iPod Touch, a great alternative for iPhone?

Without a doubt, iPhone is a great piece of work. I love its revolutionary touch interface, the wi-fi capability and the large widescreen display. You can read more about my views on it here.

I love the iPod nano and used it a lot before I got my SonyEricsson w810i. It is from the Sony Walkman series and with a 2GB Memory Stick Duo, I am a happy camper when it comes to listening to music. The music quality is awesome but the music player interface itself could use some improvements.

Now, iPod Touch has been unveiled by Apple. It is a lot like Apple iPhone without the phone features. Some of the killer features in iPod Touch that made the iPhone so popular are:

  • 3.5 inch widescreen display
  • the incredible multi-touch screen
  • Wi-fi enabled
  • Safari browser with iTunes, YouTube access
  • 8GB iPod Touch – $299
  • 16GB iPod Touch – $399

As I was thinking that I would absolutely get an iPod Touch before I’d dream of getting an iPhone, Kyle reports that Apple has dropped their prices on iPhones (and on new iPod Nano iPod Classic)! It looks like they are dropping the ball on their 4GB iPhones and hence the price adjustments.

And a huge one at it in just 2 months after its launch. They have dropped a whopping $200 on the 4GB and 8GB iPhones to $299 ($499 earlier) and $399 ($599 earlier) respectively! Talk about paying a premium for the new gadget addiction. I wouldn’t be happy now if I had bought an iPhone when it launched.

Although, this puts the whole thing in a different light for me when it comes to purchasing my next gadget (as if I need one). I might as well get the 8Gb iPhone for the price of a 16GB iPod Touch. But, I have a feeling the price of iPod Touch is in for a quick revision as well right after the holiday season is over. And I might just have to wait until my birthday in January to decide what I want for a gift from you. :-)

Update: Apple is responding to its angry customers and offering $100 Apple store credit to the early iPhone adopters. Read more here..

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9 Responses to “iPod Touch, a great alternative for iPhone?”

  1. Kenny September 7, 2007 at 2:34 pm #

    Still can’t get over the fact that it’s only 16gig. I’ll get it once they up it to 30.

  2. Brown Baron September 7, 2007 at 4:49 pm #

    Heh, those two look very much alike it’s confusing.

  3. K-IntheHouse September 7, 2007 at 4:53 pm #

    @Kenny.. welcome to ShanKri-la and thanks for taking the time to comment.

    I haven’t used the regular iPod with 30G & 60G capacities. But, I can see how one can get spoiled by it. I bought my computer with 120GB hard drive and I thought I’d never need more 2 years back. Now, I am constantly deleting stuff to keep it under 120. :-)

  4. K-IntheHouse September 7, 2007 at 4:54 pm #

    @Brown.. so they aren’t the same huh? *wink*

  5. Kyle Eslick September 7, 2007 at 8:17 pm #

    Wow, what are you guys going to do with all those GB? I’ve had an iPod for 4 years now (a few different models), use it at least 6 hours a day, and still only have about 1 GB on it.

    I did see a iPod Touch video which got me all excited about it. They have also confirmed its an iPhone without the phone. It has all the applications, cover flow, etc.

  6. K-IntheHouse September 7, 2007 at 10:01 pm #

    Kyle.. I guess the GBs get eaten up pretty fast with the video iPods which double as a personal video player while traveling. I have been pretty happy with 2GB capacity in my Sony Ericsson but I can see myself using up 16GB with videos in iPod Touch if I ever got one. :-)

  7. Michael@iPod Touch Case July 2, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    The touchmods team has released the SIP-VoIP program for the iPod Touch which will allow the iPod Touch Touch to make phone calls over WiFi connection using the voip technology.. now iPod Touch is one step nearer to iPhone :)

    Michaels last blog post..Shade Cases For iPod Touch

  8. Nashville homes for sale November 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Any product from Apple ends up great. I like both the iPhone and the iPad from Apple but being a cell phone user from the start prefers the iPhone more. iPhone 5 is already launched and I wonder how many features are stuffed in that phone.

  9. Faisalkhaqan November 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    iPhone 4s is launched u can jailbreak it here

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