Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod Touch (4G) 32GB
Apple iPod touch (4G) 32 GB
Member Name: ajp4ever
Apple iPod touch (4G) 32 GB
Advantages: Technically advanced, loaded with features
The Apple ipod touch reviewed here is the 4th generation 32GB one and although you will be lucky to get much change out of £180, it is well worth the money and as the old adage goes, "you only get what you pay for".
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
When you open your brand spanking new iPod touch you will find, one ipod touch, iPod touch loop, some Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB cable and of course a quick start guide.
Everything in the box is pretty self explanatory but before seeing it, you might ask yourself, "what is an iPod touch loop?" This is Apple's fancy way of telling you it's a lanyard to stop you dropping it if the iPod touch slips out of your hand!
The Apple earpods are of course the usual excellent design, fitting snugly into your ears and providing superb sound.
WHAT SIZE IS IT?
For those of us who like to know exactly what size and weight our new gadget is, here are the dimensions for the iPod touch.
Height: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
Weight: 3.10 ounces (88 grams)
What really stands out here is how exceptionally thin the touch is, but although it is light in weight, it still feels solid in the hand.
WHAT CAN IT DO MISTER?
So you have just shelled out your hard earned cash for the latest iPod touch. Well then what can it do?
Well for a start, everything is displayed on a 4 inch (diagonal) widescreen display which has multi touch technology and a retina display. The display shows a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels at 326 pixels per inch and has a handy fingerprint resistant coating. (An oleophobic coating no less!) No, I haven't heard of that either but I am sure it does the job!
It is wi-fi and Bluetooth(4.0) enabled as well as having a built in maps feature when in an appropriate wi-fi area and has the facility of having Nike + support built in although this requires an optional Nike + iPod sensor which is sold separately.
The iPod touch has two cameras, the main one being a 5mp iSight one with autofocus, face detection and HD video recording facility (1080p) with audio recording.
The smaller camera which can be used for face time is 1.2mpbut can still record (720p) HD video.
The audio facility of the touch will let you play AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX), Apple lossless, AIFF and WAV.
Are you still awake? A bit technical that bit but it is important that you know what it can play in case you have a library full of files and you discover the iPod touch can't play them!
The iPod touch also has the ability to play Apple TV at up to 1080p (3rd generation) and 720p(2nd generation) or video up to 1080p.
It supports m4v, mp4 and mov file formats.
Finally we have a three axis gyro accelerometer and if you don't know what that is, well, if you look at a picture in portrait and turn the iPod touch sideways it automatically turns itself to landscape. Clever eh?
HOW LONG WILL THE BATTERY LAST?
It's all very well having all these features but how long can you use them for? Well, you will get about 40 hours music playback and 8 hours video playback from a full charge which takes about 4 hours and I have to say that in my experience, this is not too far off the mark.
All in all a comprehensive piece of kit with all the controls easy to hand and very intuitive. Your main frustration will be syncing all your content to it but once this is done, away you go!
Summary: Top of the range music and video player
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