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Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, Early 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1162 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. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and design also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the storage. Many are critical about the reliability and price.

usability, design, performance, portability, size

price, reliability

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 723 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (1st Gen, Early 2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The performance and design also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the price, and some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, performance, portability, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 16 GB, Old (1st Generation)Apple iPod touch 32 GB (1st Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

May, 2015

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

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 (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch (first generation, 32GB)

 

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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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

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: Jamie Carter (igizmo.co.uk)

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 (macworld.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: rkmario64 (cnet.com)

Amazing Divice

 

Overall this is a must buy. The iPod Touch can do everything and then some. Who knew it can play good games? And the space problomes are covered thanks to the YouTube, Joost, and Coolirs apps. Everyone show get this a it is onistly better then the...

Decent amount of Space, Great Battary Life, Tons of Great apps, Amasing Interface, Perfict sound and Video quality, Better then the iPhone

Not good for full movies or tv shows, On option to download TV Shows or Movies thorou Wi-FI, No add on controler for App Store or Jailbroken games

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch (first generation, 32GB)

 

Overall this is a must buy. The iPod Touch can do everything and then some. Who knew it can play good games? And the space problomes are covered thanks to the YouTube, Joost, and Coolirs apps. Everyone show get this a it is onistly better then the...

Decent amount of Space, Great Battary Life, Tons of Great apps, Amasing Interface, Perfict sound and Video quality, Better then the iPhone

Not good for full movies or tv shows, On option to download TV Shows or Movies thorou Wi-FI, No add on controler for App Store or Jailbroken games

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: dejoyf (cnet.com)

Great multimedia features with poor battery life

 

I bought the first generation version about a week before the lower-priced second generation came out so I'm a little bitter that Apple provides no rebates. Second generation is cheaper and has more features, such as speaker. Recommend buying second...

Versatile, intuitive interface with addictive applications. Great WiFi capability and email integration

Horrible battery life. Overpriced. Software too buggy. Extra memory capacity very difficult to use as external hard drive (required purchased application, WiFi, and is slow/buggy)

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: lordtroah (cnet.com)

Great for those not expecting the world

 

Judging by some of the reviews, its obvious that 1) People didn't use it 2)Some are Apple haters 3)Others expected a phone. Now I am no apple enthusiast (in fact i find apple very pretentious without much cause), but the touch is a fine piece of...

Nice sound quality ; Nice video play back ; Pretty ; Wireless Internet ; Hooks up to exchange ; 2.0 seemed to have taken care of previous bugs (constant crashing of safari)

Auto fill can get annoying ; No FM radio ; No flash support ; Slow response (But I am impatient)

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: daetobg912 (cnet.com)

complicated and not enough battery life

 

fm tuner is good

wi fi and sound quality

battery life -not enough it must be at least 55 hours

Sep, 2008