Is it worth getting the Ipod Touch?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by DarkShadow96, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. DarkShadow96
    OP

    DarkShadow96 LA96£

    Member
    694
    18
    Feb 9, 2009
    Canada
    MTL
    Hey everyone, I was recently thinking... Is it actually worth buying the Ipod Touch?


    I've had plenty of bad times with apple devices back in the past but the Ipod Touch was recently getting to me haha. I know of jailbreak and apps you can do with it but I just feel like getting something new at the moment...

    I've had this for a good ol' three years now and I still love it but sometimes, I just feel a bit outdated haha.

    Give me your thoughts!
     
  2. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,552
    27
    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    You should definitely get one. Whether you want to wait or not is up to you though; a new one is coming next month (along with price slashes to clear out old inventory). However, there probably won't be a jailbreak ready for the iPod touch 4G.
     
  3. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    7,651
    100
    May 12, 2004
    United States
    My life changed forever after I jailbroke my iPod touch (which I barely used before). Now, I play it more than I play my DS.
     
  4. imshortandrad

    imshortandrad GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    267
    10
    May 17, 2010
    United States
    INDIANA
    Yes it's worth it! I was addicted to mine.
     
  5. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

    Member
    5,713
    2,180
    Aug 17, 2009
    United States
    The Nexus
    [​IMG] Hopefully, I'll be able to tell you tomorrow. I recently traded my PSP 2000 for a 8GB 2nd GEN iPod Touch, and it should be here by tomorrow.
     
  6. Delta517

    Delta517 Its okay...Im a ninja ;)

    Member
    1,327
    35
    Nov 25, 2008
    Norway
    I got a iPod and I love it! [​IMG]

    I recommend you buying one. [​IMG]
     
  7. sprogurt

    sprogurt GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    375
    5
    Dec 13, 2006
    Bought a 2g 8GB for £60 on ebay ^.^ amazing! I retrieve my feeds in the morning, have a few mangas on there, facebook, ebuddy, parkour help, a cat translator and binaral beats. Then there's music but to be honest i don't think I'd use it as much as I do if i didn't jailbreak it. Really opens it up and allows you to customize it.
     
  8. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,466
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    All my thoughts are here, but I'd say it's worth it if you can get it for a cheap price. Also depends on whether or not it fits your needs. It's a nice device to fill the gap between a cellphone (not a smartphone, mind you) and a computer or laptop.

    If you want something plainly for music playing though then there's better devices. But this is good for general utility and media being able to do games, music, video, internet, etc, all in your palm.
     
  9. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Member
    2,278
    28
    Sep 24, 2008
    I'm not getting an Ipod Touch unless it supports flash!
     
  10. Ritsuki

    Ritsuki ORAORAORAORA

    Member
    1,310
    152
    Mar 15, 2008
    Swaziland
    Fixed.
     
  11. DarkShadow96
    OP

    DarkShadow96 LA96£

    Member
    694
    18
    Feb 9, 2009
    Canada
    MTL
    Interesting since the fact everyone loves the Ipod touch.

    My bad experiences with Apple was with the first gen Ipod where it got a hard drive failure.
    Second one was with my Ipod video where it would constantly malfunction saying it couldn't read the drive lol.
    Third time was with my other Ipod video where the battery would last for only... 3hrs on max charge...

    So yea, that's why I was sort of contemplating on this one. Also, which Gen has the speakers for Ipod Touch? It's the 3rd Gen?
     
  12. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,552
    27
    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    The iPod touch 2G and later have the crappy built-in speaker.

    When you're shopping for an iPod touch, note that the "8 GB iPod touch 3G" is not an iPod touch 3G; it's an MC-model iPod touch 2G. (The difference between the 2G and 3G hardware-wise is the speed.)
     
  13. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

    Member
    3,152
    7
    Oct 27, 2007
    Canada
    Canada
    Just wait a damn month for the announcement of the 4th gen.
     
  14. DunkrWunkah

    DunkrWunkah GBAtemp's Official Dunkr

    Member
    582
    0
    Nov 21, 2008
    United States
    Jailbreaking it is the best thing ever. Soo much homebrewww!! Even a PSX Emu!
     
  15. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Member
    4,888
    37
    May 14, 2006
    United States
    http://www.tipb.com/2010/06/14/working-fla...one-ipod-touch/

    So there is a potential for a release to jailbroken devices eventually.

    edit: fyi, it's a port of the flash package on android.
     
  16. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero Almost!

    Member
    2,922
    5
    Apr 25, 2010
    United States
    California
    if you like mobile web browsing, and gaming on the go, then yes. it's a good deal. My friends and I have ipod touches and defintely have fun with them
     
  17. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Member
    10,255
    556
    Nov 27, 2006
    Belgium
    Bruges, Belgium
    I've been thinking of getting one, but I'll probably buy a smart phone in the near future that will have a lot of functions this baby would have.
    + I want to see the next generation first.
    If I see a cheap one though, I'll buy it, but they are too expensive IMHO.
     
  18. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Member
    6,248
    195
    Nov 27, 2006
    London
    yes, a touch is a all in one device, you can install apps to do basically everything, go and get! on top of that you have your whole music library on there aswell.