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Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen, Late 2009)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6355 reviews of Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen, Late 2009). 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. People are impressed by the design and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are mixed reviews on the reliability and battery.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen, Late 2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen, Late 2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1039 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen, Late 2009) 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 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, design, portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 8GB (Launched Sept 2009)Apple iPod touch 8GB (Launched Sept 2009)

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen, Late 2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3794 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (3rd Gen, Late 2009) 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. Reviewers really like the sound and portability. The price and performance also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, sound

reliability

91% 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 32 GB 3rd Generation (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch ( third generation, 8GB)

 

It's a welcome update that keeps the Touch competitive with the current generation of iPhone and iPad hardware -- this new Touch will play the latest games and be able to utilize the latest apps that were too taxing on the older hardware, and the new...

The 2015 Apple iPod Touch offers great performance and an impressive camera in a tiny package.

The 4-inch display is far too small, and the battery life is middling. And it's largely redundant if you already have a smartphone or tablet.

The updated iPod Touch remains a great portable media player and overall entertainment device, but its small screen feels like a throwback to an earlier era.

Aug, 2015

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 review: Apple iPod Touch (third generation

 

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: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch ( third generation, 32GB)

 

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

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch third generation review:

 

Now in its third year, Apple's iPod Touch has evolved so many features and uses beyond media playback that we're not really sure what to call it anymore. Some flock to the Touch for its first-class mobile Web browser and e-mail support, while others...

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

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

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Apple iOS / iOS
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes

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
MPEG4 Playback: Yes
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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