Apple iPod Touch Update

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Apple iPod Touch

The update to the Apple iPod Touch last year was a disappointment because there were no significant upgrades just a few software changes and change of colors. However, that does not mean anything there is still not much competition for the iPod Touch.


The Touch comes in 8, 32, and 64 GB versions costing $199, $299, and $399 respectively. Some of the connectivity options are Bluetooth 2.1, Hi-speed USB and Wi-Fi. It sports a 3.5-inch retina quality LCD for watching videos and using the touch controls. iTunes software available for Windows and Mac is used to put all media on the Touch. A long battery life is the thing that a media player must have, and the Apple iPod Touch has over 40 hours of media entertainment. At just 3.6 ounces, it is highly portable too. The Touch has multilanguage support. The camera has HD video recording ability although the 5MP camcorder on the iPhone is much better.

Pros and Cons

If you love everything about the iPhone except that it supports carrier contract commitment, then the Apple iPod Touch is for you. The Touch is a complete media player integrating music, videos, and web. It is loaded with the feature-packed iOS 5 and you can do most things like record HD videos, video conferencing, check email, play music, videos and movies and more. Gaming support for the Touch is also notable.

One hopes that, however, some worth competition may bring the price down even the 8 GB version comes at $199. Most of all, it is the limited storage capacity that annoys most people options are limited to 64GB if you have $399 to spare and you don’t have SD card support. The quality of the camera does not come up to that of the iPhone, there is no GPS, and there is no option for 3G or 4G connections.

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