which iPod should I get

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jojoba, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    So, I'm torn between either the iPod Touch 4gen 32GB or the iPod Classic 160Gb. I think my basic dilemma is do I go for storage, or do I go for the larger screen. Currently, my music collection isn't particularly big (I use spotify a lot), about 13GB, and I have about 5GB of photos. Both of those will be expanding, but not at a very fast rate, and some of my music I can really do without on the iPod, but I'm not sure I really want to have to 'manage' storage. I have an iPad, which makes me think I should go with the iPod Classic, but I also like the idea of having a 'mini iPad' for portability.

  2. kaydot macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011
    Sounds like a 32gb iPod Touch is the best IMO, but it is pricey

    Capacity shouldn't really be a concern for you if at this point your music and photos is less than half the capacity of the device it should last you for years.

    Plus you get the easy navigation of the Touch and wireless for your Spotify.

    The only real drawback is the price.
  3. JoeRito macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New England, USA
    I'd go for storage and price and get the Classic 160gb... actually I did just that!
  4. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    Depends on if you want a true music player or a mini iPad, jack-of-all-trades device.

    I have 15 GB of music and I use a Classic; the capacity of the Classic is great, but for me it's actually secondary to the iPod itself and it's clickwheel and simplicity...that's why I use one.
  5. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    That way of phrasing it was quite clarifying to me. I think I'll go for the latter.

    Thanks everyone :)
  6. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    Currently selling an iPod Touch 32GB in mint condition over in the marketplace in case your interested ;)
  7. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011

    I had actually decided to invest in a 5th gen, since the price difference isn't that great, but now you confused me :p
  8. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    Just giving you some options ;)
  9. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    if you need apps and a bigger screen for video viewing then the touch is the way to go. if you have an iPhone or iPad the touch is a bit redundant. that being said if those don't matter get the Classic.
  10. Ariii macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2012
    Have you considered buying a used/refurbished, older Classic? You could probably get an iPod Video for not that much money that does everything you need.
  11. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
  12. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Yes, I'd quite like to do that, but my local Apple store doesn't do refurbs and so far I have seen any second hand ones around, unless I buy internationally, which I'm a bit reluctant to do, but I guess I could if I found a reputable seller.
  13. jojoba thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    I'm back to considering the iPod Classic. Will the Classic play my offline Spotify tracks?
  14. releevo macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012
    No. I don't think Spotify sync offline tracks to non-iOS iPods.
    I just bought a classic, simply for the simplicity of its function and beautiful ergonomics.
    I have a 64GB iPhone which is loaded with music and slowed down.
    I also hate the touch screen for control of music.
  15. johnlee2012 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2012
    Actually I never worry with the storage problem and Ipod touch 32 gb is more than enough for me since I always Update and delete the mp3 as I like, I never store the old one mp3 in my ipod

  16. lisadivinebutle macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2012
    The new I phone 5 is very good and have so many new futures.It's very thinner and lighter with large screen,and its help to faster web browsing.This is the best I phone to buy.
  17. DUCKofD3ATH Suspended


    Jun 6, 2005
    Universe 0 Timeline
    If you're prone to dropping your iPod, I'd get the touch because it has far fewer moving parts to break. That's one of the main reasons I got my iPod touch since I've dropped the iPods I've owned fairly regularly.

    Also, I've got a large library of more than 60K tunes, 4K audiobooks, and hundreds of movies and TV shows. No iPod can sync that library, so I've made sure all ID3 tags are filled out and set up playlists for controlling what gets uploaded to the iPod.

    After owning five iPods since they were introduced in 2001, I can tell you the iPod touch is at least twice as durable as the classic models and that a large library is no impediment at all.
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    It really depends on what you want to do and how you plan to use the device. If music is your main interest, and you have a large music library (and you to keep it in one location), then the classic is an obvious buy.

    I still have one, and travel everywhere with it. However, as DUCKofD3ATH has pointed out, the classic can die. This can happen as a result of a number of reasons, such as an accident, or a HDD failure (which happened to me - twice; luckily, on both occasions, it was still under warranty so it was replaced without any problems).

    The iTouch is a far more stable device with a better screen which allows you to do far more; however, even the 64GB (which I also have) lacks the storage capacity of the classic.

    Good luck with it.
  19. fasi112 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2013
    which iPod should I get

    I suggest,you should definitely get the iPod 4G if you want apps and a camera.

    As for memory, it depends on how much music you have. I would say 16GB would be fine, unless you have over 3000 songs, in which case you won't have enough memory for apps. If you have that many songs, you will need the 32GB.

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