Has the ipod become obsolete

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    The reason why im asking is because my women wants one for her birthday but I don't know if its worth paying the money.... She currently has the Thunderbolt with like 32G cant she just load music on that????? I have a Ipod touch but I ask myself why??? Its just another device to loose get stolen broke... I have a 2 smart phones to load music on....... The only benefit for me is I have A Bose docking station that i can put it on at home... Do they make anything for smart phones other than Iphone????

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    I have a logic Ipod dock/music player. My Ipod sits in there but never gets turned on. I plug my phone into it for music. I really dislike Itunes so I download on my phone and mostly listen to Pandora
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    Phillips has come out with a line if Android supported speakers. Check out Amazon. IMO Ipods are becoming less popular thanks to smartphones.

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    I have an iPod touch and my X is so much better for music. More customizable equalizer, easier and faster to load music and expandable memory. I also don't want to use 2 devices.

    Ipods used to be the big thing, but I don't see the point of them if you have a smartphone

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    As far as i'm concerned, Ipos is way out of it's time, i have a 60gig classic that i hardley ever use, mostly for books on tape, however all my music is on my x2 and pandora, the phones are getting "big" enough to hold all the music you could ever listen to and Ipos has lost it's edge, why do you think they are trying all these stupid lawsuits, That being said there will always be Ipos fanboi's out there and they will buy nothing but,, just like Awesomedroidboyzzz,,, lol
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    Listening to Drake via Google music streaming over 4G as I type this...iWhat? :D

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    I use my iPod primarily as a white noise machine for my baby.
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    I have 4 of them in my house...all touch 4th gens...my boys love them because they dont have smartphones....My fiance and I rarley use them,as we both have smartphones.If she has a smartphone,I dont think shed get much use out of it,and to be honest after using my Razr,the ipod touchs 1.0ghz single core processor and 3.5" screen are huge downgrades,it feels like a turd....Also Apple hasnt releases a new ipod in over a year and a half now...my kids ipods are 15 months old and the one you would get your wife today would be the exact same...kind of outdated...IF apple had a newer one Id get them for my boys because theyve worn theres now pretty good now in 15 months,thats a lot in the hands of 12-15 yr olds who use them daily...
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    I don't think they are going anywhere. They aren't as popular, but when I need a 250GB device for music, the iPod Classic can do it. Not to mention, I like iTunes. It does virtually everything for you when it comes to music.
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    I guess it depends on your personal situation. At home, I play all my music off the computer. All my CDs are ripped onto hard drive. Then of course, I uploaded them to Google music. I also use Spotify and Pandora. My GN has just about nothing loaded onto it. Can't really imagine going back to the old way of having an mp3 player. For kids, sure, maybe.

    Forgot to say, it works for both me and my wife.

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    Still use my iPod daily but thats because it stay hooked in to my car... My tbolt's battery is battery enough already, BT music to it would be even worse, and my car doesn't do the handsfree for it like the iPod. I'm going to slowly get away from it tho cuz all of my new music is on the phone and Xoom and rarely synced to the iPod.

    It's personal preference but I'd get her in to putting music on the phone. An iPod is just another thing to sync, and another thing that will be outdated in a few months...
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    Mine's always on the charger in the car. I figure they may have 250 gigs, but I have unlimited music and video. As I said earlier, I use Spotify, Google Music, and Pandora (forgot to mention Amazon). If you actually care about radio, you can use the iheartradio app and get a few hundred stations. I'd understand someone who couldn't afford to make the change, but I can't understand not wanting to. This new way has given me access to an insane amount of music whenever and wherever I want it. I.m never going back!

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    No Ipod is still awesome.

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    Phones are too bulky/heavy for gym/running so I'd say the iPod isn't going anywhere for a while.
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    I have an iPod classic with 160G's capacity and it's about half full. Even if I could fit that much music on the sd card in my phone, I'd rather leave that space open for my Autoguard videos etc., etc... I use an unlimited skip version of Pandora and Google music for my collection on my phone.
    It's nice to know that I'll have enough space on the iPod to keep adding music to it for the rest of my life, never needing to delete anything to make space. I also have an iPod interface in my car and can operate it with steering wheel controls.
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    160G??? Wow that's a lot.

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    Running/gym is a good point, but it works pretty well for me with a BT headset. Actually running, though, I'd probably need an arm strap because it's too annoying in a pocket.

    Otherwise, it's good mostly for younger kids you aren't ready to give a cell phone to.
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    I wouldn't say completely obsolete. I have 3. One stays in my glove box like others have said always hooked up to the car. One stays on my Bose sounddock. And my shuffle is for running cause I hate armbands or holding my phone. But most of the time if I'm using headphones, its connected to my gnex

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    I don't run when I exercise so the size of the phone doesn't bother me. And I have about 300 gigs of music uploaded to my Google music, which is just too much to worry about being on some device physically. Looks like we all mix and match to suit our lifestyles. It's just in my case my gnex fills all the roles.

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