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POLL: discussions about how folks feel about the the iPod touch 6's 4" screen

View Poll Results: Effect of the iPod Touch 6 not getting a 4.7" screen have in interest in getting it?
It's the main reason I am *NOT* getting it 2 10.53%
It's the main reason I *AM* getting it 1 5.26%
it wasn't the only reason I am *NOT* getting it 5 26.32%
it wasn't the only reason I *AM* getting it 1 5.26%
I would've preferred a 4.7" screen, but it's still a device I'm getting 2 10.53%
*Not* getting it, and it made no difference 8 42.11%
*AM* getting it, and it made no difference 0 0%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll
07-30-2015, 06:32 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
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POLL: discussions about how folks feel about the the iPod touch 6's 4" screen

Curious to get more details on folks' thoughts on the iPod Touch 6's screen size.

The rest of the boosts in specs are marvelous. For me, the 4.7" or larger screen was a requirement, and the main reason I'm NOT going to get it. Well, when my IpT5 battery goes, I'll end up seeing what my options are at that point, as well as how I feel about iOS then. However, it's definitely not going to be something I'm getting soon.

Contrast that to the past where I've been getting a new IpT since I first bought my IpT3. Furthermore, all of those upgrades have indeed been primarily drawn in by improvements to the display...

IpT4 now has Retina
IpT5 has an extra 0.5", as well as a better quality screen (the same one used with the Iph5/s I hear)
08-01-2015, 07:30 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,409
I voted for a larger screen but still ordered one. I wanted something to be able to slip into my pocket so the screen size isn't that much of an issue for me. After years of using Touch 4's screen the 6th gen will be a larger screen for me so the even larger screen size of 4.7 inch doesn't have that much of an impact on me although I'm sure it would have been nice to have. I think people that have the 4th gen will be more swayed to get a 6th gen as its a major upgrade regarless of it not having the 4.7 inch screen.

08-01-2015, 08:46 AM
#3
Considering the power inside that thing, I did find it kind of funny that the screen is still so tiny. One question I wonder about is "Why?" Did they have an existing inventory to liquidate? Regardless, I don't think I would buy one, even if they blew the screen out to the corners. I have personally become so accustomed to my iPad mini that anything smaller has very little appeal. And if I do want a game in my pocket I use my phone, since it's already coming with me. Still, I started playing mobile games on my iPod touch, and it makes me happy to see it carrying on.
For the record, I'd say that screen size is not only the reason I'm not buying one, but it makes that decision much easier.
08-01-2015, 04:19 PM
#4
I would've gotten one if screen was bigger than 5 inches, I have the 5th gen and it feels really small after using my iPad.
08-01-2015, 08:02 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
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On other sites, many just use their IpT6's as a camera, music player, kids items, or browser where they'll have better wifi coverage. I can see the latter 2, but for the former 2, you could've just gone with any other device really. However, I suspect that's they there was no large screen... to keep the price down and compete with all of that.

Here, I'm sure folks who have the IpT would use 'em for gaming. I'd use the Ipad Air for gaming, except it's not convenient to carry with me. An Ipad Mini wouldn't help b/c I keep my IpT5 in my pocket. Plus, my IpT5 is still on ios7.0.4, while the Ipad Air's on ios8.2. Don't know if it's possible sync the data between them.

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Originally Posted by HelperMonkey View Post
Considering the power inside that thing, I did find it kind of funny that the screen is still so tiny. One question I wonder about is "Why?" Did they have an existing inventory to liquidate? Regardless, I don't think I would buy one, even if they blew the screen out to the corners. I have personally become so accustomed to my iPad mini that anything smaller has very little appeal. And if I do want a game in my pocket I use my phone, since it's already coming with me. Still, I started playing mobile games on my iPod touch, and it makes me happy to see it carrying on.
For the record, I'd say that screen size is not only the reason I'm not buying one, but it makes that decision much easier.
Well, my conspiracy theory theory is in addition to having surplus Iph5/s/IpT5 screens..
1) They're short on Iph6 screens, and want to continue to make and sell more of those. Margins are MUCH higher on an Iph6 than an IpT6

2) they're pacing themselves, and in the very slow way. If we get an IpT7, THEN perhaps we'll see it then. Hell, it probably would've gotten 1 GB of system RAM in a parallel universe. Alas, I've been purchasing and using Palm PDAs since 1999, and it seems like the MOs of the manufacturers never wanted to create an "uber device". Whenever you're towards the end of the line, improvements were sidegrades instead of actual upgrades.

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Originally Posted by SherlockEB View Post
I would've gotten one if screen was bigger than 5 inches, I have the 5th gen and it feels really small after using my iPad.
That's why I've gotten a couple of games on my Galaxy s4 vs. my IpT5 when I had that choice. It's too narrow for some applications.
08-01-2015, 11:32 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2015
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Everyone has an iPhone already right? I imagine an iPod touch is for a child, so the screen size seems perfect.
08-02-2015, 04:43 AM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jgeirge View Post
Everyone has an iPhone already right? I imagine an iPod touch is for a child, so the screen size seems perfect.
I never had an Iph. I use my IpT to access iOS stuff. When my IpT5 dies, perhaps I'll see if I can get a used Iph6 for less than $300.

-Developers use them since they make for much cheaper test devices.
-Corporations use them if they just want an iPhone without internet access.
-As mentioned in my post, some use them for music or camera

$200 vs. $650. If you're buying in bulk like some enterprise solutions developers tend to do, the savings are huge.
08-02-2015, 05:38 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgeirge View Post
Everyone has an iPhone already right? I imagine an iPod touch is for a child, so the screen size seems perfect.
Why for a child ?

I had a few iPod touches as I already had a mobile phone and didn't want a monthly cost to play ios games. An iPod touch is brilliant for offline use and they're pretty cheap. Had many great months using those
08-02-2015, 07:41 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jgeirge View Post
Everyone has an iPhone already right? I imagine an iPod touch is for a child, so the screen size seems perfect.
No, not everyone has an iPhone or want one. The money spent on higher priced device's is reserved for the iPad's and carry a much cheaper small phone that I'm happy with. The marketing of the Touch 6 gen to include children can be an alternative for parents then buying them a $650 iPhone and their sales could help keep the Touch on market in the future. The Touch 6 gen screen size could be just a tad larger but appreciate that it can be slipped into a pocket and hardly noticable. My iPad is for big screen play usually at home and the Touch for easier portability mainly as a pda and some on-the-go gaming neither having to be online and all the while saving hundreds of dollars.
08-04-2015, 02:07 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 290
Sorry for the less than informed post, valid points all around for sure, and I could see how an android owner would want the cheaper Touch 6; or a company to buy for employees the cheaper model.