Apple iPod touch MC540FD/A 8 GB 4th Generation

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Apple iPod touch MC540FD/A 8 GB 4th Generation

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 MC540FD/A 8 GB 4th Generation"

published 12/07/2011 | philmufc123
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Pro responsive screen, beautiful design, wide range of apps
Cons fibgerprints, scratches easily, battery life
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ipod touch 8gb review

i purchased the ipod touch about a year ago and have loved it ever since, everything from its easy to use touch screen to its amazing appstore, definitely the best mp3 player i have ever purchased and even at £160 it was still a bargain.


the ipod itself comes in a small plastic box which includes the ipod itself, the usb cable to allow connection to the computer and itunes, apple headphones, dock adapter and a compact instruction manual. the ipod comes with a screen protector on it which has to be removed but once you remove it you see the high quality screen which the ipod has.

the ipod itself is a tiny 8mm thick with a screen size of 3.5inches, the screen is amazing quality from the brightness to the colours, the only negative i have to say about the screen is that fingerprints do show up very easily. as you move down the ipod you see the home button which is used to return to the homescreen of the ipod at any time, then there all the volume buttons on the left hand side and the lock button/power off button at the top, the 3mm headphone port is situated at the bottom of the ipod.

as for the back of the ipod its is the typical silver chrome finish found on almost all ipods, but as for the screen fingerprints are an issue, so i do recommend getting a case if you dont like fingerprints and scratches on the back of your ipod.

the touch screen

this is the first ipod where touch was an added feature so i was pretty skeptical on how good the touchscreen would be but what do you know apple pulled it out of the bag as this touchscreen is excellent and so responsive it really is state of the art.


one of the main reasons i purchased the ipod touch was because of the wide range of applications available, as standard the ipod comes with a few applications as you would expect, some of which are, appstore, safari, weather, youtube and so on. but the best apps and games are found on the appstore where there are thousands you can download in nearly no time at all, some of the games and apps are even free and the ones you have to pay for are never too expensive.

storage space

i bought the 8gb version because i am always deleting and changing my music so didnt think i would used 8gb, but what i didnt take into account was how much storage the games would take up. as i have downloaded at lot of games and dont want to delete any of them 8gb is not enough memory for me so if you have lots of songs and like to play games i would recommend the 16 or 32gb version.

Speakers and battery life

this is the first time an ipod has come with built in speakers and even though they are a nice feature i have to say that i am a little disappointed with them, reason for this is that they are too quite for my liking but that will be something for apple to think about next time.

as for the battery life i was a little disappointed by this also as it lasts nowhere near the 36 hours appl said it would last, if you play on games it doesnt even last a few hours but it is generally good for just listening to music.

taking all that into account i would reccomend this to anyone for its wide range of features, great design, and abilty to play quality games on such a small device, even with the negative took into account the positives far outweigh them so i cannot fault the product.

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Product Information : Apple iPod touch MC540FD/A 8 GB 4th Generation

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, Apple iPod touch - digital player

Product Type: Digital player flash based

Operating System: Apple iOS 5, Apple iOS

Enclosure Colour: Black, Polished aluminium, White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.9 cm x 0.7 cm x 11 cm, 6.2 cm x 0.8 cm x 11 cm

Weight: 101 g, 120 g, 115 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, 1G, 2G, 3G

Built-in Display: Colour - 960 x 640 - 3.5" - LCD, Colour - 480 x 320 - 3.5" - LCD

Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm

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

Flash Memory: 8 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

Depth in mm: 6.5, 8

Height in mm: 69.8, 110

Width in mm: 52.3, 61.8

Video Playtime in Hours: 5

Music Playtime in Hours: 24, 22

Photo Viewer: Yes

AVI Playback: No

DivX Playback: No

WMV Playback: without WMV Playback, No

Storage Medium: Built-In Memory

WAV Playback: Yes

Built-In Microphone: No

Bluetooth: No

Audio Line-In Interface: No

Built-In Radio: without Built-In Radio, No, Without Built-In-Radio

Touchscreen: No, 2-Point Touch, Multi-touch

AAC Playback: Yes

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Direct Radio Recording: No

Direct TV Recording: No

Display Technology: TFT Display

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 320, 480

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback, Yes

MPEG4 Playback: with MPEG4 Playback

OGG Playback: No

Screen Size in Inches: 3.5

Storage Capacity in MB: 8192

W-LAN Connection: without WLAN, Yes

WMA Playback: No

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 240, 320

Weight in Grams: 49.2, 120

EAN: 5055147530656, 0885909199198, 5017416272650, 0885909121472, 0885909221097, 0885909221059, 0885909147830, 5000007887357, 5000007761510, 5450534277297, 5027141555478, 5000007340715, 0088590919919, 5050053495402, 5027631060550

Manufacturer: Apple

MPEG 4 Playback: Yes

H.264 Playback: No

MPEG2 Playback: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No

Type: Audio/Video Player

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Battery Type: Li Ion

Replaceable Battery: No

MPN: MA623ZO/B, MA623ZD/B, MA623ZD/A

Audio System / Type: MP3 Player, Portable Media Player

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 8192

Digital Storage Media: Built-In Flash Memory

Packaged Quantity: 6 (specifications are for single item)

Display / Diagonal Size: 3.5

Battery / Run Time (Up To): 40

Long Name: iPod Touch 8GB 4th Generation


MPN: MC540FD/A, MC540, MC540PY/A, MC540LL/A, MA623ZO/A, MC540BT/A, MB528KN/A, MC086KN/A, MC086NF/A, MC086BT/A, MD057PY/A, MB528BT/A, MB528KS/A, MA623ZO/B, MA623Z0/B, MA623ZG/B, MA623ZG/A, MA623ZD/A, MA623ZP/A, MA623, MB528LL/A, MA623LL/A, MC086LL/A, MC540NF/A, MC540KN/A, MD057LL/A, MC086FD/A, MD057BT/A, MC540BT/A-6PK, MD057BT/A-6PK, MD057FD/A, MD057KN/A, MD057NF/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, 6.2 cm

Depth: 0.7 cm, 0.8 cm

Height: 11 cm

Weight: 101 g, 120 g, 115 g

Enclosure Colour: Black, Polished aluminium, 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, 1G, 2G, 3G

Supported Digital Photo Standards: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF

Packaged Quantity: 6 (specifications are for single item)

Audio System

Flash Memory: 8 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

Timer: Sleep, wake

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD - colour

Display Illumination: Yes

Resolution: 960 x 640, 480 x 320

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


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, 16 - 320Kbps

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

Digital Camera

Camera: Yes


Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Frequency Response: 20 - 20000 Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm


Type: Microphone - built-in


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


Included Accessories: USB cable, USB cable, stand, polishing cloth, docking station adapter, USB cable, polishing cloth, docking station adapter, USB cable, docking station adapter

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable, 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: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Battery Enclosure Type: Integrated

Run Time (Up To): 40 hour(s), 22 hour(s), 36 hour(s), 30 hour(s)

Recharge Time: 4 hour(s), 3 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, iTunes 7.4 or later, iTunes 8 or later, iTunes 9 or later, iTunes 7.6 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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