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I have had an iPod fourth generation for about two years now, and in my opinion they need more durability because the screen is just not working for me. The screen had broke about six months ago and I have seen multiple problems develop with the iPod because of this broken screen. At first the bad news is that my home button fell off and that really puts you add a disadvantage for many reasons. I could not even use my iPod until I found out about the virtual one they added with the new IOS update. I did find something that I did really like. When I was using it one day in the bathroom, I found that it had gotten water damaged. I just put it in my drawer for about two weeks and I found that it was gone. Overall I find the iPod is a little to fragile, but at the same time has a lor of great features for only one hundred to two hundred dollars.
Loved the iPod whilst I owned it but sold recently. The sound quality from the speakers was relatively average and would become crackled on high but on lower settings it was good. The overall design of the iPod was amazing. Apples build quality is always great and the screen size on this is good. However I would recommend getting a screen protector and case to prevent the scratches and marks, especially if you plan to sell it at a later date.
Apples iOS is easy to use and looks great, I personally believe more so on iOS 6 than 7, but thats personal opinion.
For apps there is a great selection on the store, and the device can handle a lot of games as well. Multitasking also isn't an issue.
When it comes to media there is a wide selection on the itunes store and so overall this is a great little device.
I've had this ipod for 3 years now and it's still in great condition and no problems. There is so much memory on this ipod its crazy how much music and apps I have on this and there's still loads more room. The battery life is great, I can't fault it and the sound quality can't get any better. One of the reasons why I love this ipod is the fact that there is a front camera built into it so you can Skype or use Facetime to talk to anyone you want to talk to, no matter were they are in the world. I also like the way you can move the apps around to satisfy everyone's needs, such as having your most used apps near the front. Setting up this ipod is really easy as it gives you step by step guidelines on what to do. I would recommend this ipod to anyone.
I started out with an 8gb iPod Touch, but was lucky enough to have the opportunity to upgrade at a very good price, which was fantastic as I filled up all 8gb quite easily.
First things first, this is an mp3 player, however that must be what I use it for the least! The music library is very easy to go through, and with built in iTunes, it is so handy to download music straight onto the iPod from the web, and link it to your Apple account to sync your music and apps.
With apps such as imessage and facetime, this basically does everything that an iPhone can do - you can use it to message or video call other iPhone or iPod users.
The range of other apps is astonishing and I have never had any problems with any of my iPod Touches performance-wise - sure the apps can be a little more expensive than Android ones, but the range is never-ending and everything works quickly and reliably. I also still have plenty of space left on it, after loading it up with thousands of songs, hundreds of photos and a fair amount of apps!
Owning an Ipod touch opens up a whole new world. If you're unable to afford an Iphone you can still be allowed into the exclusive club of Apple with this device.
I use my Ipod more than my phone for the purpose of exploring applications, listening to music and watching videos. You can fit around 3000 songs on here and I use it for my primary music device.
You can make playlists on the Ipod too, not just by synching with a playlist on Itunes, which is really useful while on the go or a long journey. You can manipulate your music library without having to waste the time to open Itunes and synch every time.
I use my Ipod to watch Netflix, and if the wifi connection is good you can get a clear stream. The resolution is great and watching movies and TV is quick and high quality. You can also get BBC Iplayer, and so many apps available for streaming video.
My Ipod, like many people's apple touch devices, has cracks. It's so fragile, even with a case. My crack is reasonably unobtrusive and the touch still works, but aesthetically it's irritating. It's expensive to get the screen fixed even with warranty.
With a night's charge the battery will run out early to mid afternoon. Having to charge it twice a day can be annoying and it means I find I'm conserving battery on it instead of using my device.
Whilst never being a devout Apple follower, I have always admired and enjoyed their products. Until recently, I had owned one of the (now ancient) Ipod Nano's from 2006, and it had served me well over the years, delivering me crystal clear music rain or shine.
However it was starting to show it's age, and clearly my wife had noticed this, so last Christmas I was the proud recipient of an Apple iPod touch (4G) 32 GB. And what an upgrade it was!
Before I get carried away with myself I'll go over the (few) negatives. First of all, it takes a long, long time to set up... between registering (or re-registering) with Apple, setting your details up and the like, it takes a significant time. If you have a lot of apple products already (previous Ipods, or Iphones etc) and already have an account, this time will be reduced significantly.
