iPod Touch 4G - Worth the jump from an iPod Touch 3G for a Gamer?

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  1. LordGek

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    Hey Gang,

    I hear all of the fun with the iPhone 4G and and would almost like to join the fun in a limited way via an iPod Touch.

    My biggest concern at this point, how are the Retina Display games working with only half the RAM? Any early iPod Touch 4G adopters experiencing nasty crashes that ONLY apply to you (i.e. not iPhone 4G folk)?

    Thanks in Advance!
    Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan
     
  2. pgboy

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    no trust me! i did. I mean it is cool but not worth it
     
  3. LordGek

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    Oh, okay, thanks for the heads up!
     
  4. MidianGTX

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    My sister has a Touch 4G. I haven't used it extensively but every time I see it I wish I had it instead of my 2G. But then, I don't really want to spend money on it since my iPod works perfectly fine anyway.
     
  5. goldglover411

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    is it better than a 2g ipod
     
  6. 270Kp

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    What do you mean it's not worth it? It's worth it in every single way. The retina is absolutely gorgeous. I've never had a problem with any games either. Half the ram gets it done. Big speed improvement also. ;)
     
  7. ColeDaddy

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    #7 ColeDaddy, Nov 4, 2010
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    If I was coming in cold into the iUniverse, I'd get the new iTouch (since I don't need the phone as my company pays for my smartphones).

    However, from the perspective of a fairly recent owner of a 32GB 3G iTouch iOS4x (last March), it isn't worth the jump from a financial standpoint. I have a co-worker who buys the latest and greatest iDevices and there isn't too much of a difference for me to make a jump while operating on a family budget. Sure, games do load up faster but not by a marked enough difference for me to say "Wow! I'd like to drop another $300!" less than a year into ownership. The resolution is better, but I argue that it isn't enough to sweep me away from my current device.

    I plan to hold out for the new iPad due out, I believe, next quarter. There's enough of a technological gap compared to my current unit to make it enticing enough to consider this purchase from my personal view.
     
  8. Spaztrigger

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    Well I was a little hesitant too. Right now I have both a touch 3G and a touch 4g. Looking at the 4g the retina display rocks and now when I use the 3G touch the keyboards and graphics doesn't look that great anymore. In it's own way the itouch 4g is worth getting and not getting; like it's slimmer design, retina display, facetime, 2(pretty bad) camera, horrible volume control placement, and a lot more. Hey, if your in need of retina display games that without getting the iPhone 4 then this is worth getting
     
  9. d1

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    Immensely.
     
  10. LordGek

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    The cameras sound weak so no excuse there. How's the battery power on the itouch 4g? Any noticeable improvement over itouch 3g?
     
  11. SkyMuffin

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    I switched from a 2g to a 4g, and there is definitely a noticeable battery difference of at least 1.5 hours or so.

    The main improvement I found with my 4g is the camera/video (which is not really that bad, but definitely not good if you want to do professional photography, of course. decent for casual photos) and the mic. Also, I noticed a nice framerate increase in a couple of games, but otherwise it wasn't that much of a difference. there are barely more than 10 games i know of which really need the newest devices, and I have a total of 1300 apps.

    if I were you, i'd stick with the 3g (i only got my 4g for space) and wait for the 5g to come around next year.

    tl;dr, somewhat better battery, better framerates but not that big of a difference, and camera is decent but not pro.
     
  12. LordGek

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    Yeah, good call. Especially since I already got an iPad as well, Apple has enough of my cash for this year, thank you very much.
     
  13. Coldar

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    I'm one of those somewhat biased going from a 2G Touch to 4G because its such a noticeable difference.
    But still, and although never owned the 3G, I think I'd wait till next year to upgrade. This is more from a financial view than most anything else. The 4G does have a lot more to offer if jumping 2 generations but really a tough call on just one.
     
  14. acrotran

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    #14 acrotran, Nov 5, 2010
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    I had a touch 3G and immediately upgraded to a touch 4G. Because it has more value if I want to flip it, and because it is more satisfying to use it, and there is no nagging question about whether or when I should upgrade. I can't see any reason to wait for the new ones. What big improvements could you possibly hope for? I say do it now. If Apple somehow comes up with something spectacular next year then I'll flip this one.

    For me, the processor upgrade and the retina display already justified the upgrade. The gyroscope and cameras and microphone are nice but not important. The brand new battery and the 1 year warranty are very important.

    Maybe next year's model will have a better processor, but it won't be a lot better and same thing with the display.

    As for playing games, I think the 4G touch is probably better than the 4G iPhone, because it isn't always busy with the phone modules, so all the processor power is available for your game. I haven't seen anyone suggesting that the 256mb memory is insufficient.
     
  15. Rezur

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    Slightly better frame-rate and Retina Display isn't really worth it in my opinion.
     
  16. Random_Guy

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    Australia, mate!

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