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Apple iPod Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1104 reviews of Apple iPod Touch. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The portability and performance also get good feedback. The durability and reliability get negative reviews.

usability, performance, portability, price, design

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Touch 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch 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. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

price, portability, performance, usability

design, size, reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod Touch Loop ZML - White\Blue (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)Apple iPod Touch Loop ZML - White\Blue (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2012)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The size also gets good feedback.

size, price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod Touch Loop (White/Red)Apple iPod Touch Loop (White/Red)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

iPod touch review (2012)

 

Apple's latest iPod touch is by far its best, but it's priced far out of impulse-buy territory.

Beautiful designBest-in-class 4-inch displayMuch-improved camerasSiri

Still no GPSPricey

As an upgrade, the fifth-generation iPod touch hits all the right marks. It's thinner and lighter despite packing a bigger and (far) better screen. It's faster despite having better battery life, its pair of cameras are markedly better than those found...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

iPod touch review (2010)

 

At Apple's last event, Steve Jobs called the iPod touch the company's "most popular iPod," and it's easy to understand why. In just a few short years,

Retina Display ; Front- and back-facing cameras ; New A4 CPU

Back camera quality is low ; Needs a GPS chip ; Screen is lacking IPS technology

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPod touch (2010)

 

Now that the iPod touch is in its fourth generation, Apple finds itself at interesting crossroads. The company simply doesn't have any competition right now in the high-end portable media player market. iTunes remains as popular as ever, and there is...

Sep, 2010

Editor's 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: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Apple iPod Touch

 

If you want access to the largest media library in existence and you are an app enthusiast, the iPod Touch is a good choice for you. It has more preloaded apps than its competitors do and its efficient iOS operating system is faster.

This MP3 player holds a multitude of music, apps and games

It does not have expandable memory, and it can be difficult to transfer music that you purchase outside of the Apple realm

The Apple iPod Touch MP3 is packed with extras, including a 5MP camera and a large display screen. You will find everything you want wrapped up in its stylish aluminum casing.

Expert review by: Andre Da Costa (activewin.com)

Apple iPod Touch 32 GB

 

The year 2007 came, I remember it was in January and Steve Jobs had one last thing to present at the annual MacWorld Expo. I can't remember exactly, but I think I saw the 4 main icons that are always in the iPhone Dock individually displayed and...

Simple interface, easy to navigate and customize (to a certain degree) ; Tight integration with iTunes for syncing and management of music and applications ; Ability to browse the Internet seamlessly and check email using Wi-Fi ; Search capabilities...

No built in camera ; Error messages and diagnosing issues with the device can leave you clueless ; Syncing photos through Adobe Photoshop Album stinks; Apple needs to provide support for Windows Live Photo Gallery ; Too much dig down menus ; Ear buds...

The iPod Touch regardless of its minor flaws is a lovely device to use; the only major drawback for me though, there is no built in camera. A device like this is begging for one, but then again, I can understand Apple not wanting to cannibalize their...

Expert review by: (hifichoice.co.uk)

Apple iPod Touch - £249

 

The new Apple iPod Touch is incredibly slick and capable of doing some remarkable things, but is it really hi-fi? asks Ed Selley

Incredibly flexible, improved sound quality via headphone socket

Bottom mounted headphone socket annoying

An excellent sonic performer with huge flexibility and superb ergonomics

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Apple iPod touch review (5th gen, late-2012)

 

It seems like a long time since demand for the iPod wasovertaken by the iPhone, but there's still a place forwhat is largely the same device, sans phone and highprice.

Lightest, slimmest iPod Touch yet, excellent screen, improvedcamera, great range of apps

Less affordable entry point than previous iPod touch

It's a shame the cheaper versions have gone, but despite itsconsiderable price tag, the latest iPod touch still offersgood value for money, with a terrific screen, excellentsyncing possibilities through iTunes and an unsurpassed rangeof available apps.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Apple iPod touch 2012

 

After a year's break, Apple is back with a new iPod touch for all those boys and girls who want all the apps but none of the monthly cost of an iPhone. Like the iPhone 5, it's sporting a new look, with a taller 4-inch display and the updated iOS 6...

The new iPod touch is as impressive as you’d expect it to be, though in 2012 that in itself might be the problem: it’s only what you expect it to be. A colourful backing can’t mask the fact that with smartphones becoming more and more powerful, the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Apple iPod Touch

 

Apple iPod Touch is one of Apple Inc.'s magnificent iPods which puts music, video and gaming in the palm of your hand with its 8.8 cm crisp screen and 480x320 pixel resolution. Apple iPod touch can hold up to 7,000 songs and 25,000 viewable photos. One...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer modes:Custom
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Frame rate:30
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Photo feature:Y / Yes
Second camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video call:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1024 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video playback:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Grey / Pink / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium
Volume Control:Digital

Display

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

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:6 / 7 / 8
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

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

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Networking

AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.1
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,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
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40 / -20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40 / -20 - 45

Other Features

Battery Type:Built-In
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X v10.4.10 +, \nWindows Vista/XP SP2 / Mac OS X v10.4.11 +\nWindows Vista, XP Home, Professional / Mac v10.4.11\nWindows Vista/XP / Windows XP/Vista/7\nMac OS X v10.5.8
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Dimensions (W x D x H):2.3 x 0.28 x 4.4
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):2.3 x 0.28 x 4.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.43 x 0.335 x 4.33
Headphone outputs:1
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless / Wireless

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center / Mac v10.4.11 +\nWin Vista, Win XP, SP2 +
Cables included:Lightning
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:Apple M8
Firmware upgradeable:Y / Yes
Languages support:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:8
Processor:Apple A8
Processor model:Apple A8
Sleep Timer: Yes
Type:MP4 / MP4 player

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Interface:Lightning
Line-out connectivity:3.5
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:6 / 7 / 8
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:N / No

Record Modes

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Music memory capacity (songs):7000
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:32 / 8

System Requirements

Internet connection required:Y
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Minimum system requirements:USB 2.0\niTunes 10
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

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