iPhone 5 vs. iPod Touch "3G"...
With the new iPhone right around the corner (hopefully) and the recent rumors of the iPod Touch w/ 3G service offered, i started thinking about what the iPod was capable of these days, and what exactly holds the iPhone above the iPod Touch now vs. what used to be a pretty staggering difference between the two.
Now I personally probably wouldn't go fully to an iPod Touch with 3G service and leave the iPhone behind, but the capabilities of the newer iPods really has me thinking...what would it take for you to decide against having an iPhone and migrating over to a fully "online" experience with an iPod? Theoretically, you'll be able to find ways to make calls, send SMS and MMS messages and use the web obviously with Safari, and all with 3G service...but are there things that would hold you to the iPhone and AT&T/Verizon/etc?
It kind of goes along with the thread someone made about using "Pay as you Go", where you have to find work arounds to have basic features that the iPhone does with the carriers effortlessly...outside of that, it seems the iPod Touch has the exact same native capabilities, so could it be an option in the future? Will the data plans available to the iPad users be the same plans offered to iPod Touch users? And would those plans even be enough to cover an iPod used in place of an iPhone?
Cliff Notes: If the "two iPhones" coming this fall end up being an iPhone 5 and an iPod Touch "3G", would you consider switching over to save money? What are you willing to sacrifice to pay less monthly (if anything)?
- 07-12-2011, 03:22 PM #2
- 07-12-2011, 03:26 PM #3
- 07-15-2011, 12:27 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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But I like the fact that the iphone is well one a phone, has internet services, and of course is an ipod (I have never owned an ipod either, second )
If i could get an itouch with 3G or whatever. I could use google talk or skype for calls, and itouch itself has some sort of texting thing I know that. It would be just the same for me as an iPhone, but at a way better pricing point for me.
It would be a cheaper alternative, but who knows whats going to happen.
- 07-15-2011, 08:06 PM #5
- 07-17-2011, 01:57 AM #6
I use the iPod and message portion of my iPhone the most. I rarely come close to my minutes limit and that is on the lowest family plan. I do need the phone portion so I would end up with two devices to carry. I would would not get the "iPod 3G."
- 07-17-2011, 06:43 PM #7
I'd snap up a 3G enabled iPod touch. I dual wield a Torch and a touch daily, and the only thing I'm missing really is data for the touch since my office doesn't have wifi, and I'm on the road frequently. . I wouldn't mind paying a few extra bucks on a small data plan for it. This would let me get my BlackBerry fix while also giving me a dose of iOS goodness
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- 07-22-2011, 10:14 AM #8
- 08-02-2011, 04:04 AM #9iPhone Newbie
- 38 Posts
I don't think Apple would make an iPod touch 3G. It would be just too similar to the iPhone --the only real difference being the carrier phone system. Apple needs to maintain some differentiation between the iPhone and the iPod touch.
I also doubt that there'll be 2 iPhones released this fall. Apple wouldn't make a "cheaper iPhone" because they already have one --the iPhone 3GS ($49). So when the iPhone 5 comes out, the iPhone 4 will be the "cheaper iPhone."
Then again, with Apple you just never know.
- 08-02-2011, 08:15 AM #10
- 08-02-2011, 12:17 PM #12