iPod touch 6g poll will you buy

The new iPod touch has arrived, and although its buzz is far below that of iPhone or even iPad levels, the excitement can still be felt throughout the community. As you know by now, this is the first new iPod touch since 2012, and it brings with it a much-needed and hefty specs update.

With this in mind, will you be purchasing a 6th generation iPod touch? Please participate in our poll and let us know.

Some have assumed that I will get rid of my 6th gen iPod touch, but I’m finding it to be such a value that I just might keep it. This thing is crazy powerful and can handle all of the latest games like a champ. The fact that it’s only $199 for all of that power certainly doesn’t hurt.

Also, keep in mind that you can jailbreak the iPod touch 6th-gen out of the box. That’s because it comes shipped with the latest version of iOS to date—iOS 8.4—and that firmware is currently jailbreakable. The developers of the current jailbreak tools haven’t even had to update their software to recognize this new device.

Rumors are swirling about the fact that the recent 8.4.1 beta may get rid of the exploits employed by the current jailbreak. With this in mind, it might be a good time to get in now, while Apple is still shipping these things with jailbreakable firmware.

Lastly, the iPod touch 6th generation is a great secondary device to use for testing or developmental purposes. I can see myself hanging on to this device for a long time in order to handle both jailbreak and development scenarios.

Please vote in our poll and let us know how you feel about the newest iPod touch to hit store shelves.

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    I have had the iPod 3, the 5, and I think I will hold out for the 7. I want a 5.5″ iPod. My iPhone 6 is perfect size, but I would want to try 5.5″ in real life.

    • So you want an iPod touch with an iPhone 6 Plus form factor?

      • Because he doesn’t want to violate FAA regulations.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Yes! I have a regular 6, but want to try and have a 6 Plus but not pay a lot of money for it.

      • Elias Chao

        So why you didn’t pay for the 6 Plus in the first place? I mean, if you’re willing to buy a new iPod, the amount of money for the iPhone + iPod Touch is more than what you would pay for the 6 Plus.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Too big for normal pocket use.

      • Elias Chao

        But you have just said you want to try and have a 6 Plus, I’m a little bit confused.

      • marco1993

        Wouldn’t a 5.5″ iPod Touch cannibalise iPad and iPad mini sales
        Because I know a lot of people who sold their iPads after iphone 6 plus

      • Victor Liang

        Apple has said, many times, that they are not afraid to cannibalise their own existing products.

    • Brandon

      i have a feeling they kept it small because there are more kids & teens with smaller hands using it. (Or lack of a team to work on a new design lol)

    • Chris

      Or you could just buy an iPad mini?

    • anonym

      5.5″ ipod ??! come on man.. ipod is for listening music and some games sometimes and now some camera use.. i dont think they will make bigger ipod :/ (sorry for bad english)

      • Chris Tangler

        agree…that’s what an ipad mini is for

  • Sleaka J

    When I had a 32Gb iPhone 5 I couldn’t fit all my music on it, so I bought a 64Gb 5th Generation iPod to use until I got a 64Gb iPhone 6. It was just there to hold me out until I could go back to 1 device with enough storage for everything I wanted.

  • Blip dude

    Nope

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    I honestly don’t see the point of iPods.. IPhone has the same features, yet more for a higher price. It’s like buying a tablet when you have a laptop..

    • Troy Schuler

      This iPod can do what the other ones can’t. It can play offline music from certain steaming services (Apple Music). I think this is a key feature if you’re a subscriber of any of the services that offer it.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        I wasn’t comparing between iPods, I was stating that iPods are pointless when iPhones are phones with iPods build in.

    • yourmomsbox

      but iphones are like 3x the price of ipods

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Really? Depends if you’re on contract, you’d only spend a hundred more for a much more improved camera, higher specs, cellular capabilities, bigger screen, etc.. But yes in most cases X2 at the most since the iPods are about 200-250 now.

      • Arsanny Lintang

        Kids. It meant for the kids who are wanting an iPhone but can’t have an iPhone because it’s too expensive for them and they’re too young. Would you buy your 6 year-old son an iPhone? I wouldn’t think so unless if you want your kid to be spoiled.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Yo buy them an iPhone 5

      • Arsanny Lintang

        This comment tells a lot about you already.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Hell yeah I would get them an iPhone, it’s much cheaper down the road and they can notify me or the police if something goes wrong compared to an iPod. Safety first!

      • Arsanny Lintang

        For a 6 year-old? Really? Do they really need a high end tech? I can understand the function of calling but for a 6 year-old giving them an iPhone is just too much. Maybe a Nokia phone that is cheaper is much more acceptable.

      • NightFelix

        Maybe in US, carrier have some cheap contract iPhone plan, but for some people outside of US, people would rather buy 199$ Moto G off-contract devices for their children.

