5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2010 6:07 PM by Joseph Kriz
mathlover1 Level 1 Level 1
I'm considering buying the new 4th gen iPod touch but am not sure whether to get 8GB or 32GB (wish they had 16GB). My 2nd gen iPod is 8GB, but only has 6.8GB available according to the about tab. I'm down to about 500MB, and am about to import 1GB of music. I'll pick and choose for now (70% I don't listen to anyways). But does anyone know how much available space there actually is for the new 4th gen iPod touch 8GB (I know 32GB is plenty big )?

If it's not worth it, I won't buy it, but mine is having a few problems and I would like a new one that I know is fine instead of refurbished w/ the battery needing replaced (and a camera would be nice).
Reply by F Shippey on Sep 9, 2010 6:41 PM Helpful
My read is that the 8GB model is great for kids who use it mostly for playing games (I have a grandson who has one).

It you plan on building up a music collection and adding video files, I suggest you want the 32GB model.

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  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7
    My read is that the 8GB model is great for kids who use it mostly for playing games (I have a grandson who has one).

    It you plan on building up a music collection and adding video files, I suggest you want the 32GB model.
  • mathlover1 Level 1 Level 1
    I do use it a lot for games...they tend to be larger files. My songs are whatever my dad buys and whatever I buy. Once I import this big batch of songs I will be at 700 songs and then will only add more when Dad or I buy them. I make a lot of money for a high schooler but my mom doesn't like how much I spend on iTunes (she's not into music the way I am). I don't want to have to pick and choose on which apps I have on my iPod. Songs, I can pick and choose if necessary. I just hate running low on available space.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    No matter how it starts out, I have never had a device that had too much memory, by the time it's useful life had passed.

    I would opt for the most memory you can afford.
  • mathlover1 Level 1 Level 1
    I actually saw a friend's new 4th gen iPod touch today and it said it had 6.5GB capacity. I guess I'll go for the 32GB, it's only $70 more for the memory bonus. Thanks for the help everyone!
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5
    Good choice.

    As you can see from the prices, the best bang for the buck is the 32 GB model...

    Unless you absolutely need the 64 for another 100 bucks....