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Should I Buy The Itouch Now, Or Wait?  
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

I am really thinking of buying the Itouch, but a lot of my friends have told me to wait a few more months for the next Itouch.

What do you guys think? Should I wait for the next Itouch even though I want one really bad, or should I just go for the one out now? And does anyone really know when the next Itouch will be released and what new features have been rumored?


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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

what's an itouch?

But seriously, it is a lot of money. I would have been nuts to spend 500 bucks on something like that when i was a student.

i would wait until after WWDC next week to see if they say anything.


User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

I have an iTouch 2G and its probably the best gadget I've ever bought! On top of that, I bought mine, a 32gb one for $359 delivered last Dec yet the cheapest they go for even now is $10 more so I'm very happy. The upcoming 3.0 patch will apparently make bluetooth available too so its not like its old technology. I've read that the possible inclusion to the next gen will probably be a camera but how good a camera would they be willing to put in it and since I also have a smartphone with a 2mp camera in it I wouldnt expect any possible camera in the next one to be that much better, so I personally wouldn't wait to probably pay a lot more money for not much more extras in comparison to the 2g version.

virgin744


User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 493 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

itouch! A word that mistakenly represents the iPod Touch.

If I were you, would wait for WWDC (Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference) and see what happens. It starts next Monday and there should be an announcement of whatever new thing then plan to bring out... so.. .just give it one more week.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13509 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3951 times:
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Quoting ReguPilot (Reply 3):
itouch! A word that mistakenly represents the iPod Touch.

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This is one of my recent pet peeves - it's called the iPod Touch. "itouch" sounds like you're a 3 year old asking for permission to touch something.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

It is almost certain that a new iPhone generation will be presented next week, which will be followed by a new iPod Touch. Among the expected changes is another doubling of the memory capacity (to 32GB on the iPhone, 64GB on the iPod Touch), but other changes are being rumoured as well.

As the others have said, I'd wait.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3911 times:
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I have the 2nd Gen and its the best investment I have ever have. I have every app you can get Big grin. Don't get it this weekend though. Word is Apple is coming out with a new iPhone monday and often times when a new iPhone comes out a new iPod touch comes out.
Blue



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User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3908 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 6):
Apple is coming out with a new iPhone monday and often times when a new iPhone comes out a new iPod touch comes out.

And by often times you mean the one time that it has happened  Wink


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3896 times:
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Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 7):
And by often times you mean the one time that it has happened Wink

So Big grin. Didn't it happen twice? With the first and second generations? I could have sworn it has.
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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3845 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 5):
but other changes are being rumoured as well

An improved battery would be welcome - and before you ask, I use my iPhone quite sparingly.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3842 times:

An improved battery will always be welcome...!  cool 

User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

my mom got me the ipod touch this week as a grad gift. I like it, so im content. I was gonna save up because my friends were saying they will come out with a new one, but then again, I dont mind. I'm grateful with what i got  Smile

oh, and welcome to the club lol



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Thanks for the posts guys. I actually bought it yesterday from the apple store. And so far I am really happy with it and I am actually using it now to write this post.


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User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

so you asked for advice, we said wait a few days to see if apple announced anything at WWDC, and you bought it yesterday...

User currently offlineLuke From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I'm going to get an iPhone, but I'm waiting for the next generation to be released. How much more expensive is it likely to be than the current iPhone? Or will it be the same price since it is just replacing it?

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3733 times:



Quoting Luke (Reply 14):
I'm going to get an iPhone, but I'm waiting for the next generation to be released. How much more expensive is it likely to be than the current iPhone? Or will it be the same price since it is just replacing it?

Apple usually keeps the price points of its products the same or similar and changes the features instead. They could of course decide to opt for greater differentiation and offer three different memory sizes instead of just two (8/16GB -> 8/16/32GB) to reach farther down to a market segment they hadn't targeted yet.


User currently offlineLuke From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3726 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 15):

Thanks. I guess it does make sense for them to keep the pricing the same since they are competing with other smart phones which are also being upgraded at a similar rate..

I wouldn't be surprised if they did release a 32GB iPhone as I can imagine there would be demand for it. Some people go crazy with the amount of music, TV, film they put onto their iPods!


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3717 times:



Quoting Luke (Reply 16):

I wouldn't be surprised if they did release a 32GB iPhone as I can imagine there would be demand for it. Some people go crazy with the amount of music, TV, film they put onto their iPods!

Yeah, but without an increase in battery life, the 32GB is practically pointless. I wouldn't call myself a very heavy user, but I do send SMS and make phone calls throughout the entire day on my iPhone. Very occasionally use the internet. Together with this, my bluetooth is also on. The phone lasts barely a day. I can't even imagine playing music on it. Battery will be drained SO fast.

On a side note, I wonder if the Palm Pre that was released yesterday has lived up to the hype. The phone looks super cool!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3704 times:



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 17):
Yeah, but without an increase in battery life, the 32GB is practically pointless.

