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on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: MacDoxy
Date: September 27, 2010 12:59PM
i know the question is subjective but ...
i have only owned the ipod classics before and never played any games or had wifi (and no iphone).
i want the touch for it's skype abilities primarily.
all the other stuff the touch can do (i am assuming they are identical outside the storage capacity) is so new to me that i just have no frame of reference about how much space will do.

so in your opinions...
is 8gigs horribly small or does it suffice?
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: pinion
Date: September 27, 2010 01:07PM
It will suffice. The first time you run out of space you'll kick yourself though.



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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: September 27, 2010 01:10PM
iPod touches are only supported with OS updates for around two years anyway. Pick the cheapest model and get used to buying a new one every couple years.
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: September 27, 2010 01:34PM
If you don't have a large music collection and don't plan to load it up with videos, 8GB would be fine. But given that it's $70 more for the 32GB (there is no 16GB version anymore), I'd have to say that the 32GB is a much better value (and might hold its value more if you want to sell it in the future).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2010 01:34PM by Gareth.
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 27, 2010 03:20PM
I have an iPod Classic 120G that I used for a backup drive and a music / video player. The media takes up only 32G.

When I switched to using an iTouch, selecting the media was a difficult piece of triage.
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: pinion
Date: September 27, 2010 03:22PM
Gareth: I was not aware of that. I change my vote to the 32 GB model. However, I will argue that the size of the music library doesn't matter. Just make a smart playlist with some rules lik emost listened to and greater than 4 stars and limit it to 4 or 6 GB. That's more music than anyone person should be able to listen to before they will want to sync again and get new music. I could state my argument better but let's just say that you all get my point.



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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: macbeergeek2
Date: September 27, 2010 04:02PM
I max out my 8gb iPod Touch every other day. Definitely wish I had a bigger one, though I'm sure I could gain some space by deleting a bunch of apps that I don't use much. When I take it on vacation (instead of a laptop) I definitely wish I had more space so I could have a wider variety of media to choose from.
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: September 27, 2010 04:20PM
I have a 16 GB iPhone, and wish I would have sprung for the 32 GB version.



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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: September 27, 2010 05:48PM
In this case, bigger is better.



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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: IronMac
Date: September 27, 2010 07:40PM
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Grumpyguy
I have a 16 GB iPhone, and wish I would have sprung for the 32 GB version.

Why 32?
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: Doc
Date: September 27, 2010 08:16PM
My 20GB mp3 player is just about the right capacity for listening during exercise, at the beach, poolside, etc.

The iOS takes up at least 1.5GB.

I'd want to leave at least 10GB for apps, pics and video on a Touch.

For me, the 32GB version is the lowest capacity that would do the job if I wanted to replace my 20GB player with a Touch.
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 27, 2010 08:48PM
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: MacDoxy
Date: September 27, 2010 09:26PM
wow this has been really helpful.
thx!
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: Trouble
Date: September 27, 2010 11:54PM
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Gareth
If you don't have a large music collection and don't plan to load it up with videos, 8GB would be fine. But given that it's $70 more for the 32GB (there is no 16GB version anymore), I'd have to say that the 32GB is a much better value (and might hold its value more if you want to sell it in the future).
agree smiley

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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: Black
Date: September 28, 2010 01:08AM
I have several 8 GB Nanos and would not buy any new 'pod that has less than 16.

Oddly I can't seem to fill my 20 GB 4g iPod though . . .
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Re: on a new ipod touch 8 gig vs 16gig.. is 8 gigs too small?
Posted by: Trouble
Date: September 28, 2010 01:15AM
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Black
I have several 8 GB Nanos and would not buy any new 'pod that has less than 16.

Oddly I can't seem to fill my 20 GB 4g iPod though . . .

Drill a small hole and use a squirt bottle. smiling smiley
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