Pros Amazing design, astonishing colours, faster processor, Siri, Bigger Screen, MUCH better quality screen
Cons EarPods don't have remote + mic.
Summary The new iPod touch is the best iPod touch ever by a long shot. So much better than the 4th gen. Worth every penny. You can use it as a web browser, gaming device, music player, video player and many more. Great Device
Pros Added MO+ app which turn the itouch into a awesome internet phone(free), and will soon bee picking up FreedomPop which gives me 3/4G data for FREE. Retina display is VERY crisp. Great in gaming, super light,sturdy,leather strap,750,000 apps
Cons Price is high for me but u get what you pay for.
Summary I love this new touch. I was never a touch gamer but I am now. The processor has plenty of zing and flipping through pages and apps is seamless. This thing is so light that you will forget that you even have it on you. The metal finish is sexy and strong and takes a lickin'. The movies look sweet at 16/9 so you have nothing chopped or crammed. Display is easy on the eyes compared to previous versions(my previous was a 2nd gen). I was so impressed with this generation that I went back a week later and bought another for my son. I was really impressed with the camera and the options that come with it. Thanks Apple
Pros All the benefits of the i-phone (less phone, faster processor, and better camera) without a contract.
Cons the price of $299 for 32GB is not cheap.
Summary This is what you want to get if you are wanting to have the i-phone without the phone and contract. Although pricey, however for the quality of product and features you get it is reasonable compared to getting an i-phone with contract.
Pros - Very thin
- Nice design
- Back doesn't scratch as easy as the 4.
- iOS 7.
- Faster Processor
- Sound quality (with proper headphones)
Cons - Almost too light
- Loop seems like it might break after a while.
- Stock headphone quality
- Camera not as good as my Nexus 5 (even with HDR)
- No OIS.
- No GPS (but no iPods have this)
Summary Bought this from Apple refurbished. Apple's delivery is VERY fast. Kudos :) Got it for $219 for the 32GB "Slate" version.
Like the iPod 4, I bought this for testing Websites on Safari iOS 7 (Web Developer), as well as apps. So far, it's great. The Home button on my old 4th Gen never worked right, often not registering a single click, or single as double, etc. This one seems to work flawlessly so far.
If you like music quality, the first thing you should do is DITCH the included ear-buds, because they're not good. Better than the previous ones, but still sub-par. Get a set of Sennheisers, Sony's, or other high-end phones (please, no "Beats" or "SkullCandy").
I tested this with my Sennheisers against the iPod 4th gen, the 2nd Gen, and my Zune HD. Sound quality was much the same between them all (which is good), and much much better than my old Galaxy Nexus. Good volume, great tone. Really wish it could do FLAC though...
Not really related to the hardware, but I miss iOS 6 and cover flow. The new replacement in iOS 7 is kind of boring.
Had some major issues getting this iPod to be recognized by iTunes (on Windows). Had the latest version, but it would NOT see the new iPod. Saw both of my older ones, but not the new one. Had to uninstall/reinstall iTunes before it could see it. Works well now, but asks every time if I want to "Trust" this PC every time I plug it in.
I love the design, but it's so light that it almost feels cheap compared to the nice weight of the previous iPod(4). I sometimes end up nearly dropping it. Definitely get a case.
Not sure if this is the last iPod or not for Apple, but I do hope they keep making them. I prefer Android (Nexus 5) for my main phone, but I like to also have an iOS device, and iPhone is overkill for that. I mostly need the browser.
iPods have become my main music devices for the gym now, and this one is great for that. 32Gigs holds most of my favourite stuff.
Battery life seems to be really good, better than my iPod 4.
I thought the camera would be good (as good as the iPhone 5), but I'm not sure if it's the same camera. I did some comparison tests against my Nexus 5 (after 4.4.2 updgrade), both with HDR and without, and the N5 slays the iPod in low light every time. iOS are (unfortunately for Android) much better at recording loud music (like a live band), so I plan to use it for recording as well. Also doesn't have Optical Image Stabilization like the N5.
All in all, happy with it so far.
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Summary I was pleasantly surprised with the new iPod Touch 5th generation. As I am a big technology fanatic I usually test things out and get my first impressions of them around the time the particular item is launched so that I have a good idea of what needs worked out etc. This I had a few little cons with but it's a pretty much perfect device.
When I had actually owned the Touch4, I realized that the camera was just OK. It was good on the front for Face-Time and looked about the same when in comparison to my old iPhone 4S, but when you look at camera pictures in comparison you really see how grainy the iP4 took pictures. It was OK for something of the amount of megapixels the device had on it, but they could have done better. This iPod fixes that. It has a small bit of glare on the pictures, but it's an iPod, not a camera so it's not worth taking off some points for.
I really like the screen on the new iPod Touch. I also liked that they integrated SIRI into this iPod. I had hoped that 6.1.3 for iP4 would see a release of SIRI, but it never came out unfortunately. The speed is also 10x better than the iP4's speed. It runs pretty good.
The sound quality is better. The iPod touch 4 always had a slightly "tinny" sound to the music or audio that was played. This doesn't.
You do have to move to a newer docking port, with Apple's new lighting cable which does work for charging faster, but it does make all of us who had original docks/ Ihomes and chargers have to get new accessories. So that's a bummer--
Price-tag is something to take into consideration. When I got my iP4 it was 295 for a 32GB. This one I believe was at least 100$ more for something that only has a couple new features at the same store I got the first iPod 4 at.
I believe there is no perfect phone or iPod out there. Each device is going to have a flaw, but if there was one close, it would be this device. If they (meaning Apple) worked out the price then I'd be compelled to actually buy one (used my GF'S) but for now I'll stick with my DROID RAZR, which is also close to perfect. I don't understand the rivalry between devices though, you either like one or you don't. It's not once you go Android you can't go back, etc. as I've had iPhones, WM phones, and Palm Phones Android's too in that mix, and they've all been respectively good phones and devices. I can't say that there was one that was my absolute favorite.
Overall PT.2: I do believe that this is the best iPod touch yet, but there are still a couple little things I'd like to see done such as price dropping (as some people might not be able to afford it) and I'd like a 3G version kinda deal like they did with the iPads.