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Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12435 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability.

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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) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 2535 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

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94% of the reviews on 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 16GB - Black - 4th GenerationNew Apple iPod touch 64GB (4th Generation)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5251 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (4th Gen) from 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

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 8 GB White (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod touch 8 GB (4th Generation) NEWEST MODELApple iPod touch 64 GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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iPod Touch 4th Generation - Little Better Than The Last


Apple has refreshed its iPod line right on schedule, with some fairly major updates to all models, except to the nearly-forgotten iPod Classic. It's fairly obvious that the Touch is now Apple's mainstream and most capable iPod offering, giving...

Battery life is rated at up to 40 hours of music playback or 7 hours of video. We didn’t get to test this claim, but found the device didn’t need charging even after two days of moderate use of music, gaming and Web surfing over the Wi-Fi connection. ...


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Apple iPod Touch ( 4th generation, 16GB, black)


Editors' note (May 30, 2013): Apple has discontinued this version of the iPod Touch and replaced it with a $229 16GB fifth-generation model that boasts a larger 4-inch screen and faster processor, but has no rear camera. The 32GB and 64GB fifth-gen...

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.

Editor's Choice!

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Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, white)


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.


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Apple iPod Touch (4th generation)


Three years after Apple stretched the definition of “personal media player” to new heights with its class-leading iPod Touch, other manufacturers are just starting to catch up with Android-powered mini tablets. Despite the added competition, the latest...

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

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.

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Multitasking 4th-Gen iPod Touch Is Finger-Swipin' Good


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

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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.

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


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Apple iPod Touch 4G Reviews


There are two cameras on the 4G. Both these can be switched between, with a simple onscreen option when the camera is activated. The front camera is a VGA one, whereas the rear one supports a still resolution of 960 x 720 pixels, or video recording at...

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Apple iPod touch Fourth Generation (4G) Review


AirPlay: Coolest. Feature. Ever., Retina display brings stellar quality to all applications, FaceTime video calling to iPhone 4 and other iPod touch 4G's, over Wi-Fi... for free!

The still camera is a terrific addition, but not at only 960-by-720 quality, How small is too small when it comes to edge-mounted buttons?

My grousing about the buttons and the still camera resolution is somewhat ludicrous in the face of all the advancements obvious in the fourth-generation iPod touch. Apple has managed to make their best portable media player even better, with features...

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Apple iPod touch (Gen 4) Review


It is currently available starting at $230 for a version with 8 GB of storage, $300 for the 32 GB version, and $400 for the 64 GB one

Overall size/thickness/weight -- the iPod Touch is very small and extremely thin ; Retina display is simply amazing -- apps have never looked better ; Blazing fast performance means you won't have to wait for apps to launch ; HD video capture ;...

Serious battery drain problem ; Poor still camera ; Price -- if you're willing to sign a contract, you can get a similarly-equipped smartphone for the same or less

If you don't already have an iPod Touch and can't stand the thought of signing a contract with AT&T in order to get the iPhone, the new iPod Touch is a great all-around entertainment and productivity device. I find myself reaching for it constantly at...

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / Multi-touch

General Features

Operating System:Apple iOS / iOS
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No