Using the menu's to set up your settings (such as WiFi, volume, sound-types etc) is fairly straightforward, if not without hiccups, and can also take a little time to get the ball rolling.
And so far as negatives go, that's about it!
And now the positives. First off - the device itself is a nice solid device. You can feel it in your pocket and it has a nice frame to it. The glass screen is nice to the touch and is very responsive, with a fantastic bright display. It's also sleek and slim and quite visually pleasing. The headphones that come with it are of excellent quality too!
As with all apple products the music and video quality is superb. Something that I have enjoyed with this product however though is utilising the ibook reader, to quickly check books and PDF documents. It is by no means easy reading, but it's a nice handy feature to have.
The Camera is great! Nothing groundbreaking but is provides very good quality pictures and video which is always nice to have with any device (and takes the pressure off your phone to have that quality itself too)
The Apple app store is filled with a range of apps to suit your every need. It's pretty easy to use (though annoyingly you have to confirm your password for every download). I have always been an Android fan personally when it comes to Apps, but that is no slight against Apple - their market is clear and easy to use with an excellent range of apps - it more boils down to personal preference than any technical slight.
I think it's through it's Apps that the ipod really shines - no longer is it just a media player, but moreover whatever you desire it to be through Apps. As a means to stream your photos and videos through Flickr and instagram? It's great! Keeping in touch with friends via Skype? It can do that! Naturally you'll want a wireless connection available, but it works great.
With all of this praise heaped upon it there is one cavat - I do not know it's worth in conjunction with other apple products. That is to say, do you really need an Ipod and an Iphone? I myself tend towards android phones and as such the Ipod has been a wonderful addition to my tech collection. Can't imagine myself without it.
My wife does have an Iphone though, and I can't see her ever really needing an Ipod because of it due to so many features overlapping.
You might have guessed from previous reviews that I am a bit of an Apple addict... my infatuation with all things Apple started about 9 years ago when I got my first iPod. That original iPod was replaced by an iPod Touch (4th Generation) about three years ago when my husband bought me one as a Christmas present.
* Basic Spec *
In brief, the iPod Touch is pretty much like one of the earlier models of the iPhone, without the ability to actually make phone calls on it. It is visually very similar, although lighter and slimmer than the iPhone and contains most of the same features. The device itself is black with the usual button at the bottom and camera at the top - the back is shiny chrome with the Apple logo in the middle. The screen size is pretty much identical to the iPhone 4S - with a height of 4.4 inches (111.0 mm) and width 2.32 inches (58.9 mm). Where it differs is in depth (just 7.2mm) and weight - at just 101grams the iPod Touch is extremely lightweight. This makes it ideal to slip into a pocket or strap on to your arm when out for a run. The iPod Touch (4th Gen) is available with different amounts of memory - mine is 32GB which is definitely sufficient for my needs - but there are also 8GB and 32GB versions. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, up to 40 hours of music playback time when fully charged, and comes with earphones and a wall charger.
* Features *
The iPod Touch 4th Gen has most of the same features as the iPhone - a camera, video recording capabilities, video-calling (via FaceTime), iMessaging, email, internet access and the ability to download apps via the App Store and music via iTunes. It will also sync with other Apple devices which means you can get the same apps on it that you have on an iPhone / iPad without having to pay for them again.
Camera / Video - The camera is one of the more disappointing elements of this device in my opinion. I have been very impressed with the quality of the photos taken on my phone but the iPod Touch camera is definitely not as good. The video recording is not bad - before I had the iPhone I used to use the iPod to take little videos of the children (recording things like my daughter's first steps for posterity) and these were clear and easy to watch back. The lack of quality in the camera is also reflected in the poor visual clarity on FaceTime calls - again, I now use the iPad for this (which is only marginally better in terms of picture quality but has the advantage of a bigger screen).
Internet - Internet access is very much like the iPhone / iPad. Connection times are fast assuming you have a decent Wi-Fi connection in the first place (we have BT Infinity which is pretty good) and it is simple to browse the net using the Safari browser supplied on the phone. It also connects easily to things like Facebook and Twitter using their apps.
