Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to Choose the Right iPod for You

You've decided to get an iPod Touch, but it can be overwhelming with so many options available.
That's why it's important to ask yourself some questions to help you determine which iPod is best for
you.

Price

Of course if price isn't an issue, buy a new 5th Generation iPod Touch from Apple, Walmart, or Best Buy. If, however, you don't want to spend $285-$300 for an iPod, then look into buying used or Refurbished.  There's still good quality used iPods out there that's back by guarantees.


Deciding to buy USED vs REFURBISHED - When buying an item that is not brand new, it is
important to ask yourself:

How much visible wear are you comfortable with?

Used-
These iPods have new, securely installed screens. Some of them are not completely flush with
the back and may have a slightly raised appearance. The backs are original and will have varying
degrees of visible imperfections. This may not be important to you as any wear will be covered if you
put your iPod in a protective case.

Refurbished—
We restore these iPods as close to the original as possible. It's appearance is close to
new with its new screen and back shell. If there are any signs of imperfections, they will be very
slight.

Determining Which Generation-

How important is having a camera?
The 4th and 5th Generation iTouches are the only ones that have a built-in camera for pictures, videos,
and Facetime.

Are you buying the iPod for use of specific apps?
If there are specific apps that you're hoping to use it's best to look those up and check the compatibility.
Sometimes minimum iOS version needed for a particular app is listed directly where you download the
app. Other times you may need to do more searching.
The highest supported iOS versions are:
-2nd Generation & 3rd Generation 8GB – iOS Version 4.2.1
-3rd Generation 32GB & 64GB – iOS Version 5.1.1
-4th Generation – iOS Version 6.1

Determining GB Storage Amount

Will you be storing or downloading videos, movies, or TV shows?
If so, you would want at least a 16GB, but if you plan on storing a lot of videos and photos the 32GB
and 64GB would offer greater flexibility. On the other hand, an 8GB would probably give you plenty
of space if you'll only be watching videos streamed on the internet.

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