The iPod Touch from Apple has witnessed significant evolution since it first made its appearance in the market in 2007. The initial iPod Touch was thinner and simpler than the iPhone but lacked significantly in both software and hardware. Consequently, its impact in the market was reduced as people preferred going for the more expensive iPhone instead. The coming two years were witness to efforts of Apple of reimagining this multi-functional device to ensure that it appealed more to gamers. In its second year, the iPod Touch was equipped with saw improvements imparted to its processor and screen, addition of speakers as well as volume controls as well as additional features that the iPhone possessed. Most significant, however, was its changed looks as its body was tweaked to give it sleeker curves. The third-generation iPod Touch restricted changes to the interiors. All these improvements bore fruit as the iPod Touch created its own identity as an excellent media player. The latest iPod Touch 4G is a cumulative effort to address necessary improvements throughout the device.
The most significant addition to the iPod Touch 4G has been its twin cameras.
The other features that have been included include a higher resolution screen of 960×640, a microphone a larger battery that survives a longer duration. The FaceTime feature supports video. The device now has the capability of storing and playing back high-definition video. The rear camera has the capability of recording 720p movies. With improvement in the quality of the speakers, the audio performance has received a boost.
However, you might wish that the camera had the capability of delivering a better performance as it does not match the performance levels of the iPhone 4. The major issue that is felt is when taking still photographs. Storage capability at 8GB for the base model is something that needs to be addressed as well.
The body design has been made lighter and slimmer but is still able to maintain a solid performance in your hand. Both the new white and the black versions come with backs in stainless steel.
The glass front still persists in attracting smudges rapidly and this might have been an area that Apple neglected to improve.
Though Apple has restricted from major upheaval to the hardware of the latest iPod, releasing the iOS 5 in the latest device means that it is full of latest features. If Apple insiders can be believed, 200 additional features have been put in. Features include iMessage, Notification Center, WiFi syncing as well as Game Center.
The iMessage is the feature that its owners will find most exciting. This enables users of the device to perform texting operations the first ever time. If provided with WiFi connection enables users to send photos, videos and text messages to any iOS 5 using device. An additional impressive feature is its ability to engage users in group chatting.
Of course, there is also the option of iCloud. Using the Apple ID, users can gain access to the iTunes, which will enable downloading all the music purchased automatically to the devices. Photo Stream will enable users will enable uploading any photos that users take immediately to their devices having iCloud connectivity.
As is the case with all devices using iOS, the iPod Touch has to be connected to the iTunes, before one can start using it. A simple set up process is involved for the same, which can be very smoothly operated. Its A4 processor also lends superb speed to all functions.
All in all, the iPod Touch 4G looks a winner, which you ought to have in your possession to take multimedia experience to newer levels.
Of course, the 4G is only a SIM card away from being an iPhone but the cost difference is fairly significant.
Opting for SIM-only Deals make the ownership of an iPhone cheaper than usual but an iPod touch as good as this one is hard to ignore.
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