iPhone vs iPod Touch by Gabe Landau

Many people today are familiar with two of Apple’s main products, the iPod Touch and the iPhone. These two devices are clearly different in some ways, but not as many as you would think.

Phone/Data Plan

The most important difference between the two devices is the phone aspect. The iPhone is essentially an iPod Touch except it has a data plan, can access the 3G or 4G network, and communicates with a carrier’s network to allow calling and texting (AT&T or Verizon for example). However, with Apple’s iMessage, texting is hardly a factor anymore. iMessage allows for communication between Apple products, and even the iPhone uses iMessage over standard texting when it can. Meaning that if you have an iPhone and text someone else with an iPhone, neither of you are using texting, you are using iMessage (indicated with the blue speech bubble for out-going messages).