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Introducing the newest and latest model of the iPod Touch 4th Generation! The latest model of the iPod touch now has Facetime, Retina Display, HD Video Recording, and Game Center! What are all of these new things, you might ask?
To start off, Facetime enables you to have video call sessions between iPod touch. So if you have friends or family that also have the same iPod touch generation as you, you can talk to them via video chat! Retina display makes everything you see on your new iPod more clearer than ever. The HD video recording allows you to share, edit and record with amazing high-definition quality...No more annoying fuzziness! With the help of the new A4 chip and Game Center, you are now able to enjoy playing your favorite iPod games with anyone in the world.
Along with these new fantastic additions, the newest iPod touch is available in 8, 32 and 64 gigabytes. Also, when fully charged, it will last an amazing 7 hours with 40 hours of playback time, which is pretty neat.
This iPod touch is also environmentally-safe; Its display glass is completely arsenic free. Also, The LCD display is mercury free. This iPod is brominated flame-retardant free, PVC free, smaller and lighter than previous generations.
This iPod is practically like a mini-computer that can fit in your hand! This is by far the best generation of the iPod touch ever. The only thing that I don't like about it is the chrome backplate. It collects fingerprints and scratches so easily...Apple should really do something about that. So be sure to get a protective case so that you can prevent scratches and fingerprints.
Other than that, this is a pretty awesome mp3 player.
Body: Aside from moving the sleep button to the right and making the back of the device slimmer and more flat, not much has changed. Yes, the chrome back is still there erg! It was so pretty for the first 30 seconds.
Ram: The Ram on the iPod Touch is only 256 MB, so do not believe the talk of 512 MB, it is simply not true.
Wireless: Fully supports A/B/G/N
Vibration: There is no vibration, so do not expect that.
Multitasking: Works real well and very smooth transition
Display: While the display on the iPod is not IPS like the iPhone do not think it suffers in anyway. This display is so beautiful and crisp to look at. I cannot even distinguish the pixels, and text on a website is like you are reading out of a book, it's so refreshing. I played a digital copy of "UP" on here and the colors practically jump off the screen, very nice. Apple's icons are so much more vivid and sharp, while 3rd party developer icons who have yet to make an upgrade for the new displays shows what a step up this new screen has to offer.
Speaker: I am not sure of the quality of the speaker on the 3G iPod Touch, but on my 2G iPod Touch it was very tinny and I only used it for game sound. Here on the 4G there is a new spot on the bottom left for the speaker and it has risen in clarity. Music is very listenable and clear, however nothing replaces a good set of earbuds, but when you're in a jam, you won't be gritting your teeth with this speaker.
Processor: The new Apple processor is a sure win for this device. Everything loads very fast and switching from one screen to another is very swift and smooth. Crash Bandicoot finally has a nice framerate to play with on this iPod and for once I did not regret buying that game.
Front Camera: This is the camera that is primarily used for Facetime. It's resolution is at 640 X 480. After taking a few pictures with it, you will notice how it is really not for taking stills, but works fine for videochatting (which I have not tried, but did run some video tests with it). Obviously Facetime will work better in well lit areas, but then again, doesn't any camera?
Rear Camera: Again stills are just so so. What really bugs me is when you go to take a picture, you see how crisp the preview is, then you take the picture and you can see it blur. The tap to focus works nice for adjusting exposure and well lit photos look very decent on the display. It's when you upload them to your computer when you notice how not so decent they actually are. While this may be a negative for many people, if you are like me, you want to just upload photos with this device to FaceBook and capture funny moments with the video camera. If I want to take a really awesome picture, I'll pull out my DSLR, but for me this iPod's capabilities are more than adequate for my quick shooting of certain events. The video captures quite nicely, while not superb like an actual HD camcorder does enough for me for again, capturing fun moments. Don't worry, you don't cringe while watching the video, it's more than adequate and produces vibrant colors and a fast framerate. Some may complain on this, and believe me those reviews will be here shortly, but then again why not buy an HD Camcorder that is made for HD content? (I'm not ignorant to HD quality either, I'm a huge fan of it. I run a 3D 65'' 1080p display with Blu-ray and Dolby Tru-HD decoding surround sound system)
Microphone: Testing out Skype my friend told me I was coming in loud and clear
As a newbie with no ipod Touch experience and no manual, I am amazed at HOW GREAT this product is! Manuals can be had free at www.apple.com. The charge/sync cable by Apple was the only issue I had. It fell apart. Most cables have two release tabs on the side. This one does not have these. A newbie assumes you pull on this connector from the top and bottom. WRONG!!! Hold the connector on the sides to loosen it since you will have pressure on the plastic hooks inside. The cable that goes into the Touch has two plastic right 90 degree 1/8 inch hooks on the right and left ends of the connector. The wires inside are tiny and easily broken if the connector comes apart. A dab of silicon is the only thing that prevents these hooks from coming undone. I bought 3 non-Apple charge/sync cables on Ebay. I was not going to pay Apple 30 for a crappy cable. This is the only weakness I see.
Music sync was awesome and a no brainer. Just plug it in. There are so many apps for free or .99 cents. I have a Blackberry and Apple is blowing everyone away. I have Soundhound for telling me what a song is that I am listening to on the radio. Awesome. Just search on Google for the best apps and then push the App Store on the Touch.(must have itunes on Windows or Mac first with an account on the store). Downloads are quick.
I am impressed with these apps. Quick list of some I downloaded
Facebook,Mint.com,Google Earth,Netflix,IMDB,Springpad,Amazon,The Weather Channel,Whitepages,Mapquest,Fandango,Pandora,LoseIt,Ebay,Wikipedia,Camera+,Tune-In Radio,Pack and Go,WedMD,Google,wifi Finder,Milpon,Words Free,Mirror,USA Today,GasBuddy,Skype,Mirror. I really like Camera+ app. This camera takes awesome photos. How many times does your camera sit in a drawer?
