Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4 GEN)

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Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4 GEN)

iPod touch has an all-new design that makes it the thinnest, lightest, most amazing iPod touch ever. Holding one is all the proof you need. With its c...

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Review of "Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4 GEN)"

published 04/01/2011 | kayleaf
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Pro Great for games and music
Cons Camera is a bit naff.
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"My Best Birthday Present"

I've been wanting a new MP3 player now for quite sometime although wasn't sure what make I should get. I looked into the ipod touch quite a bit and decided I wanted to start saving up for it. My main reason for it was obviously for music, but also it could connect to WIFI hotspots and would keep me in touch with friends and family if I was away from home - as I don't use a mobile. I was also intrigued by HD video recorder on it as I wanted something to record some of my daughters 'firsts' on.


Well I did get a surprise as this was a gift from my lovely fiance that I was supposed to open on my birthday but as he's so lovely he let me have it early so I could get some video's of Evangeline opening her first Christmas presents.


The apps are relatively easy to use and easy to download - although I did get annoyed with having to type in a password every few moments when I wanted something new. The apps range in prices, and there is a huge selection of free ones to download and use onto the ipod. It doesn't take long to set up. I've already got a selection of games to play that I can keep going back to. You can also set up something called push buttons - I think! Which keep you up to date with your apps - if there is a new song on Rock Band that you've got, or if your pudding has finished cooking. There are also apps for fitness, like a pedometer that counts your steps and so on and so fourth.


For me this is something I will use each day for games, listening to music whilst walking or keeping up to date and in touch with everyone and everything. I'm really happy with it's shape and style - it's very sleek and fits nicely into my bag. It means I've always got something on me to take a few quick photo's on the off chance Evangeline does something. New Years Day I was able to get a lovely video of her giggling away and I've not been able to get anything like that before. I also like the skype and facetime ability it has meaning I can contact other family members with the software - another great way of staying in contact with people.


It's worth getting some LCD protecters as it smudges easily with it's touchscreen function, and I also had a leather case for further protection as I am very clumsy. The biggest downside to this is the lousey camera, it has no flash and something like 2 Megapixel which isn't great for a fourth generation piece of technology but it works for me and when the light is right takes some great photos.


The iPod touch comes in 8GB, 32GB and 64GB and ranges in prices above £200. It's available online and makes a great gift.

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  • Oedin published 23/01/2011
    Wow. Big Capacity Memoryt
  • eve6kicksass published 18/01/2011
    Nice review! Chris x
  • sghawken published 04/01/2011
    You gotta love the iPod touch.... I'm on my second one now (only because I upped to a 64gb version) but its my most used item
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Product Information : Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4 GEN)

Manufacturer's product description

iPod touch has an all-new design that makes it the thinnest, lightest, most amazing iPod touch ever. Holding one is all the proof you need. With its curved design, iPod touch is now a mere 7.2 millimeters thin. Its engineered glass front and stainless steel back feel sleek and smooth in your hand. Turn it on, and you're instantly blown away by the brilliant Retina display. iPod touch is the perfect combination of stunning design and revolutionary technology - brilliant from the outside in. There are lots of reasons you won't want to take your eyes off the iPod touch. The 960-by-640 backlit LCD display, for one. It packs 326 pixels per inch, making it the highest-resolution iPod screen ever. To achieve this, Apple engineers developed pixels so small - a mere 78 micrometers across - that the human eye can't distinguish individual pixels. Even though you can't see them, you'll definitely notice the difference. Text is remarkably sharp and graphics are incredibly vivid. The Apple A4 chip is behind, or rather underneath, all the fun you can have on iPod touch. Apple engineers designed the A4 chip to be a remarkably powerful yet remarkably power-efficient mobile processor. With it, iPod touch can easily perform complex jobs such as multitasking, editing video, and placing FaceTime calls. All while maximizing battery life. And fun. iPod touch just learned some new moves. It includes a built-in three-axis gyroscope. When paired with the accelerometer, the gyro makes iPod touch capable of advanced motion sensing such as user acceleration, full 3D attitude, and rotation rate. Translation: More motion gestures and greater precision for an even better gaming experience. iPod touch captures video with two built-in cameras. It shoots amazing HD 720p video from the back camera. And with its advanced backside illumination sensor, it captures beautiful footage even in low-light settings. All while the built-in microphone records conversations, music, or any audio at the same time. And on the front of iPod touch, the built-in camera is perfect for making FaceTime calls and shooting self-portraits. It's surprising how much fun can fit into something so small. When you put your finger on iPod touch, how does it just start doing what you want it to do? It's a chain reaction, really. The Multi-Touch display layers a protective shield over a capacitive panel that senses your touch using electrical fields. It then transmits that information to the Retina display below it. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch, zoom in and out on a section of a web page, and control game elements precisely. FaceTime on iPod touch lets you hang out, catch up, and goof off with friends in an entirely new way. With just a tap, you can see what your friends are up to - literally. Witness a prank in action. Or watch your friend on the other side of the country crack up at your stories from last night - iPod touch to iPod touch or iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi. And all you need to get started is an Apple ID and an email account. You can choose an email account you already have or, if you prefer, set up a new one. You'll never see fun the same way again.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple iPod touch - digital player - Apple iOS 5

