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iPod Touch vs. iPhone

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Raymond Fox Calculating status...
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May 6, 2009 1:39 PM
I would love to dive into all the apps that the iPhone has to offer, but I like my Verizon service and I find AT&T's $30 monthly Internet access fee too expensive. Sooo, I thought that perhaps the iPod Touch might be a better choice for me. Can the iPod Touch run all the applications an iPhone can, including GPS apps? If so, is performance basically the same? I remember reading early reviews of the iPod Touch that said it was somehow inferior to the iPhone.
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  • MacDarling55 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    May 6, 2009 2:39 PM (in response to Raymond Fox)
    the iPod Touch is basically the iPhone without the phone. I don't think that the iPod Touch has GPS capabilities, but otherwise, it can run all of the apps that the iPhone can. the iPod touch doesn't have 3G capability, but it picks up great internet when available.
    hope that helps!
    -MD55
    p.s. i had a teacher with the same name as your alias
    MacBook 2.4 GHz, iMac G5, iPod nano (2nd and 4th Gen.), had an iBook G4 for two years, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    May 6, 2009 4:40 PM (in response to Raymond Fox)
    You don't have to eliminate any MP3s. There are several ways to manage the content that's transferred from iTunes to your iPod.

    Download a manual before you buy and see if the device will do what you expect. http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPod_touch_2.2_UserGuide.pdf
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  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    May 6, 2009 5:02 PM (in response to MacDarling55)
    the iPod Touch is basically the iPhone without the phone.


    The iPod Touch is basically the iPhone without the phone AND WITHOUT GPS OR CAMERA.
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  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    May 6, 2009 6:34 PM (in response to F Shippey)
    Or microphone.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 2nd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    May 6, 2009 7:07 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
    You can at least add a mic
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  • applegenius18 Level 3 Level 3 (890 points)
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    May 6, 2009 7:14 PM (in response to Raymond Fox)
    An iPod Touch is an iPhone with out a camera, GPS, and phone. It's not connected to the web at all times.
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  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    May 6, 2009 7:38 PM (in response to applegenius18)
    Thanks for adding that addition wisdom
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  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    May 6, 2009 8:02 PM (in response to F Shippey)
    Good catch, Shippey. I always forget about that.
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 2nd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    May 7, 2009 11:21 AM (in response to Raymond Fox)
    I have this headset for my iPod Touch http://store.apple.com/us/product/MA850G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3NA&mco=MTc2MzY4Mw

    Works great and provides the mic you want.
    24" iMac 2.8GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone 3G - 5 iPods
  • Nathan Watson Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2009 11:34 AM (in response to Raymond Fox)
    But, as has already been noted, you can add a microphone. You can use the Apple earphones with built-in mic & volume control, or you can use something such as the Griffin SmartTalk, which lets you use your own earphones with it:

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/smarttalk

    I've read that many folks do not like the sound quality of the iPhone built-in mic anyway, and prefer using an external one.

    Nathan

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