Is it worth buying a new iPod or iPhone SE?

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Hi all,
I use an iPhone 5s with iOS 10.02 and an iPod Touch 5g with iOS 9.3.5. Both devices work fine though are a bit sluggish. My question is if is it worth buying a new iPod 6g or iPhone se or 6s? How is the battery etc. Note that I will be usng apps for the visually impaired so for instance a good camera is crucial. Thanks for your help.



Submitted by Joseph on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I'd say the iPhone SE is the better choice. the SE has the 6s's internals, at least some of them, so it'll be faster.

Submitted by Siobhan on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I was going to get an iPod a few years ago, but what's the point? You can't do anything with an ipod touch you can do with a phone. Umm, wait that didn't sound right. Lol. basically the phone answers and makes calls on a data plan, to my knowledge iPod doesn't. You also might want to think about longevity, an iPod touch probably won't give you much in the way of a trade in or up, if they say come out with iPod tenth aniversary edition. An iphone SE is the smartest option because right now it's on the mainstram level. In my own personal view, i try to stay at least one model up from the lower end of the spectrum. That means an iPhone six s plus,w hich i'm thrilled with for the next two years or so. Hope that helps.

Submitted by Toonhead on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I agree with the above comments. If cost is a factor and you want a fully-fledged iPhone, the SE is a winner. Sure, you won't have the truly latest and greatest but in my experience you don't always need that, and the SE works great and does what it does very well.

Submitted by Johannes on Wednesday, September 28, 2016


in my oppinion, an iPhone 7 is better, because it uses the current chip with the newest cpu. If you need an new iPhone, because your phone is to slow, the central processing unit is the most important thing here.

Submitted by gailisaiah on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I have the SE and I really like it. I won't be getting the iPhone 7 any time soon. Just upgraded to IOS 10 and it's still working great.