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Theotherkid's avatar

Should I upgrade my 8 GB iPod touch to a new 16 GB iPod touch 2?

Asked by Theotherkid (884points) September 10th, 2008

What are the differences? Is it worth it?

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robmandu's avatar

Slightly different form factor. And more RAM. Keeps the same chip and runs the same OS and supports the same apps. I think the better battery life is more a function of the OS upgrade than the actual battery.

So… no. I don’t think it’s worth it to spend the money on the upgrade. Unless you simply need the additional RAM.

eambos's avatar

Gizmodo did a great review, and their bottom line was that existing iPod touch owners shouldn’t bother switching.

waterskier2007's avatar

there are also volume buttons mounted on the side, just like the iphone. there is also a speaker. so it depends on how much that stuff matters to you

bluemukaki's avatar

There are very few differences, if anything this is hardly another generation of the iPod Touch, the only things that have really changed are the manual volume controls and in-built speaker.

Basically the reason they re-did it was to re-invigorate sales before Christmas, but more to remind first-time buyers of an iPod touch or iPhone that there is a new one available and it looks like an iPhone 3G so they should buy one for a present.

Its definitely not worth an upgrade. Although the price drop is considerable (I paid $549 for mine in the first week they came out, what a scam!) this is more to make the iPod Touch more appealing to people who didn’t buy one before.

eambos's avatar

Now you have no need for a new iPoT.

windex's avatar

@Theotherkid: with a Pregnancy test?

Theotherkid's avatar

It’s a batteryless ( <—not sure if that’s a word.) speaker that connects to the iPod.

windex's avatar

Oh I see

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