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I am upgrading from a 2 year old iPod touch and comparing that device to this new one.
This thing is crazy light its lighter than the new phone but it also feels solid in the hand. the iPhone five to me almost feel hollow the iPod on the other hand just feel firm and solid.
I use Pandora, Spotify in offline mode, Audible App and I also have music, audio book and videos on the device. depending on where I am working I don’t always have a wifi connection so having the 64GB on the device I never run out of music. when on the bus i can watch TV shows and Podcasts that I have synched to it. The camera is amazing compared to the old the old model. this new 5 megapixel is a great upgrade and with the panorama and camera features of iOS six its much more usable then its predecessor. Overall its a great upgrade and i think its a much more significant upgrade to the iPod touch line. if you have the old version or even an older one and looking to upgrade its really a no brainer go for it. But now to the question my sister asked me. With the 32Gb model at $299 and the 64GB at $399 if you are in the market and able to upgrade your phone is it a better purchase than a stand alone iPod? I think for most people yes, you are better spending the money on upgrading your phone. But for me where i prefer the stand alone device its a no brainer. Now the reason i prefer a stand alone device is because for me the iPod touch is a dedicated music and some video consumption device that i use when at work. on a good day with light meetings i will sit down at my desk plug my headset into the iPod and tune out the world for a few hours till either lunch or a meeting around. the iPod never leaves my pocket unless am changing pausing the music or switch playlist. when i used the phone for this i was finding that by end of day or even 3/4 of the way through the day the phone was dead and as the phone is my main communication device i really cant have that.So, over all the new iPod is a great upgrade over the last model and something for those people that are looking for a dedicated media consumption device that is small and pocketable i can easily recommend buying one.
I love my IPod touch every single app is used, and the ability to add more to your iPod is a bonus. I a a casual gamer I do try my hand at candy crush but on this iPod touch the screen is a bit too small. So I suggest just using the IPod Touch for music.
The slick and stylish design is amazing and everyone loves the way it looks and feels in your hand. I recommend getting the 64GB version as you can't add extra storage on like the android devices, and you may need more storage than you think.
overall a beautiful device with excellent sound quality, storing thousands of songs for you to listen to on the go. Recommend over other devices as the possibilities are endless even if the price is a bit costly.
the ipod touch is such a handy gadget. it holds lots of songs and also lots of apps. it is avalible in all types of colours, i have the space grey one which is very smart. it is easy to get to terms with and everything is fast. it tells you when you need an update and also the battery life is brilliant. brilliant vibrant colours great screen size.
I was first given an iPod touch as a present and believe me I was not disappointed with what I had. I use my iPod every day for all sorts of things and it is so useful! A few examples of the brilliant features:
I set my alarm to wake up to every day on my iPod without fail
Easy to use and always handy in moments when you don't have a real one!
Much easier than carrying a digital camera around with you everywhere you go.
The music feature is well laid out, and it is so easy to crest playlists of your favourite songs.
I use this feature as a back up for my phone which has proved handy on several occasions - it also stores everyone's birthdays and reminds me so that I don't forget.
An absolutely essential feature for me, so easy to use and it's incredibly useful to be able to plan your journey before hand with a few taps
The iPod also looks beautiful, especially the white version as it is so clean looking. The only thing that you have to be careful of is that the glass will smash easily if you drop it face down. Other then that, it is definitely very well built and sturdy. I haven't experienced any problems with my iPod so far! I would definitely recommend it.
Firstly i have to say the product is great don't get me wrong i bought it on the release date expecting a lot more than what had been promised. The IPod has many wicked beneficial factors including the 64GB meaning you can download an increased amount of songs, photos, videos etc...
Secondly the IPod provides great sound quality to which ever headphones or earphones you tend to put in but preferably id say DRE Beats. there are loads of other beneficial factoids you can ask specialist on the matter.
