Assuming you read the title, there are really two main ways to look at the iPod Touch (6th Gen) to justify your purchase. You can look at it as a portable gaming device or a personal connection to the worldwide web assuming you aren’t old enough or for whatever reason, you don’t have a smartphone. Or you can look at it as a music player with apps. With these two viewpoints in mind, I’m going to give you 5 reasons why you should not buy the new iPod Touch.
First of all, the new iPod Touch is expensive. The base model is $200 and can cost as much as $400 for the largest capacity available. The base model, which costs $200, comes equipped with 16GB of storage; which is not a lot of storage. If you listen to a lot of music or play a lot of games, it’s going to fill up pretty fast. In fact, with iOS 8.4 installed, you’re only going to have a little more than 12GB of storage remaining. Apple marks up the price of storage tenfold just because they can. There’s no microSD card slot for expandable storage so if you want more storage, you’re going to have to pay for it.
Another reason you should not buy the iPod Touch has to do with its display. While the display does look very sharp, it’s a 4-inch display and has remained the same as the previous iPod Touch (5th Gen). With the larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, it would make more sense for Apple to increase the display size of the iPod Touch but they didn’t. Some other things worth mentioning include the fact that the iPod Touch doesn’t feature Touch ID so there’s no fingerprint scanner to unlock the device. And also, there’s no GPS or Cellular Data for tracking your fitness activity.
The most attractive thing about it is that it gives you iOS experience similar to the iPhone 6 while costing a fraction of the price and it includes Apple Music with iOS 8.4. But Apple Music is not really exclusive to Apple devices. The Android Apple Music app will actually be arriving on the Play Store here very soon. So if you’re thinking about picking up the iPod Touch simply for Apple Music, you don’t have to; assuming you have an Android or even a Windows device. The point is, there are cheaper options in the market for music playback with expandable storage. You could also wait for the inevitable price drop of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in the coming months when the iPhone 6s is announced so that you don’t actually have to buy an iPod Touch. You can just buy an iPhone 6.
The whole point of this video isn’t to bash the iPod Touch 6G, it’s to help you make a more informed decision to ultimately make sure you spend your hard earned money on a device that you feel good about. It’s totally up to you as to whether or not these reasons dissuaded you from buying the iPod Touch 6G. If they did, maybe I saved you some money. If they didn’t, chances are you probably really like your iPod Touch.
If you’re looking for reasons to buy the iPod Touch 6G, well good news is that I’ll be releasing a video going over all the reasons why you should buy this device in the coming days so definitely stay tuned for that.