So I'm forging ahead and bought a 16 GB iPod Touch

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Regardless of the doubt in my mind, I went ahead and bought an iPod Touch since it looks awesome. My mind was heavy though in my $400 dollar decision, I had several things to consider, and thought I would mention a few and see what you guys think.



I have cingular and with the price drop was considering the iPhone, but the main problem was storage, I have 25 GB of music alone, so 8GB minus what the phone already takes up was not enough. I would pay $100 more for double the storage. The main reason I wanted the iPhone was the Edge networking, because WiFi isn't everywhere.



So the iPod Touch, a little skimpy on the room, but that's the only complain. I managed to slim down the library to 8 GB of music I just can't live without, so that leaves room for movies and whatever else. After hearing that the iPhone and iPod share the same binaries I was super excited, I really wanted Mail.app and Google Maps, and it sounds like those will be able to be ported over, if not, not that big a deal, I'll just use the web versions. But it will also be cool to have the other homemade apps, because I'm sure they will crack it. Plus I'm also a gadget freak, so I couldn't handle life if I didn't have one. Oh I hate myself.



But what are some of your guys reason for investing or withholding on a new purchase? And don't cry and scream about the size, I've heard it all before. Just say, "not enough room."

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    irelandireland Posts: 17,794member
    iPhone needs 16GB, but really 32GB, you made the right choice.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    I think I'm going to be getting an ipod touch as well. I currently have a nokia n800 to do my wireless activities and it is a great device, however, it's interface is quite awkward and difficult to get used to... furthermore, it struggles to keep a connection to my home network and that will just not do. I'm a strong apple fan, so once I saw there was something like this that I could fit in my pocket and get wireless, I was hooked...



    the only problem is no rss feed reader
  • Reply 3 of 5
    glossgloss Posts: 506member
    I sprung for a Touch as well. After really filtering through my music library I realized that although I've got over 40gb of music I really have less than 10gb that I listen to on a regular basis (i.e. more than once in the past year). I figured I could fit all the music I'd actively listen to plus a pretty good deal of video (iPhone-formatted, of course) on there without much trouble. That, in addition to the interface, great screen and durability, sold me.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    Yeah, I wavered for two hours after the stevenote before finally committing to 16GB touch. I still have a 4GB nano (1G) and 80GB iPod (5.5G). I download podcasts on my Powerbook and my Music library is on my Power Mac at home, so I had to plot out what content goes where.



    Man, I'm a nerd with too large of a credit limit.
  • Reply 5 of 5
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    Originally Posted by sCreeD View Post


    Yeah, I wavered for two hours after the stevenote before finally committing to 16GB touch. I still have a 4GB nano (1G) and 80GB iPod (5.5G). I download podcasts on my Powerbook and my Music library is on my Power Mac at home, so I had to plot out what content goes where.



    Man, I'm a nerd with too large of a credit limit.



    i myself have 30 gb of music. i'm getting the ipod touch a long with my macbook pro. i'm hopeing i can switch the discount of the free nano to the touch if not i'm going to get the nano and sell it to my cousin and then order the touch. reasons: it's fucking sexy. i also like the fact that it has safari. i have a psp which does have wi-fi and all that fun stuff with a browser for surfing. the thing is is that there's barely any memory in the psp so if i go to the apple site for example it says page cannot be displayed not enough memory, which really pisses me off. anyways, the touch is a winner regardless of it's "small" hard drive but hey, it's exactly what i wanted, an iphone without a phone. i just hope they later add something like touch screen solitaire and mabye brick and other fun games for the fingers.
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