I can't lie though i did sell the product recently due to it being exactly like an IPhone but just not providing phone calls. so in turn i purchased an IPhone as i believed it would affect me more in a positive manner and last in the long run.
in addition to this buying an iPod at £250+ pshh you must be kidding on the other hand buying an iPhone for £300 providing the same aspects of an iPod and more (including calls and texts).
The apple ipod has always been a great experience for users since coming into existence. The ipod was the first music and video player to have included wifi features. I have always kept up to date with the latest gen of ipod and I must say this is my all time favourite. Unlike some of the other apple products where I don't mind sticking to the older gen, I am actually glad I've always upgraded with my ipod touch. There is always a vast amount of new features added in unlike with the phones. The slim build gives an extra classier effect whilst the lightweight of the ipod touch makes it really handy. It easily fits into any pockets, bags, purses or pouches and is a great accessory for music, videos social media on the go. The app store allows a whole range of apps to be downloaded directly to the ipod. And if you have other apple accessories and have previously purchased applications all you need to do is long in and hit install. This would be an ideal gift for Christmas I have already stocked up on a couple as presents. I would say it's at a premium rate but everything works well at Christmas. For the tech lovers it's a don't miss out, it's much better than the older generation ipod touch. The camera on the ipod touch is also very nice and easy to use. It a multi purpose device and there's si much to from using it to keep healthy to using it to as a TV remote control.
This product, the new Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation, is without a doubt the best iPod Touch released to date. The 4 inch retina display is perfect for playing games and displaying the relevant apps and games, with the quality of resolution being impressive and the colours vibrant.
The new iPod Touch is considerably lighter than the previous generation of iPods. It only weighs an incredible 88g. It has dual cameras (both front and back), and both are high quality. Some people may come into difficulty with the fact that the cameras' pictures fail to fill the whole screen, with a black border. However, for what little problem this is the video quality makes up for it.
I had a little trouble with the earpods that came with the item, as they keep falling out of my ears. This could however be a personal issue. Further issues arise from the lack of a microphone and volume controls on the earpods themselves.
The battery life is completely faultless. It only takes around 30-45 minutes to charge a completely flat battery. Also, with the inclusion of Siri, I do hammer my battery quite a bit asking it to tell me what films are on, where my local McDonald's is and so on. The maps feature is heavily used.
I would happily recommend this generation to anyone. Definitely worth every penny!
The iphone world has passed me by. I'm not really into a touchscreen phone that will be all things to me, I just want my phone to be a phone. When it comes to my music however, I fully embraced the itunes revolution when it came along and I've always had my Nano to hand ever since, getting constant use out of it when driving and when on holidays (flights and with a travel speaker) especially.
Despite my best endeavours, however, I had to admit defeat in trying to bond with my 6G Nano, and armed with another stash of Tesco points and their double-up offer, I headed to Tesco Direct to check out the latest Nano. The problem was I soon found myself dragged on the "for another £10..." "Ooh, for another "£20"..." etc etc and together with a good chunk of dooyoo review reading I landed on the page of this Ipod Touch 5th Generation. Once I'd landed there, there was to be no going back ... I ordered the 32gb version (I believe it will hold around 7000 songs - should be enough!) and off I went...
Well my first impression came when I was handed the "parcel" at the counter - I panicked - surely the box was empty?! I ripped it open to find swathes of bubble wrap protecting a small plastic box. By now I'd convinced myself I must have been given a display dummy, surely it couldn't be so light? This ipod is practically weightless! Ok, well it turns out not weightless exactly, but at 88g it's so light you find yourself handling it like a fragile wafer. This definitely won't stand any dropping - the cost of buying this product has definitely just gone up by the cost of a case.
Having got over that aspect, the only other emotion was "WOW". It looks tall, slim, sleek, shiny, expensive and classy.
Inside the plastic box is a "Quick start guide", just a few pages long and which I'm not convinced would be much of a guide at all if you were not a previous ipod owner. This guide is more of a run-through of the main features, so it seems apple have finally bought into their own hype and assume that by now, the whole population are all i-literate. If you're new to the i-world then you would only have a use for the "Quick start guide" up to paragraph 2, which redirects you to the online user guide, which then opens as a pdf file and can be saved on your computer.
