I see that the prices for the 64GB iPhone 4S and iPod touch are the same.

Besides having a phone as well as the monthly data fee and Siri, which I see is on the iPhone 4S, are there any other difference between the two products that I may be missing? It looks like both use the same version of iOS.

  • Technically, if you want to do a comparison without the monthly fee, you should compare an unlocked iPhone with the iPod touch. From the US site, an unlocked 64GB 4S is currently $849, a large jump up from the $399 64GB iPod Touch (store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone/…).
    – JW8
    Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 16:56

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The iPhone 4S has a much more powerful processor and better graphics performance. It's a dual core A5 processor, whereas the latest iPod Touch 4G still uses the A4 processor.

You will see a better throughout system performance and have the ability to play more resource demanding games.

If you're looking for my opinion about what to buy, I recommend you buy the iPhone 4S. After all: You can always use an iPhone as an iPod, but not vice versa.

  • You could buy an Apple Peel (news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20013347-1.html) to convert an iPod Touch into a phone. No guarantees on how well it works though! ;)
    – JW8
    Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 16:59
  • @JW01 Ha! That's funny and amazing at the same time! :)
    – gentmatt
    Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 17:00

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