Product Reviews (10)
A Perfect PDA for Music Freaks
Strengths: Coverflow intuitiveness; design; functionality; super computer in a slab of metal; omits the crappy phone part
Weakness: Bluetooth and a camera - non-phone users still want to take pictures and exchange files; only 32gb tops...for now
I am a music junkie. I hate scroll wheels because my music collection is well taken care of (LAME MP3 3.97 VBR 4), imbedded album art -- I am browsing through pictures rather than text files. I am busy.
Those statements alone define why this is the first iPod that I haven't got from the refurb store. The Nano was a iPod I could live with because of the technology - namely nike tech. When the Touch got the coverflow interface, I immediately latched on to that same kind of software ingenuity that so pervades the Apple culture. It was a love letter to people who are like me - who know their collections. I love album art and the apple touch acknowledges me. The design is very industrial and it will age well. The touchscreen haptics trumps the scroll wheel because I like to interact with my music. It's already affecting me through hearing and adding just the slight sensation of touch might seem minor in theory but so much more immersive in practice. With the SDK out soon, I know I will get marvelous programs that have been fetted by an apple review. Anything I want in addition to the core components will be there- an open platform for everyone. Finally, I love my phones to be separate. When phone tech gets to the level of Asia, then I will get a iPhone. Everything right now is too slow - EDGE included.
Where is the bluetooth and camera? Bluetooth is needed so i can stream my music wirelessly and camera is such a great opportunity to tie in the iLife features. Just give me a little flash and some megapixels. Hopefully when apple release the nano iPhone, it can add these features to the touch. The size might also be a point of contention for some. It's big enough to bring my favorites but not everything but I'm one of the few that likes limit. Again this is where the practicality of technology improvements will soon solve.
This is the first iPod that made me smile again. I don't care much about the video function but I love the speed of the flash disk and coverflow. That alone made this a day one purchase and a sign that Apple is getting it and not being complacent with success.
By sononkyo - Feb 17, 2008
iPod Touch 32gb
Strengths: 32gb of memory. Easy use on Mac/Windows
Weakness: Slow at times
I personally love the products from mac. I have 5 total iPod's. 3 touches, one of each size. I have a 16gb which I gave my girlfriend as our one year anniversary gift, a 8gb which I gave to a friend and my personal 32gb iTouch. It's personally one of the greatest products I've ever had, and it replaced my HP iPaq. I also have 2 of the older 80gb iPods which I use for DJing
By Falcon165O - May 17, 2008
ipod itouch 32gb
Strengths: size ad storage-screen size wi-fi
Weakness: no flash storage adapter-expensive toy
pretty satified with the unit especially the wifi! Great design with a sleek thin body!!!
+ Beautiful 320x480 pixel wide-screen provides pleasing video viewing
+ Turn to the side to view video using the full wide screen width
+ Orientation detection changes view to landscape mode automatically when turning iPod!
+ Enough capacity to finally be worth replacing some of your disk-based players in earnest
+ Brighter screen with great contrast and crisp sharp images
+ Wireless access via 802.11 b/g compliant antenna (hopefully `n' will come soon)
+ Wireless searching and video on mode can be disabled to extend battery life
+ Great interface for Safari web browsing with easy Wifi hotspot setup
+ Headphone jack compatible with standard phones, unlike iPhone
+ New apps work great and give you stocks, maps, email, notes and weather
+ Supports both NTSC and PAL video out
+ Very nice size of 32GB stores good amount of video
By nats1956 - Jun 10, 2008
Strengths: 32 gb of goodess. Wifi, internet browsing, and now the Apps store!
Weakness: Have to pay for upgrade to 2.0 software
love the player, love the wifi and the browser is the best i have seen on any mobile device. One missing ingredient is adobe flash. come on apple get with it. Looking forward to really pushing this device with apple about to launch itouch 2.0 and the apps store
By mmlsv - Jul 10, 2008
Strengths: Nice Interface.
Weakness: Everthing else.
Picked up one of these babies and coulnt be more disappointed.I really should stay away from 1st generation devices.After initial charging,I connected to to my mac and itunes would not recognize the device(i hear this is a common problem)I went through all the hoops(resetting ipod,reinstalling itunes,changing usb ports,etc.) and
after the 3rd reset try it found the device and said please update the software.Well
big mistake ! it tries and said it coulnt update but know the ipod touch wont turn on.Its going back and ill wait for further generations.
Other observations:Wifi strength is very weak and unstable at long range.My Nokia N800 has much better range.Would not recommend for those with larger houses. Anything past 50 ft is asking too much for this device.I founf the web surfing to be rather slow at 50 feet ,much slower than my nokia n800 or my dell pda.
By jimmypowder - Apr 12, 2008
Apple iPod Touch (first generation, 32GB)
THE GOOD: The Apple iPod Touch has a large, video-worthy screen, a cutting-edge interface, and Wi-Fi Internet, e-mail, and music download capabilities. THE BAD: The iPod Touch may cost too much for you, depending on your needs. It has a small capacity for a portable video player. THE BOTTOM LINE: The iPod Touch is a beautiful product, inside and out, but prepare yourself for sticker shock.
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By cnet.com - Sep 17, 2007
A Large iPod Touch let\'s you hold more of what you want.
Apple let's you Touch your way to music and movies in the palm of your hand.
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By BurnWorld.com - Aug 5, 2010
ReviewGist for Apple iPod Touch 32GB MP3 Player - Black
Audio is Average according to 32 MP3 Player experts. -- "Good sound"-tech2.com -- "It supports H.264 and MPEG-4 video and, in audio, AAC, positive in the hand."-smh.com.au -- "no external volume controls or support"-macworld.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Interface, Battery, Image, etc.
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By reviewgist.com - Jan 24, 2010
Apple iPod Touch 1G 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
TestSeek.com has collected 122 expert reviews for Apple iPod Touch 1G 8GB / 16GB / 32GB and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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By testseek.com - Oct 30, 2008
iPod Touch 32GB
IPod Touch 32GB receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.7 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #211 hard drive MP3 player of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's...
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By TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008