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My iPad, iPhone, iPod Dilemma

iPadPodPhoneSo I have a dilemma, but it’s a good one to have.

You see, my wife rocks. She likes to get me sweet presents. This year she was going to get me an iPad, but thought she’d ask me if I really wanted one first. Which I do, kind of.

The iPad is that new shinny Apple toy that every Apple fan wants. So of course I want one! But, the downside here is that my wife would then take my iPod Touch. Which this is a problem as an iPad is portable, but not like my touch. It’s not going to look good mounted on the dashboard of my car and it won’t fit in my pocket. So I’m thinking no on an iPad.

So what about a new iPod Touch she says? Well mine is a first generation touch and I’d love an upgrade, but only if it were to come with a camera; which they don’t. A new iPod Touch would be faster, have an external speaker, microphone, and have more space, but lack any camera and I’m tired of carrying around multiple devices.

So what about an iPhone? It has all the features I want, except it’s with AT&T and I’m very happy with Verizon. I actually just want an iPhone without the service plan but that’s an extra couple hundred dollars according to a guy at the Apple store.

So this is my dilemma. I basically want an iPod Touch with a camera. Is that too much to ask Apple?

I get a feeling that if I were to get a new iPod Touch, it’d be updated and include a camera like a month or two later. You know how Apple works. 🙂

So then I started thinking about other gadgets like the Droid. It’d combine my phone, camera and music player into one, but I’d still have my iPod Touch for all the apps and the iTunes music that is ‘protected’ by DRM. So that doesn’t make things much better.

That’s what I’m currently thinking about. My wife is awesome to give me such a dilemma to think about, but when I’m not that good at making decisions, that makes it even harder.

5 Responses

  1. Katy says:

    I have a Google Andriod G1 and I love it. I’m a Mac Fan Girl, I work on a Mac for my main job, have a macbook at home and have a couple of iPods but when I was looking for a new phone I didn’t even consider the iPhone.

    I’d played with a couple of my friends iPhones and managed to break both of them, had problems with the onscreen keyboard and various other aspects of the touch screen experience.

    With my G1 though, I have the ability to use a proper keyboard if I want, the onscreen keyboard seems far superior that the iPhone and there are loads of apps that I can install to majorly extend the functionality of my phone that the iPhone doesn’t offer as it’s all locked down as to what apps can be run and how they initeract with the operating system. You want voice activated dialing? Install an app. Change the way that notifications are displayed? There’s an app for that. enhance the bluetooth functionality, there’s an app for that too – no need to wait for a software update, and no worries that you’ll be left seething when then next generation of iPhone comes out 2 months after you’ve bought yours with all the features you’re craving!

  2. trav says:

    That is a nifty problem to have! But you have to get the iPhone. I really like the Android phones, but the app ecosystem just isn’t there yet. You’ll have tons more fun with an iPhone, during your two years under contract as the Google app offerings catch up.

    The iPad is indeed very cool and I want one baaaaad. But you nailed it when you recognized the portability factor. Something this cool, useful and expensive… you’ll always want it with you.

    I have a friend with a Touch. He loves it. Except when I’m around. Whenever we’re going to lunch, I’m connected, downloading apps, playing with GPS maps and location aware services even downloading books. He’s the guys saying “hey can we walk 2 blocks out of the way to the free wifi so I can check my mail or so we can play that game?” If he had an iPhone we could sit and play while we ate.

    Just my two cents….
    Also… give your wife a big hug. But know that once you have an iphone and she has an ipod… it won’t be long before she wants to join you.

    trav

  3. blake says:

    Such a tough dilemma you have! Personally I would go for an iPhone. I’m always using it while we are out and about. I would love to have an iPad for the larger screen, but as you said it is not that portable. It is not a device I can throw in my pocket and take with me. I would love to use the iPad as a dummy terminal using VNC or if Apple ever made a Back to My Mac app to connect to my Mini or MBP while upstairs or on the road traveling.

  4. Thomas says:

    The sad part about getting an iPhone is that it would cost more a month for one AT&T iPhone plan than our current joint Verizon plan and I’m not ready to double our cell phone bill.

  5. Katherine Campbell says:

    i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.

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