Advantages and Disadvantages of iPod Touch

So, what’s an Apple person to do when they want the iPhone but don’t want to go through the hassle of switching wireless providers? – purchase an iPod touch, perhaps? Well, it really depends on what you want to get out of your new device. I was looking for something that can function mainly as a PDA and also have all the Mac compatibility that an Apple product should. I’ve had the iPod touch (3rd Generation) for 2 days now and so far here is a list of what I see as the advantages and disadvantages of this product:

Advantages of iPod touch

  • smaller, thinner, lighter weightipod-touch-1

  • can sync with most email clients, calendar apps, and contact lists

  • can utilize almost all the same Widgets and Apps as iPhone (with Wi-fi connection)

  • has more memory for Applications

  • even though it is not a phone, there are many Apps that can allow the iTouch to function as a phone when connected on Wi-fi

  • freezes less often than iPhone because it’s using less memory

  • has more room for music, photos, documents, media than iPhone

  • web browsing experience (when you can access) is very intuitive

  • pinching and copy/paste work well

Disadvantages of iPod touch

  • does not function as a phone so you would have to carry around multiple devices biggest disadvantage, I think, is that you can only access the internet through a Wi-Fi connection. This can be frustrating if you want to access your email, internet, or applications that rely on the internet

  • no camera function

  • Google Maps is not as accurate

Summary

ipod-touch-2If you are like me and are not willing to switch cell phone providers, the iTouch may be the solution for you. With all the Apps available, I have been able to customize the iTouch to my preferences, making me more productive. For this, I feel it is successful as a PDA. Although, I can’t rely on it for the internet I can always get online with my cell phone. This may not be ideal for everyone, but as a loyal Apple customer, it will pay off when (fingers crossed) iPhone gets picked up by my wireless provider. In the meantime, the iPod touch is a good transition for me.

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