right now. Sheesh you'd think with as much money all of the execs at all the top corps make they wouldn't have to keep behaving like kindergarteners.
     
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  20. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    I turn my iPhone off when traveling, and use the Touch. Saves the battery on the iPhone for when I get out of the aluminum tube... I figure I'll always have an iPod. It's just to usable to toss, and I used it while running to, but can't find a decent water/sweat proof case for it.
     
  21. xlii macrumors 68000

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    You could...

    1. Sell it.
    2. Give it to a:
    A. Friend
    B. Sibling
    C. Parent
    D. Son or Daughter
    E. Charity
     
  22. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Just wait for iOS 8 and at home, your iPod will become your phone. Just without an earpiece for phone calls. But in that case, just use headphones ^^

    And don't worry, the iPod will be able to use your phone as a relay like the iPad and Mac, I have seen screenshots of it working, green message bubbles, call option for contacts, "Use iPhone for cellular calls" setting under FaceTime, everything, so nothing to worry about. No reason it wouldn't be included either, in my honest opinion. Just wait a bit for iOS 8 and you will be good to go!
     
  23. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you everyone for all your help. I now use my ipod for movies and sometimes connect it to my laptop to see them on a bigger screen.
     
  24. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    You could always sell it. Selling on Amazon was easier and more profitable than I ever imagined. That's what I did with my iPods.
     

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