14 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2010 1:44 PM by Chris CA
Paul Ouimette Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I want to get a Touch just to listen to music and play a few games (as well as surfing the net were there's Wi-Fi).

Is 8GB's enough?

iMac 2Ghz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Paul Ouimette wrote:
    I want to get a Touch just to listen to music and play a few games (as well as surfing the net were there's Wi-Fi).

    Is 8GB's enough?


    yes. plenty.

    other users, of course, may have a different opinion
  • SirBlue Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
    It really depends on how much music and how many apps you want with you. I like having all my music with me so if I am in the mood for something, I have it.

    I would spend the extra $100 and get 4x the space.

    You never can have too much space.
  • Mac_or_Nothing Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    *I would spend the extra $100 and get 4x the space.*

    Honestly, it is up to you. It basically depends on how much music you have and how many apps you want to have. 8 GB is a lot of room, however if you plan on buying more apps, music, etc. in the future, then it might be better to get more memory.
  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)
    I have to say that I agree, if finances aren't a consideration. It's amazing how quickly I discovered more things to do with my Touch that just listening to podcasts/music.
  • PowerBookDude12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, it should be. I have 8 with over 90 apps and over 200 songs, so i think YES!
  • guacamolechips Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you are just planning on listening to music, and a few games, 8 gigs should be fine. However, you might want to consider at least 16 gb. When I first bought my iPod, I thought 8 gigs would be plenty, and know, after about 6 months, I am constantly deleting and clearing up space. Ultimately, you should be fine, but you may find yourslef doing more than just music and games.
  • Doc M Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
    Paul--

    I have found that 32GB isn't enough! I'd say nothing less than 16GB. (Trust me, apps will start adding up, as will your music.)

    Doc
  • Lenej Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I don't play or download games, and for me 8g is heaps...
  • bmmcinto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i have an 8GB ipod touch, and it fits 1,235 songs, 2 movies, about 300 pics and a few apps. i really want the next step up because i'm constantly getting new music, so if ur gonna get over a thousand songs, u maybe want to consider something larger than an 8GB. hope this helps!
  • Techniqa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think its enough. I have a 8gb Ipod touch too. i can put all the songs, videos and apps i want in. If you think you need to store a lot of songs, videos, or other files in, i suggest you get the 16gb Ipod touch. The apps wont take more than 1.5gb, it depends on how many apps you download.
  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (40,630 points)
    Is 8 GB enough... yes, until it isn't.

    8 GB is plenty. Having said that, I've never, ever had a computer that I didn't eventually upgrade to its maximum amount of memory. Eventually you'll want more, but by then you might want whatever newer product Apple comes out with.

    I wouldn't let memory itself affect your decision to buy one. 8 GB is more than enough for lots of apps and songs.
  • coppertrail Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Depends. I've always gone by "Get as much as you can from the get go". Better to have to much than not enough, especially on devices where the storage can't be upgraded.

    I received a 32 GB touch as a gift from work last week. I headed to our local Apple store on Sat. to pick up a case and ended up buying the 64 GB iPad. I said "Do I need 64GB right now?" The answer was no, but looking forward I could see where the increased storage would be of value. This being videos and pictures. Right now, I'm glad I spent the extra $200 for 64 GB. But on the iPod, I won't be transferring as many pics and videos because of the smaller screen, so 32GB is fine there for my needs.

    Think about what your primary uses for the device will be, then decide whether the extra storage will be of value to you down the road.
  • thejanssens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It depends how much you value audio quality, if you enjoy your music, you will want to rip your CDs/download your songs at 320kbps for playback on your iPod. If this is the case then you may need more space, my 16GB filled up very quickly and I now have to rotate my music collection between my iPod and iPhone (maybe time to upgrade soon).
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,510 points)
    if you enjoy your music, you will want to rip your CDs/download your songs at 320kbps for playback on your iPod.

    320 is far more than needed for the iPod, considering you are most likely going to be running around doing things and not listening with top quality stero system/speakers.