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Old 23.07.2008, 23:42
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iPhone Vs iPod Touch

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Need some help clarifying my options.

Say that I am not too much into mobile telephony (hardly use my free optima 30 minutes) and primary reason for getting an iPhone 3g is to be able to use iTunes (listen to podcasts, audio books etc) , maintain my contact list and occasionaly browse internet (use mail).

Then is it not better for me to buy a 32GB iPod rather then iPhone (and get myself roped with hefty subscriptions).

Is there anything more to iPhone Vs iPod ?

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Old 24.07.2008, 08:23
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Hello
Need some help clarifying my options.

Say that I am not too much into mobile telephony (hardly use my free optima 30 minutes) and primary reason for getting an iPhone 3g is to be able to use iTunes (listen to podcasts, audio books etc) , maintain my contact list and occasionaly browse internet (use mail).

Then is it not better for me to buy a 32GB iPod rather then iPhone (and get myself roped with hefty subscriptions).

Is there anything more to iPhone Vs iPod ?

thanks
neerahi

Neerahi ... IMHO, you would be better of buying an iPod Touch, which is basically the iPhone without the phone. Also delivers web browsing via WiFi.

Good review here : CNET
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Old 24.07.2008, 08:42
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Re: iPhone Vs iPod Touch

I bought an ipod touch last year, and after a period getting used to it, I now find that I'm addicted to it.

It's become my ipod, my PDA, mobile wireless internet and email browser, and after the last software update, a little pocket games thingy, for filling time on the train.

Every time plug it into my laptop to charge, it automatically syncs my calendars and contacts. Having said that, I have a Mac, so I don't know how easy they are to operate with a PC.

I've considered getting an iPhone, but I prefer the convenience of being able to get info out of my ipod while I'm talking on the phone, instead of doing the hand to ear smart phone shuffle. And if I lose the iPod, it's no biggy, I can just buy another one without selling naming rights to my first born.

I only bought the 8Gb Ipod, because I always have my laptop with me, so I can always update the music content.

My 2c worth.
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Old 24.07.2008, 08:50
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Then is it not better for me to buy a 32GB iPod rather then iPhone (and get myself roped with hefty subscriptions).

Is there anything more to iPhone Vs iPod ?
the iPod touch is a great device. There are two things it lacks, though: a speaker and a microphone.

The former somewhat reduces its capability as a PDA (no alarm sounds) and the latter prevents you from using it for VoIP (when you're abroad in a hotel and want to avoid the horrendous fees your hotel or your cellphone provider may charge you for calls abroad).

So unless you need these - go for it!

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i have a 16gb ipod touch in perfect condition that i am willing to sell to anyone interested. pm me.

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Re: iPhone Vs iPod Touch

I would consider buying an iPod Touch if it didn't force me to go through iTunes when I want to transfer my muzak and filmz to and from a computer. Most MP3 players (and the older iPods) have that very convenient "disk mode" feature, i.e. they are recognized as external storage devices by the OS so that you can copy your files using your preferred method.
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Re: iPhone Vs iPod Touch

Given what has been said above, I have a few new questions.

A while ago I thought that an iPhone would be rather handy, after finally having a look at one. It would've been good for work - portable document viewer, work email, planner and of course phone since I'm out of the office a fair bit - but our cautious (to put it one way) IT department refuses to allow synchronisation with iPhones. One for private use would be nice, but I rarely use a mobile outside of work, so it's not worth getting a contract mobile.

So an iPhone without the phone or the contract sounds reasonable. And I'll be off to England soon, so the friendly exchange rates might make the purchase of an iPod Touch worthwhile.

But I still have a few questions. I've had a look on the interweb but there are some things that I'm not sure about.
- is the software for the iPod Touch and iPhone the same?
- can you still use the same applications (except for those involving microphone/camera/phone functions of course)?
- is Internet access only WiFi, or can you add UMTS or the like?
- are there any other pitfalls that I should be aware of?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: iPhone Vs iPod Touch

The iPhone does everything the Touch does and reduces the number of devices you carry. There's no competition in my opinion.
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- is Internet access only WiFi, or can you add UMTS or the like?
Wifi only!

I've got an ipod touch which hasnt been touched since my iphone arrived. One
area that the ipod touch does better in is battery life.

The only question you really need to ask yourself is if you can handle carrying two devices (ipod and phone) everywhere along with 2 chargers where you could take just an iphone? My mobile phone bill hasnt actually risen at all since I got my iphone, though typically I only surf when I've a wifi connection and disable 3G and email updates.
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The only question you really need to ask yourself is if you can handle carrying two devices (ipod and phone) everywhere along with 2 chargers where you could take just an iphone? My mobile phone bill hasnt actually risen at all since I got my iphone, though typically I only surf when I've a wifi connection and disable 3G and email updates.
Phones are a complicated issue for me: I live in DE and work in CH. I almost never use a mobile privately, and I'll soon be getting a dedicated work mobile. So I have absolutely nothing to gain (an a fair amount of cash to lose) by shelling out for a phone contract of any kind where a cheap prepaid does the job nicely.

But there are some features of a phoneless iPhone that would be handy. But still, there are some features that appear to be possible in an iPod Touch only when cracked (VoIP and naviation, for example). Maybe I should just get nothing for now and wait a bit longer.
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