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Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, 2007-2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7937 reviews of Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, 2007-2008). 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. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The design and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability, while there are some mixed comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, 2007-2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, 2007-2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 329 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, 2007-2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the battery and durability.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

durability, battery

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 16GB without Software UpdatesApple iPod touch 16GB without Software Updates

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, 2007-2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3428 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, 2007-2008) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and price. The performance and design are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, design, performance, price, portability

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 16 GB (1st Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod touch 16 GB (1st Generation) OLD MODEL

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

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.

Conclusions The Apple iPod touch remains the de facto choice for portable touch-screen media players—there simply is no alternative that can match the touch on finish and features. But that's only when viewed through the narrow lens of the media player...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch (4th generation) review

 

If you're buying an iPod Touch for someone, this is not the iPod he or she wants. Trust me, people will want to open the box and see a shiny, colorful new fifth-generation iPod Touch . Your loved one will know the difference. The fifth generation has a...

The fourth-generation Apple iPod Touch , winner of CNET's 2011 Editors' Choice Award for portable media players, has been upgraded with new software and a boost in capacity.

The fifth-generation iPod Touch offers a larger screen, faster processor, and superior photo and camcorder quality.

The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1.

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPod Touch review

 

In an era of tablets of all shapes and sizes, or smartphones of varying degrees of tablet-approaching vastness, what room is there for a device like the iPod Touch? I'd say "the humble music player," but the Touch is no longer that, nor has been for...

The 2012 fifth-generation iPod Touch has an excellent set of features: better front and back cameras, 1080p video recording, iOS 6, and a 4-inch Retina Display just like on the iPhone 5, in a design even thinner than the iPhone.

The iPhone 5 still beats it on performance. The Touch lacks any phone functions, and there are tablet competitors that beat the $299 Touch on price and screen size.

The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.

Oct, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod touch (2011)

 

An even-better Apple iPod touch retains its designation as the best portable media player you can buy—and for the price, it should be.

iMessage allows for virtual texting between iOS devices over Wi-Fi. iCloud syncs content between devices wirelessly. Still a top-notch music player. Retina display makes text and images look incredibly sharp. Shoots HD video, takes photos. FaceTime...

Quite expensive. Lousy earbuds. Low-res camera.

Battery Life and Conclusions Apple rates the battery life for the iPod touch at an impressive 40 hours for audio and seven hours for video. We ran two different battery rundown tests. Playing music with Wi-Fi off and Auto-Lock set to one minute, we got...

Oct, 2011

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPod Touch (4th generation) Review

 

The returning touch-screen champ, Apple's 4th-generation iPod Touch retains its title with a Retina display, HD video recording, a faster processor,and a competitive price.

Incredibly thin, sleek design ; High-resolution Retina display ; Solid Apple build quality ; iOS versatility and ease-of-use ; Long battery life for multimedia ; 720p HD video capture and videoconferencing

Below-average file support ; Low-res rear camera ; No GPS ; Smudgy mirror finish

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch (third generation review

 

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

Expert review by: Mat Honan (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPod Touch 32GB

 

With its beautiful screen and Wi-Fi, the touch subtracts your computer from the song-management equation. Throw in Web browsing and this gizmo may even remove...

Movies are simply delicious on the huge, 480 x 320 screen, and it doesn’t get hot during playback. So feature-packed it’s almost a stand-alone computer

Version 1.x owners have to pay for upgrade to OS 2.1. Battery life could be better, and 8 video playback stops when power dips below 10 percent

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod Touch Audio/Video

 

With its latest iteration of the iPod Touch, Apple has added two highly coveted features--external volume controls and a speaker--and lowered prices, too. However, the Touch's physical changes are incremental, and they don't bring the device up to the...

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi ; Beautiful design, easy to operate

Expensive

The Touch remains a tremendous and innovative device, with enticing features, unparalleled ease of use, and plenty of expandability through the App Store. As attractive as it is, though, I still believe it has room to improve. New features coupled with...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod Touch Flash-Based MP3 Player

 

The iPod Touch's beautiful design, useful apps, touch screen, and built-in Wi-Fi outweigh minor audio-quality issues.

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi ; Beautiful design, easy to operate

Expensive ; Dark videos can be difficult to see

The iPod Touch is beautifully designed and incredibly fun to use. It still suffers from some performance hiccups, but I'd gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a mobile video player, a portable Web browser, or a high-class way to cart around the...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPod Touch 16GB

 

Basically an iPhone sans phone, the iPod Touch is without a doubt the best iPod we've seen for both audio and video. The mind-melting elegance...

Thin, elegant design – slightly smaller than an iPhone. Incredibly intuitive and gorgeous multitouch interface for browsing music, videos, photos, the iTunes store or the web. Fantastic six-hour movie playback, with more than 20 hours audio. Ambient...