Fortunately, I was away quite quickly - I was chuffed that it's ready charged and after 15 seconds of the apple logo you are straight into the setup process which took just a couple of minutes.
The main features...
~ ~ Ipod Music ~ ~
As an ipod, this Touch is a huge step up from my old Nano. The sound quality has never been in question for me but the display and ease of navigation are really user friendly. There's a very good speaker on the ipod, I was on the point of investing in a travel speaker but the quality on the Touch is more than enough for listening to music in a small room to the standards I require on holiday, which is basically just a bit of background music when getting ready to go out etc.
The earphones have had a re-design from the "classic" ipod earphones and are now a new funky shape which is designed to fit more "into" your ear than to just ledge there. They do an excellent job of delivering top sound quality whilst blanking out any other background noise.
Whilst tunes are playing, the image of "now playing" appears on the bright screen, and by turning the Touch into landscape mode the image auto-rotates and you can swipe left to right through images of the songs in your library.
The itunes library is set out really clearly with all songs listed alphabetically, and one-touch access to changing that format to list by artist, albums, genre or playlists.
~ ~ Apps ~ ~
The Touch comes with most of the main screen full of preloaded apps including camera, maps, notes, calendar, weather, photos, videos, facetime, messages, clock etc as long as the obvious music and itunes. There's also the "appstore" app which is one-touch access to the app store, which was my first port of call, being a new world to me. I downloaded news and tv apps, games, banking, amazon, reading apps, document reader, but there literally IS an app for everything! So whatever your interests, you can load them up on this kit and they will only ever be a fingertip away. There are 3 screens which can be filled with app icons but you can store many many more because you can very easily create folders - for instance "games" and drag all your games to a single icon.
~ ~ Email, Facebook, Twitter ~ ~
I'm no technophobe but I'm no technowhizz either. Setting up these was an absolute doddle though, a one-minute operation. I'm now notified immediately when I have an email or Facebook post, providing there is wifi access.
~ ~ Screen Quality - Photos & Video ~ ~
Amazing. I downloaded BBC iplayer and watched some Springwatch and I was absolutely gobsmacked by the quality of what I was watching. The size of the screen is 4" (widescreen) and if you are already iphone-d up, the screen on this latest model is the same as the iphone 5 - "1136x640 Retina display". That spec means nothing to me, I can just report that the detail, sharpness and colours are superb. I have copied photos across to the Touch just to look at them and everything about the images is outstanding.
~ ~ Siri ~~
I have friends who have iphones so I was familiar with Siri - but if you're not, Siri is a "personal assistant" who is clued up enough to hear and understand what you say and can perform tasks for you such as find the weather forecast, write a note, search online, select a song, even have a bit of banter for long lonely evenings (I asked if he liked me and he assured me he wouldn't wish any companion in the world other than me. He only says that to me, right? No-one else???)
~ ~ FaceTime ~ ~
I'm yet to get to grips with FaceTime but I think I'm probably behind most people on that one. To be honest it's not something that attracts me, but if it's your thing it enables you to talk "face to face" with other ipod/pad/phone users by using the front-facing camera and connecting over the internet - a wifi connection is required but otherwise there isn't any cost attached as far as I can make out.
~ ~ Surf the net ~ ~
The ipod Touch uses "Safari" to surf the web, which as I understand it is common to most mobile phones. It's perfectly good and fast enough for my requirements, which although not excessive, I do use regularly and view a variety of pages. Viewing some of the pages requires you to enlarge the screen, which is easy to do with your fingertips, and then you move around the pages to read the content.
~ ~ Nike+ ~ ~
If fitness is your thing, this Touch has the Nike+ app which you can use to pair your touch with a separately sold sensor. The sensor costs around £20, but with it you can log runs or walks in terms of distance, calories burned, time spent exercising etc.