Product Type: Digital player flash based

Operating System: Apple iOS 5

Enclosure Colour: Black, White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.9 cm x 0.7 cm x 11 cm

Weight: 101 g

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless, HE-AAC, Audible AAX, Audible AAX+ , MPEG-4, H.264, M-JPEG

Digital Camera: Yes

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Equaliser: Digital graphic

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

iPod Generation: 4G

Built-in Display: Colour - 960 x 640 - 3.5" - LCD

Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Flash Memory: 32 GB

Speaker(s): 1 x speaker - built-in

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud - stereo

Microphone: Microphone - built-in

Interface Supported: USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Packaged Quantity: 6 (specifications are for single item)

Manufacturer: Apple

Audio System / Type: Portable Media Player

Display / Diagonal Size: 3.5

Battery / Run Time (Up To): 40

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 32768

Long Name: iPod Touch 32GB 4th Generation

General

MPN: MC544LL/A, MC544FD/A, MC544KN/A, MC544BT/A, MD058NF/A, MC544PY/A, MD058LL/A, MC544BT/A-6PK, MD058BT/A-6PK, MD058FD/A

Product Type: Digital player

Digital Player Type: Flash based

Operating System: Apple iOS 5

Digital Player Functions: Voice recorder, photo playback, video playback

Width: 5.9 cm

Depth: 0.7 cm

Height: 11 cm

Weight: 101 g

Enclosure Colour: Black, White

Interface Supported: USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless, HE-AAC, Audible AAX, Audible AAX+

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, H.264, M-JPEG

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

iPod Generation: 4G

Packaged Quantity: 6 (specifications are for single item)

Audio System

Flash Memory: 32 GB

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Equaliser: Yes

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Digital Video Playback: Yes

Digital Photo Playback: Yes

Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm

Features: Phone book, calendar, notes, VoiceOver, pedometer, YouTube streaming, Voice Control, Voice Memos, calculator, multi-touch interface, WEB browsing, Nike + iPod support, FaceTime, Game Center, two built-in digital cameras, three-axis gyro sensor, video recording (720p), Apple AirPlay support, AirPrint, iCloud support

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD - colour

Display Illumination: Yes

Resolution: 960 x 640

Diagonal Size: 3.5"

Display Menu Language: Danish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Thai, Slovak, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Brazilian Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Romanian, Catalan, Japanese, Korean, Malay

Features: LED backlight, Retina Display (326 ppi), ambient light sensor

Equaliser

Equalizer Type: Digital graphic

Speaker System

Speaker(s): 1 x speaker - built-in

Digital Player (Recorder)

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

Playback Modes: Playlist, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat

Supported Bit Rate: 8 - 320Kbps

Features: JPEG photo playback, variable bit-rate compatible, MPEG-4 playback

Digital Camera

Camera: Yes

Headphones

Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Frequency Response: 20 - 20000 Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Microphone

Type: Microphone - built-in

Connections

Connector Type: Docking station ¦ Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) ¦ IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Wi-Fi) ¦ Bluetooth

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: USB cable

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Software: iTunes, Apple Safari, iMessage, Mail, Maps, Photos, Reminders, App Store, Music, Videos, Find My iPod touch, Newsstand, Contacts, Stocks, Notes, Weather, Calendar, Calculator

Battery

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Battery Enclosure Type: Integrated

Run Time (Up To): 40 hour(s)

Recharge Time: 4 hour(s)

Battery Life Details: Digital playback - up to 40 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 7 hour(s)

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3

Software Requirements: iTunes 10.5 or later

Additional Requirements: USB port (compatible with 2.0 specification)

Peripheral / Interface Devices: USB port (compatible with 2.0 specification)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

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