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I'm thinking of buying an Ipod touch - does anyone else have one? Are there any concerns? I was thinking about the 16gb one -- is it worth paying the extra for the 32 GB one?

Thanks for any feedback
 
Pretty much every household has an iPOD - the Touch is pretty cool, and naturally the more memory the better.

The drawback of the touch versus the old ones is that you cannot use the touch as an external hard disk - which is why you would need to decide what you are going to store on it - and whether you are going to utilise the whole the 32Gb.

The Solid State Drives, which are used in the ipod touch - are great and quick - which is probably the only reason I would ever upgrade if I did.

I have a 60Gb iPOD video (5th Gen) one of the very first 60Gb ones, and in over 2-3yrs I have had it it is great, never had a single problem with it, I have about 20Gb worth of music and videos stored on it - and use the rest of the 40Gb as an external USB drive... am very happy with it - though if the iPOD Touch had the 'use as an external hdd' function - I would have upgraded for the sake of having the latest gadget.... as it happens it doesn't so I haven't upgraded.

Thats my view on the iPODs...
 
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Hi,

I took the plunge with a 32Gb as my first iPod - and I love it, especially in the car thanks to the iPod interface (cheers Alfie and Richard)

I had no need of it as an external storage unit, so it's purely for music, video and gadget-factor...

It helped that I got a very good price from the eBay seller (India Emporium - US-based but seems to have shipped from the UK) - it was almost equivalent to high street 16Gb prices.

Cheers,
Eddie.
 
Not a lot to add to that, but I would ask:

Do you currently use iTunes/another MP3 library program on your computer?

If so, how much music do you have stored? If you're close to, or are going to need more than 16GB, go for the 32, if not - save some cash and don't worry about it - there's bound to be a newer/bigger/better iPod out at some point ;)

Will
 
New slimmer itouch out soon, i'm hanging on.
 
Thanks for your replies - I currently use a Sony walkman 40gb but have masses unused... trouble is sonicstage is a cr@p programme and i cant use windows media with it. So thought as I have a good friend working at Apple and can get 20% off I would go for the Ipod touch -- then give Alfie a call..lol

I have no need to use it as an external HD so I suppose 16GB should be enough for music / video etc..
 
I have the iPOD Touch 32Gb, mine was a prize from work so I naturally ordered the 32 over the 16, generally I think the more storage space the better.
I also have a 30Gb IPOD colour which I used to use as a storage device, so was quite disappointed when i found out that the touch didn't work in the same way.

The main feature of the new touch is an in built speaker and newer software (this can be ordered for the original touch), I use many of the iPhone features on my touch such as Exchange sync and it works fantastically, only wish my fingers were more suited to typing on it.
 
Ive had the 16gig one for ages now over 2.5k songs with still plenty to go.

Once you buy one youll think why didnt i get one sooner.

Great gadget, wifis a bonus too.
 
I used to have an original ipod touch, which I gave to my fiancee when I got a new iphone 3g. I have to say I think they are great devices. it's like a little bit of star-trek in your hand. esp with the downloadable applications you can get.

I primarily used my ipod for reading my own personal email whilst at work. we're not allowed to use the work internet connection to read webmail, but we have a guest wireless access point connected to a dsl line, so I used that (and styill do with my iphone) to read my mail. the mail client is actually very good.

neither the iphone or the ipod touch are perfect, but no-one makes anything else like them. it's all about the interface and the usability, and apple has that licked atm.

of course, your mileage may vary. go play with one at an apple store

dave
 
I know that the argument for waiting is a bit futile as you'll never buy anything, however the last iPod touch revisions (at the Apple announcement) didn't include any increase in capacity, so there might be an increase due.

Also, Apple products are the one place where a legit bargain can be had at duty free, so if you know of anyone flying that is a good way to save some pennies.

Other than that I would thoroughly recommend the touch.

Mike
 
I know that the argument for waiting is a bit futile as you'll never buy anything, however the last iPod touch revisions (at the Apple announcement) didn't include any increase in capacity, so there might be an increase due.

Also, Apple products are the one place where a legit bargain can be had at duty free, so if you know of anyone flying that is a good way to save some pennies.

Other than that I would thoroughly recommend the touch.

Mike
Thanks Mike - yes I agree with using Dixons duty free --- but I can get 17% off from a friend who works there so that's the same deal....(almost..lol)
 
Pretty much every household has an iPOD - the Touch is pretty cool, and naturally the more memory the better.

T
he drawback of the touch versus the old ones is that you cannot use the touch as an external hard disk - which is why you would need to decide what you are going to store on it - and whether you are going to utilise the whole the 32Gb.

latest gadget.... as it happens it doesn't so I haven't upgraded.

Thats my view on the iPODs...

Thats not strictly true, you most certainly can use it as an external drive. you just need something like "touchcopy" , or A.N.Other


Oh i have an ipod touch 16gb and now 32gb. whereas 16gb is more than enough, I would always go for bigger - it is true, big is always better!
 

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