Pros + Display is brilliant
+ Speed of the processor amazing
+ Video quality is very much enjoyable
+ Rear camera is excellent
+ Internet browsing loads super fast
Cons - No in-line microphone on the earbuds
- Dock connector doesn't sit flush with the device
- Speaker gets blocked easily
Summary Alright, so Best Buy got the 8GB iPod Touch 4G in stock so I drove an hour to go get one. I was not disappointed. I will run through the features I have come across so far.Edit Link
Body: Aside from moving the sleep button to the right and making the back of the device slimmer and more flat, not much has changed. Yes, the chrome back is still there erg! It was so pretty for the first 30 seconds.
Ram: The Ram on the iPod Touch is only 256 MB, so do not believe the talk of 512 MB, it is simply not true.
Wireless: Fully supports A/B/G/N
Vibration: There is no vibration, so do not expect that.
Multitasking: Works real well and very smooth transition
Display: While the display on the iPod is not IPS like the iPhone do not think it suffers in anyway. This display is so beautiful and crisp to look at. I cannot even distinguish the pixels, and text on a website is like you are reading out of a book, it's so refreshing. I played a digital copy of "UP" on here and the colors practically jump off the screen, very nice. Apple's icons are so much more vivid and sharp, while 3rd party developer icons who have yet to make an upgrade for the new displays shows what a step up this new screen has to offer.
Speaker: I am not sure of the quality of the speaker on the 3G iPod Touch, but on my 2G iPod Touch it was very tinny and I only used it for game sound. Here on the 4G there is a new spot on the bottom left for the speaker and it has risen in clarity. Music is very listenable and clear, however nothing replaces a good set of earbuds, but when you're in a jam, you won't be gritting your teeth with this speaker.
Processor: The new Apple processor is a sure win for this device. Everything loads very fast and switching from one screen to another is very swift and smooth. Crash Bandicoot finally has a nice framerate to play with on this iPod and for once I did not regret buying that game.
Front Camera: This is the camera that is primarily used for Facetime. It's resolution is at 640 X 480. After taking a few pictures with it, you will notice how it is really not for taking stills, but works fine for videochatting (which I have not tried, but did run some video tests with it). Obviously Facetime will work better in well lit areas, but then again, doesn't any camera?
Rear Camera: Again stills are just so so. What really bugs me is when you go to take a picture, you see how crisp the preview is, then you take the picture and you can see it blur. The tap to focus works nice for adjusting exposure and well lit photos look very decent on the display. It's when you upload them to your computer when you notice how not so decent they actually are. While this may be a negative for many people, if you are like me, you want to just upload photos with this device to FaceBook and capture funny moments with the video camera. If I want to take a really awesome picture, I'll pull out my DSLR, but for me this iPod's capabilities are more than adequate for my quick shooting of certain events. The video captures quite nicely, while not superb like an actual HD camcorder does enough for me for again, capturing fun moments. Don't worry, you don't cringe while watching the video, it's more than adequate and produces vibrant colors and a fast framerate. Some may complain on this, and believe me those reviews will be here shortly, but then again why not buy an HD Camcorder that is made for HD content?
Microphone: Testing out Skype my friend told me I was coming in loud and clear. I also played back a video I made on the iPod on my computer and the microphone captures top notch audio. Very crisp and clear, I was quite pleased.
Battery: While I haven't tested out Apple's claims of 40 hr. of music, let's be honest who really does that? I'm sure Apple's claims are quite credible in their battery life depending on how the device is used.
Is the new iPod worth it? For me, upgrading from the 2G Touch, yes! The display is brilliant, the speed of the processor amazing, video quality is very much enjoyable and the rear camera is excellent for taking quick fun shots. If I had one word to describe this iPod, it would be fun! You can't handle one of these without feeling like a joyous kid, (I'm 22) and the business aspect is still there and quite useful. I would highly recommend this iPod Touch as a worthy upgrade to any generation of the iPod Touch you may own and if you don't own one, there has never been a more perfect time to go out and get one! Don't hesitate to leave a comment here if you have a question for an actual owner. I'll do what I can!
