86
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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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iPod touch review (2012)

Apple's latest iPod touch is by far its best, but it's priced far out of impulse-buy territory.

Pros
  • Beautiful designBest-in-class 4-inch displayMuch-improved camerasSiri
Cons
  • Still no GPSPricey
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Model
16GB with iSight

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)
Radio tuner
no

Supported media

Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
Video playback
yes (h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Audio features

Speakers
Stereo
Audio recording
yes (Microphone)
Volume limiter
yes

Software

Apps (default)
Address book, Alarm, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Email, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Installable apps
yes
Upgradeable firmware
yes

Display

Display
yes (16:9)

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Power

Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Gyroscope

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
yes (Windows, Mac OS)
Model
16GB

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)
Radio tuner
no

Supported media

Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
Video playback
yes (h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Audio features

Speakers
Stereo
Audio recording
yes (Microphone)
Volume limiter
yes

Software

Apps (default)
Address book, Alarm, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Email, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Installable apps
yes
Upgradeable firmware
yes

Display

Display
yes (16:9)

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Power

Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Camera

Camera
no ()

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Gyroscope

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
yes (Windows, Mac OS)
Model
32GB

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)
Radio tuner
no

Supported media

Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
Video playback
yes (h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Audio features

Speakers
Stereo
Audio recording
yes (Microphone)
Volume limiter
yes

Software

Apps (default)
Address book, Alarm, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Email, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Installable apps
yes
Upgradeable firmware
yes

Display

Display
yes

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Power

Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Gyroscope

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
yes (Windows, Mac OS)
Model
64GB

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
WiFi
yes
Installable apps
yes
Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Supported media

Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
Video playback
yes (h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Audio features

Speakers
Stereo
Audio recording
yes (Microphone)

Software

Installable apps
yes
Upgradeable firmware
yes

Display

Display
yes

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Power

Audio playback time
up to40 hour
Video playback time
up to8 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Camera

Camera
yes (5 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Gyroscope

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
yes (Windows, Mac OS)