Music - For me, the iPod Touch is primarily used as a music player, playing host to most of the CD collection which we never got round to unpacking when we moved here two years ago. I find it great to have access to all my music in one place and use the iPod Touch in the car (we have a plug-in connector which plays it through the car stereo), on various speaker docks around the house, plugged into my headphones on my commute and, until the arrival of my iPhone 4S, in my armband when running. I keep virtually all my music on my iPod - there is a minimal amount on my phone (mostly running playlists) but the iPod is my primary music player. The music player itself is simple to use - you can search your collection by artist, song or album, you can create your own playlists or put your entire collection on shuffle (which can throw up some 'interesting' musical combinations - Nirvana followed by something off the Disney soundtrack which I uploaded 'for the kids') or listen to podcasts that you download. The sound quality is excellent. We hosted a party for my 7 year old last weekend and used the iPod to create a playlist and then played it through hired amps, which worked extremely well.
* My Thoughts *
Overall, I would still recommend the iPod Touch (4th Gen). It is a slimline, lightweight device which works consistently well. Obviously it is now not a 'current' model and the newer ones are probably better, but if you could pick up a refurbished version at a good price, then this would still do a very good job. Technically, I don't really 'need' the iPod Touch so much now that I have the iPhone / iPad and I will admit that I use it more as a glorified storage device for my music than anything else, but when it was the only Apple device I had I used it for internet / email / video as well. I'm going with a four star rating because I think technology has moved on and that means that this isn't the market-leading product that it once was and the camera really could be so much better. On the plus side, despite the fact that it is now three years old, my device still performs as well as it always did and still looks good too (barring a few scratches to the chrome back) and I don't expect it to give up the ghost any time soon. It also means that I can store my music without having to sacrifice too much of the memory on my iPhone (which is much fuller with apps etc.), and it links to all our speakers so I think I will continue using it for the foreseeable future.
Overall, considering price and capacity the iPod touch 4G is one of the best pieces of technology out there. The products slim and lightweight and has a classy chrome back. The iPod has a price of around £180 (depending on location) which is reasonable with its 32GB capacity; this is great to store your music and apps. there are thousands of apps out there now for all your needs from shopping to playing games that are all of low cost. The product is simple to use, after a quick set up. The device has 4 main buttons; Home, Volume Up, Volume Down and a Sleep/Off button. This product is a great gift for people of all ages from youth to old. I would rate the iPod 4G 32GB a steady 8/10, its price to performance ratio is good and looks good too! NB: This product will be cheaper soon as newer models are released, this should be taken into account when it comes to purchasing.
Sadly, now due to the recent release of IOS7 in the last week the 4th generation of iPod in now not running on the most modern software. This could be a good thing if your looking for a piece of good tech as the price of this item will now have decreased slightly. It will be more affordable even though outdated. Many people seem to like the old IOS as much as the new one so in some peoples view, you wont be missing out on much at all!
I've owned my iPod touch 32gb for about two years now, and in that time it has worked consistently well with only a few of the smallest of minor drawbacks. The sound quality is excellent and the screen is astonishingly high definition with incredible clarity for such a small piece of hardware.
If you're new to touchscreen ipods/mp3s/smartphone devices, the iPod touch is a great way to start because, as with the majority of apple products, the interface and controls are extremely intuitive and simple to get the hang of.
One of the only reservations I would mention about the product is that, given the high price, it might be wise to spend just that bit extra on an iPhone, as it has pretty much the same features but obviously also functions as a phone. That said, if you already own a smartphone and are just looking for something to listen to music, surf the web or play games on, then this is ideal.
I found the iPod touch 4th Generation really quite excellent.
Until about 6 months ago, I had a 2nd Generation iPod touch, which I had thought was great, however I had much trouble downloading apps, as the 2nd Gen doesn't have a high enough iOS.
I was torn between the 4th and the 5th Generation iTouch, after seeing my friend's 5th Gen, but the price was too steep.
There are many great advantages to this iPod touch:
-Its so easy to use, and the touch screen never fails.
-The sound quality really is second to none, and 32GB is plenty to hold all my songs.
-It really is an all round device, I now have over 50 apps on it, all of which I find very useful, and I really can do just about anything on this device.
-It's very light, slim and easy to hold, and it has no cracks in the screen thus far (my 2nd gen smashed within a few weeks!)
However, the iPod doesnt come without its faults. I have found that especially when using apps, the battery life goes down very quickly, sometimes only lasting 2-3 hours. Although, when using music, it lasts much, much longer. Also, it has frozen a few times, which has been quite inconvenient.
I would still recommend this iPod over the other Generations, and I believe it really is a device that has something for everyone.
