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I received my iPod touch christmas 2009. It was my first Apple product and I could not fault it at all. It's still working well up to this date. I really wanted the 32gb for all my music and so I could download lots of apps. To be honest you don't need that big of memory on an iPod. The most I ever used was 15gb so I could have easily got the 16gb for a much cheaper price. When I received my iPod it cost £300+ you can now buy them on ebay for £60+. Unfortunately Appple dont sell this item anymore as it is one of the oldest touches you can buy.
The style of the iPod touch is the same as the iPhone 4 really. The screen is the same size and they both have the button in the middle of the screen at the bottom. However unlike the iPhone 4 it has a curved back to it and not straight so you cannot use the same cases for the iPod like the iPhone. They do however take the same chargers and also the same charger as the iPad 2.
I still use my iPod every day for my back up alarm and I can also play games I have downloaded. Unfortunately you cannot download many new games to this generation of iPod as it have very old software to it. Ulike iPhones now you cannot go to settings and get the newest software. This was something that apple decided to create at a later date. I'm not entirely sure if you can update this on a computer and connected to iTunes. I have not tried this as I have an iPhone and use that for all newer apps.
I would recommend this product if you want a cheap alternative of an iPod. You can still download music to it and use various older apps. You can also put your photos on there. These are really good to have whilst on holiday as you can sit around the pool listening to music or even browse the internet. Also they are hood for long journeys as you can put films on them and watch these whilst travelling. The screen can be a bit small though.
I know from brand new you cannot buy this ipod on the Apple store but I'm sure if you looked around you would find it on the Internet somewhere. Second hand ones are also a good option as mine has lasted 4 years and I've had no problems with it. This would be a great present for a child if they wanted an iPod. If you are after the most up to date software then this is not the product for you and you should look to get a newer generation however this will cost a lot more money.
The ipod touch is one item i own which i could not live without simply because it does everything. The abilility to buy applications from the world famous "App Store" give the ipod more dynamic features not included in any product specification. There are other similar gadgets out there which include a mobile phone function but this ipod is for people who don't want a phone and want a device with which they can listen to music, watch films and tv shows, play games, check their emial etc etc.
Of course, because it is an apple product you get fast processing and longevity, I have had my ipod touch for 2 and a half years now due to its great build quality. For me, 32gb is more than enough to carry 150 albums or more and a few apps to keep you company. But with this you also get the apple signature poor battery qualiity, I find mysielf charging the ipod once a day which is not inconvinient but could be if you are someone who likes to travel. Another advantage of this product is its integration into many devices such as ipod docks, this is one benefit of the apple name being so big.
This ipod has built in wifi and the safari internet browser which is very lightweight and quick, being in a cafe using the browser on this is much more pleasing than lugging around a laptop to surf the web. The built in speakers are not the best but are suitable if you are trying to preview a song or show off to your friends.
Overall, I would say that this is a must have, even though there are more modern generations of the ipod touch on the market they are much more expensive, I have never felt envious of anyone with a 4th Generation touch just because mine is older.
The Apple iPod touch is a fantastic and revolutionary gadget. Not only is it a music player (ACC, MP3, WAV, AIFF), but also a multimedia, web surfing and gaming device, but is it worth the heafty price tag?
-There is an inbuilt speaker which is fine for listening to in a quiet room with the volume at 60% but much higher and the quaility becomes tinny.
- I do hope that the new competition from sites such as Amazon and Tesco for the music download market forces Apple to reconsider some of their pricings as having iTunes on your iPod is a bonus, but not if you can get 'that song' for 50p cheaper.
- The battery llife does need improving. Apple have increased it from the 1st generation to 6 hours of video or 36 hours of audio but I have never had it run for quite that long. Charge it up fully before long journeys and maybe invest in an in-car charger.
- There just isn't a lot of improvements from 1st to 2nd generation; if I was an owner of a 1st generation and wanted to upgrade then I would wait until Christmas when there will surely be something new.
