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Apple iPod touch (4th generation)

Apple iPod touch (4th generation)
alaScore 92

6847 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6847 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and value for money. The design and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, design, value for money, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod touch (4th generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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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. ...

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' ...


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

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Apple iPod Touch (4th generation) Review


Quote from that review: "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...

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iPod Touch 4th Generation Review – Features, Price (UK)


Is it really as good as everyone says? Take a peek at our iPod Touch 4th Generation review to see!

Overall I’m really pleased I got one and highly recommend it. The value for money is awesome as it really is a brilliant bit of kit. I’m not much of a gamer and even I find myself spending hours on it with games. It has the ability to change you! Apple...

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"What Nintendo did for the handheld market."


Stability and compatibility.

Price and system requirements.

Consumer review by:

"Much less than an Iphone without phone."


The camera is a big Con for me. Its not even one megapixel so pictures are almost useless. Its ok for facetime or if you never print out a photo though. Also no flash so low light pictures are even more terrible. Also there is no vibrate alert for...

Sleek, fits in pocket well even with a case.

Camera is TERRIBLE!

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"This new product of the apple inc. company is very slim"


The price of this product is a little bit suitable (if we see it's features). But unfortunately not everyone can buy it :(

The product has a very good touch and the access to apps is just awesome. The user has a big variety of apps to use which are not available for other products. Ipod 4g's camera is also awesome. This product has a quick access to daily networking websites

The audio level is low so users have problems in listining to music without head phones.

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"Revolutionary MP3 player, will go down in history."


When I got this iPod, I didn't think it would be much different from the 3G or 2G. But I was impressed. Apple very much outdid themselves. For $299, you get what you pay for and more. Steve Jobs was not joking when he said that this was the iPhone...

Thin and much more sleek than previous iPod Touches.

Very delicate, must handle with immense care.

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

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