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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.

8 Best iPod Cases for 7th Generation iPod Nano

iPod Cases for iPod Nano
iPod Cases for 7th Gen iPod Nano

 

If you own an Apple product whether an iPhone, iPod or iPad, it doesn’t seem complete without a proper case added to carry it around. The style look and feel of these cases has changed eventually with new generation of Apple products being launched year by year. Here we have listed “8 Best iPod Cases for 7th Generation iPod Nano”.

Being the thinnest model of iPod Nano ever made, the Apple’s 7th Generation iPod Nano also boasts of the largest screen as well. Hence being in an all new form, you will require a fresh case for your new iPod Nano.

Take a look at these 8 best cases for your 7th Generation iPod Nano:

1. Cygnett Holster Hybrid Case

Cygnett is the brand that comes to my mind when we talk about cases. 4 products out of the 8 listed here are from Cygnett. The first on the list is Cygnett Holster which is a dual material and has a clip on the back that can be attached on your clothing.

Ref: http://www.cygnett.com/ipod/black-and-green-holster-hybrid-case-for-ipod-nano-7.html

2. Air Jacket Hard Crystal Case

Next on our list is Air Jacket Hard Crystal Case. This is the most durable iPod Nano case among the list and is made out of hard plastic that protects the front edges, sides and back of your gadget, while you can access the ports and buttons. This Crystal case comes in different set of colors such as black, yellow, white and purple.

Ref: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099UPE1C/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_9GNDqb1GFJBJ5

3. Cygnett Second Skin Silicon Case

The second Cygnett case that makes it on our list is Cygnett Second Skin Silicon Case. As the name suggests, it’s almost like a second skin to your iPod Nano with raise edges to give that extra protection. It gives a soft touch feeling on the device hence making the center button easily accessible. Cygnett Second Skin Silicon case is available in 2 colors i.e  Red and Black.

Ref: http://www.cygnett.com/ipod/black-second-skin-silicone-case-for-ipod-nano-7.html

4. i-Blason Sport Armband

Cases same as their gadgets have evolved as per the needs of the user. One such evolution of cases came as a sporting Armband case for iPod Nano. I-Blason Sport Armband case is the most stylish Armband accessory for the 7th generation iPod Nano.  Mostly used while jogging or working out at gyms, this armband lets you listen to your nano hands-free. It’s available in black and pink colors. The case strap is made of soft stretchy Velcro with a separate silicon case to hold your Nano.

Ref: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008UKAY5I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_3NNDqb092M3FJ

5. Cygnett FlexiGel

Cygnett FlexiGel is yet another soft feel iPod Nano case with scratch and impact resistant features because of its gel form base. It has a vibrant glossy finish with raised edges on the corners to offer screen-down protection and gives access to all functions of your iPod Nano with the case on. It’s available in black, purple and pink colors.

Ref: http://www.cygnett.com/ipod/purple-flexigel-case-for-ipod-nano-7.html

6. CrazyOn Digital Ionic Active Sport Armband

CrazyOn Digital’s Ionic Active Sport Armband for iPod Nano, I feel is the most stylist iPod accessories on the list. As it is made up of neoprene material, this armband gives maximum stretching for comfort and protection. Active Sport Armband is available in black, blue, purple and silver gray colors. Featuring a sporty look, this armband is the most colorful option for joggers and gym-goers.

Ref: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099UPQQU/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_CANDqb165251A

7. CrazyOn Digital Ionic Slim Slider Case

CrazyOn Digital’s Ionic Slim Slider Case is one of the slimmest cases for your 7th generation iPod Nano. It’s so slim that once put on your iPod Nano its gives the same tactile feel as if you are using the device without a case at all. It’s made from TPU – a plastic and silicon hybrid. This Slim Slider case gives complete shock protection and has scratch resistive properties. It’s available in 4 different colors.

Ref: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099UPRS2/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dKNDqb1FDHARG

8. Cygnett Action Wristband Case

And last but not the least that making it to the list is a wristband from Cygnett. The Cygnett Action is a snap-on wristband case that provides a perfect alternative to other armband cases. Like the armband cases, Cygnett Action is also a perfect training partner with an easier access to all functions. Cygnett Action features a feather light silicon case along with integrated snap-on wristband.

Ref: http://www.cygnett.com/ipod/action-nano-case-for-ipod-nano-7.html

 

What’s The Cost Of iPod?

Because there are so many different types of iPods for consumers to choose from, it may be difficult to figure out exactly which one is right for you. The cost of an iPod may be the deciding factor when choosing what model of iPod you decide to get.

Apple’s iPod is arguably one of the most successful electronic device in history, despite not being available on Windows for more than 9 months after it was introduced to the masses.

cost of ipod

Cost of iPod Classic

When looking at classic iPod prices,  it is important to keep in mind that resellers like eBay or shops that refurbish iPods can offer big savings when compared to buying older models brand new.  A brand new classic iPod will run you around $250. At the same time, you can find them on eBay for around $140. iPod prices tend to fluctuate a little bit on reseller sites, meaning you can get older models cheaper around the time a new model comes out, and around the holidays due to an increase of people selling them.

Cost of iPod Touch

For the iPod Touch 5g, you are looking at spending a little under $300 for the 32GB model. This price is going to remain pretty constant everywhere you look since it is the newest generation of the iPod Touch. The cost of iPod Touch 5g’s that have double the memory capacity (64GB) is only marginally higher at around $399.  The iPod Touch 4g is one of the most popular models, mainly because it has been out for a while and you can do a lot more with a 4g  than you can with an older model. Depending on where you purchase it from, the cost of iPod Touch can start from around $150 for an 8GB version and go up to $320 for the 64GB version. You will be more likely to find a better deal at a major retailer than at a smaller electronics shop or cell phone store.

Cost of iPod Nano

The cost of an iPod Nano for the newest generation is right around $150. iPod Nano 7g prices are likely to stay the same for quite some time as the iPod Nano 8g isn’t scheduled to be released until at least the Fall of 2013. Previous models can be found for well under $100 used on sites like eBay and elsewhere in the secondary market.

An iPod Shuffle may be just the thing that the most cost-conscious consumer is looking for when it comes to the ability to handle songs for activities such as running or working out. iPod Shuffle prices are very low compared to other iPod models, mainly because of the decreased functionality and the absence of a screen. The cost of iPod Shuffle brand new is $49, while, like almost every other older iPod model, the previous versions of it can be found for less on the secondary market.

Apple has done a great job in lowering the cost of iPods to a manageable level so that pretty much anybody who is looking for one can find something in their price range. The broad-market appeal will help to ensure that new generations of iPods come out with regularity and that the prices closely match what the company, and the public, feels that they are worth.