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Updated on Oct 14, 2011
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Pros Good storage, best touch-screen portable media devise so far.
Cons Price and base storeage. They have kept it at 8GB since it came out, can't they up the aunty a little and offer 16GB for base model?
Summary Overall, if your looking to have the best portable devise to have for everyday use, this is it. Only things that keep it down are the price and possibly Apple, if your one of those people.
"I'm stunned"on by Syvmana
Pros It carries all of the features the iPhone 4 has! Without a contract with the evil AT&T!
Cons I don't have any!
Summary If you have enough money to spend and look forward to a smart phone/Mp3 player device, then this is DEFINITELY you number one choice.However, the camera isn't as great as the iPhone 4, but it still looks great ether way. If your too naive about the new installment, in other words, your an Apple Hater, don't bother. I'm not an Apple Lover, I'm just as ordinary as can be, giving off my honest review about it. Other's can be too sensitive about the camera not looking as great as the iPhone 4, or there's no option for 3G. You have a computer that works faster, use it. The iPod isn't for everything you know. Just to listen to music, photos, games, chatting, playing Tap Tap, etc.
Updated on Sep 8, 2010
Pros Smaller, slimmer, lighter, 2 cameras, retina display is amazing, very fast, no performance issues
Cons the camera is VERY low resolution
Summary This iPod Touch is just amazing. I am so on awe of it! I had an iPod Touch 2G before, and this iPod is simply amazing! It's beyond words. I loved the iPod Touch 2G when I got it, and I love the iPod Touch 4G.
I like to think of the iPod Touch as a portal to the world. Through the internet, we can easily research a fact, look up the weather, or write on our friends Facebook wall. It is important to have a good portal- and the iPod Touch 4G is BRILLIANT!
The retina display really is the jewel on the crown. It is not possible to see one individual pixel. It simply looks like you're looking at a piece of paper- it does not look as though it is a screen. This is by FAR the BEST screen I have ever seen. EVER.
There are two cameras on this iPod; a forward camera and a rear camera. The rear camera is less than one megapixel and the forward camera is even less. Therefore, the rear camera is just OK. Not amazing, but OK. The forward camera is OK as well. The VIDEO CAMERA is very good. It records in 720P, which is actually turns out to be quite nice. Having a video camera on the iPod Touch is great. Having a DECENT camera is even more amazing! Being able to edit the clips so quickly and export them to YouTube adds to the convenience. I would suggest getting the iMove app. Imagine creating a movie of your vacation, while you're still on vacation!
The video camera works hand-in-hand with the bult-in-microphone. And I must say, that is one damn good microphone! Voice notes sound very clear, and even though the mic is on the back, the sound comes through very well!
The built-in-speaker has become much more prominent by having a grill dedicated to it on the bottom-left side. It sounds much louder, clearer and brighter.
All of the features of iOS 4 work seamlessly on the iPod Touch 4G, from multitasking to voice control! Apple did well with iOS4, and the iPod Touch frames is wonderfully.
In conclusion, the iPod Touch is a wonderful departure from the iPod Touch 3G. It adds many new features such as a decent camera, amazing video camera and the best display i've ever seen. period.
The camera should be a higher resolution, and that is my only criticism. Whether if you are buying an iPod for the first time, or if you are upgrading, this is the BEST iPod Touch so far. I would highly, Highly, HIGHLY recommend it!!!!!
"Pocket Computer"on by EcoFusion
Pros The screen looks significantly better than previous iTouches, still lacking the contrast and vivid colors of the iPhone 4's IPS display, but a great improvement none the less. The cameras work well, and the 802.11b/g/n really bring web pages up fast.
Cons No flash for the camera.
Summary Between the great display, HD video camera, front facing camera, mic, and 802.11b/g/n wi-fi the iPod touch 4th gen is a must have for any techy.