Transition to the Touch left out some phone-centric iPhone features like the camera and external speakers, but also left out media player-appropriate Bluetooth support as well as WiFi compatible mapping, e-mail and stocks apps. No external volume...

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y / Yes
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Equalizer:Y / Yes
Equalizer modes:Custom
Frequency range:20 - 2000 / 20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:16 - 320 / 8 - 320

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in camera:No / Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Flash Type:LED
Frame rate:30
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution:960 x 720
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Photo feature:Y / Yes
Second camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video call:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 960 x 720
Video playback:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Blue / Blue, White / Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink, White / Red / Silver / Silver, White / White / White, Yellow / Yellow
Housing material:Aluminium / Stainless Steel
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Backlight: Yes
Brightness:500
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display:IPS / LCD / LED
Display Diagonal:3.5 / 4
Display Resolution:1136 x 640 / 320 x 480 / 480 x 320 / 640 x 326 / 960 x 640
Fingerprint resistant:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:326
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:22 / 30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX+, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, WAV / AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, WAV / AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,MP3,WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG / JPG
Video compression format:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / H.264 / H.264, M-JPEG, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264, m4v, mov, mp4 / H.264, MOV / H.264, MPEG4 / m4v, mov, mp4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4 / H.264 / H.264,M-JPEG,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4 / H.264,m4v,mov,mp4 / H.264,MOV / H.264,MPEG4 / M4V,MOV,MP4

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 2000 / 20 - 20000

Networking

AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.1
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 32 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 32 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40 / -20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40 / -20 - 45

Other Features

Bit rate:16 - 320 Kbps / 320
Built-in processor: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.5.8\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.4.10 + / Mac OS X v10.4.10 +\nWindows Vista, XP SP2+ / Mac OS X v10.4.10, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional Service Pack 2. / Mac OS X v10.4.10, Windows Vista, XP / Mac OS X v10.4.10, Windows Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.4.10, Windows Vista/XP Home SP2/XP Pro SP2 / Mac OS X v10.4.10,\nWindows Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.4.11 +\nWindows Vista, XP Home, Professional / Mac OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional (SP3) / Mac OS X v10.6.8 +\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home/Professional (SP3) / Mac OS X\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac v10.4.11\nWindows Vista/XP / Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3)\nMac OS X v10.5.8 / Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional SP2 +, Mac OS X v10.4.10 +
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Connector(s):1x 30-pin / Dock
Dimensions (W x D x H):2.3 x 0.28 x 111
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):2.3 x 0.28 x 111
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.43 x 0.315 x 4.33 / 2.43 x 0.335 x 4.33 / 4.33 x 0.335 x 2.43 / 4.33 x 2.43 x 0.315
Headphone outputs:1
Media types supported:AAC, AIFF, WAV, MP3 VBR, MPEG-4, H.264
MP3 playback: Yes
Picture compression format:JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Slide show: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless / Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Armband: No
Batteries included:N / Yes
Bundled software:AirDrop, AirPlay, AirPrint, Control Center, Notification Center, Siri, Spotlight Search, iTunes Radio, Facebook Integration, Twitter Integration, iCloud, iCloud Keychain, Multitasking, Passbook, Camera, Messages, Music, FaceTime, Videos, Photos, Game Center, App Store, iTunes Store, Safari, Siri, Mail, iBooks, Reminders, Notes, Voice Memos, Contacts, Calendar, Weather, Calculator, Clock, Maps, Newsstand, Passbook, Stocks, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iTunes U, Podcasts, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, Apple Store, Trailers, Remote / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center / Mac v10.4.11 +\nWin Vista, Win XP, SP2 +
Cables included:Lightning / USB
FM Transmitter: No
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y / Yes
Neck strap:Y
Pouch: No
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
User guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Alarm clock:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Clock function:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:Apple M8
Firmware upgradeable:Y / Yes
Languages support:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HIN, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, HEB, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:5 / 6 / 6.0 / 7 / 8
Picture viewer:Y / Yes
Processor:A5 / Apple A5 / Apple A8
Processor model:A5 / Apple A5 / Apple A8
Type:MP4 / MP4 player

Ports & interfaces

Interface:Lightning / USB 2.0
Line-out: Yes
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:22 / 30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Rechargeable:Y / Yes
USB charging:Y

Radio

FM radio:N / No
Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording:No / Y / Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8

System Requirements

Internet connection required:Y / Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 10.7 / iTunes 10.7 + / iTunes 7.4 / iTunes 7.6 / Mac OS X v10.4.10 +\nWindows Vista, XP Home, Professional / USB 2.0\niTunes 10 / USB 2.0\niTunes 10\n
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Y / Yes

Technical Details

Internal storage capacity:16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.24 / 0.283 / 0.315 / 0.335
Height:2.43 / 4.33 / 4.37 / 4.84 / 4.86
Weight:2.07 / 3.1 / 3.56 / 4.06 / 4.23
Width:2.31 / 2.32 / 2.43 / 3.46 / 4.33 / 4.37