Hey, I’m hoping some of you out there are more savvy than me, and can explain things in SIMPLE terms.
I have to admit to having a lust affair with the iphone for quite a while. I stare with absolute amazement when co-workers whip out their iphones to show me pictures. And then one of my patients’ parents had one and would play music for his baby on it. He caught me staring, and asked what my favorite music group was, and I said Phillips, Craig, and Dean, thinking they are not THAT well known. Well within a couple of seconds, he used some app and there they were, singing in the nursery! I just think the iphone is cool. But not one to waste money, I have a contract on my phone, and have thought, well, maybe when its done. The contract on iphone is still more than I want to pay, but maybe…
Then Miz wrote a post about DECREASING the time they spend on technology, and she mentioned the itouch. I didn’t even know what it was, so of course I had to look it up. And I am INTRIGUED.
But I can’t quite figure out what the difference is. In this description it says the itouch comes installed with the iphone software. Does that mean you can use it as a phone with a different company than at&t? Does it mean it is an iphone essentially and you can sign up with at&t any time you want to?
Another question: does the itouch connect to the internet differently than the iphone? How DOES it connect to the internet? Like, if I am in a hotel that has free internet access, do I plug into something to use it? I guess I can’t use the itouch in my car for internet, but the iphone I could use for the internet in my car? And how hard is it to use the internet on such a tiny machine? Is it worth even bothering with?
Are all the apps the same for each?
Does anybody actually watch a movie on their itouch?
How ’bout listening to music? Do you have one of those fancy little dock thingies? How good does the music sound?
I noticed on that amazon ad that if you signed up for audible.com you could get $100 off the itouch–of course, you would be paying $180 during the year for audible–but that is for getting ‘books on tape’ (ha–now you understand where I am technologically) and that REALLY appeals to me.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN TELL ME, PLEASE DO!