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Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, Early 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1412 reviews of Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, Early 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the size and portability are generally positive. The design and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the price.

usability, performance, design, portability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, Early 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1001 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, Early 2008) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the size and portability. The performance and design also get good opinions. There are some negative comments about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, performance, portability, size


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 8 GB (1st Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod touch 8 GB 1st Generation (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod touch 16 GB, Old (1st Generation)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (

Apple iPod touch (2014)


The Apple iPod touch gets a price drop and feature upgrade, making it an even more compelling gateway into the world of iOS apps than ever before.

Terrific design and build. Sharp display. Adds 5-megapixel, rear-facing camera. Tremendous number of apps

16GB storage can pinch with large games or movies

Apple's quiet update to the iPod touch stems the tide of media player irrelevance in a world dominated by easily accessible smartphones. The added rear-facing camera and $30 discount are neither new nor game changing—this is mostly a recalibration. The...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Donald Bell (

Apple iPod Touch review: Apple iPod Touch


Editors' note: On September 9, 2008, Apple released their second-generation version of the iPod Touch and discontinued the older model described on this page. Our full review of the iPod Touch (second-generation) can be found here .

The Apple iPod Touch has a large, video-worthy screen, a cutting-edge interface, and Wi-Fi Internet, e-mail, and music download capabilities.

The iPod Touch may cost too much for you, depending on your needs. It has a small capacity for a portable video player.

The iPod Touch is a beautiful product, inside and out, but prepare yourself for sticker shock.

Sep, 2007

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IPod Touch 16GB


The Apple iPod Touch 16GB flash MP3 player is the latest and greatest in a very popular product line. Combining the shape and design of the iPhone and the previous iPod Touch, while decreasing size and increasing memory, the makers of the Apple iPod...

The Apple iPod Touch 16GB flash MP3 player is the latest and greatest in a very popular product line. Combining the shape and design of the iPhone and the previous iPod Touch, while decreasing size and increasing memory, the makers of the Apple iPod...

Expert review by: RM (

Apple iPod touch 32GB review


Apple's top-of-the-line iPod gets a memory boost and new features

Amazing touch screen ; Finally a decent memory size ; Five new apps ; WiFi, Safari and Mail ; Fantastic menu navigation

It was never going to be cheap

Rejoice! The iPod touch has come of age. It's time to reach for the credit card again…

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Apple iPod Touch 32GB


The Touch presses all the right buttons, but the novelty can wear off

Super-smooth surfing

Average sound quality

Despite its power and simplicity, surprisingly few music and video files that can be loaded onto the Touch – just MP3, WAV, AAC and AIFF for music, and H.264, MOV, M4V and MP4 for video. The presentation is excellent although the touch screen is wasted...

Aug, 2008

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Expert review by: Mark Hattersley (

iPod touch (16GB) review


The 16GB version of the iPod touch offers twice the storage for just extra £70. Is it worth the extra cash or are you wiser to get by on just 8GB?

Standard iPod touch features such as iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store and Safari web browsing just as welcome as ever, now includes five Internet applications; good battery performance

Video isn’t as bright as iPhone, no external volume controls or support for remote control

If you’re looking at the iPod touch as an either/or decision with the iPhone, at £199 for the 8GB model, the iPod touch is perhaps the better choice. Certainly with the iPhone lacking that all-important 3G functionality, it may be wise to go for an...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Jason Cartwright (

Review: iPod Touch


It's been quite a while since I got my iPod Touch, and considering quite a few people already have them, I wasn't planning on reviewing it. However after a lot of people I meet still unaw...

: Despite not being an Apple fanboy, I’m really impressed by the iPod Touch. If nothing else it’s a great promotional item for the iPhone.

Jan, 2008

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Review of Apple iPod Touch 8Gb MP3 player


Stunning player with superb touch-screen controls. Slim, black front and silver metal back. Wireless internet to access web, YouTube etc. Photos and videos very clear - images rotate when the player is turned on its side. Very classy and excellent sound.

Consumer review by: Falcon165O (

Apple iPod Touch 32GB MP3 Player - Black


I personally love the products from mac. I have 5 total iPod's. 3 touches, one of each size. I have a 16gb which I gave my girlfriend as our one year anniversary gift, a 8gb which I gave to a friend and my personal 32gb iTouch. It's personally one of...

32gb of memory.Easy use on Mac/Windows

Slow at times

May, 2008

Consumer review by: sononkyo (

Apple iPod Touch 32GB MP3 Player - Black


I am a music junkie. I hate scroll wheels because my music collection is well taken care of (LAME MP3 3.97 VBR 4), imbedded album art -- I am browsing through pictures rather than text files. I am busy.Those statements alone define why this is the...

Coverflow intuitiveness; design; functionality; super computer in a slab of metal; omits the crappy phone part

Bluetooth and a camera - non-phone users still want to take pictures and exchange files; only 32gb tops...for now

Feb, 2008