"A fantastic upgrade! A fantastic iPod!"4.0 starson by Kabirz
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!!!!!