The battery life on my 2nd gen iPod touch doesn't bother me that much because I have chargers pretty much everywhere I go.
What bothers me is:
* Lack of multitasking (so slow to switch between apps so I often miss out on entering free app codes. ;-)
* Inability to remove certain stock apps which I NEVER use
* Lack of unlimited pages and the inability to delete apps directly on the iPod from the spotlight search
* The slowness/freezing of iTunes for Windows when dealing w/ large numbers of Apps
* The lack of a built-in microphone and/or camera
Really looking fwd to July when I finally purchase my first iPhone!
Again I am awed by your judgement - great call.
Originally Posted by NineSwords
I think what really makes me sad about this thread, and pretty much everyone has great points and can't argue any of them as valuable additions, is how easy it would be for Apple to already have implemented all of them!!
Rather than adding one new thing with each device, all of these could have been added a long time ago....
But then again, how else would they make you upgrade on a yearly basis?
For such an "innovative" company, they certainly know how to milk the innovation over years and years....
I hate that my iPod Touch is getting more obsolete by the day, but I don't want to plop down another $300 at the moment :)
My two main problems (and I'm not sure which one is more of a bother) is the lack of ability to organize into folders (or the restriction of 11 pages - I could struggle without folders if this would go away) and the inability to easily back up save files for games.
[s]Well, if you know where iTunes puts all your game files.. you could move it onto an external drive or usb drive or even put it on a separate gmail account (tons of storage) so that you'll never lose it.
Originally Posted by RustySabre
And I'm not sure if you know this but...
say for example you buy Doodle Jump -- $0.99. And you delete to delete it or lose it or whatnot.
You can always go back to the app store and purchase it again, except it won't charge you.
It'll just say you've already bought this item, click ok to download it again.
I'm not sure how it works for games that you purchased free and isn't free anymore or for apps that you got from promo codes (if anybody else knows, please share cause I'm curious).[/s]
after I posted this, I just re-read the quote and I totally misunderstood. you meant save files and not the actual files of the games. oops!
Yeah, I already keep backups of the games I like the most if I have to remove them so that I can avoid redownloading them from iTunes. Of course, if they get updated after I remove them then I have to redownload anyway, but oh well. I just hate getting part way through a game, having to remove it, then having to start over again if I decide to reload it. Or worse yet, switching from an ad-hoc build to the "real" version and losing all my progress.
Originally Posted by juubee
- No flash support.
- The sound through my earphones is crap (no bass)
I don't have enough space on my 8gb. I should have gotten the 16gb.
But that's not the device's fault :) Actually, I'm in the same boat. Of course, for as often as I think I'd like to have a 16 GB device, I then think about the fact that I'd be able to install way too many apps that I can't see because of the silly 11 page limit. So, I'm mildly content with my 8 GB of storage right now.
Originally Posted by Thunderclaw