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Should I get an iPhone?

Asked by mcconnehey_9 (5points) March 29th, 2008 from iPhone

I already have an iPod touch

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sharl's avatar

It’s not as straightforward as it might seem. I too have an iPod touch: I’ve mostly stayed away from the phone because I’m contracted to T-Mobile here in the UK and have no desire to move (I use their wifi package on my MacBook a lot, and they have the Starbucks hotspots – O2 partner with The Cloud which is nowhere near as useful to me). I’m also accustomed to 3G speeds on my mobile (which I still use for email and as a bluetooth modem in a pinch), and obviously the iPhone is using the slower EDGE network. For most people this won’t make a bit of difference, but if it does, it’s a deal-breaker.

The recent software updates also put the iPhone and iPod touch on a much more level footing, and with access to Skype via IM+ for Skype, I’m currently loving the iPod.

bluemukaki's avatar

At first I though you already had one…My confusion is excellent proof of why “From iPhone” is a confusing thing to put after who asked the question.

teejay0514's avatar

I think you should get an iPhone, it’s worth every dollar. I got mine a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t be happier. The only difference though between the iPhone and the iPod Touch is the phone, camera, and the Internet.

sharl's avatar

Well strictly speaking, the Internet is all over the iPod touch. The differences boil down to: (i) Camera, (ii) Bluetooth (for phone calls only afaik), (iii) Phone calls/voicemail/SMS, (iv) Network access outside of WiFi coverage, (v) Remote control on headphones, (vi) Speaker. Anything else I’ve missed?

bluemukaki's avatar

Anyway, I definitely think you should wait at least 5 months before you go for the iPhone. It is fairly obvious that Apple are considering 3G and some other features for iPhone, so buying one now would mean that you have really just paid for one or two extra things and it will be out of date in a couple of months.
Stick with the iPod Touch, you may find that as 3rd Party Apps come out you will be able to use your iPod Touch as more than just the iPod/Internet device.
There really isn’t that much on the iPhone that isn’t on the iPod Touch, and it will be an expensive thing to buy, merely for the phone part, something you currently cope without…

lovelyy's avatar

the iphone is great.
i got mine late october and i cannot see myself with any other phone.
it is worth every dollar.

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