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Apple iPod touch 16GB Blue (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

iPod touch features a 6-mm ultrathin design and brilliant, 4-inch Retina display. Discover music, movies, and more from the iTunes Store, or browse apps and games from the App Store. And with iOS 6-the world’s most advanced mobile operating system-you get Siri, iMessage, Facebook integration, FaceTime, Game Center, and more. Now that sounds fun.

Product Features

  • In the Box – iPod Touch, Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB cable, QuickStart guideFeatures
  • Brilliant 4- Inch Retina display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
  • Front-Facing FaceTime camera with 1.2MP photos & 720p HD video recording.
  • iOS 7 features – Siri, Apple Designed Maps, Integrated Facebook, Shared Photo Streams, Passbook & more

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3 Comments

  1. FreeSpirit says:

    A step above its predecessor The iPod Touch 5th generation has come a long way since the launch of the first generation iPod a few years go. There are several features that I love about this new Touch. My quick impressions so far after having used it for just under a week.FORM FACTOR – The Touch is thinner than iPhone 5 though still has the same 4-inch retina display. The overall experience is significantly better using this device compared to the Touch 4. I was pretty happy with my Touch 4, but now looking at it after playing with the Touch 5, it just seems small! The 5 is thinner and lighter than even the iPhone 5. Very slick.BODY – The back is anodized aluminum finish in amazing colors. The matte finish makes it less scratch-prone (at least so far it seems that way) compared to the steel-backed Touch 4. The body is slightly more rectangular and less curved than the 4, making it easier to use the side volume buttons. I honestly don’t think a case is necessary for this device given its beautiful colors and fairly scratch-resistant body, but that again would be entirely a personal decision. Some folks are prone to dropping devices in which case a case is a must. My 2 cents – a transparent case would probably be best which at least allows the beauty of the device to come through. Putting on a thick black case on this would be doing it severe injustice!CAMERA – The camera is in my opinion one of the best features of the Touch. The Touch has a 5MP camera, which I think is the same as the iPhone though I could be wrong on this. It gives 1080p recording in this slick device, makes me think back of the loaded camcorders we carried and converted tapes to DVDs, and that wasn’t so long ago! The camera, same as the iPhone camera, gives the panoramic option which lets you capture a pretty wide angle shot. I tried this feature only in the house, but due to different lighting in the different areas that I was shooting, the picture didn’t come out so well. I’m sure if taken with correct lighting or outdoors, the panoramic pictures would be spectacular. I wonder if the camera is meant to be the main feature of the Touch that Apple wants to push, given that they included a hand strap with the touch, just like most cameras come with.A5 PROCESSOR – The difference in speed because of the A5 processor is quite noticeable, for the better. It makes the device much faster – for apps, loading videos, etc. For the few apps that I use often, the speed is remarkable.EARBUDS – I don’t use the Apple earphones because they have been uncomfortable for me personally. I tried the new earbuds and these fit much better. Sound quality maybe just about the same, at least I didn’t notice any significant difference. I’m happy using my Bose or Sony headphones with the Touch. The speaker on the iPod is decent for light listening or watching videos. It’s really not meant to give surround sound, but the speakers do their job fine.CONNECTOR – The lightning connector is probably better for charging speeds and data transfer (I guess), but the only good thing that I find about this is that the cable can be inserted either way into the Touch. Unlike the previous 30-pin connector that could only be inserted one way up. One thing to note – and this might have just been me but I did see some reviews earlier to this effect – the USB end of the adapter is probably the same as all USBs. But, for some reason, when I plugged it in to my car charger, it got stuck in it. I struggled for a good 5 minutes to get it out. I had no problems with my 30-pin connector cable with this charger. I later read reviews for the car charger and other folks had mentioned the same thing. Not sure what the issue was, maybe just a few isolated events. But for now I am not using any non-Apple approved charger, even if it is just a USB charger. Another problem I have faced is that when I connect the iPod to the USB jack in my car, there are times when the sound comes through the iPod instead of the car speakers. The iPod is connected and shows “Accessory Connected”. I then have to unlplug the device and plug it back in, and then it works fine. This has happened 2-3 times over the past few days. I’m not sure if this has to do with the lightning cable or the car’s USB port.SOFTWARE – It runs on iOS6 and the speed is amazing. Note that it doesn’t have Google Maps which I sorely miss, but that’s an issue more with iOS6 rather than the ouch itself. Hopefully Apple’s maps will get better :) It has built-in Siri but I don’t use Siri myself so can’t comment on that.It’s hard to compare this with the iPhone because this is not a phone, though you can download Skype or Vonage Mobile and use these apps to turn the Touch into a makeshift phone. I guess it could be compared to other tablets which do pretty much the same thing as the Touch for the most part. A lot of the tablets are cheaper in price, though have less storage…

