Will the Itouch be obsolete soon?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by CNick, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. CNick macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2009
    I will be getting a Droid in a couple of months.
    The Droid will make my Itouch obsolete. With smart phones getting cheaper and more popular I think the Itouch days are numbered.
    Whatya you think?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What is a Dorod? Smart phones might replace an iPod touch for those that have them, but I don't see the market for a stand-alone iPod touch disappearing any time soon.
  3. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    If a smart phone could make the 'touch obsolete, it would have been obsolete on day one -- the iPhone was already out.

    Some people don't want to take on a cell phone service contract in order to run all the apps/games they want.

    It might become obsolete for you. That's fine... you can sell the 'touch.
  4. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The iTouch become obsolete with the introduction of the eMac. The iPod Touch will never become obsolete. Parents will be getting them for their children who want an iPhone but can't afford one.
  5. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I say what happened to the iPod Nano and Video???????????????:confused:
  6. bthockey macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2010
    The only thing that will make the iPod touch obsolete is the iPhone. Yes, the Droid and other smartphones have great things in them now but you won't be able to download all of the incredible apps that you have access to with you iPod touch.
  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    The iPod Classic is used by few, but it has its uses. I know plenty of people who have and enjoy the Nano. My wife would rather have her Nano than my Touch, mostly because she doesn't really need or want all the features of the Touch.
  8. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Same here the wifey loves her 16GB Nano. She uses my iPhone and Touch for only 2 things. Words with Freinds and Scrabble. Borts said it best, iPod Mini "those are for girls" (in this case insert nano:))
  9. al1cre macrumors member

    May 31, 2008
    I have a Touch and I don't want an iPhone. There are other phones I prefer over the iPhone and by having them as separate devices they aren't competing for the same battery life.

    The iPhone... as a phone is just so-so. Just my opinion.
  10. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
  11. SonGoku v2.5 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Having used the droid quite often due to my old job, you might not be too satisfied with the music app when compared to the iPod app on your touch. I've also never been a huge fan of its touchscreen and both keyboards (virtual and physical). I'd say hold on to your iPod touch. In cellphone sales, I used to position my sale of these smart phones as a way to lighten your pocket by keeping your iPod at home, but I ended up finding that despite having devices like the droid or blackberry, those with iPods continued using it and carrying it around.

    I don't know whether that's more of a credit to apple and their marketing, or moreso a lack of decent music apps on these other phones. Though, even with my iPhone I haven't given up my touch, as 32gb simply isn't enough for me. A 64gb iPhone would be fantastic for me, sorry for going o/t.:D
  12. Wordslinger29 macrumors member

    May 27, 2009
    I use my iPod Touch like a mini netbook. It's in my pocket at all times when I'm out of the house. My wife bought an iPad, but I still use the iPod Touch more. It's the perfect portable device, and it would suck if it became obsolete.

    I'd consider an iPhone if it were on Verizon, but even then I'm not sure I'd want to pay close to $100 a month for a phone. Plus, I don't have to worry about draining my cell phone battery since the iPod Touch is a separate device.

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