Reviews and Problems with Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation
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Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen 8GB Media Player Review
28 May 2011
Summary: The iPod Touch 4th Generation is a great little device, there’s no doubt about that as I’m sure you know by their popularity.
The price is a drawback though, personally I think it’s a bit overpriced, especially since it’s only 8gig and not expandable.
One of the great attributes of the iPod Touch is the volume, it gets nice and loud while staying very clear.
Pros: +Lots of apps in iTunes to choose from, +Great portable gaming system, +Excellent graphics, +Volume is loud, +Thin and lightweight
Cons: -iTunes is horrible software, -Camera not the greatest, -Can’t uninstall apps from Apple, -Fingerprint magnet
Conclusion: My grousing about the buttons and the still camera resolution is somewhat ludicrous in the face of all the advancements obvious in the fourth-generation iPod touch. Apple has managed to make their best portable media player even better, with features that the faithful have been demanding in addition to some that come as game-changing surprises.
Pros: AirPlay: Coolest. Feature. Ever., Retina display brings stellar quality to all applications, FaceTime video calling to iPhone 4 and other iPod touch 4G's, over Wi-Fi... for free!
Cons: The still camera is a terrific addition, but not at only 960-by-720 quality, How small is too small when it comes to edge-mounted buttons?
Excerpt: Three years after Apple stretched the definition of “personal media player” to new heights with its class-leading iPod Touch, other manufacturers are just starting to catch up with Android-powered mini tablets . Despite the added competition, the latest revision of the device stays true to its award-winning heritage while folding in even more trickle-down features from the latest iPhone , yet again securing it a place at the top of the MP3-player pyramid.
Pros: Incredibly thin, sleek design, High-resolution Retina display, Solid Apple build quality, iOS versatility and ease-of-use, Long battery life for multimedia, 720p HD video capture and videoconferencing
Summary: For a price of Rs. 19,900, the iPod Touch 4G is a premium PMP with a lot of features. It excels at music, videos and gaming, making it a complete device, and if you can afford to spend this much, we highly recommend it. The only possible drawback is that most people look for a cellphone at this price point. Expensive, but worth its price for the mobile multimedia junkie.
Pros: Sleek and well built, Superb fluid and intuitive interface, Music and video performance is excellent, Games are a joy to play, Loaded with features, including a camera
Cons: Expensive, 20K on a PMP might be considered ridiculous by some, Can buy a good phone for the price, Camera is rudimentary, lacks megapixels, autofocus and a flash, Battery life slightly worse than the previous iPod Touch, Rear gets quite warm when gaming
Summary: Let's answer one question at a time. Is the new iPod touch a good alternative to the iPhone 4 for those who don't want to be stuck in a contract? It depends, but for most people we'd say no. The iPhone 4 has a much sharper still camera and a better screen. And despite the fact that AT&T's network can be unreliable, it's nice to be able to check e-mail, surf the web, and download apps without having to be connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot (or toting your own mobile hotspot).
Excerpt: The iPod touch is now even slimmer (7.2mm), comes with iOS 5, and supports iCloud – a neat way of accessing your music and photo stream from anywhere via the web. (See review overleaf.) The iMessage feature now lets you send messages over Wi-Fi too.
Wafer-thin body, editable playlists, faster camera
Scratches easily, no Siri voice-control, it’s still no iPhone
Apple's fourth-generation iPod Touch sets the benchmark for portable media players
Good Gear Guide.au
21 December 2010
Summary: The new iPod Touch is the best dedicated music player that Apple has released to date. The 'Retina' display, iOS4 and the faster processor mean that listening to music, playing games and surfing the Web are easier and more enjoyable than with its predecessors.
Pros: Rich display, faster processor, HD video recording, front and back cameras
Cons: Poor camera resolution, no camera flash, no in-line microphone on included ear buds