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Apple iPod touch 16 GB (1st Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Apple
3.6 out of 5 stars 260 customer reviews
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  • This player is the iPod touch, not the Apple iPhone.Upgrade your player with the iPhone 2.0 Software Update for iPod touch via iTunes for an additional fee.
  • 16 GB of storage provides approximately 3,500 songs; includes earphones, USB cable, dock adapter/connector, polishing cloth, and stand
  • Battery life provides up to 22 hours of music and up to 5 hours of video
  • Music downloads straight from iTunes; surf the web with Wi-Fi using the 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display
  • What's in the box:iPod touch, Earphones, USB 2.0 cable, Dock adapter, Polishing cloth, Stand, Quick Start guide
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  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model Number: MA627LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 16 GB
  • Color: Black
  • Supported Audio Format: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)//Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)//MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)//MP3 VBR//Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)//WAV//AIFF
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The iPod touch features Apple's revolutionary multi-touch user interface that enables you to find and enjoy all of your music, videos, and more on its gorgeous widescreen display with just the touch of a finger. First introduced on iPhone, the multi-touch interface uses pioneering new software to present the perfect user interface for each application.


The iPod touch features Apple's revolutionary multi-touch user interface that enables you to find and enjoy all of your music, videos, and more on its gorgeous widescreen display with just the touch of a finger. First introduced on iPhone, the multi-touch interface uses pioneering new software to present the perfect user interface for each application.

Glide through albums with the iPod touch's amazing Cover Flow technology. View iPod touch dimensions.

Browse the Web with the included Safari browser. Or fire up a YouTube video and enjoy the show.

The iPod touch responds to your movements; turn it sideways and your video is presented in widescreen mode.

Incredibly thin at just 8 millimeters.
The iPod touch also includes Wi-Fi wireless networking, the first on any iPod, and three amazing applications that use it: Safari, the most advanced browser on any mobile device, lets you wirelessly view web pages just as they look on your computer, and features Google Search or Yahoo! oneSearch; Apple's YouTube application lets users wirelessly watch over 10 million free videos from the Internet's most popular video website; and the new iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store lets you wirelessly browse, preview and buy songs and albums from the most popular online music store in the world. And to top it all off, the iPod touch is an unbelievable eight millimeters thin.

If a picture says a thousand words, think of what all the album art in your collection might say. With Cover Flow on iPod touch, you can flick through your music to find the album you want to hear. And when you do, a quick tap of the cover flips it over to display a track list. Another tap starts the music.

The 3.5-inch display gives you video like nothing you've seen before on a portable device. Watch your favorite movie. Catch up on television shows, anywhere. Enjoy video podcasts. Play music videos. All using multi-touch technology that lets you bring up onscreen controls and go widescreen (or back to full screen) with a tap.

iPod touch holds up to 20,000 photos you sync via iTunes. Flick to scroll through thumbnails. Tap to view full screen. Rotate for landscape format. Or perform some sleight of hand by opening two fingers to zoom in. You can even play slideshows, complete with music and transitions. Set any photo as your wallpaper to personalize your iPod touch...with a touch.

With Apple's Safari browser built in, iPod touch is the only iPod that gives you wireless access to the web, everywhere you go. See websites the way they were designed to be seen. Sync your bookmarks or add a few as you go. Search the web using the touchscreen keyboard. Zoom in and out by tapping the multi-touch display.

Got a bit of a YouTube addiction? iPod touch feeds it from anywhere with a special YouTube player built right in. Watch featured videos, check out the most viewed, search for something specific, then bookmark your favorites for future reference. It's all the fun of YouTube--pocket-size.

iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
With iPod touch, you can discover new music anywhere. Built-in wireless capability gives you access to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, where you can buy songs with a tap. Browse New Releases, What's Hot, and Just Added lists. Or find exactly what you're looking for with a quick search. Tap a song to preview it or tap Buy to purchase it. From anywhere.

Starbucks Music
You walk into a Starbucks. Order your latte. While you wait, you hear a song wafting from the loudspeakers. You love it. So you get out your iPod touch and buy it over Wi-Fi. Just like that. The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on iPod touch tells you what's playing in select Starbucks and lets you buy it along with other featured Starbucks content. So you can sip, shop, and listen.

Read Kindle Books on the iPod touch

Read Kindle books on your iPod touch.

  • 230,000 books, including more than 109 of 112 New York Times® Bestsellers.
  • Buy a book on your PC or Mac and get it auto-delivered wirelessly to your iPod touch.
  • No Kindle required.
  • All New York Times® Bestsellers and new releases are $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Free book samples--read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
  • Books you purchase also can be read on a Kindle.
  • If you own a Kindle, Amazon automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices with Whispersync.
  • Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle.

> Learn more about the Kindle for iPod touch application.

iPod touch features the same revolutionary interface as iPhone. Built to take full advantage of the large 3.5-inch display, the multi-touch interface lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch, or zoom in and out on a section of a web page. And iPod touch features a touchscreen QWERTY keyboard perfect for browsing the web in Safari, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, entering calendar events, or adding new contacts.

