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Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen)

Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen)
alaScore 90

5485 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5485 reviews of Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and portability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but views about the reliability and battery are mixed.

usability, performance, price, portability, sound

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and design. The price and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, price, design, portability

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 64GB (3rd Generation)New Apple iPod touch 8GB (3rd Generation)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3344 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. Views about the sound and portability are generally positive. The price and performance also get good comments. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, sound

reliability

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

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

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch third generation

 

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

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.

Dec, 2009
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Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

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

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

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.

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

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.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

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.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch 64GB (3rd generation)

 
Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

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...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Sandy Berger (hardwaresecrets.com)

iPod Touch 3rd Generation Review

 

Review of the 3rd generation iPod touch from Apple.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: BigPictureBigSound (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Apple iPod touch (3rd Generation) 32GB Review

 

Voice Control adds a new dimension to the already formidable control options, Now with Voice Control and VoiceOver, sight-impaired users will have superior access to their media, Faster processor not monumental, but we'll take those performance...

touch VoiceOver not to be confused with simpler shuffle VoiceOver, Refinements to this generation not as pronounced as in years past

The annual modifications were less obvious on this go-around, especially when compared to this year's inclusion of a video camera on its headline-grabbing cousin, the fifth-generation iPod nano . I can't advise you to ditch your second-gen touch and...

Dec, 2009

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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