Why I am upgrading from 5th generation iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gadget123, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    I see alot of people saying why own an IPod? Most for those who don't want an iPhone however my main reason is with 3G on the IPhone battery barely lasts the day for me. I carry both on me and the iPod is handy for w-fi hotspots.

    I have a IPhone 6 and due to the cost of IPhones sim free I had to drop back to 16gb only once ever had a 32gb one. My current iPod is 32gb but I will probably buy the 16gb as I only use it for an overspill of apps which won't fit on my iPhone.

    But back the iPod 5th it worked great until a few weeks into when I owned it when IOS 7 and 8 came along its been very laggy and slow. On safari it crashes and the A5 is just too slow. I use the camera a lot when I have no room on my 16gb iPhone so the camera upgrade will be useful for equal pictures.

    I will probably get the 6S with A9 maybe 12mp camera so the IPod will probably feel dated again. I still quite like the 4" factor but 4.7" is the best however 5.5" is maybe too big.

    The iPod update is not massive but my current one is so slow I have been desperate for Apple to put a decent chip in them and A8 is decent so I may sell my old 5th and update even if it's a small update.

    Anybody else going from 5th to 6th? Also I don't expect to see another ipod in 2016 so I expect this one will do me about 2 years and the 5th won't get IOS 10 well I doubt it would ..
     
  2. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Why I would prefer an iPod over an iPhone? One reason, and one reason only: The iPhone costs 2-3x as much (unlocked). At this rate, it would be much more convenient to just get a Moto E or something like that for phone calls and it'll be cheaper and you'll have two devices.
     
  3. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The big rip off is memory the larger memory ones are too expensive. You get the same tech for a low entry price. The 128gb model should have something extra like Touch ID as a selling point.
     
  4. garirry macrumors 68000

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    That's also true, 100$ per storage doubling is a total rip-off. My problem, is that the iPod 16GB costs $250 CAD, while the iPhone 6 costs $839 CAD. Even on-contract, it's about $200, and that is if you choose an overpriced 50$+ monthly plan (with a 2-year contract). I'd rather just buy a Moto E to go along with my iPod, or just get it for free with a contract that can be cheaper. :)
     
  5. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    I think everyone will find this upgrades make sense. What is A5 chip still doing in 2015?

    Still, I would prefer Ipod touch 6 to sport a bigger battery. Owning both iphone and ipod touch will be a charger frenzies.
     
  6. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I have a 6 Plus and I do not plan on getting the 6S as I doubt it will be a big enough upgrade. Since you plan on getting the 6S I would advise you to think twice about getting the new Touch. I know the 5th gen is outdated but do you really need a Touch?
     
  7. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I've got 2 phones, both pretty high-end, plus a Nexus 9 and I still bought the new iPod Touch.
     
  8. moderately, Jul 23, 2015
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    My Touch 5 was working ok on iOS 7. I use Numbers everyday and it was not unbearably slow. I was certain it would be if I upgraded to iOS 8. To stay with a compatable Numbers file format I needed to stay with Mavericks on my Mac. With the new touch I got to upgrade everybody.

    I had told myself that I didn't need/want a different form factor so Apple gave me exactly what I wanted. Turns out I would have liked an upgraded body just for newnesses sake. Thought I was more grownup than that. :cool:

    The 6 (7?) is a terrific device and works significantly better than the 5 on iOS7. I am leaving the case off and changing the wallpapers to claim that newness.
     
  9. AppleRobert, Jul 23, 2015
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    Bet those two phones aren't iPhones. If not, then I more understand a Touch purchase.

    Having the 6 Plus does not help me in the gym considering I would not use it there. Too bulky, too expensive and I rather not have an accident with it or get it stolen.
     
  10. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 5G 32GB. I will buy the 6G 64GB model and use it primarily as a lightweight camera with some of my favorite photo editing apps.. I have an iPhone 5C (32GB free with my Verizon contract in 2014).
     
  11. PatrickNSF macrumors 6502

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    Now that I'm sold on streaming music services, I purchased a new iPod touch to replace my aging iPod classic. I have a 6+, but when I'm around the house – or going to sleep – I like using a smaller device. The fact that the iPod touch also let's me answer calls via my iPhone is a nice bonus.
     

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