Pros Excellent marketing hype
Cons Apple does not stand behind their products
Summary STAY AWAY FROM THE APPLE IPOD TOUCH My son received an IPOD touch as a gift from his grandparents. It failed in less than two months. We purchased the extended warranty thinking we were safe from this type of loss. We took it back to the Apple store in Syracuse and were told the sensor in the headphone opening was tripped (turned pink), meaning the unit had water damage. My son walked home from the bus in a snowstorm carrying his IPOD in his front pants pocket the day his IPOD failed. This is the only moisture that came into contact with this unit. The real message from Apple is DO NOT TAKE THIS UNIT OUTSIDE. THIS IS A SENSITIVE ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT WILL FAIL COMING INTO CONTACT WITH MOISTURE. Unbelievable!! Apple developed a clever way not to cover warranty claims. There is definitely a dark side to all of the Apple Glitz
Pros The clear screen and the speaker.
Cons The keyboard is to small and cumbersome to use. Lacks a cap lock. Wi Fi on the go is rarely available.
Summary The only reason to buy this is rather than the classic is for the Wi Fi connectivity which is useless unless you spend your life in Starbucks or an Apple Store. The features available with Wi Fi are great if you can find connectivity which I have found impossible and I live in NYC. It is just an experience in frustration. The battery life is about 1/4 of what it is supposed ti be.
"not an ipod"on by cardfan1212
Pros Decent pda device
Cons No phone function
Summary Call this what it is. It's not an ipod. It's the iphone without a phone. Similarly, if you take an HTC touch (insert smartphone) and cancel the phone, you wind up with an "ipod touch"
A dedicated mp3 player is not this.