Where to start with so many features? First off this is 960x720 pixels for your photos and video is 720p so it has excellent quality for your multimedia on that front. The images could be clearer as I love getting crystal clear images but the HD video is really faultless for a product like this so this is a great feature.
I opted for the black version but this is also available in white and looks very smart!
There are features like facetime which I was happy to see come over from the iPhone and work really well and with my iPod touch I use the group chat feature a lot as it's always cool for chatting about nothing with friends when you're bored on the bus for example.
I haven't experienced any delay between screens and options and I've never had any problems with this for music. The sound quality is as good as can be expected from a device like this - not as good as your home system but good enough when you're out and about, though I recommend getting some good headphones to lock that sound in better than the standard earphones you get with it.
Also included in the box is a USB Cable for connecting to your computer.
I was given one of these little black slabs the Christmas after they were released, and, years on, I am still deeply in love. I fear the rest of my electronics may be somewhat envious of my iPod touch 4, for it's supplanted quite a lot of them (the poor things).
What the iPod does first, and does best, is music. I own the 64GB model, which allows for effectively limitless musical storage. My one issue is that it doesn't play FLAC files, so I had to convert a lot of my library to MP3. Still, its MP3 playback cannot be faulted. The feature to shake the player to shuffle can be annoying on the move, but it's easily enough deactivated.
As so famously established by the adverts, the iPod has an app for everything; mine has kicked my pedometer, ereader, and GPS neatly to the kerb, it does these tasks so well. The screen is crisp and can be seen in all sorts of odd lighting, and it fits neatly into a pocket for any use requiring tracking.
All in all, I doubt that my love affair with the iPod touch 4G is likely to end soon. For those unable to get the latest model, there's nothing at all wrong with this stalwart of the Apple catalogue.
I recently bought this Ipod for my son. I had done quite a bit of research into it and it seemed like the best one for the money. I had previously had the IPod 2nd gen and we wanted an upgrade so we could get the latest games and features.
This is perfect for my son, i bought it on ebay from a store and paid around £130 which was a good price compared to what you can pay on the highstreet which can be anything upto £250.
We have found the Ipod very easy to use he is 10 and has had no problems setting it all up. The great thing about this from a parents point of view is that you can put parental controls on it and therefore limit what he has access to.
The features it has are amazing. You can get thousands of differnt apps from the app store, alot of these are free. There are fun games and also educational games. This 4th generation ipod has a 2 way camera so you can take pictures of yourself and this also means you can use 'facetime' which is an app where you can talk to your family and friends and see them at the same time! very exciting if you are 10 ha! It is also possible to text people from this device which I was quite surprised about! it pretty much does everything the Iphone does apart from its not a phone. You can access all the social network sites eg facebook/twitter. I bought a case which has shock protection because it has been dropped accidently quite a few times alredy so if you are getting it for a child its probably worth investing in because his is still in perfect condition and im sure its down to this.
The IPOd can link with other devices so 2 people can play a game against each other.
The ipod comes with a charger and also a lead which connects it to the computer it also has warrenty.
We travel quite a lot and i have found this invaluable for long journeys it keeps him quiet for hours! bliss for any parent!
The Ipod touch comes in a variety of GB, we chose the 16GB one but we could have managed easily with the 8GB one and if you need even more you can get the 32gb one. The screen is 3.5 inch so is a good size and the display is sharp and lifelike. Here is the product info:-
Brand - Apple
Model - iPod Touch 4th Generation (16 GB)
Battery Run Time - Up to40 Hours
Dimensions - Width 5.89 cm, Depth 0.71 cm, Height 11.17 cm, Weight 100.92 gm
Connectivity Interfaces - Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi
Power Source- Internal Battery, Rechargeable via USB cable
Number Of Songs - 3500
I would definately recommend this product its great.
One word amazing. This is just like an iPhone but you can't text or call, even though there are plenty of apps which you can do that on;) but I think it's really good for the price too, my little sister has one and she got hers new for £120 which I thought was a really good price especially for what it is, you can do so much on them and she's on It all the time haha! If you are looking for something like an iPad (smaller version) then I recommend getting this! Also the camera quality is really good, about the same as the iPhone and much better than a lot of other phones :) but it is quite adivctive once you get it;) anyway yeah I recommend it so go out and get it because I love them and so will you! that sounded cheesy haha :)