The two have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

I've got an iPod Touch 32GB. Not because I need that much memory to have enough music for one battery run, but simply to have (almost!) all my music with me at all times without any need to swap it in and out. If there had been a 64GB one at the time, I would definitely have gotten that and battery usage would have been exactly identical, I would just not have had to leave out some of my music.

With the newer flash chips we'll most probably see a 32GB iPhone and at long last a 64GB iPod Touch (the iPhone needs the space for the cellphone electronics which the iPod Touch has available for more memory).

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 17):
I wouldn't call myself a very heavy user, but I do send SMS and make phone calls throughout the entire day on my iPhone. Very occasionally use the internet. Together with this, my bluetooth is also on. The phone lasts barely a day.

Battery consumption roughly in the order of depletion:

- display backlight (the brighter it is, the more power it draws - use the automatic setting)
- display 3D acceleration (primarily in games)
- cell radio (the weaker the connection, the more power it draws)
- WiFi radio (the weaker the connection, the more power it draws)
- BlueTooth radio
- music playback

Setting Mail to a very short polling interval will use the cell radio a lot and thus deplete the battery relatively quickly. Using a longer interval or using push notification can help there.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 17):
I can't even imagine playing music on it. Battery will be drained SO fast.

No. Playing music.uses very little power (unless you're trying to beat your ears to a pulp at top volume). Even the smallest iPods last a long time on much smaller batteries.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3695 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 18):
- display backlight (the brighter it is, the more power it draws - use the automatic setting)
- display 3D acceleration (primarily in games)
- cell radio (the weaker the connection, the more power it draws)
- WiFi radio (the weaker the connection, the more power it draws)
- BlueTooth radio
- music playback

Mine is already on the lowest possible setting for brightness.
Cell connection is great all over SFO.
NEVER use WiFi
Blue Tooth is always on - I am aware is drains quite a lot
No music at all

I realize that the same battery life in all players won't be a deciding factor in getting or not getting higher GBs but....

What I AM saying is that with the current battery, (all my friends who have the iPhone have the same battery life) using the iPhone as an iPod apart from it's other features, primary the phone and texting isn't very practical. Everyone I know has iPods to go with the iPhone because the battery simply does not perform!


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3693 times:



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 19):
What I AM saying is that with the current battery, (all my friends who have the iPhone have the same battery life) using the iPhone as an iPod apart from it's other features, primary the phone and texting isn't very practical. Everyone I know has iPods to go with the iPhone because the battery simply does not perform!

Experiences seem to differ quite a bit about that.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3684 times:
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Almost no power is used for music. I know when I use my iTouch on the plane and I get the alert for 20% battery life left I'll switch over to music and be able to listen for an extremely long time before I even get the 10% warning.
Blue



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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

I got a nearly brand new one, 1gen, 16gig for €200, now almost a year ago. And I'm very very happy with it. The screen is big enough to keep watching series enjoyable, the wi-fi is great and it's just so easy to use. If you compare it with other devices, it's really ahead of its time.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

If I were you, I'd wait. As for me, I'm probably buying the iPhone when I'm back in Germany, despite the obligation for a T-Mobile contract. And for my own iPod Touch 2G, I'm waiting for iPhone OS 3.0, because it will unlock the iPod Touch 2G's integrated bluetooth chip for general use (previously, it could only be used for the Nike+Ipod system IIRC).

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3617 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 21):
Almost no power is used for music. I know when I use my iTouch on the plane and I get the alert for 20% battery life left I'll switch over to music and be able to listen for an extremely long time before I even get the 10% warning.

Yeah, that's an iPod Touch, for the iPhone it's different because it does things that the Touch isn't capable of i.e. texting, calling, surfing on 3G (opposed to Wi-Fi), so the music listening does end up taking a toll on the already well-known (look at ANY review site) lack of battery life.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 20):
Experiences seem to differ quite a bit about that.

They truly do, which makes it very inconsistent.

Aeroflot777


25 Klaus : Music listening uses a lot less power than for instance the cellphone radio or the display backlight, so it doesn't make much of a difference. Just t
26 CrimsonNL : I'd wait for sure, I bought a first gen 16G Ipod touch for 400 bucks, (Haven't regretted the purchase for one second) but a month after I got it, the
27 AustinAirport : I'm Looking to buy one this summer. I just hope hackers will be able to crack this next Gen, so I can Jailbreak, But dang even if they cant. Bluetooth
28 Klaus : The keynote is steadily moving towards the presentation of the new iPhone hardware... the iPhone OS X presentation is nearing its end as we speak...
29 Post contains links and images Klaus : Well, the tea leaves had it right, apparently. Apple - iPhone 3GS The new iPhone 3GS has indeed received a much faster chip set (higher UMTS speed, ab
30 CasInterest : I'd wait on the itouch till September when all then new Christmas linups get announced.
31 CrimsonNL : So is the new Iphone 3GS price with subscription or without a simlock? If its the latter I'm gonna seriously consider replacing my Ipod touch for one
32 Klaus : You'll have to ask your network provider. Apple doesn't really control this aspect.
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