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Scott Wright
07-08-2008, 10:40 PM
Does anyone here have a 32GB iPod Touch?

I am thinking of getting one but I am worried about space. Right now I have an 80GB classic and that is WAY more than I need, but I am starting to put some seasons of my favorite shows on it and it's filling up fast. I know with my 80GB iPod the "Capacity" is 74.37 GB. Is the capacity of a 32GB Touch 5-6 GB's less as well or will I have the full 32 gigs to use?

Thanks in advance!

ImBrotherCain
07-08-2008, 10:55 PM
270 of 285 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Apple's iPod Touch - Updated and Enlarged! Test Drive it Today!!!!, February 17, 2008
By Mark "Technology, Music and Movies" (NY, NJ, CT USA) - See all my reviews
(TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
Apple iPod touch 32 GB

Apple's 32 GB iPod Touch has finally given the mobile device market a media player with a great combination of quality, features and capacity. Of course it arrived shortly after I was given the 16 GB iPod Touch that I had put off buying for so long. Still, the extra capacity gives this unit the last piece of the puzzle it needed to be a must-have item for me. The awesome video, sleek thin body and web capability make it stand out despite a high price and some missing features.

Pros
+ Great design with a sleek thin body!!!
+ Beautiful 320x480 pixel wide-screen provides pleasing video viewing
+ Turn to the side to view video using the full wide screen width
+ Orientation detection changes view to landscape mode automatically when turning iPod!
+ Enough capacity to finally be worth replacing some of your disk-based players in earnest
+ Brighter screen with great contrast and crisp sharp images
+ Wireless access via 802.11 b/g compliant antenna (hopefully `n' will come soon)
+ Wireless searching and video on mode can be disabled to extend battery life
+ Great interface for Safari web browsing with easy Wifi hotspot setup
+ Headphone jack compatible with standard phones, unlike iPhone
+ New apps work great and give you stocks, maps, email, notes and weather
+ Supports both NTSC and PAL video out
+ Very nice size of 32GB stores good amount of video
+ Works with some legacy iPod accessories (except standard A/V cable and some docks)
+ Diminishing price tag in terms of $ per GB of space
+ Unlike iPod classic, all flash memory means less failures and breakage
+ Flash memory also awesome for running / working out, though I use my nano for that ;-)
+ Coverflow actually works nicely on the Touch, much better than on the iPod nano
+ Slightly better sound quality than 2nd generation iPods
+ So far seems to have lower error rate than other iPods
+ Apple reputation is highly deserved
+ Plenty of free video and audio teaser content available on iTunes
+ Easy access to iTunes right from your device over your local wireless internet!
+ Apple SDK being made available which means more apps are on the way!

Cons
- Touch design is almost too minimal without hold button or easy volume adjustment
- Very difficult to adjust or use without looking at it; some earbuds include controls that help
- Screen requires "real touch," bad for those of us in cold weather cities
- Data port seems more cramped than other models and difficult to seat on many dock ports
- The headphone jack is strangely placed right next to the data port; ok for landscape mode, awkward in portrait mode
- Not backwards compatible with legacy docks and cables; Universal dock now required for video out
- Battery life still shorter than other iPods due to WiFi and video power needs
- No expandability or SD card slot like Sansa View or Creative Zen
- iTunes software with limited native formats (MP3, MPEG4, AAC) and high overhead
- Some poor interface designs, such as volume control only available when upright
- PDA functions such as calendar syncing and contact management still need work
- Playlist and music groupings are lacking and need many improvements
- Still lacking some features such as built-in FM radio & voice recorder
- Missing Zune features such as the ability to share songs with other iPod Touch units
- No Bluetooth for peripherals and accessories
- No wireless synching or wireless access to iTunes WLAN libraries
- No WiFi viewing of live iTunes PodCasts
- Still no local viewing of PDF or other common document formats
- No mode to use as disk storage?!?!
- Roughly 2GB of space taken up with iPod software alone!!!!
- STRANGE Apple business practices - ie, charging for software features included with the iPhone????
- While the cost is slowly coming down, still quite expensive in total $ terms

I found this on and amazon review heres the link http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPod-touch-Software-Upgrade/dp/B0012JNQYK
Hope this helps

Strongside
07-08-2008, 10:58 PM
Yeah the actual formatted capacity is 29.96GB

Scott Wright
07-08-2008, 11:11 PM
Thanks guys!

I have been going back and forth on getting one...

On one hand it's just so dang expensive and my 80GB Classic works just fine, with enough room for tons of video and music.

On the other hand I hardly ever leave the house without my iPod and those Touch's are just so cool...

thule
07-09-2008, 01:15 AM
The only real reason to upgrade to the touch is for the hackability...if that is a word...having the ability to stream music from similar artists by using wifi and what not is what really makes the touch worth the price/upgrade.

Flyboy
07-09-2008, 01:17 AM
Always, always go for more space imo.

I would get the 80GB classic...

MetSox17
07-09-2008, 01:19 AM
those Touch's are just so cool...

Well that's the only reason i would get one...

(sarcasm)

kwilk103
07-09-2008, 01:40 AM
i have to get a new one---which should i get?; let my bro borrow it and he ran it over with the lawnmower; now i have to redownload like 800 songs

dont want to spend a lot

i should probably put i only use it to go from my apartment to class and back (30 min each way) and to listen to when i play xbox/study, so i dont need one for like tv shows and stuff

thule
07-09-2008, 02:13 AM
Always, always go for more space imo.

I would get the 80GB classic...

