Potential iPod Touch purchase

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jmcohen23, Jul 22, 2009.

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If you could change any aspect of the iPod Touch, what would it be?

  1. Ability to transfer media from unit to computers

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Less restrictions on apps

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. Less restrictions on media management

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  4. video out compatability

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  5. Other

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  6. None - it is the most perfect device ever!

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
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  1. jmcohen23

    jmcohen23 Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm considering getting the iPod Touch, and I'm curious to see if anyone has experienced any significant issues (not bugs); issues with the way Apple has controlled your usage.

    For example:
    - not able to transfer media from ipod to a computer (without a hack)
    - can only use iTunes to manage media
    - in order to output videos, you have to buy the official apple cables
    - if you are upgrading from the classic ipod, are you able to successfully transfer your media to the ipod touch?
    - do you have to pay for software updates?

    Finally, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), how would rate your ipod touch in terms of customization and useability?

    thanks all!
  2. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

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    1. No (IE, it is easy without a hack)
    2. Yes (That I know of)
    3. Yes (Due to verification module)
    4. Yes
    5. Yes, but only for major updates (2.0, 3.0, etc.). This is due to a legal complication related to the Sarbanes-Oxley act.

    8/10. Extremely easy to use, customisation relativley easy. Only problem is Apple's stance on Jailbreaking.
  3. JonnySK

    JonnySK Active Member

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    To your questions
    - There are programs that allow you to transfer content from iPod to Computer
    - There are a few others (Eg, MediaMonkey, Songbird)
    - No, there are several non-apple video output cables.
    - That would be very pointless. Can't you just sync it from your computer to your new iPod?
    - Only major software Updates (upgrading a whole number, eg: 2.x to 3.x)

    Scale?
    UnJailbroken scale - 7
    Jailbroken Scale - 9
  4. kevin1st

    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    1)there are plenty of ways to get your music from your ipod like programs called pod to pc/mac. if you buy music from the itunes sore on your ipod it will transfer next time you connect it to your computer


    2)yes unless you jailbreak. i think then you can probably ssh them into the appropriate folders. not sure though.


    3)no look on ebay there are plenty of cheap 3rd-party ones


    4)yes.


    5)no it should come with 3.0 installed. the next one you buy would be 4.0

    i don't have an ipod so i can't answer the last
  5. NinjaBurrito

    NinjaBurrito New Member

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    It comes installed with 2.0, you must pay to get up to 3.0.
    Stupid apple with their paying thing..
  6. Hellishness

    Hellishness Active Member

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    for one thing, wait for the third gen.
    then for your scale on customization:
    unjailbroken-4 you can only really move icons.
    jailbroken-10 you can customize basically all the software.

    on usability:
    stock-8 its just a wonderful device
    jailbroken-10 PERFECT!!
  7. jmcohen23

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    Apples Evil Now?
    You Goddamn Traitor.
  9. jmcohen23

    jmcohen23 Member

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    settle down beavis.... I never said i like apple or ipods. I hate them, but they are the best product currently available. I also admire and respect the fact that apple has brought themselves from the brink of extinction. it's also interesting that apple and microsoft are two of the leading technology companies in the world despite all other competition coming from Asia. thus, as an American, I root for them to be successful.

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