Now the positives:
+ The touchscreen is incredibly responsive and the interface is typically 'Apple': smart and aesthetically appealing. I love using my iPod not only as a music player but also as a gaming device.
+ The iPod really comes into its own when connected to the internet via WiFi; by connecting the user has almost limitless possibilities and this is demonstrated by many websites now offering an 'iPod Friendly' version. However this can also be a pain as when without WiFi (which, when away from your home, you generally are), the iPod loses half it's appeal for me which is disheartening and sometimes even fustrating.
+ The App store is also a great addition as costumers can purchase games and applications in as little as 3 taps of the finger. Most of the apps are good value and there are viewable costumer recommendations.
+ One of the noticable differences between the two generations of touches is the volume controller on the side, fantastic if all you want to do is raise or lower the volume.
+ When scrolling through pictures and album artwork, I am always struck at how surprisingly good the quality is. Sometimes it does take a few seconds for the photo to come into focus but when it does, I am not disappointed.
+ 32gb stores an impressive up to 7000 songs (in ACC) however if you were looking for purely space, I'd be looking more at the iPod classic 120gb
+There is good maps software on the iPod which has so far given good directions - as good as my SatNav at least - but obviously as soon as you start to move away from a WiFi spot, the interent goes so no updates. Do not rely on this, I just use it as a backup and save the page.
+ The accelerometer is really impressive, it detects movement such as shaking to refresh a page or tilting the iPod to control a game. It is aspects like this, and the highly sensitive touchscreen, which really show why Apple lead this market - they're just so precise and responsive.
Overall I have fallen in love for this outstanding product, in my opinion nothing comes near it and would recommend one to either an iPod virgin or a hardened nano addict. (though not as an upgrade from 1st generation to 2nd). Is it worth the heafty price tag? Yes, in my opinion, the WiFi, music player, multimedia and Nike + are worth it.
The most advanced iPod touch yet, the 2g iTouch offers faster processing speed and superior sleek-ness compared to to older iTouches, so easy to use that my 8 year old sister is quite happy to sit playing with it and easily navigate her way around.
The 32gb 2nd generation (2g) iTouch boasts incredible versatility, whether you are wanting a music player or a portable movie player the itouch has it all with its built in speakers (only available on the 2g iTouches!) It is indeed an all in one media player, ontop of this the Apple 'App Store' offers millions of applications that can be downloaded and many of them free of charge, then even the ones that do cost are reletively cheap and all are of fantasic use given the right situation, from spirit levels to torches with the touch's build in potentiometer and super bright display, there is pretty much an application out there for everyone, ontop of this the battery life is utterly amazing, I have gotten 4 days out of mine when the brightness is turned down to around 20%.
A definite must have for music player fans!
Just make sure you invest in a good protective cover or wallet for it, the metal back is very easy to scratch
The slim ipod touch 2G has dimensions of (104mm by 62mm by 11mm), with a glass-covered 89mm (3.5-inch) screen.
Extensive features include; music player, video playback (including a YouTube player), podcast support, photo viewer, a Safari Web browser, an email reader (compatible with Outlook, Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL or any POP email service), a Wi-Fi music store and other utilities (weather, calendar, maps, stocks, notes, clock, contacts and calculator).
The new iTunes App Store accessible directly from the iPod touch, allows you to download and install applications, including Internet radio players, games, voice recorders and social-networking tools. You can also extend the capabilities by using third-party 'Made for iPod' applications.
The ipod has playback for MP3, WAV, Audible, ACC (including protected files), Apple Lossless and AIFF. The ipod still does not support WMA music files but iTunes can convert these files to MP3.
The new genius feature creates 25 song playlists based on one song within your library, though for this to be effective you should really have a large library. The 32GB memory has plenty of space for enough music to create an interesting range of playlists.
The 2nd generation version has a high price but with all of the extensive features it provides value for money for those looking for more than just a basic mp3 player. Worth upgrading if you have an older ipod or mp3 player but no enough difference from the 1st generation to truly warrant an upgrade just yet.