iPad or iPod Touch 4?

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  1. qasim

    qasim Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting a new Apple device soon. Yet, I'm stuck in a dilemma. What should I get? I've narrowed it down to the iPad and iPod Touch 4. Now what?

    I want the iPad because I've used it at the Apple store and it feels great. It's really intuitive and just fun to use. It's kind of like a mix of an iPod Touch and iPad. It's not heavy at all and I found typing on it really easy. Games like Labyrinth and Real Racing were fun (those were the only ones I tried.) Also, using the internet was great. Are the other games fun on this?

    I want the iPod Touch because I love my 1st gen and I really need an update (jammed in home button, many scratches/marks on home screen, laggy, not supported by Apple, etc.) The new one has FaceTime and I could really use that (and webcamming with friends on Skype would be great.) Also, the 4.0 update is great (multitasking, backgrounds, etc.) The retina display looks fabulous on the iPod Touch 4. Also, the battery life is better than my 1st gen and it will run a lot faster than my first gen. What else is better about the iPod Touch 4?

    So which should I get? The new iPod Touch or iPad?
     
  2. LBG

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    If I were you I'd go for the iPod Touch 4g. Retina display is amazing and there seems to be more iPod Touch games and most future games will support retina display. The iPad doesn't seem to be getting many games. I also find the controls easier on the iPod/iPhone, especially for FPS games and action/adventure games. There's also 2 cameras and the gyroscope on the iPod Touch 4g. The gyroscope in particular is useful for gaming as a control method. The iPad is good for board games and strategy games, but I find it too big to comfortable hold for some games requiring 2 hands on the device. If you really can't decide, just go to an Apple store and spend a while playing with both devices to see which you like best.
     
  3. wootbean

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    iPT4 if you ask me. iPad may be fun to use but iPod touch is more practical for me
     
  4. da shiz wiz 19

    da shiz wiz 19 Well-Known Member

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    I'd wait for the second gen ipad if you really want one. That may be a while, so go for an ipod touch 4 for now.
     
  5. jecebn

    jecebn Well-Known Member

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    Wait for the new iPad. Its almost a sure thing that Apple will include a Retina Display on the next iPad. If I didn't have an iPhone, I would definitely choose an iPad over an iPod (bigger screen, exclusive games, etc)
     
  6. MidianGTX

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    I'm not convinced they'll use retina display on the next iPad, since they'd have to double the resolution, and then every single game would have to be updated yet again to support it, and let's face it... most devs aren't gonna do that.

    I'd go with the iPod Touch 4. It's more portable, you've definitely got retina, you've got the camera and the gyroscope and most games are designed for use with the smaller screen... unless they're universal the control schemes can feel totally wrong on the iPad, plus it starts to feel heavy after a while playing accelerometer based games.
     
  7. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    It kind of depends on whether you need the portability of the iPod Touch or not. I have both, and I personally use my iPod Touch 4G more because it's more portable and easier to carry around (obviously), there are more games (I know iPad can run iPhone games in 2x mode, but I don't like using that mode) and games are generally cheaper.

    I only really use my iPad for movies and web browsing. I play a few games on my iPad, but only games that, in my opinion, are better with a larger screen. Such as War of Eustrath, Battle for Wesnoth HD etc.
     
  8. Outkast1

    Outkast1 Well-Known Member

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    I say iPod touch 4. imo it's a more useful device generally speaking because of the portability factor. I'd upgrade the iPod and then wait for the second gen iPad.
     
  9. ImNoSuperMan

    ImNoSuperMan Well-Known Member

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    If you need portability, then iPod. Otherwise iPad is just too awesome IMHO. I enjoy gaming on it way more than I ever did on my 3rd Gen ipod.

    But ya, if you can wait till April next year, you'd get more Ram, facetime with the new iPad. Retina display, I doubt that. Not coz of devs needing to upgrade their apps for it. But mainly coz its not practical to change the resolution within one year. And a resolution of 2048 x 1536 will be a it too much for the processor to handle at this time IMO.