Ipod Touch 4 v 5
When buying I was tempted by the 4th Generation (due to how much cheaper it was) and thought it might just be useful to add into my review the main differences just in case you find yourself in a similar position. As far as I could gather the critical points are the improved screen quality, improved design (in terms of appearance, slimness, weight), better camera quality - mp and features, and the addition of Siri. In the end for me, it was purely the design and the fact that things move so quickly in the gadget world I just thought I may as well spend the extra (around £50) to get the latest I possibly could.
I waited a couple of weeks before posting this review just to be sure I was giving it a fair chance for any blips or negatives to crop up, and I have really tried to give it a workout in that time! The only downside I can see is that if you have invested in any docking stations or other gadgets with the old ipod plug, this one (and presumably all the latest generation apple goodies) now have a different plug. This means that I can't completely ditch my old Nano because this new Touch will not plug into my car socket!
Back to the good stuff, though, and last weekend I was out walking for nearly 2 hours listening to music, and the headphones never hurt my ears at all - long periods with the old ipod earphones really used to give me major discomfort. In fact two solid hours probably wouldn't have been possible - but the new shape is much more sensitively designed.
The battery life is excellent - I've only charged it once, I'm still gazing at it periodically in awe of it's beauty (!) and overall I'm so, so happy with my decision to buy. If like me you want your phone to be a phone and your music player to be an ipod, then this is most definitely for you!
Apologies for the long review, thanks for reading.
The Apple iPod touch, fifth generation, is one of the best electronic devices I own - If not the best. For a start a personal favourite feature of mine is the high quality 1080p camera with a video that records at 30 frames/s. Another great feature is the amount of data that you can store, that includes apps, games, music, and of course, those amazing quality photographs. Of course you can buy your classic 16GB or 32GB editions but I highly recommend the 64GB of storage as it gives you the freedom not to worry about having to delete music or apps when the time comes and your iPod is overflowing. The music quality is also amazing but in all honesty the new edition hasn't actually changed a great deal, however, the pre packed earphones are new and improved to fit in specific ears and are almost molded to give you the benefit of the tunes you want to hear. The fifth generation not only comes in the classic black or white of the previous iPods, but this device also comes in the colours of slive, pink, slate, yellow, blue and product red. Overall, I would highly recommend the electronic as it has made quite the impact on my life.
Technological progess scares me sometimes. I remember getting my first iPod 8 years ago and marvelling at this small device - the first iPod to have a colour screen no less - and thinking it would look stunning for years to come. Fast forward a few years and the iPod Classic is no more, having been usurped by the iPod Touch in terms of design and usability.
I recently decided to upgrade my iPod Touch - not because I hated my 3rd generation iTouch but because I was seduced by the larger screen and the fact it had one thing my old iTouch lacked - a camera.
The 5th generation iPod Touch comes with three sizes of hard drive - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. I have a huge music library and enjoy having movies stored to watch on the go, so there was never any doubt I'd be getting the 64GB version. This costs £329 at the Apple Store - but can sometimes be picked up for a little less online.
The 5th generation iPod Touch comes in a range of colours - you can choose from white with a silver back (which is what I chose), black, pink, green, blue and red. The dimensions have changed a little - certainly I immediately noticed how much thinner the 5th generation iPod Touch is in comparison to my old 3rd generation one - and even my daughter's 4th generation iTouch. The device measures just 12.3 cm in height, 5.8 cm wide and a pretty miniscule 0.6 cm in depth. It's incredibly lightweight too, weighing just 88 grams.
The screen is noticeably larger at 4 inches (10.16 cm) and comes with the wonderful retina display - something that blew me away when I upgraded to the iPad 4 - giving a pixel resolution of 1136x640 - 326 pixels per inch.
It operates on the latest iOS 6 operating system - I did have to update to iOS 6.1.3 out of the box however.
Like previous iPod Touches, the 5th generation allows for wifi internet browsing, but the camera is an improvement on older versions. It is a 5 megapixel camera and comes with a flash, a new addition to the iPod Touch range. The camera is also capable of capturing HD video.