  2. White Lotus says:

    I Really Like It I’ve had some time to use my 5th Gen iPod Touch (I got the silver) and I like it. On the surface it doesn’t seem like much improvement over my 4th Gen model except it is longer, but after playing around with it I can explain the differences.The 5G is definitely lighter than the 4G. The steel back of the previous model feels archaic compared to the sleek aluminum casing on the 5G. The extra 1/2″ of screen real estate does not sound like much, but being the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S2 I’m accustomed to using a larger screen and I can say that the 4G iPod Touch’s screen was definitely too small. The 5G seems about right, not too big or small. It can be used for one handed operation in portrait mode.The retina screen is better than the 4G Touch which would suffer from yellow discoloration when viewed off angle. The 5G Touch screen does suffer when viewed off angle, but just becomes dimmer and the color does not lose integrity. Looking at other reviews I’ve noticed others have complained about a yellow tint but I have not experienced this. I had pre-ordered the Silver model.The screen actually feels much more responsive and accurate than the 4G. It almost feels like Apple increased the touch sensitivity. Knowing what kind of improvement in technology Apple made, I know that the increase in sensitivity is likely due to improvements in hardware, not software. The layer that receives your touch input is now much closer to the surface, I think this is why the screen feels more responsive.The camera is much improved over the 4G. I can honestly consider using the 5G iPod Touch as a cheap replacement camera. The functionality has improved as well. iOS 6 offers a foolproof Panorama feature that allows you to take Panoramic pictures. My previous phone (HTC Amaze) also had this feature but it was not implemented nearly as well.As you operate the panorama feature, the app will tell you to slow down, move up or down, in order to make the picture. It even shows you in a smaller picture, where the camera is in the process of making the panorama so you can see if you are half way done, or are almost done making the picture. I would say the panorama is close to 270 degrees, not quite a 360 degree panorama.Also improved is the ability to share pictures on the fly (if you have wifi connection). You can click on the picture, then share, then compose the email. A window will pop up telling you how large the email message is and give you options to scale down the image so that it will not take up so much space, a very nifty feature indeed. Another nice touch is you can use the Vol Up/Down button to take the picture which is much more ergonomically friendly.The faster processor has been a blessing. I like to play Virtua Tennis and the 4G iPod Touch was unable to play this game without slowing and freezing up. The 5G Touch has no problems running this game which is a relief. I feel like this device can pretty much take anything I throw at it. I am playing a game of ‘Words With Friends’. I downloaded it for my Galaxy S2 phone and my iPod Touch. The iPod Touch’s version looks much better, the tiles are actually transparent so you can see if a Triple Letter or Double Word was used or not. The tiles for Android system are solid so you can’t see anything underneath them.The Lightening connector makes it easier to plug and recharge. It doesn’t matter which way you plug it in, it will work. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the other end of the cable which is a USB interface. That interface can only be plugged in one way.The included earbuds are not so good and I’m going to Ebay mine. They are definitely an improvement over the previous earbuds. At the end of the day, I still prefer my Sony’s in-ear headphones. They (the Apple earbuds) sound a bit hollow to me I think because they don’t fit quite right in my ears. Of course your ears are shaped differently from mine, so you might have a completely different experience.As an mp3 player this iPod Touch excels. I just need to order an armband from Ebay. I have compared the sound quality between this one and the 5th generation iPod (not Touch) as well as my Galaxy S2 phone. The iPod Touch 5G sounds much stronger and detailed across the music spectrum, there is no comparison. I don’t know what they put inside the iPod Touch to make it sound better, but it definitely sounds better than any other portable device I currently own.I have purchased an inexpensive wireless bluetooth adapter and connected it to some portable Bose speakers. I listen to music, play games, and watch movies through my iPod Touch in my bedroom because I find the small built-in speaker to be lacking in oomph. The sound quality is very good and satisfying and being wireless is awesome.The built in speaker for the 5G iPod Touch is decent, don’t get me wrong. It’s just one…

