If you’re in the market for an iPod Touch and you really want to get a good model for your money, but can’t tell the difference between an iPod Touch 8GB and 32GB, then don’t worry. Here is a complete explanation of what these models are and how to choose the right model for you or for someone you would like to give to as a gift.
What is “GB”?
Gigabyte or GB for short is a unit of measure in the world of modern day technology. A byte is exactly how much space it would take to form a single character. The more characters you have in a file, the more space you would need. Giga means millions so Gigabyte is actually one million bytes (but a little more if you want to get down to the exact specifics).
So when you see 8GB this means that the iPod Touch has 8 million bytes of space available on it for apps, music files, movie files, games etc.
32GB is quite larger than 8GB hence you will notice that there is a price difference between the 8GB and 32GB models of the iPod Touch.
How this relates in terms of usage
Now that you know what a Gigabyte is, you’re probably wondering how much stuff you can load on the device before you run out of space.
8Gb is actually very small when it comes to the technology of today. There are movies that take up more than 1GB of space. There are even apps that take up more than 1GB of space. 1,000 songs would already take up nearly 7GB of space.
Now if you don’t intend to load a lot of music files, movies and apps on your iPod Touch, then 8GB would be fine. However, remember that this is quite limiting. You may not intend to load much today, but you may change your mind in a couple of months once you find out how fascinating it really is to be carrying around all those movies and songs with you.
Is there any other difference?
If you’re choosing between two models of an iPod Touch with the same generation, then all the other specs would be the same.
If you’re choosing between two different models from two different generations of the iPod Touch, then there will be quite a number of other differences like the speed of the processor or even the iOS.
It gets more complicated if we go down this route, so instead of making this complicated, let’s say that you’re choosing between two models of the same iPod Touch generation.
The only difference is the space available so it’s really up to you whether or not you need more space.
If the iPod Touch is for your own personal use then you can easily judge how much data you would want to load on your device. However, if you’re purchasing the unit for a teenage daughter or son, then you’ll be better off buying the higher GB model, or the 32GB.
Teens simply love loading songs and videos on their iPod Touch media players. Apps is also a big thing like games and other useful apps.
The price difference between an 8GB and 32GB iPod Touch isn’t that much. Normally the difference would be less than $100. Now, if you want to save money then by all means you can save your $100 and go for the 8GB model. However, you may come to a point where you’ll regret not shelling out the extra cash.
The next time you’re in the market for an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, you’ll know what GB means. When it comes to technology, a higher GB is more desirable. Yes you’ll be paying a small amount of money more for the higher GBs, but this is money worth spending.
There have been plenty of iPod Touch users who have regretted not purchasing the 32GB model. Some thought that they wouldn’t need so much space on their device and it would be a waste of money to buy more space. Unfortunately, when they start discovering the different apps and how useful these can be, they quickly find out that 8GB isn’t that much after all and they wished that they had bought the 32GB instead.
Whether you’re buying the iPod Touch for yourself or as a gift for your son, daughter or anyone else, buy the 32GB model just to be safe. You may be buying it for your father or grandfather and think that they won’t need so much space, but sooner or later they’ll discover the beauty of having plenty of space on their iPod Touch.