In the box you get your iPod, a wriststrap, new new lightening USB charging cable and the new style Apple EarBuds.
The 5th generation iPod Touch is a definite improvement on the 3rd and 4th generation versions I have used but Apple have maintained a gentle step upwards so as not to baffle those who perhaps struggle to get to grips with new gadgets.
Setting up my iPod Touch was a piece of cake. I must admit I spent some time reorganising my iTunes before I actually added any media to it - spending the first few weeks of ownership using it to surf the web and take photos.
When I connected the iPod to my computer using the new so-called "lightening" USB lead I have to say I didn't feel it connected any quicker than the old style Apple USB lead. I feel the same about this lead on the iPad 4 and do have to question why Apple changed this - with the cynic in me reaching the conclusion that being able to charge consumers £25 for an adaptor to enable them to use the new iPod Touch on existing speaker docks is perhaps their strongest motive. Unlike the iPad you can charge your iPod via this lead when it's connected to your computer.
As I had a lot of media to add it did take a while - probably about 90 minutes to transfer over all 5000+ songs and 28 video clips and films. I love David Hasselhoff as much as the next person but have to admit his charms as a singer eluded me so he's nowhere to be found in amongst those songs however there's plenty more cheese to choose from instead.
The sound quality on the new iPod Touch isn't markedly different from my old one. The new EarBuds are, however, a marked improvement on Apple's old style headphones. They both look better and sit more comfortably in the ear and the occasional tinny tones you got from the old headphones are a thing of the past with the EarBuds. It goes without saying however that the speaker doesn't add much to any aural pleasure you may derive from your iPod Touch.
The retina display on the screen definitely enhances viewing quality when watching video content on the new iPod Touch. Much of the movie content I have bought of late is high definition and I really notice a marked difference in picture quality on my new iPod when watching HD video over my old iPod Touch, with sharper images on the display. This difference is noticeable even when just scrolling through apps on the iPod Touch or browsing the web with lettering on websites looking particularly sharp. This is particularly useful if using the Kindle app to read books.
The camera on the iPod Touch isn't up to David Bailey's standards but for me it's perfect. I like to take pictures to share on social media and the camera is perfect for this, enabling you to share it directly via apps for Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or iMessenger. The flash with the camera doesn't limit you to daylight shots but I must admit it can make some images appear a little washed out.
The camera is two way facing so you can take pictures of yourself (if that's your thing) but the best addition (in my opinion anyway) is the ability to take panoramic pictures. This is quite easy to do and enables you to get a wide snapshot in a way not previously possible on such a small device. You do have to take your time as you capture your panorama (the camera will warn you to slow down if you go too fast!) but it's a nice addition to the camera and especially good to capture location shots.
The iPod comes with a wrist strap, named by Apple as an iPod Touch Loop but I have to say this sort of accessory doesn't appeal to me at all so I haven't used it. Whenever I buy an iPod the first accessories I get are a screen protector and a hard protective case and I'd prefer Apple to include at least one of these as opposed to a wrist strap to be honest.
Having tried other brands of MP3 players I have to admit I always return to Apple's machines because I like how iTunes works (if not the iTunes Store) but I have to add that the iPod Touch 5 wins out over rivals due to the quality of the screen display, the versatility of the functions available and the fact it quite simply looks great.
The fact Apple invest so much time and money in design shows on the iPod Touch 5 but don't think it's a victory of style over substance as it is both functional and reliable.
I have tried to find some disadvantage in this new iPod and cannot find one major one - my only issue is probably the new lightening USB lead meaning the purchase of adaptors to enable users to continue using existing docking stations for their gadgets, and the fact that certainly in terms of style the iPod Touch has definitely lost some of its lustre in comparison to the iPad - but these are minor quibbles and as a result I can only conclude by saying the iPod Touch 5 isn't just 5th generation - it's a five star product.