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Apple iPod Touch 4G

Apple iPod Touch 4G - Several months on the shelves now, in the final leg toward Christmas, the iPod Touch 4G has established itself as arguably the best dedicated personal media player on the planet. And it’s done this on the back of nine years of experience building iPod devices, and the software platform – iTunes – that supports it. It is all but guaranteed that Apple will sell this device by the buckets come Christmas, and here’s all you need to know if you’re considering getting your hands on one.

The iPod Touch 4G comes in three capacities: 8GB, 32GB and 64GB. The 16GB version seen in previous generations has been completely dropped. Outside of capacity, these devices are all pretty much the same thing.

The new features the iPod Touch 4G offers are dual-facing cameras, allowing for 720p HD video recording, still camera functionality, and FaceTime calling. The Retina Display, which made its debut on the iPhone 4, also makes a welcome appearance here. Although, like for like, the screen on the iPod is inferior to that on the Apple phone, it’s still significantly better than what you find on most any mobile device on the market today.

Apple has taken to marketing the iPod Touch 4G as an iPhone minus the ‘phone and expensive contract’, and this sentiment has never been more true than now. Seriously, the only difference between the current iPod Touch and its iPhone big brother is the Touch lacks a built-in GPS module, 3G data, and calling functionality. If you’re unsure which way to lean between the two, you should read this.

Other than that, you have the exact same device with access to the exact same 250,000 plus app marketplace. For other media players, this is scary. While in terms of engineering quality, it’s very difficult to compete with a device of that quality at that price tag, especially for the 8GB iPod Touch 4G version. Now add a number of world class device-enhancing apps, and Apple really does have an unfair advantage over the many other media players out there.

In fact, to this day, outside of the as-yet unreleased Samsung Galaxy Player 50, there is nothing on the market that is even comparable to the iPod Touch 4G, when you factor in what it does beyond music and videos.

Apple iPod Touch 4G


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