  3. Scott Showalter says:

    The Sleek and Highly-Refined New iPod Touch Simply Cannot Be Touched It’s been nearly two years since the release of the last truly new iPod touch, but has that two years been worth the wait? The answer is a resounding YES! The iPod touch is still not perfect though. Where it could see some improvement is in Apple’s native camera and photo apps. (See section titled “Camera and Photography” for details.)I’m no Apple fanboy, just a gadget fan in general. I retain fandom of a wide range of mobile devices, not just Apple’s, but I have to admit, when it comes to non-phone touchscreen media devices, Apple still takes the cake …and the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). The handful of iPod touch competition simply cannot compare, even after a two-year hiatus prior to a newer, even more spectacular model.I’ll take you hands-on with the new iPod touch, plus I’ll share from my past four years of iPod touch ownership altogether, especially for those who haven’t yet owned (or been slave to) this ‘vice.My review tends to run long, so I’ve organized information by section, with headings, to make it more helpful for those just looking for specific info. I’ve tried to cater my review towards both those familiar with technology like this, as well as those not too technically savvy, but sometimes tech-speak is unavoidable. If there’s anything you don’t quite understand, or if there’s something you want to know about that I haven’t covered, I encourage you to participate in a discussion by asking any questions in the comments for this review.Finally, in hopes of making this the most helpful iPod touch review on Amazon, I’ll also reveal a treasure trove of info on how you can legitimately download tons of quality apps and games for free! (See “Downloading Apps and Games” for details.)Now, let’s quickly cover what’s new, and what each means for you.===== What’s New =====+ Faster dual-core A5 processor (1GHz) – twice as fast; 7x faster graphics processing for gaming+ 512MB memory – double the memory for maximum fun and multitasking+ Taller 4″ Retina display – 1136 x 640 resolution packed into a 326ppi pixel density for near-widescreen viewing (in landscape orientation)+ 15% larger battery – 3.44 Whr/930 mAh plays 7 hrs of video & 40 hrs of audio+ 5MP iSight camera (rear) – take 20x higher-res photos, or 1080p video, now with LED flash & image stabilization+ 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera (front) – 4x higher-res photos or 720p video+ Wireless N (dual band) – connect faster to a wider variety of routers with 802.11n support+ Lightning dock cable – smaller, more versatile connector to charge your iPod and transfer data with+ Siri included – now speak your iPod touch to life with this beloved virtual assistant (over WiFi)+ 5 New Colors – personalize your iPod more than ever with new color options+ Thinner, lighter than ever – barely noticeable in any pocket, but especially shirt pockets+ New ‘EarPods’ – hear your tunes, videos and other audio in unmatched comfort and qualityApple has once-again revolutionized the iPod we have grown to love. In exchange for these new features, you do sacrifice the option of a smaller 16GB capacity (and associated smaller price), but what’s new is well worth the cost, in both price and sacrifice.If you’re new to the iPod touch, and are debating whether to buy old or new, the previous model is certainly a viable lower-cost alternative, but not by much (if comparing by capacity). If you want a 16GB model, you’ll have to stick with the prior model. However, the new 32GB model is well worth the couple extra presidents you’ll spend, plus 32GB is really the minimum iPod touch capacity I can comfortably recommend.===== The Lines are Still Blurry =====Two years ago, the lines began to blur between the iPhone and the iPod touch (frequently called an iPhone without the phone), when a new iPod touch was introduced with a Retina display, two cameras (rear and front-facing), 3-axis gyroscope, wireless-N and a faster processor to boot. Two years later, Apple is confirming their dedication to keeping the iPod touch relevant and in step with its iPhone counterpart, by giving the new iPod the same 4″ retina display and 512MB of memory, along with a higher quality iSight camera and native support for panoramic photos. Just a few iPhone features remain missing in the iPod touch, besides the obvious phone: true GPS hardware, a magnetometer (compass) and matching processor and rear-camera quality (8MP instead of 5MP, though 5MP is far superior than the prior model’s 0.5MP!).===== iOS vs Android =====Apple has held the top spot for non-phone multitouch mobile media devices since the iPod touch first arrived with iOS, the iPhone’s operating system (OS). Other non-phone mobile devices do exist running other operating systems like Google’s Android OS, but you don’t often hear…

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