Ambient Light Sensor
The iPod touch display has an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness to suit the ambient light in your surroundings. The result? A better experience for you and battery-saving efficiency for iPod touch.

An accelerometer detects when you rotate iPod touch from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width of a web page, your music in Cover Flow, or a photo in its proper aspect ratio.

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Technical Details

Brand Name Apple
Item Weight 4.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 6 x 3.5 x 2 inches
Origin Made in USA and Imported
Item model number MA627LL/A
Power Source Type Battery
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2;Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2;Apple MacOS X 10.4.10
Number of Items 1

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Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 260 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #705 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 Players & Accessories > MP3 Players
#1,324 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 Players & Accessories > MP3 Player Accessories > Cases
Shipping Weight 11.2 ounces
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Date First Available January 30, 2007

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I'd like to make one thing clear from the beginning: this device is the best portable media player I've held to date (I received mine on Sept 25th). *This* is how it should be done. That doesn't mean that it can't be improved (this review shows a number of misses), but in the iPod Touch so many good things come together the right way, it's embarassing how clumsy suddenly all the other devices seem (other iPods included). I have extensive experience with a myriad of other players (I own(ed) *lots* of those: Nomad, iRiver, Zen, Rio, iPods, Zune) and now that I'm holding it, it's blindingly obvious how much better the new interface works. I am really happy with this iPod. Still, there are some annoyances, idiosyncracies and downright silly limitations in this device.

So, let's begin:
First - unless you've recently held a new 'Nano', you won't belive how thin the Touch is. The glass surface feels different from my iPod Classic (yeah, I'm a *serious* MP3 player addict, and have that one, too). I can't really put my finger on it (it's hard to resist puns like that), but it feels somewhat softer when tapping it with your finger nail. Surprisingly (for me at least) the Touch does not respond to finger nails - you need to touch the surface with your finger's skin. This can initially be confusing when you are used to pressure-sensitive touch-screens, and can become difficult when using the virtual keyboard. The touch-sensitive font plate has (so far) proven to be scratch-resistant (i've been carrying it around in my pocket for the past three days).
In my hand it feels surprisingly hefty (sonsidering it's sleekness), and it is noticeably longer than the Classic. Like most other iPods, the Touch has a polished backside that magically attract fingerprints.
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I've had my iPod Touch for over two weeks. I was one of the lucky people who happened to be at an Apple Store on September 13 when a few iPods arrived for sale. I bought an 8GB iPhone that same day, so I've had two weeks to use both. Essentially the iTouch is the iPhone less the phone.

The beauty of the iTouch is that it's essentially the same size as its 30GB predecessor. It's perhaps a tad longer, a little narrower, and definitely thinner. The defining difference is that instead of a small screen and the clickwheel with the 30GB you have basically all screen with the iTouch.

I own a 30GB video iPod that I've used for numerous trips overseas. I didn't mind the small screen, but always wished for something bigger. The iTouch screen is wonderfully big and exceptionally crisp. My 2 year old daughter could only bear the original iPod screen for 5 minutes before asking to watch on my computer or the TV. She really loves watching her shows on 'her' iPod! Also regarding the screen, I have to say that I love turning the iTouch to watch widescreen.

The touchscreen works very well. The scrolling and 'pinching' features are really cool.

I was somewhat skeptical about the keyboad. Admittedly it took me a while to grow accustomed to tapping on it. As a side note, I should say that for some reason the iTouch's keyboard has been more responsive than my iPhone's pad.

I've tried the iTouch's wireless access at home and various other places. It works great. Youtube runs nicely on the iTouch.

I recently upgraded my iTouch to 1.1.1 adding iTunes. The iTunes interface is much simpler than the desktop version, but it works well. I recently bought a song on iTunes using my iTouch.
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The first determination you make is - is the video playback and touchscreen worth $400? I say yes.

Video playback was excellent - I rip DVD's via Handbrake to MP4 then import into iTunes - playback on the iTouch is impressive. Colors and blacks are excellent.

In addition, I purchased a few TV shows on iTunes, which played back with no problem.

Unlike other reviewers, I didn't notice a difference between the iTouch and the other iPods I have (4GB nano, 8GB nano, 80 GB video) when it came to playing back music. The music sounded just as good on the iTouch as the other iPods. I have ripped my CD collection at Apple Lossless and I am using Shure e3c earphones.

Touchscreen - the touchscreen is a gadget lovers dream - I can spend hours flipping through album covers - zooming in on photos, web pages - it is just fun. I don't miss the click wheel at all.

Surfing the web - surfing the web is somewhat of a mediocre experience - yes its a small device, etc etc... but I found the response a little slow - I have 802.11g at my house, so I expected a little quicker response - some web pages were quick, but others took several seconds to load - web pages with low graphics were easy to navigate (NY Times) - while others with lots of graphics (ESPN) the iTouch seemed to have a problem with - especially when it came to zooming in to see a link in a title bar - however, as mentioned, zooming in and navigating on low graphics pages was very easy. Overall, surfing the web was still a fun experience.

Syncing - the iTouch synced with my Mac mini with no problem - calendar, and contacts were all there - so were the pictures or movies I chose.

Why only 4 stars?
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