90

conclusion:We like it

90

Apple's older iPod touch, which is still available and supported, is a great choice for watching movies, listening to music, and playing games. It's very thin and light, and with Wi-Fi, you can stream content anywhere you have an internet connection. The screen and camera aren't quite as great as what you'll get on the latest model, but with the 16GB version available for just $199, it's a good deal, especially if you're looking for an alternative to the iPhone for your on-the-go media needs. (If you're ready to upgrade to a 32GB model, however, get the newer model, since it's just $50 more than the 4th-gen's $249 price tag.)

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Critic reviews

9.0
7 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.4
  • Video quality
    9.1
  • Ease of use
    10
  • Portability
    9.1
  • Battery life
    9.4
  • Media support
    9.3
  • Capacity
    8.3

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User reviews

8.5
217 reviews
9.0
Engadget Sep 7, 2010

What it is, however, is a product without a peer; a media player that does far more than media playing. Besides the smaller screen real estate, the touch might be better compared to a tablet or netbook -- it has many of the same functions (more, in some cases).

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10
PC Mag Oct 21, 2011

Despite the hefty price, the iPod touch is still, by far, the best portable media player you can buy—and it retains our Editors' Choice.

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9.0
CNET Oct 17, 2011

Whatever label you put on it, the iPod Touch is a great value at $199. It's a fantastic music player, a killer mobile gaming platform, and one of the best pocket-size distractions money can buy.

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9.0
Macworld Sep 7, 2010

The iPod touch is wildly popular for good reason. It’s an extremely versatile device—media player; pocket gaming machine; productivity tool; Internet communication device; and, with this latest update, pocket camcorder, still camera, handheld recorder, and FaceTime video phone.

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9.0
USA Today Sep 8, 2010

Touch is the standout among the trio of new iPods. ... Moreover, there's a sweet high-resolution 3.5-inch Retina display that nearly matches the screen on the iPhone 4.

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9.0
About Oct 18, 2010

With the 4th generation mode, the touch has widened its lead over the competition. If you’ve already got a mobile phone, or don’t want to pay the iPhone’s monthly fees, there’s no better option for pocket-sized mobile entertainment than the 4th generation iPod touch.

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10
carlheng carlheng

Replacing a 2nd gen iPod touch, this was a major step up. Very fast, and smooth. Camera and video recording were ok, produced decent pictures and video. The front facing camera works great for Skype or as a mirror. A wide variety of cases, accessories and apps. Sold to buy in iPhone.

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9.0
jlandrews jlandrews

This is my second iPod Touch, previously I used the 3G. The screen on the 4G is a vast improvement over the decent 3G screen. What is disappointing though is the extremely low megapixel cameras, both under 1 megapixel...what?? The multi-tasking feature is an annoyance too as it puts every program...

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