  • Anonymous

    Considering it, trying to decide if ait would be usefull in a water proof case and in swimming

  • Nah I’ve got iPhone 6 plus

  • leart

    definitely yes, maybe later this year

  • Satyam Panchal

    I will buy Ipod touch 6th because my 1st apple device was ipod touch 4 and i love apple ipod touch more then iphone or ipad. because it feel good 😛 it feel that i am using IOS!! Bad English 😛

    • Elias Chao

      Serious question: Why would you love more a iPod over an iPhone?, both offer *almost* the same experience.

      • scotchedpommes

        Can’t speak for Satyam, but in the case of the 5th I really appreciated having a device that was reasonably powerful and still compact enough to fit in a small pocket. It was a noticeable difference next to the iPhone handsets at the time.

      • Elias Chao

        Does the new iPod Touch have better performance than the iPhone 5s?

        I used to have a iPod Touch 4G, I loved it, but updates turn it unusable ):

      • scotchedpommes

        Not sure. I’d expect the iPod to perform slightly better but given that it’s underclocked it’d be worth looking for some benchmark tests. Only ones I could find just now were tested alongside the 6 and 6 Plus.

        Know how you feel about updates; my 4th gen. was great on the older firmwares. Managed to downgrade it and it’s holding up well, but lost my backups.

  • I’d get a 6th gen iPod Touch, but I feel it’s unnecessary for me since I already have an iPhone 6. But for my little cousins, it’d be perfect for them.

  • Alex

    As a secondary device to test stuffs it makes sense. But that’s why I read this blog so it has no purpose for me.
    My answer has to be no. Waste of money.

  • stevefe84

    I have modded my Classic. Replaced the HDD with an SD card adapter. Very fast UI now and a little less weight. Also the perfect device for my car. If that one should break one day then I would get a 128GB Touch.

  • PghMike4

    I think the audience for this device, especially looking at the comments, is children. You don’t want to get them an iPhone, because its expensive and they’ll break it. This has everything but cell data service, however, for less than 1/2 the price. And you can preload it with nearly anything you’d need, including offline maps, while on WiFi.

  • besrate hogsa

    I have an iPod touch 5 and the upgrades aren’t that interesting enough for me to purchase a new version
    so NOPE

    • octavio garcia hernandez

      4 times faster cpu for games and metal?
      are you high men?

      • besrate hogsa

        yes

  • QP

    i owned a classic one (still working great btw) cose of it’s 160GB hd. At that time iphones didn’t have much storage and Spotify didn’t exist. Now i really would buy one but i cannot find a valid reason.

  • Itzkhaoz

    Absolutely not! For what reason would anyone want one of these? After getting me a 128gb iPhone I don’t think I’ll ever touch an iPod again.

  • InfinitePlusOne

    How do I know it’s the new iPod? Don’t say anything on apple UK site

  • scotchedpommes

    Was never keen on having an iPhone myself, [just not much of a phone user] but always interested in having a music player.

    As a result I have the 2nd, 4th and 5th generations of iPod touch. The 5th’s battery is essentially dead and I had to carry a small power pack with me to keep it alive. Unexpectedly received a 6 Plus at the start of the year, which was effectively my first smartphone. Were it not for having that 6 Plus I’d have been ordering this latest generation of iPod within minutes of hearing of its release – incidentally about a day late given its relative stealth.

    The processor and RAM upgrades from 4th to 5th were enough to make that move worthwhile, such was the performance boost. Now the 6th offers even more, together with 128GB capacity, so I could certainly see why someone would buy it.

    Having said that, it’s not now a viable option for me. The 6 Plus is likely to be my only device in regular use for years to come. If anything else I’m now actually interested to see what the next generation of iPad mini will bring. Hadn’t paid a great deal of attention to them, but perhaps it’s the experience of the larger screen on the 6 Plus that had me looking in to them just recently. Saw the last upgrade of that line was disappointing to some, but would expect the next release to be a significant advance.

    • maaen

      For me the ipad mini is not really all that small…I would want to see a 6 inch or perhaps 6.5 inch screen size which my fingers can easily deal with and a pocket can easily store or a lady’s purse can comfortably accommodate. …I would call it BABY IPAD. But I doubt if they will ever bring it into being …because it would be so successful that it would hurt IPhone plus sales and also affect the ipad mini sales and if anything is going to compromise the incoming money into the APPLE BANK then of course they will never allow for it…which is a very sad state of affairs.

  • Ali Mughal

    No, I use my old devices and use them as my music player. I use my 5s that serves me as a phone and an iPod. This way I save money for the new iPhone 🙂 but that is just me.

  • Hot12345

    No, Because is not future proof.

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    Hey Jeff could we have a new series on Thursdays called Theme Thursday’s that highlights 5 new themes. I know you don’t like reviewing themes, butt hat would be a nicer balance. It would be handy and if you chose 5, you would satisfy everyone hopefully with at least one.

  • n00b

    This device has the same geekbench score of my iPad mini 2 (mine has A7) what???

  • ★DJ Diego★

    i have a quesion, do you think apple its going to release something like an ipod touch plus or something in september?

  • octavio garcia hernandez

    first apple device ipod nano 2g, first itouch device ipod touch 2g
    obviuosly i’m gonna got that 6th gen.