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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2012
I went from a 3rd generation ipod to an ipod touch because I ran out of memory on my old one. This product is excellent. Almost like a smart phone without the cost of owning one.
Display: impressive. Crisp and bright.
Internet: connects to wifi. I can go online at work, at home, in hotspots, no problem.
Movies: Great. Excellent quality because of the retina display. Almost better than watching on my laptop. Tells you which episodes you've watched and which ones you've watched only parts of. Starts playback where you left off.
Apps/Games: Wide selection of free games and apps. Watch stuff on Netflix (if you already have an account), use Safari to browse the web, play free games, download moviefone to save your favorite theaters and check showtimes, etc. Very useful and entertaining. They also have a really convenient way to link all of your e-mail accounts. They are updated automatically and when you have new mail the ipod prompts you. USE IM+ to chat. Messages show up over whatever else you're doing.
iBooks: Read books online. Hand-held readers aren't my thing, but it's a nice feature.
Photos: Cameras are ok. Front camera better than back camera but convenient. Didn't buy this thing expecting it would be an SLR.
Battery: lasts approximately 4 hours if you use it heavily, with the screen on full brightness, switching between apps and/or watching a tv show or movie. Drains faster if you play games. If you're just listening to music, lasts longer.
Memory: I have 30gb of music. The 64gb was a good decision, I think. Will probably last me a good 5 or more years. Apps and photos take up negligible space. Movies take up more but I delete things after I watch them.
Speaker: very good. If you want to play your music or watch your video without headphones, the sound quality is pretty loud and decent.
As for the packaging, I don't know what all these other reviews are about. Ipod arrived brand new, packaged tightly.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with this product. It crashes very infrequently. I notice it crashes more when I'm using apps that have bugs in them. Otherwise, works beautifully. Would recommend this product to anybody.