September 1st 2010 1:32 pm

Heads up! A newer version of this product is out!


conclusion:We like it

90 March 17th 2012 3:19 pm

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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swiftwind501 swiftwind501

I really want to make this as simple as possible because the device is too simple to use. Get it because everyone else has one or an iPhone or an iPad or some media playing device that is a smartphone. Unless you don't want games and apps on the go, then get the iPod classic. Easy to use. Yeah,...

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toryjaimez toryjaimez

Its fast, sleek and sexy, but i could live without the tethered down feeling apple spins onto almost all their products and the try to sell it off as being cheap and inexpensive, but need to change a few things to make the iPod touch a easier experience for everyone. i think face time should be...

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