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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published 30/04/2012 | CesiDalessio123
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Pro HD Display, HD Camera, Applications for anything, Music, iMessage
Cons Poor Microphone, Screen durability, Price is high
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"The Best Mobile Device around"

When it comes to using mobile devices I have been through many. I came across the iPod Touch 4th generation around August 2010 when it was released and decided to purchase the device early 2011 with some money I gathered over the Christmas period. At £180 I bought the 8GB iPod Touch from Apple.

I had previous to the iPod Touch, an iPod nano 6G and a PSP. I know what your thinking, weird combination however it gave me a good background as I used the PSP for gaming and the iPod Nano 6G for Music. So getting the iPod Touch was a combination of the two devices. When I purchased the device it was in a time when iOS 4 was released so I had to plug the old cable into the old PC and into the old iTunes.

However thanks to iOS 5 and iCloud. New buyers of the Apple iPod Touch will not need a PC. The device is now PC free and all is explained on the device when you are starting it up. If you are a previous user of Apple products or a brand new user this doesn't matter as the iPod Touch is dead simple to use. The layout is brilliantly easy and the HD Retina Display works gorgeously on the device.

The only problem with starting up with the iPod Touch is the difficult task of laying out your settings. This does take some time to set up but in my opinion every device does when you have just bought it. After a year working consistently everyday with the device I have found that it is the best mobile device around. It is so simple, it is fast and it looks beautiful. During this period I have used other devices like the Galaxy Note and the Android devices that rival the iPod Touch and they are not even close to what the Apple experience offers you.

There are only a few problems with the device that I have been able to flag up over the year or so with it by my side. 1 - The lack of Flash - Having Flash isn't that vital however when a website includes Flash, the device will not show this as it doesn't support Flash. I only have this problem on average 3 times a month and I wouldn't say it affects my experience in the slightest. The 2nd issue is that if you don't have a cover or film over the screen it will easily scratch. This is a minor issue as most times they include a screen protector in the packaging. If not these are available on-line for a dirt cheap price.

The applications for the iPod Touch are limitless, and have increased and enhanced all areas of my life. What I mean by this is that the iPod has improved my productivity by allowing me to access apps that keep me up-to-date and organised, My entertainment lifestyle has improved with apps that keep me laughing. And my methods of Communication and Socializing with people are dramatically improved with apps like Twitter being integrated into the system. The iPod includes a HD Camera and Recorder, with a microphone and a Music area for you to play all your music from one place. The Applications with the iPod Touch are limitless. iMessage and Notification Center are also features added on iOS5 and they are superb. iMessage allows you to keep in contact via WiFi with any other iOS users. iPad, iPhone no matter what you can real time message them. And it is a beautiful service. Notification Center is ideal for your needs, as it notifies you in a way that doesn't disrupt activities. One drag from the top screen and you can see everything that you need to be notified about. Mail, Stocks, Weather etc. etc. It is Simply awesome!

To summarise my experience with this product. I would say these words. Once you have had this device or owned it, all you want to do is be with it all the time. It is a game changer and it can certainly alter your past and future experineces with any mobile device. With the high price you know you are buying quality and any other user of the iPod Touch 4G will tell you that it is simply Perfection.

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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

General

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

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, 16 - 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, 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

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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