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78 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT'S A MEDIA PLAYING DEVICE, NOT A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA!, September 19, 2010
This review is from: Apple iPod touch 32GB Black MC544L/A (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I am going to start off addressing some of the most common complaints that I have read about this device:

1. For those of you that are SO upset about the cameras not being pro-grade, please quit your whining and research a product before you buy it to make sure it's what you want. The iPod touch is a MEDIA PLAYING device and that is what it was created to do best (and it is very good at that). The fact that it now possesses cameras is a pure bonus.

2. Yes, the Retina display has to be viewed straight on rather than strange angles, but why are you trying to view it at strange angles in the first place? This isn't meant to be like a home theater device that people can view from around the room, this is meant for personalized use.

3. Awww, you can't use the built-in speaker to listen to music across the room in a busy room...IT'S LESS THAN A QUARTER OF AN INCH THICK and was meant to be used with headphones for a pure musical experience. People seem to be losing sight of the fact that the iPods are an MP3 player first and foremost. If you want to fill your room with music, GET A STEREO!

Now that I have addessed the complaints that have irked me the most, I will now discuss some of the pros of this device:

1. The Retina display is a definite upgrade over previous models. Reading iBooks and surfing the web looks very nice.

2. The processor is a MAJOR upgrade over previous devices. The combination of the new processor and the Retina display truly takes gaming on this thing to a new level. I play Madden quite a bit, and it hasn't lagged at all and the motions are a lot more realistic than they were on my last iPod touch.

3. Yeah, you can't take pro-grade photographs with this thing, but who cares! It serves the great purpose of taking photos and uploading them to the internet, or just taking fun little snapshots messing around.

In conclusion, there are 3 main points I would like to make while wrapping this up:

1. Use common sense and research this product before you blindly buy it so you are SURE it is what you want it to be. This is first and foremost a media consumption device and is great in that aspect.

2. If you want the quality of the iPhone 4 for less than half the price of the device without a contract, GET REAL! If you want that quality of a device, shell out the $700 instead of $300.

3. If you do buy this device, enjoy the best portable media player in existance.

Thank you for reading and I hope this review gave perspective and clarity.
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Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Sep 20, 2010 4:26:32 PM PDT
D. Aubrey says:
this is a user "opinion", not a review...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2010 8:56:42 PM PDT
Ellen Ripley says:
User reviews are meant to be personal opinions, duh

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 10:04:14 AM PDT
mark says:
at number (3) or plug the ipod into a 2.1 speaker system like I do.

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 11:23:47 AM PDT
SMH says:
You are whining about people whining... quit your whining.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 7:06:01 AM PDT
LgT says:
-If you want a good web browser, use a desktop computer
-If you want good gaming experience, get an xbox360
-If you want a good screen, get a $1000 monitor
-If you want good sound quality, get a Cowon player

See how far that that philosophy can go? Consumers want decent capabilities in a device they can always carry with them, and the piss-poor camera and shabby viewing angles Apple used to cut corners are inexcusable.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 2:38:04 PM PST
Karen says:
Dude, it's called and IPOD touch not a CAMERA touch.
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