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Advantages of the iPod touch compared to iPhone classic

Updated on December 17, 2009

The iPhone has already proven to be a success with the public. The revolutionary features of this gadget have made everyone to look for it, including the media and technology fans.

Several features of the iPhone are innovative. For example, the touch screen input technology, the automatic rotation of the display, the full-featured web browser that comes embedded in each device.

Now, Apple has gonne a step further with the iPhone and iPod products. It has added the iPhone features to the iPod family, with the new iPhone touch. Now, you can have similar features available for the iPhone without the need of paying for an extra cell phone.

With the recent announcement that the iPhone touch will be selling for $199 (the 8GB version), it makes even more sense to get an iPhone as a personal organizer, music player, and gaming device. It is also the perfect gift, since it is not dependent on a cell phone plan.

Feature set similar to the iPhone

The iPod touch is a new member of the iPod family. The goal is to integrate the advanced features of the iPhone into the music player.

For example, with the iPhone you can access the web at the same time that you take phone calls, or listen to music.

With the iPod touch, while you don't have the cell phone features, you have all other functions such as mp3, personal organizer, and web browsing.

A wireless device


The iPhone touch is not a cell phone, but it can access the web using its integrated wireless system. Based on the standard 802.11 wireless network system, the iPhone touch can have access to any wireless network.

For example, you can search Google, or access you favorite web site from your music player. The iPhone will work in each one of the thousands wireless access points, such as Starbucks stores, airports, hotels, and even your local network.

The iPod Touch as a Personal Organizer

Another thing that will become much easier now is using the iPod as a personal organizer. With the nice input interface shared with the iPhone, the iPod touch can be used to enter contact information and to help planning your schedule.

The iPod phone comes with two personal organization applications, the contacts and the calendar software. With contacts, you can keep your list of contacts and organize them according to your preferences.

The calendar software is a full-features application that will allow you to keep you organized, with to-do lists, events, and other features.

The iPod Touch as a Gaming Machine

Another aspect of the iPod Touch is it is capability to download and play games. With the built in access to the Apple Store, the iPod Touch can be used to select from among thousands of Games.

These games vary from very simple (and cheap) ones, to very sophisticated games. Whatever your level of experience is, you will find games that can keep you entertained for several hours. And it is all at the reach of the touch of a button.

A Sophisticated MP3 player

And, clearly, the iPod touch is still the best device to play music. With an easy interface to load, search, and play music, it will continue to serve our needs as a mp3 player.

A great feature that was added by Apple in the iPod touch is to buy music using any wireless connection. In this way, you don't need to use your desktop computer to buy new music. All you need is the iPod, and you can load as many music files as you want directly from the iPhone.

The best iPod ever?

With these features, I believe it is difficult to beat the iPod touch as the best music player in the market.

It has all the important features of the iPhone, minus only the cell phone functionality. And even the price is pretty good, starting at $199. I think it is one of the best bargains in the market, and I think it will sell even better than the iPhone.

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      Brian 9 years ago

      " The iPod as a personal organizer

      Another thing that will become much easier now is using the iPod as a personal organizer. With the nice input interface shared with the iPhone, the iPod touch can be used to enter contact information and to help planning your schedule.

      The iPod phone comes with two personal organization applications, the contacts and the calendar software. With contacts, you can keep your list of contacts and organize them according to your preferences.

      The calendar software is a full-features application that will allow you to keep you organized, with to-do lists, events, and other features."

      THat whole section can be omitted! Apple gimped the calender program so you cannot edit ANYTHING, like adding details to a day or whatnot. The Ipod touch is still sweet though.

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      femalemodels 8 years ago

      whats the best audio player

      ipod or iphone?

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      BreckRealEstate 8 years ago from Breckenridge

      I don’t' now what is the best for audio player I think it's similar, but Iphone no doubt best communicator device.

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      secretscp 8 years ago

      I like my iPod Touch. I think its better than the iPhone even if you can't use it as a phone.

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      8 years ago

      Might want to proofread the article a bit - many times there are references to the "iphone touch" when it should have been stated "ipod touch", and "ipod phone" when it should have been "iphone" - although there are similarities between the products, and they can do many of the same things, it's best to not combine the names as it makes it a very confusing read to someone who doesn't understand the difference between an ipod touch and an iphone

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      Rick Answer Analyst Review 8 years ago

      It is funny I want one of these more for the contact information and the ability to link to my internet than for the music player. I will probably use the music player more than I think I will though. The law of unintended consequenses would tell me that I do not know how I will use this until I do use it.

      Rick

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      adsensemaster 7 years ago from India

      fantastic hub expect more nice hubs from you

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      mysoberlife 7 years ago

      It really worth me more not only this article and more from your hubs.Thank you!

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      Calendar Software Expert 7 years ago

      In regards to your comment: "And, clearly, the iPod touch is still the best device to play music. With an easy interface to load, search, and play music, it will continue to serve our needs as a mp3 player." I couldn't agree with your more. I had an iPod 2nd gen before I bought my iPod Touch 1st gen and the music quality has not lacked a bit to me. I am very satisfied with the iPod Touch in regards to its music quality.

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      bob 7 years ago

      You can call people with your ipod touch if you have an app called 'Fring', but you all need to buy headphones with speakers.

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      StevenCavendish 7 years ago

      Awesome article. Thanks very much for sharing this information.

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      coliveira 7 years ago from Virginia

      @StevenCavendish: thanks for reading.

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      DuckFm 7 years ago

      I already read about all this features

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      WeLoveFitness 7 years ago

      I prefer the iphone.

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      ลงประกาศฟรี 7 years ago

      iPhone was make me crazy

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      lav007us 7 years ago

      Amazing fact about iphone it make me crush over it .

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      buy zovirax 7 years ago from http://tinyurl.com/zoviraxonl

      I think iPod touch is better

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      kingn0thing 7 years ago

      I must say while the iPod Touch is very good, I think the iphone just beats it. Great hub!

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      reviewadon 6 years ago

      ipod touch all the way!

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      eveconsult1 6 years ago

      i'm bought

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      linal2 6 years ago

      I don't really think the ipod touch is that good. it doesn't have a big screen and even if it does have wi-fi and internet access, a laptop or computer's a lot better. not many reasons of buying except music downloads and maybe games (although those also works on other devices.)

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