Why Buy iPod Touch 5th Generation Instead of iPhone 5?


If you are an ‘Apple Lover’ then you must know about the next Apple event on September 10th 2013 where the new iPhone 5C and 5S will be launched. The news is not a rumor as it’s confirmed by Apple itself. It may seem harsh for many of the Apple devotees reading this but deep inside they will agree that the Apple’s iPhone charm has started diminishing after the launch of its latest iPhone 5 last year. Trust me being an Apple lover myself; it is tough for me to write this post. But, being practical and valuing your hard earned money, I am listing out these 5 reasons why you should buy iPod Touch 5th Generation instead of upgrading to iPhone 5 or the upcoming new generation iPhones.

iPod Touch
iPod Touch 5th Generation

Please take a look at the following reasons and decide yourself.

  1. 1.       Huge Upgrade from its Predecessor:

The 5th generation iPod touch is bigger when it comes to the screen size yet a lot lighter when it comes to the weight if you compare it with the previous iPod touch 4th generation model. The camera is way better in terms of quality as well. Adding to which iPod touch 5th generation offers double storage at the same price. Further it is twice as fast because of the upgraded chip which is similar to that used on iPad 2.

(P.S. you may add a comparison table for 5th Generation iPod touch & 4th Generation iPod touch)

Hence considering the vast improvement from its predecessor, iPod touch 5g is a worth buy.

  1. 2.        It’s a better bargain compared to iPhone 5.

The 32 GB iPod Touch 5g is currently available at $299 in Apple’s online store whereas a 32 GB iPhone 5 costs around $749 (non-contracted model). Now if you opt for the 5th generation iPod then it will save you $450.

Additionally, Apple’s warranty terms for iPod Touch is not complicated. Unless it is jailbroken, you will get full servicing at Apple’s service center within the one year’s warranty period without any hitches.

  1. 3.       Experience an iPhone at almost 1/3rd of its price:

You will get all the features of the iPhone 5 except texting and calling on 5th Generation iPod. iPod 5g can be termed as an iPhone without a phone!

You can pretty much have access to all the apps on iTunes that are compatible with iPhone. Even Siri is available in iPod 5g. The most important factor is that an iPod also gets an iOS update along with iPhone and iPad devices.

  1. 4.       It’s not just a Mp3 player anymore. It has an impressive Camera as well.  


If you have used iPod touch 4g or previous iPod touch model’s you will observe a good upgrade in the 5th generation iPod touch when it comes to the camera features. The quality and experience is way better when you take snaps from your iPod 5g device.

With a 5 MP camera, the 5th generation iPod has the newly launched camera feature called iSight developed and introduced by Apple at the launch of iPhone 5 last year. Now the iPod 5g device is also equipped with a LED flash which makes indoor photography livelier.

Panoramic shots, a feature that is available on the iPhone is now available on iPod 5g as well taking it one step closer to the features of iPhone 5.

  1. 5.       Storage Space gets doubled at same price.

There is a 16GB iPod touch 5g variant available on the Apple store which is quite similar to the previous 4th generation model without many upgrades. Whereas to experience the full-fledged 5th generation model of iPod touch, the 32 GB variant is the best that you can get, it comes with all the features of an iPhone except the calling facility. The 32 GB variant of iPod Touch 5g is placed at the same pricing of 4th iPod touch 16 GB variant, hence making the storage double at the same price with some newly cool added features.

Almost everyone wants to grab the new iPhone. But on the practical note, the iPod Touch 5g is an awesome device if you are buying the new iPhone for the sake of its newly added features. So I recommend to better buying iPod Touch 5th generation instead of the new iPhone.