Pros Looks sexy, touch screen is nifty, seems to have long battery life.
Cons Upgraded older Ipod and many songs and videos not working on the iTouch. Products purchased on iTunes and still play on PC and Ipod Classic. Apple community support forums indicates this is a long standing problem that has yet to be addressed.
Summary Songs and videos that were legitimately purchased via iTunes cannot be played on the new iTouch. This is a common complaint going back quite awhile on the Apple community support forums. Despite working through the recommended fixes provided in the support FAQs, the problem cannot be corrected. Have spent hours trying to get legitimately purchased products to play on the iTouch (which still play on the PC and my original Ipod). Simply not worth the effort considering the price of the iTouch.
Pros Everything in my opinion.
Cons Please read below.
Summary THIS IS A CONSUMER WARNING - PLEASE READ: For those playing to buy the lastest Apple iPods from eBay, don't! There have been "sellers" trying to sell them at low prices, but their items have been removed from eBay because the items listed on ebay but then completed outside, which according to them are extremely risky because they are not covered by ebay buyer protection programs and are highly susceptible to fraud. I should know because I bought one this morning and ebay contacted about this. The seller is joshingramer. If you should happen to have bought anything from this person, please ebay. If, like me, you have already bought an item using paypal, contact paypal and file a dispute. Now, what to look out for: the newest ipods sold at 30-40 units, all at the same low price, depending on what model you're buying. For example, ipod touch 32gb 3rd gens were being sold at 245 with 32 units available, which is what i bought. I'm sorry that this is lenghty, but I just don't want you guys to get ripped-off like I did. And if you're still not convinced, look at these:
One final note: whoever's doing this, I'm on to your little scam and you should be ashamed of yourselves. Also, you messed with the wrong person.
Pros Has more memory. The new ipod touches are faster. I love the new earphones.
Cons The new genius mixes are kind of wierd.
Summary The new ipod touch is really cool with new more memory and the new earphones but the genus mixes thing is kind of dumb. (the new itunes is pretty cool too, except that you have to buy the whole album for "LP", and it took me a very long time to figure out how to change my music from showing genre's to albums"
Pros Familiarity, very versatile, good track record for updating firmware with additional capabilities over time
Cons No camera but that's something I can live with for now
Summary Good media player for both music and video, syncing is easy, doesn't take long to learn how to use. Very wide range of apps, even though I didn't think I would use any at first, they do become very easy to rely on. The built in browser is good but its even quicker to use apps that specialize in one or two things to speed things up further add functionality. For example, I use social networking, and fitness apps, plus tourism apps and of course, games. Especially as the incoming games look to be pretty sweet (Madden NFL, the recently announced Command and Conquer port, and Halo look-alike). Overall, pretty hard to beat at the price.
For me, the closest competitor is Zune, but though the interface of the Zune is vastly improved, their previous track record for software updates (not to mention Plays for sure), the lack of a comparable App Store, lack of a comparable iPod ecosystem, the addition of ads during start up of Zune games, and the extremely slow start up times of the Zune apps (30 seconds+ for Chess?!?!) tip the edge for me back towards the iPod touch.
Pros Multi-touch screen, wi-fi, apps, and dozens of other great features make it stand strong
Cons A bit out of some people's price range
Summary Looking at other reviews, it's important to note that the iPod Touch should be reviewed based on what it ALREADY HAS, not what everyone hoped to come in an upgrade. The iPod touch can only get so much better, and you have to consider what you're already getting when you buy it. The App Store alone is enough to sell me, but combined with it's intuitive interface, wi-fi capabilities, excellent audio and video playback and more, this is still a great product. While it may not be something that 2nd generation iPod Touch owners would want to upgrade to, new iPod Touch buyers will be greatly impressed. The user rating was 2 out of 5 stars at the time of writing this review, which I feel does no justice to what this iPod is truly capable of.