Get the 64GB touch. No contract. Lots of Space. Great music listening. I had two other ipods(a classic and a Nano) before. This makes EVERYTHING ELSE obsolete. It is a computer in your pocket. Enjoy the apps. The wifi finder app shows you where Wifi signals are. It is LIFE CHANGING. If only Apple had better cables. Have a great day!
This is without a doubt the best iPod Touch to date. The new screen is so sharp you can read the smallest print on the screen and your pictures and videos look amazing. The storage is incredible and Apple's genius interface makes doing even seemingly complex tasks effortless.
Really any of the 4th Generation Models is a great buy, but the 64GB lets you take things to another level in terms of your pictures and videos
If you've wanted to get an iPhone 4, but don't want the hassle of the Cell Phone Plan you have to buy with it and the data plans you'll need to get the most out of it then this iPod Touch is the next best thing you can get!!
Item was over $100 less on ebay, than in the retail store.
This new ipod has the forward facing camera, to video call anyone on facetime
or skype. The video recording is HD 720p (not full 1080p) and you will need good lighting to produce clear videos. The 64gb capacity allows for a alot hours of video. Always shot sideways not vertical when shooting video so the video stays widescreen. Camera works well but no flash you will need alot of light to get good clear pictures. Still cannot play Flash videos, but works great with youtube. Great apps are availlable in the app store some are free some are priced reasonably.
4th gen ipod is the best so far.
I love this device. Ever since the day I took it out of the casing and plugged it up to my computer and named this device mines it has never left my side. I take everywhere with me I can even use it as a phone for texting, chatting with facebook friends, calling anyone via wi-fi connection, take and send pictures through it. Also I can take videos and post them up right to youtube through this Ipod touch 4th generation. The only fall back is the design of it. I wish it had a better grip and not be so thin. If ever it was to fall flat on the face the screen and who knows what else would be damaged pretty bad. when i hold it seems like its so delicate and light. its speed is a lot faster then the older models and I think faster then the Iphone 3gs models also. The quality is super and the sound quality and features are everything I was looking for in an Ipod touch 4g. hope this helps anyone who is deciding weather to get one or not. I would totally recommend this to anyone who is constantly on the go or someone who just loves to play games or social with friends online. Also the music that it can have is amazing.
I LOVE THIS PIECE OF MACHINERY THANK YOU STEVE JOBS. But in all seriousness if you have any other kind of iPod Touch THROW IT OUT AND BUY THE FOURTH GENERATION. The A4 processor is SO FAST. You know how with the older ipod touches when you tap on things theres a slight delay? This ipod is SO responsive that it INSTANTLY brings up whatever you tap on. Oh and the Retina Display is GORGEOUS. Absolutely gorgeous. The multitasking feature performs incredibly well. Apple didnt give us a half baked idea with its multitasking feature. The multitasking is smooth and seamless with no skips in music or screen freezes. The cameras are also very high quality when snapping photos in well lit areas....in darkness not so much. This iPod is literally an iPhone 4 without the phone. It even has a microphone to Skype and Facetime with, so if you bought one of those Mifi hotspots and paid the monthly fee you would actually have an iPhone without the sky high bills AT&T charges. I have owned an ipod video an ipod nano an ipod mini and an ipod touch 1st generation. In all honesty this is my favorite piece of machinery Apple has ever created.
I voted excellant because I truly love this product, it is the ultimate kids gift. Trust me, I have a 17, 14, 12 & 9yr old that would agree. With the abilitity to acces the internet and your favorite media sites, upload your and watch your favorite movies, download tons of games, taking and storing pictures/ videos , & carrying around your favorite music, how can this item not beat out Nintendo DS?? The downside, you can't get internet everywhere so certain apps don't work & you can't zoom in or out when taking pictures or video recording. BUT the upside is that it has wifi so you can find internet easy enough just about everywhere you go and taking out your IPOD to snap or record those unforgettable moments are priceless. With only these two minor "defects" you can see that the good out way the bad. Like I said, the ultimate gift for any kid!
I had the previous model, the 3rd gen version and it was the 8GB one.
This one is the 32GB 4th gen(latest model) which is a TREMENDOUS difference in a good way and not much different in money. About 80$ more for 25 more GB.
The new design will give me a bit of trouble until i get used to it. It's slimmer overall and i'm not used to it.... It feels more of a iPhone now than an iPod touch.
The volume control buttons are 2 separate buttons now. The power button on top is now located on the top right compared to how it was on the top left in the 3rd gen.
The 3 HUGE differences from 3rd gen to 4th gen are:
1) The retina display is amazing HD looking quality which i would have never noticed or questioned on the 3rd gen since they looked fine until you put it aside the 4th gen.
2) has a front facing camera for face time chat or pictures.
3) rear facing camera with microphone that records HD video.
So overall IF you don't own an iPod touch this one is the best by far.... meaning the 4th gen because it has everything that the previous models had along with these additional 3 things which are awesome!
Aside it being an apple product (meaning its pricey in my opinion) they're worth it and good luck once your used to using it all the time to going back to not having one, if and when you're waiting for your newer one to arrive via mail.
The Apple iPod touch 4th Generation (64 GB) was actually a gift for my mother. I was able to tinker around with it and just based on the few minutes i had with it, i loved it. The screen and the quality of the images and video are fantastic. It holds a lot of music, images, and video on it so pretty much a multimedia center in your palm. very great item.