Pros Outstanding features of the product are:
1. Superb looks
2. Exceptional touch response
3. Fantastic sound quality
4. Durable and lightweight
5. Easy to use
6. Superb battery backup
7. Outstanding Video Quality
8. Numerous features
Cons 1. Equalizers destroy sound richness and quality
2. Cameras too bad!
3. Low contrast-ratio of screen, J3 is better in contrast ratio
4. Back prone to scratches
5. Mic capture not good
6. Have to use iTunes to add songs/videos to the product.
Summary The Apple Ipod Touch 4g offers an individual a perfect mp3 player to use and carry with. It is lightweight, portable and also a very trusteable product when it comes to mp3 players. This product not only has outstanding features like Wi-fi, etc. but also delivers the best in which it is intended for. The product has superb audio quality, especially if you are using it with a good pair of earphones/headphones. I personally recommend Audio Technica ath m-50. I also own Cowon J3, which is known to deliver the best in audio quality. But, it is true only when you use equalizers, otherwise, their sound quality has no difference. On the other hand, Ipod touch is terrible when it comes to equalizers. Its equalizers are not better than those offered by any software, for example, VLC. The video quality is superb and overall, it is a fantastic product. Rest is already said in pros and cons.
Pros brilliant screen. fun, simple video capture and edit. Great audio/video playback. Basic apps all you need to be satisfied with purchase.
Cons more fragile than other ipods. it "multitasks" but not well.
Summary I have been looking for a new Ipod for a while now, and the Ipod 4G convinced me to finally go out and buy one.
The Touch screen works beautifully, and as someone who frequently reads Webcomics online, I really appreciate the quality of picture and text. It also responds very well to input for games and works so smoothly that navigating quickly becomes second nature.
The camera and microphone captures brilliant HD 720p video and audio clarity that is surprisingly robust. The camera takes pictures at less than 1 Megapixel, but as it's not a true camera, but rather video camera capturing stills, it works rather well. The built in editing tool works very well and is easy to use, although I suggest splurging on the iMovie app in the app store for all those budding speilbergs out there, and at $4.99 it's well worth it.
The audio playback is a good as you can expect from an iPod, with the ear buds once again providing a surprising range of sound, from high-end strings or guitar solos to the lowest of club beats and Double-base Blasts. Navigating your music is simple, and the Genius playlists provide some truly inspired combinations. The video playback is stellar, although I would suggest that people who purchased the 8 gig model, like myself, try and parse down their movie library to about one or two movies you know you love and a third that can change with your preference so you have some room left.
The iPod 4G is slimmer than the 3G, a little taller, and has a nice looking aluminum casing and a glass screen. the back is flat, allowing it to rest on a table better, which comes in handy if you want to set it down to game or type. I will say that it is MUCH more fragile than the previous editions, with the case bending and the glass prone to shattering from the most common of falls, so I suggest purchasing a good case at least, and a screen protector if you're interested in really protecting your investment.
The battery life is great for a device that does so much, but it achieves this at the cost of multitasking. It has the ability to have multiple apps open at once, but they pause mid-action whenever you navigate away from them, meaning you actually have to have them in front of you for them to function.
It means that apps only doenload if you watcch them, but it also means that casual touch users can probably go a couple days without needing to recharge.
All in all The iPod touch 4G is a great multimedia device that is almost indispensable to me. The lack of access to a 3G network is really the only feature missing from making it the perfect device, but it you want that you can just sign up for at&t and get an iPhone. The fragility is really the only issue I have with it, but that is solved with a $20-$30 dollar case. everything else is more of a reasonable exclusion, the camera and "multitasking" being the largest among them.
if you want something that plays music really well, get an iPod classic. If you want a multimedia device that's the closest thing to having a tablet in your pocket, get an iPod touch. you won't be disappointed.
Pros hd video cam and a vga front camera with good quality. Now with a embedded mic with outstanding recording capability. I'm not sure with this but for me I think the audio equalizer presets has improved vs the older versions, also with high res screen.
Cons maybe, the still picture quality...
Summary This is really a great device... a must have!! I really like the changes in audio eq presets.. bass booster doesnt have any distortion on my music unlike the older version... of course the OFF mode will still be the best..
Pros I said wow wow wow quite a few times I must say. The ease of connecting to wifi hotspots and how it remembers is impressive.
The famous apple interface is flashy....
Cons I have had 2 iPod Touch 4g 64gb- returned em both because I charge it over night- and its dead by lunchtime. 2 weeks of aggravation and anxiety- and two separate units- same problem. Don't buy this til Apple fixes problem.
Summary I look on Apple's own Discussion Forums and see 200,000 plus other views on ipod touch 4g battery issues and another 100,000 on wifi never shutting off issues- relating to the 4g and the iOS4/4.1 being flawed.
So I am not alone. Lots of people hate the cheap cameras on the thing too. Apple left a bitter taste in my mouth. I paid cash money for my unit- $430.92 cents- they refused to refund me cash (Apple Store Walnut St. downtown Philly). I'm going into my fifth day with no media player and they promised to give me my money back via check in mail- 7-10 business days.
Wow- helluva first experience with this company- I think it will be my last.
Apple is iLame, iSlimy, - they still have my money after they have had their crappy product back going on 5 days now. this is unbelievable.
Pros This is everything I've wanted in an Ipod and more.
Cons I really can't think of any cons.
Summary I love the versatility of the Ipod Touch 4G and being able to check my email if I'm out. I also like being able to surf the web and the variety of apps that come with the Ipod touch. There is a large variety of apps available and although the camera doesn't have a flash, there is an app called NightShotD that will lighten any still picture making it nearly perfect. I've found the speed of the camera is fast enough so that pictures are much better than many iphones produce and do not require lightening. You can send pictures by email. It's a great gaming ipod too.