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Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen, Late 2010)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24656 reviews of Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen, Late 2010). 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. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and 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 (4th Gen, Late 2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen, Late 2010)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3155 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen, Late 2010) 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. People really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 8GB - Black - 4th Generation (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2010)Apple iPod touch 8GB - Black - 4th Generation (Latest Model - Launched Sept 2010)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen, Late 2010)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12844 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen, Late 2010) 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 really like the design and portability. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

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 (4th Generation) NEWEST MODELApple iPod touch 8 GB (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

Nov, 2017

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: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod touch (2012)

 

It's cheerful, colorful and versatile, and though it technically has competition, Apple's iPod touch still stands alone. While we still classify it as an MP3 player, the fully redesigned iPod touch is more like a smartphone without the phone, bringing...

Terrific design and build. Slim and light. Beautiful screen. Tremendous number of apps. Bundled EarPods are much improved

Expensive. Not natively compatible with earlier models' accessories

Apple's beautifully redesigned iPod touch is still the leading do-it-all MP3 player, but the new $300 entry-level price might make it a tough sell.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Apple iPod touch review (2012)

 

It all started with an iPod touch, a gift from my parents years ago. I've since bought a half-dozen more iPods, two iPhones, an iPad, and a MacBook Air. Somehow I'm sure Apple planned it that way. The touch is the entry point into people's worlds, the...

Great display ; Thin, light build ; Hugely improved camera

No good inexpensive option left ; Speaker and earbuds are unimpressive

Upgrades across the board, but for $300 I'd want the absolute bleeding edge

Oct, 2012

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch 2011 review: Apple iPod Touch 2011

 

Editors' note: On October 12, 2011, Apple provided a free software update for the iPod Touch bringing new apps and several refinements to existing features. Visit CNET's iPhone Atlas for an in-depth look at these changes.

Apple's iPod Touch comes with a new color, a new price, and feature-packed OS. It records HD video, chats over video or iMessages, checks your e-mail, keeps your appointments, connects to the cloud, rents movies, plays music, takes pictures, and plays...

Photo quality doesn't hold up to the iPhone 4's; there's no GPS, and no option for 3G data service.

The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch 2011 8GB, black

 

Portions of this review are taken from CNET's review of the 2010 iPod Touch.

Apple's iPod Touch comes with a new color, a new price, and feature-packed OS. It records HD video, chats over video or iMessages, checks your e-mail, keeps your appointments, connects to the cloud, rents movies, plays music, takes pictures, and plays...

Photo quality doesn't hold up to the iPhone 4's; there's no GPS, and no option for 3G data service.

The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: D Dumas (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPod Touch 2010 4th Generation

 

The fourth version of the iPod Touch is faster, multitasks and most importantly, is not easily confused with an iPhone.

Feels impossibly thin—we literally lost the Touch in our own pockets. Looks so sharp you could nearly shave with it. Runner? You’re in luck. Touch supports Nike plus. 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support. The display is beautiful, brilliant and mesmerizing. All...

Metallic finish collects more fingerprints than the NSA. Higher-end models are fairly costly. No flash on the browser or the camera. Video recording and still-image capture could be a touch (ha!) better

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple 64GB iPod Touch (fourth generation, late 2010) Review - PCWorld

 

Unlike previous iPod Touches, the 4G version lacks the small black plastic patch on the back's top-left corner that covered the Wi-Fi antenna. That corner now holds the iPod's built-in omnidirectional microphone and its high-definition rear-facing...

Retina display provides sharp images and text

Rear-facing camera produces mediocre results

Compelling, extremely versatile device is almost a full-fledged iPhone.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple 8GB iPod touch (fourth generation, late 2010)

 
Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Eric Dahl (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod touch 16GB

 

The Touch is certainly an amazing piece of technology. Mobile Safari is the best portable Web browser around, Cover Flow works great on a device with limited storage capacity, and the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store is extremely slick for a first-generation...

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

Expensive ; Dark videos can be difficult to see

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

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod touch 8GB

 

Web browsing and YouTube video on an iPod ; Beautiful and intuitive interface ; ITunes Wi-Fi Music Store is fleet over fast Wi-Fi and very convenient ; Extra applications useful

Video and photos not as bright or as clearly defined as they are on an iPhone ; No calendar event editing ; Unimpressive battery performance ; Incompatible with old video accessories ; No external volume controls or support for remote control

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Flash Type:LED
Frame rate:30
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 960 x 720
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Photo feature: Yes
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480 / 960 x 720
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Design

Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Chrome / 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:LCD / LED / TFT
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

Energy Management

Auto power off: Yes
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:6 / 7 / 8
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

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

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Networking

AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.1
Wi-Fi:No / 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

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

Battery Type:Built-In
Bit rate:16 - 320 Kbps / 8 - 320 Kbps
Built-in processor: Yes
Charging Time:4
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.5.8 +\nWindows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional (SP3) / Mac OS X 10.5.8\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.4.10 +\nWindows Vista, XP SP2+ / Mac OS X v10.4.10\nWindows Vista, XP Home SP2+, XP Professional SP2+ / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home / Professional w/ Service Pack 3 / Mac OS X v10.5.8 >\nWindows 7/Vista/XP Home/Professional (SP3) > / Mac OS X v10.5.8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional (SP3) / 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 v10.4.11\nWindows Vista/XP / Mac v10.4.11\nWindows Vista/XP/7 / Mac: Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later\nPC: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later / OS X v10.5.8+\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home/Professional SP3\nMac: OS X v10.5.8 or later / Windows 7/Vista/XP Home/Professional (SP3);\nMac OS X v10.5.8.
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):2.32 x 0.283 x 4.37 / 4.33 x 0.335 x 2.43
Headphone outputs:1
Internal memory type:HDD
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback Time:40
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Slide show: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB cable:1 / USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless / Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Armband: No
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center
Cables included:Lightning / USB
FM Transmitter: No
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Pouch: No
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Coprocessor model:Apple M8
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Languages support:0.122 - 0.906 / 12.6 x 12.6 x 6.1 / 24 x 24.4 x 65.4 / 9.06 x 1.18 x 5.12 / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / 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, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / CE, EN 60601-1-2, FCC B, CSA, RoHS, WEEE / CSA, CSA-US, FCC Class B, BQB, HDMI 1.4 3D
Operating system installed:iOS
Operating system version:5 / 6 / 6.0 / 8
Picture viewer: Yes
Processor:A5 / Apple A8
Processor model:A5 / Apple A8
Sleep Timer: Yes
Type:MP4

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Auto power off:Y
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:6 / 7 / 8
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y
USB charging:Y

Radio

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

Record Modes

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Video memory capacity:7

System Requirements

Internet connection required: 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 10.8 Mountain Lion / Yes
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 10 / iTunes 10.5 / iTunes 10.7 / iTunes 10.7 + / Tunes 10.7 / USB 2.0\niTunes 10 / USB 2.0\niTunes 10\n
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: 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 / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.24 / 0.283 / 0.335
Height:4.33 / 4.37 / 4.84 / 5.2
Weight:2.07 / 3.1 / 3.56 / 4.06
Width:2.31 / 2.32 / 2.43 / 3.46