What's the point!!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Dominicanyor, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2012
    What's the point of having a iPod touch when many of us have a iPhone???
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

    May 18, 2012
    Scranton, PA, USA
    For those who want to keep their "videos" And music separate from their phone.
  4. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    For the same reason that I have many different iPods and use them all. My iPod Classic can hold my entire 103GB collection, I use my Nano for audiobooks and my old iPod Photo because if there isn't artwork, it uses the whole display to show the title.

    I actually rarely use my iPhone for music anymore even though it's a 64GB. On my 32GB 3GS, I don't even have music on it anymore and may do the same to the 4S. I've never had a reason to want an iPod Touch however.
  5. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    Simple answer, battery.

    I am often out and about all day with no means of charging my phone up. I can't listen to music on my phone or the battery will not last. An iPod solves that.

    There are other benefits as well. At work I can put my iPod in my dock to listen to music but still have my phone to hand when I need it. I can also store far more music on my iPod than I would be able to on my phone is it isn't full of other things.
  6. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    Touch + Otterbox Defender + Pages = awesome workout assistant. I put my 3 year old Touch through the ringer. I can't afford to have my 4s go down. Once my Touch dies AND the time comes to upgrade my iPhone to the next New iPhone, I'll consider using my 4s as an iPod. There is a certain "yeah, I'm that guy" factor that comes with having the Touch, 4s and iPad. :rolleyes:
  7. ToothTooth macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2010
    North Carolina, USA
    What is the point of this thread?

    Send me the $2,500 that you'll spend on a two year iphone contract and I'll tell you what the point is.

    Some of us don't have the want or need for a mobile voice/data plan commitment. My employer issued me a mobile phone and paid my bill every month for three years. It was a free phone that I almost never used, so I gave it back to them.

    Personally, I don't like to talk on the phone much but I enjoy the convenience of the iPod to check email, surf the internet, organize my personal calendar, play music, record video, make/receive occasional phone calls via VoIP (SIP application), etc. I also pair it with a tiny GPS receiver and the Navigon app and suddenly the iPod becomes one helluva great GPS navigation device in the car.
  8. dirtymagician Suspended

    Jul 24, 2012
    A lot of people i work with have Blackberrys for work so they buy the ipod touch for music, apps and personal emails etc, some of them have an ipad for similar reasons.

    Im happy using my iphone for the odd bit of music if i know i can charge it up once i reach work otherwise the old ipod gets a run out, to be honest if i had a Samsung/HTC phone id have an ipod touch as im very intergrated with apps/itunes etc and wouldnt want to give that up.
  9. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    Let me guess - lossless collection?
  10. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    No. Mine are all 256Kbps. Over 13,000 songs.
  11. SpyderBite macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011
    I gotta go with the kids answer. Too young for an iPhone and the parent is tired of Sharing the iPad.

    The kids are almost born with an iPod in their hands these days.
  12. pepi macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2010
    So, your the one that found my Granddaughters iPOD :p
  13. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    I have about 75GB in lossless but use iTunes Match for the phone and iPad. I do have an iPod Photo that keeps most of my library on it.

    I wish Apple would start selling lossless in the store...
  14. urban.spaceman, Aug 21, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012

    urban.spaceman macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    I'm a backpacker, so I could be anywhere
    What do you mean what's the point? So you have an iPhone, yippee, good for you.

    Personally I don't have much need for an iPhone; my Sony Erriccson W300i does all that I need phone wise, and my iPod touch is convenient enough for checking emails, browsing the web, iMessages, one or two games, setting up tv recordings on Sky, taking notes, music, videos (with a tv-out cable), camera (obviously not as good as the iPhone's camera but it does a good enough job and I have others...) etc etc etc.

    I also use it nearly all the time for my scriptwriting, the Celtx app is great and I use a cheap knock-off bluetooth keyboard that I use very often.

    I also travel around the world very often, and to be honest I find using an iPod is a bit safer; everything is backed up and if it goes walking, I'd still have a phone for emergencies. It's also a far cheaper device to replace:

    Why would I pay £1000+ for a two year contract when I can have an iPod Touch 32gb for less than 250 quid? I'm relatively poor, I could do with the extra cash - backpacking is expensive!
  15. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    Battery Life is one point. My Samsung Galaxy S3 last only 3-4 hours if I have to use it to play MP3's & Videos.

    The only reason why I don't have an iPod is because I use my hTc Desire C, I picked up a 16GB microSDHC for my Music & Videos. It's active on PayGo as a back up but I leave it on Airplane Mode which last a week!
  16. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    My cell phone plan costs me $20 per month before taxes, and I always have minutes/texts/etc left over at the end of the month. Spending any more on a cell phone plan would literally be throwing money out the window for no reason.

    In my country, I cannot get that price on any plan that would be compatible with an iPhone. Hence, I do not own an iPhone.

    So I own an iPod touch to fill the niche that an iPhone would otherwise occupy in my mobile computing needs.
  17. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    code for porn?:D
  18. decafjava macrumors 68020


    Feb 7, 2011
    Not my experience, listening to locally-stored music on my iphone's music app affects very little the battery on my ip4 - music is one of the least battery-intensive things you can do especailly for a long time. Streaming music on the other hand is much worse, forget about videos or games. Otherwise some valid points-it's just that the convenience of having one device overrules all the other issues.
  19. TechyRod macrumors newbie


    Aug 21, 2012
    South FL
    I dont own an iphone anymore but if I did I'd prob still use my ipod touch majority of the time. "battery" would be my main reason between sms,web browsing and music and a phone call in between battery would go quickly. Ipod touch just makes more sense for me while im at work
  20. Starfighter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2011
    I bought the iPod Touch because I already have a phone. And an iPod is cheaper than an iPhone"!!!!"
  21. Gaelic2 macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2007
    Mountains of N. California
    I like being aware of natural sounds so I don't have earphones screwed into my ears. I do not want a cell phone since I have no need to stay in touch with anyone. I keep a throw away in my car for emergencies.
    The iPod touch costs me nothing to use since I use wifi and I like the language translation app and money conversion app when traveling. It stores my music I can play through my car radio and stores photos I have taken with it and share them with my friends and family. I can read a book stored on this device that fits in my shirt pocket, great for waiting rooms or on a plane. I can watch a movie as well and I don't pay a sou to a phone company. IT Just Works!:D
  22. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    Of course playing music won't use up the battery by itself, but you also need to use the phone for it's primary purposes.

    If I am out of the house, for say 10 hours, I can easily use the phone for a couple of hours, and will also use a reasonable amount of internet time and emailing. That in itself can take the battery life to its limits, so you can't afford the 15-20% of battery life that could then be used by playing music.

    It only took a couple of journeys home on the train in silence because I couldn't risk losing the final 10% of battery life to decide that a separate player was worth having.
  23. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Cause a lot of people, me included dont want an iphone, Im happy with my Samsung smrtphone, but maybe would like to have iOS in the pocket, but without the phone capabilities
  24. EthanMiller macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2011
    I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet, but there are also a lot of people who don't have or want smartphones. I live encased in wifi, and for $300 (I have a 32GB) I have a device with no monthly charge. My phone costs as little as I can possibly get it, and changing to a smartphone would be prohibitively expensive.

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