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Hey people! i am looking for an ipod and thought of buying the new 16 gb ipod touch for 400$ but the 8 gb iPhone is at the same price with more functions but i want to know what do you people think i should do ? and what are there differences ?
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You have to ask yourself what's more important to you? Having double the storage or having the added features of the iphone? (phone, camera, sms, built-in widgets/apps).

If you don't plan on activating the phone, then I'm not sure how many of those extra features would be available to you?

And of course, you would have to apply a hack to unlock even the ipod functions without activation on the iphone.

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iPod Touch PRO's over iPhone:

16GB (double the Capacity)


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iPhone PRO's over the Touch:
Mail App
Bluetooth
Cellphone
Camera
Built in Speaker
Built in Mic.
Maps Widget
SMS Widget
Notes Widget
Stocks Widget
Weather Widget


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So the question becomes.. What is the extra 8gb of space worth to you???
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Hey, you forgot the Touch PRO: A touch(no pun) smaller and thinner.

I would wait until the Touch is released before finalizing your decision, though. It's possible some of these widgets/apps are put on the Touch by Apple or 3rd party possibility.

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I bet those and 3rd party apps made for the iPhone will be on the touch in no time. I think the real question is, do you want it to have a phone function or not?

Personally, I smell a 16GB iPhone around the corner at the least and possibly 3G too. The $349 8GB iPhone refurbs are really tempting, but I just can't pull the trigger until it has 3G.

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Personally, I smell a 16GB iPhone around the corner at the least and possibly 3G too. The $349 8GB iPhone refurbs are really tempting, but I just can't pull the trigger until it has 3G.
I'm in the same boat... I want the iPhone... But I need 3G...
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I'm in the same boat... I want the iPhone... But I need 3G...
I wish I was in your boat. I'm pretty stuck with Tmobile right now on a family plan.

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I'm with Sprint... also a family plan (just my wife and I)..

I have 3 options, and they are:

1) Wait out my current contract that ends Aug. 2008... I'm not nearly THAT patient.

2) Suck-it-up and pay the "Early Termination Fee" on 2 phones... No, not that either.

3) Use my world class negotiating skills, and my undeniable charm to convince Sprint to let me out of my contract without paying the early termination fee.

Well... Option #3 it is!!!


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My wife really likes the myFaves thing, so it ain't work the headaches.

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I think you can get out of the ETF if you tell them you're moving somewhere that they don't have coverage.

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I'm with Sprint... also a family plan (just my wife and I)..

I have 3 options, and they are:

1) Wait out my current contract that ends Aug. 2008... I'm not nearly THAT patient.

2) Suck-it-up and pay the "Early Termination Fee" on 2 phones... No, not that either.

3) Use my world class negotiating skills, and my undeniable charm to convince Sprint to let me out of my contract without paying the early termination fee.

Well... Option #3 it is!!!


The Consumerist has some guides for people who want to get out of their contracts without paying a fee:

http://consumerist.com/consumer/cell...nge-290247.php

http://consumerist.com/consumer/cell...nge-267570.php

http://consumerist.com/consumer/one-...uch-275178.php

http://consumerist.com/consumer/medi...nes-273465.php

http://consumerist.com/consumer/appl...one-272305.php


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I bet those and 3rd party apps made for the iPhone will be on the touch in no time. I think the real question is, do you want it to have a phone function or not?

Personally, I smell a 16GB iPhone around the corner at the least and possibly 3G too. The $349 8GB iPhone refurbs are really tempting, but I just can't pull the trigger until it has 3G.
Hey are you changing your tune on 3G availability on the iphone????

remember your reply to me

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please go away and don't come back unless you can give some real, legitimate sources for all this amazing knowledge you have so kindly dropped on us. 3G by christmas, I'll give you 10:1 odds that it won't happen.
this was the original thread... Im still holding to my word that if a 3G iphone is not available by Christmas I will send you $20.

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...977#post427977
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iPod Touch PRO's over iPhone:

16GB (double the Capacity)


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iPhone PRO's over the Touch:
Mail App
Bluetooth
Cellphone
Camera
Built in Speaker
Built in Mic.
Maps Widget
SMS Widget
Notes Widget
Stocks Widget
Weather Widget


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So the question becomes.. What is the extra 8gb of space worth to you???
One more to add to that list:

Editable Calendar app.

It appears the calendar on the Touch is read-only.
Sadly, Apple modified the description of their multitouch features page and removed the part that said "entering calendar events."

Lame. I don't want an iPhone. Even if I could get out of my contract, the price difference includes a 2yr contract at least $60/mo. I can't justify that.

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One more to add to that list:

Editable Calendar app.

It appears the calendar on the Touch is read-only.
Sadly, Apple modified the description of their multitouch features page and removed the part that said "entering calendar events."

Lame. I don't want an iPhone. Even if I could get out of my contract, the price difference includes a 2yr contract at least $60/mo. I can't justify that.
Geez... So in order to get info to the Cal on the Touch, you have to Sync it??? Why on earth would they do that???

I don't mind the 2 yrs @ $60+ per month, my current cell phone plan is MUCH MUCH higher than that... AT&T's rates seem pretty competitive with Sprint (my current carrier).
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Geez... So in order to get info to the Cal on the Touch, you have to Sync it??? Why on earth would they do that???

I don't mind the 2 yrs @ $60+ per month, my current cell phone plan is MUCH MUCH higher than that... AT&T's rates seem pretty competitive with Sprint (my current carrier).
The rates for the data plans are actually pretty reasonable, I just don't want to switch carriers at this point. AT&T service is pretty bad where I work. Tmobile & Verizon are the only carriers that have good service at the places I use my cellphone the most.

Plus, I've never been that interested in having my cellphone and media player combined.

However, seeing how much they're crippling the Touch is making me want to get an iPhone and hack the activation part and just use it as a PDA/Media player. Decisions, decisions.

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