"Great but no reason to upgrade"3.5 starson by justinxtreme
Pros: Great device like always, Addition of faster processor and larger RAM is always welcomed, same extremely slim profile, and available in 64GB which is really large storage (Almost exceeding all iPod 5th Generation)
Cons: No camera (which everyone was expecting), No microphone (They could have at least added this), and basically no difference except faster performance from 2nd generation iPod touch, users with 2nd Generation iPod touches will only upgrade for storage
Summary: Okay if it was standalone review of the iPod touch 3rd Generation than this would have been 5 stars and almost no cons... but it's a upgrade review basically
The iPod touch 3rd Generation features a faster processor and Voice Control but basically that's mostly it... the only reason people should upgrade from an iPod touch 2nd Generation to a 3rd Generation really is because either one of these two reasons
-They were planning on getting a 16GB iPod touch and the with the new pricing you can get a 32GB for the same price plus it's faster
-They were planning to get a iPod Classic or a 32GB iPod touch or want larger storage and well the 3rd Generation is available in 64GB now
Basically those are the only two reasons people should upgrade if they have an iPod touch second generation but if they don't why not go get a third generation iPod touch
Also one thing I forgot to say, Apple in their website looks like they are trying to prevent letting people know the fact that the 8GB version they are selling is the second generation one...
Meanwhile if the iPhone 3GS didn't have the new video recording option (and improved camera) I don't think alot of users would have bought or upgraded to it
Also I was expecting a camera (alot of apps are camera Dependant) and they were in the prototypes (I tested one) but they didn't show up in final product for some reason (I hope this does not happen with Windows 7). They even removed the built-in microphone what's up with that? The microphone at least built-it in the iPod
One thing I'm guessing is for marketing purposes... How?
Users will have a harder choice on picking between buying a iPod touch or iPod nano now that the new iPod nanos have a video camera and microphone built right in
Cause most likely if the iPod touch did include a camera alot of people would have not bought the iPod nano (It's only like $50-$80 difference)
Basically its a option between
iPhone OS capabilities (run apps and all) vs Video recording and very compact design