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Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4645 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and sound. The design and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the storage and connectivity, while comments are divided on the value for money.

usability, performance, design, sound, portability

connectivity, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 740 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 32GB (Launched Sept 2009)New Apple iPod touch 8GB Latest version (Launched Sept 2009)New Apple iPod touch 64GB (3rd Generation)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2221 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod Touch 64 GB (3rd Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod touch 64 GB (3rd Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod touch 32 GB (3rd Generation) OLD MODEL

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iPod Touch 64GB

 

The new iPod Touch is still a good device but doesn't really bring anything dramatically new to the table except more space.

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Apple iPod touch 3G Review

 

Apple surprised many people at their recent iPod launch event by focusing on the iPod nano rather than their flagship touchscreen PMP, the iPod touch. Still, they saved a little magic for the third-generation model, including a lower starting price and...

With the new third-gen iPod touch, Apple have opened the same gap that’s between the iPhone 3G 8GB and the newer iPhone 3GS in their touchscreen PMP line. For Apple it makes sense: the older products allow them to hit the price sweet-spots required to...

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Apple 64GB iPod touch (3G, late 2009)

 

Support for thousands of App Store apps, including games ; Speedy as iPhone 3GS ; Solid music and video player

Lacks camera, compass, GPS functionality offered by iPhone 3GS

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Apple iPod Touch ( third generation, 8GB)

 

Editors' note, June 23, 2010: With the release of iOS4 (a free upgrade for iPod Touch users) Apple has added several improvements to the iPod Touch. Because the 8GB third-generation Touch (shown here) is technically identical to the second-generation...

The third generation of Apple's iPod Touch is still the king of the hill when it comes to portable, Wi-Fi wielding media players. New additions such as Voice Control, graphics enhancements, improved accessibility, higher capacity, and a faster...

Apple's 8GB Touch doesn't share the same hardware improvements as its higher-capacity kin, and the video cameras found on the iPhone 3GS and iPod Nano remain conspicuously absent. The lack of refinements to its audio quality, hardware design, and video...

Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch still leaves its competitors in the dust.

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Apple iPod touch (3rd Generation)

 

So, how do you improve the mighty iPod touch? Hmm. That's a question that seems to have Apple stumped. The third generation of iPod touches looks identical to the 2nd generation models, but the capacities and prices are improved: 8GB ($199), 32GB...

The best touch-screen portable media player you can buy. Increased capacities at lower prices. Faster processor in 32GB and 64GB models. Top-notch Web browser. iTunes improvements include Genius Mixes, Genius-based app recommendations, and app...

Bundled earbuds still stink. Audio file support doesn't include FLAC or OGG. Browser still lacks Flash support

There are few major changes from last year's touch: The best iPod around gets a speed boost, a capacity increase, a lower price tag, and some modest Genius feature improvements. One thing remains the same: The competition is still lagging.

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Apple iPod Touch (third generation, 64GB)

 

Editors' note, June 23, 2010 : With the release of iOS4 (a free upgrade for iPod Touch users) Apple has added several improvements to the iPod Touch user interface and to core features, such as Mail, Music, Safari, Calendar, and Spotlight search. For a...

The third generation of Apple's iPod Touch is still the king of the hill when it comes to portable, Wi-Fi-wielding media players. New additions such as Voice Control, graphics enhancements, improved accessibility, higher capacity, and a faster...

The video cameras found on the iPhone 3GS and iPod Nano remain conspicuously absent. The lack of refinements to its audio quality, hardware design, and video playback leave us feeling just a little uninspired.

Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch leaves its competitors in the dust.

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Apple iPod touch 32GB

 

The 3rd generation iPod Touch 32GB is an excellent new version of the device that revolutionized the smartphone market. About the only downside is that you're still tied to a 2-year contract with AT&T in order to get the device at a reasonable price. ...

32GB of storage for music, apps and videosMultitouch display technologyBright 3.5 inch LCD displayVoice control technology

Requires 2-year contract with AT&T

The built-in Bluetooth technology allows peer-to-peer gaming and use of...

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iPod Touch 3rd Generation Review

 

Review of the 3rd generation iPod touch from Apple.

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iPod touch (3G)

 

At just At just $199 the iPod touch is the most affordable gateway to Apple's revolutionary App Store with more than 75,000 applications that you can wirelessly download right into your iPod touch. You get a great iPod, a great pocket computer with the...

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Review Of The 3rd Generation Apple iPod Touch 64GB

 

Apple has the stormed the markets once again, with the launch of the new Nano and the 3rd generation ipod touch. Leaving the Nano aside, the all new ipod touch is much more refined that its predecessors, it carries an increased storage capacity, better...

Much faster than the previous models; bigger storage capacity; good feature to price ratio

Most games do not take advantage of the graphic capabilities; no camera

The new itouch is no different from its previous models; it has an increased storage capacity and runs much faster, making your applications function more smoothly. It costs around $373, which is nearly twice the amount of the 8gb version with the same...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen:Multi-touch

General Features

Operating System:Apple iOS / iOS
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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