    Gyro should make its way in there too but I dont really care about it much as iPad isnt really that great at tilt games anyways. Its lighter than anything with a 10 inch screen but its still a bit too heavy to play tilt controlled games on it for too long.
     
  10. madmud101

    madmud101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with others. I also have access to both.

    I absolutely love sitting around at home or in bed, happily surfing the web, reading a book or playing Pocket Frogs on the iPad.

    On the other hand, it is similarly great being able to play good games on the move.

    Whichever one suits your preferences.

    I'd personally go with the iPT.
     
  11. d1

    d1 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely the iPT4, more practical [& portable], larger [and cheaper] selection of games, its faster + better in every aspect compared to the older iPods. You can't go wrong.
     
  12. qasim

    qasim Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much. I honestly agree with you. The iPad just looks really nice and it feels good to use it, but I'd definitely use the iPod Touch 4 much more. Retina Display, Face Time, backgrounds, multitasking, and the fast speed.
     
  13. pluto6

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    Even though it looks like your mind is made up - I'm one more for the iPad. I do a lot of reading, web surfing, travel (business) and so do a fair amount of typing, highlighting, etc and the iPad size is just so much more conducive to all of these things. Also, visually the iPad just has everything bigger and therefore easier to see. Like a 32" HDTV and a 60" HDTV. Details are much crisper. But, not as portable (pocket wise), and 2x games are not as great, and the iPad only game size makes the 16 GB kind of like the old 8GB iTouch - it is too small already. Also, no camera. So it really comes down to what you are going to use it for. I am fortunate I also have an iPhone 4 so I have the best of both worlds. Good luck with your decision.
     
  14. qasim

    qasim Well-Known Member

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    Haha yeah.

    I'm more for the iPad now. My friend just bought one yesterday and he said it was amazing. He loves it...! So I've been thinking, it is really nice and it is like a laptop replacement.. kind of. Hmm.. I don't know now!

    Ugh. Such a dilemma.
     
  15. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    I spent a week playing with an iPad while visiting family about a month back, and didn't feel it even came close to replacing a laptop. iPod Touches can't replace laptops, so why should a big iPod Touch do it? The screen looks nice and it's fun to play with as a big iPod but it's still just as restricting as one.

    The owner of the iPad(s) were my aunt and uncle, both of whom also own iPhones and several laptops, and as much as they loved the iPad (enough to buy one each), it was merely as an extra gadget, separate from the necessities.
     
  16. qasim

    qasim Well-Known Member

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    But, doesn't it have Pages, Keynote, and Numbers?

    My other friend has Pages on it and he says it replaced his laptop.

    The iPad is nice to use, has a great interface, gaming is fun, and you can use it to write documents or create presentations.

    I think I'm going to get the iPad now, lol.
     
  17. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    Well yes, but laptops consist of slightly more than that :) In fact, I don't even use those kind of programs at all.
     
  18. jamec9869

    jamec9869 New Member

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    iPT4 if you ask me. iPad may be fun to use but iPod touch is more practical for me
     
  19. 5duc29

    5duc29 Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought an iPad and I am using it everyday, more often than my MacBook and iPod touch. It works pretty well for classes and the web surfing on a big screen is a huge plus. I don't even use my ipod touch (third gen) anymore + it broke :(. I don't like playing games in public so an ipod touch is not needed for me. I do all the gaming at home. Besides, I have my slow original iPhone with me. But $499.99 for an iPad 16GB + $69.99 keyboard + $39.99 cover and $29.99 screen cover can be a bit spendy.. But all are useful for school and gaming needs ;) And I still buy iPhone apps.. Don't care how awesome iPad games are, they're pretty much the same.
     
  20. pluto6

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    It can't replace a computer. Remember - what do you NEED to even start the durn thing, backup, restore, get OS replacements, etc. Yep - a computer. However, it can serve very well as a quasi portable computer with lots of business apps, ability for presentations, etc. I suggest you make a list of your needs - whatever they are, and columns of what the pros and cons of the iPad and itouch are with relation to those needs. It will make your decision more objective if nothing else.
     

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