I disagree...if you are located near good wifi...the space becomes pointless...when you can stream anything off the net

Rob S
07-09-2008, 11:56 AM
I disagree...if you are located near good wifi...the space becomes pointless...when you can stream anything off the net


eh.....i guess that depends how u use ur ipod. I mainly use it on the subway and when driving in my car so wifi isnt really accessible.

Flyboy
07-09-2008, 12:55 PM
I disagree...if you are located near good wifi...the space becomes pointless...when you can stream anything off the net

You can stream rare remixes and live versions of the 'Net? Yeah, not so much.

TheBuffaloBills
07-09-2008, 12:56 PM
Scott..... Before you pull the plug on a Ipod Touch, you should look into this. It is called the Archos 605. I own the 30 gig model, and I couldnt ask for more. They also make an 80 gig model and even a 160 gig model.

http://monkeyzen.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/archos605wifi.jpg

They do everything the Touch does. The Archos has flash 9 which is really good. The archos is thicker than the touch, but the screen is bigger on the Archos. IMO the extra thickness is cancelled out by the screen size and screen resolution.

I just bought the Web Radio plugin for it and it gives me every radio station in the world. It also has a ton of podcasts on it. It might even have your podcast on it.


And best of all, it is cheaper than the Touch.
The 160 Gig version is $320 on Amazon
The 80 Gig version is $298 at Walmart
The 30 Gig version+ The DVR dock(100 dollar value) is 300 at Walmart.

If you go on slickdeals.net you could find better deals. The ones I showed you are just to give you a ball park price.

Here is a video of the Archos Vs. Itouch video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7_gG_Fh3GA

princefielder28
07-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Scott if you run to the Apple Store inside of the Mall Of America I have a buddy that works there and he will honeslty tell you everything you need to know and possibly get you a deal

Scott Wright
07-09-2008, 11:17 PM
Scott if you run to the Apple Store inside of the Mall Of America I have a buddy that works there and he will honeslty tell you everything you need to know and possibly get you a deal

What kind of deal?!? :)

That is the sort of thing that will get you 10,000 rep points! ;)

TheBuffaloBills
07-09-2008, 11:26 PM
Scott, did you look into the Archos, or are you not a fan of it?

Scott Wright
07-09-2008, 11:35 PM
Scott, did you look into the Archos, or are you not a fan of it?

I watched that review video...

I have to admit I am pretty partial to the iPod and iTunes.

TheBuffaloBills
07-09-2008, 11:37 PM
I watched that review video...

I have to admit I am pretty partial to the iPod and iTunes.

Understandable, if you use iTunes then you are better off with the touch.

familyguy555
07-09-2008, 11:46 PM
I have the 8gb and I love it. You should definitely get it

princefielder28
07-10-2008, 08:30 AM
What kind of deal?!? :)

That is the sort of thing that will get you 10,000 rep points! ;)

Every year he is allowed to take around 15% employee discount on items and he can utilize the discount more than once based on its intial value. I'm pretty close with him so if I told him that I had a friend coming in looking for an iPod I could probably get him to give you a fairly nice discount.

SuperKevin
07-10-2008, 09:54 AM
I'm sticking with my Video iPod I got 3 years ago even though it randomly turns itself on, draining the batteries at least once a day.

dolphinfan2k5
07-10-2008, 02:09 PM
Unless you really need the Touch soon, I suggest you wait. Right now, Apple is including a free touch with a purchase of a new mac for college students in their back to school special. This suggests that they are looking to clear out their inventory. I believe they did they same thing with nanos last year before updating them shortly after. Here is a buyer's guide for Apple products.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

As you can see, they were right on with their recommendations for not buying the iPhone for a while before the new 3G one was even announced. Also, the average update time for all the products listed there is about 190 days or so, and the touch hasn't been updated for 156 days. The first and only update on touches so far happened after 153 days. So anyway, I would suggest waiting, unless you really want it now, then get it.

awfullyquiet
07-10-2008, 02:16 PM
Keep the 80Gig.

I've resisted until they come out with another generation of touches which have longer battery life. If your looking to JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC. Keep with what you have, there's nothing better than it. If you're going to hack it. Get the Touch.

Scott Wright
07-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Unless you really need the Touch soon, I suggest you wait. Right now, Apple is including a free touch with a purchase of a new mac for college students in their back to school special. This suggests that they are looking to clear out their inventory. I believe they did they same thing with nanos last year before updating them shortly after. Here is a buyer's guide for Apple products.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

As you can see, they were right on with their recommendations for not buying the iPhone for a while before the new 3G one was even announced. Also, the average update time for all the products listed there is about 190 days or so, and the touch hasn't been updated for 156 days. The first and only update on touches so far happened after 153 days. So anyway, I would suggest waiting, unless you really want it now, then get it.

Interesting...

I might have to take that into account. I'd hate to buy a 32 GB and then have them release one with more memory a month later.

Young Legend
07-10-2008, 09:09 PM
I got one and its alright. you can trick it out when you jailbreak it if you do that.but i would do it right when you get it.

Damix
07-10-2008, 09:16 PM
Get it. Jailbreak it. Love it.

dolphinfan2k5
07-11-2008, 01:04 AM
Interesting...

I might have to take that into account. I'd hate to buy a 32 GB and then have them release one with more memory a month later.

No matter when you buy it, something better will come out soon, its just the way of technology obviously. But, to me when these situations all seem to point to an update in a month or two, if you don't need it you might as well wait. Who knows what extra perks the next gen might have. Especially if you are worried about storage, the new ones might be much larger. But then again they might not lol. My advice would be to wait.