- Brand Name: Apple
- Model Number: MA623LL/B
- Digital Storage Capacity: 8 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
Apple iPod touch 8 GB (1st Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 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
- 8 GB of storage provides approximately 1,750 songs; includes earphones, USB cable, dock adapter/connector, polishing cloth, and stand
- 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display; battery life provides up to 22 hours of music and up to 5 hours of video
- New applications include email; maps; and widgets for weather, notes, and stocks
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Music, Movies, and More
Flick through album covers and find your music. Download and watch your favorite movies, rentals, TV shows, and more from the iTunes Store. Tap into thousands of photos. All using incredible multi-touch technology on a beautiful 3.5-inch display.
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, flick through your music to find the album you want to hear. When you do, just tap the cover to flip it over and display a track list. Another tap starts the music. Even view the lyrics while you're listening to the track.
The 3.5-inch display gives you video like you've never seen on a portable device. Watch your favorite movie or rental from the iTunes Store. Catch up on TV shows anywhere. Enjoy video podcasts. Play music videos. All using multi-touch technology. With a tap, bring up onscreen controls to play/pause and view by chapter. Turn your iPod touch to switch between widescreen or full screen.
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.
iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
With iPod touch, discover new music anywhere. Its 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, Genres, and Top 10 songs. Or find exactly what you're looking for with a quick search. Tap a song to preview it, tap Buy to purchase it. Even redeem your iTunes gift cards and gift certificates. All from anywhere you happen to be.
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.
Make the iPod touch Home screen your own. Change what's in the Dock. Rearrange the icons. And make room for even more. You can add up to eight Home screen pages and fill them with Web Clips.
Surf the web. Send email. Get directions and find your location with Maps. Check stocks, weather, and more. iPod touch is not just an amazing iPod. It's the Internet in your pocket.
iPod touch is the only iPod with wireless access to the web. Safari is built in, so you see websites the way they were designed to be seen. Search the web using the touchscreen keyboard. Zoom in and out by tapping the multi-touch display. Switch between portrait or landscape view, depending on how you hold your iPod touch. Sync your bookmarks. Better yet, add them to your Home screen. iPod touch can automatically create a Web Clip on your Home screen from any of your favorite websites. So just one tap takes you directly there.
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.
iPod touch is the first iPod with Mail. And it's the best email you've ever seen on a handheld device. This mail application lets you view rich HTML email with graphics and photos displayed inline, as well as PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel attachments.
Get directions and check traffic with Google Maps. Even find yourself, wherever you are. Using some local Wi-Fi networks (if Wi-Fi is turned on), iPod touch finds your approximate location and gives directions from there. Mark specific locations, find the best route between them, and search for points of interest along the way. With a hybrid map and satellite view, you can see major street names on top of satellite images.
Widgets are small, incredibly handy applications you can use every day. Three of the most useful widgets now live front and center on your Home screen:
Get a five-day weather forecast, including highs and lows, for cities around the world. Save your favorite locations so you can check the weather anytime.
Take notes, make a to-do list, or jot down a reminder using the easy-to-use touch keypad. Then save or email them.
Check your stocks and track the market over one day, one week, one month, three months, six months, one year, or two years.
iPod touch features the same revolutionary interface as iPhone, the most advanced software ever engineered, and state-of-the-art technology. With the multi-touch display, you can control everything using only your fingers. If you rotate your iPod touch from portrait to landscape, the accelerometer automatically changes the way the content is displayed. And with wireless technology, you can connect to the Internet from any Wi-Fi network, anywhere you are.
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, getting directions on a map, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, 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.
Connect to the Internet anywhere there's a Wi-Fi network. Send email from a coffee shop. Surf the web at the airport. Browse, buy, and download music from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at select Starbucks locations or other wireless hot spots in your area. iPod touch finds wireless networks and connects you to the Internet.
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.
Read Kindle Books on the iPod touch
Read Kindle books on your iPod touch.
- No Kindle required.
- Get the best reading experience available on your iPhone or iPod touch.
- No Kindle required.
- Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you.
- Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices with Amazon Whispersync.
- Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle.
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Shop for Books on the Kindle Store on Your iPod touch
- Buy a book from the Kindle Store, optimized for Safari, on your iPod touch or iPhone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly.
- Search and browse more than 275,000 books, including more than 107 of 112 New York Times bestsellers.
- Find New York Times bestsellers and new releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
- Get free book samples; read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
- Books you purchase also can be read on a Kindle.
- Kindle newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not currently available on the iPod touch or iPhone.
What's in the Box
8 GB iPod touch, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, polishing cloth, stand, quick start guide.
Top Customer Reviews
The new software improves the functionality by adding the notes capability, and I even find myself frequently viewing video podcasts - something I never thought I would use.
The most important functions for me in a portable device are calendar, music, notes, photos, and Audible book playback, all of which this iPod handles very nicely. I have also used the maps feature for driving directions - load it up while on the home WiFi network, then the directions are retained for reference - in a much more useful format than if you print out the directions on Google. Just bring along a navigator, as I would not recommend trying to read the iPod while driving. The same applies to paper maps, of course.
On the downside, the battery life has not been great - less than two hours if actively using WiFi.
Now onto the product....simple, sleek, amazing. Set up out of the box could not have been easier. Make sure you have the most updated version of itunes onyour computer, plug in the USB cord and you're up and running. Give it a full 3-4 hour charge first time through. Load up your music, pictures, videos. The software is simplicty defined. If you can use a toaster over, you can use this device. The wi-fi immediatley found my home network (and my neighbor's). Setting up email: simple. Surfing the web: simple. And, oh yeah, using it to listen to music (ostensibly what it is for): a lifting and beautiful experience.
Might as well buy this newer version with the new software loaded. With amazon's discount, it only a few dollars more than the old version without the upgrade after you pay for it and upload it youself. Save yourself the hassle and get the new version.
So you know, this thing will get fingerprinted fast. I got a Griffin leather hard shell case with a protective screen cover for about $20.00. A bit pricey but worth it to protect your investment.
I went with the 8 gig verion for a few reasons and it's more than enough space. I am a music nut...I loaded it with more music that I can digest in two weeks and there's still 3 gigs free. Sure I'll eventually fill it (I guess...) but I really don't mind swapping music out for fresh music thereby making my ipod new and fresh again. I also thought if I somehow lose the thing, I'd be out a lot more money with the 16 or 32 gig version. But honestly, it's more than enough space for me.
The one caveat I discovered the hard way: shut off the wi-fi connection when you're not using it.Read more ›
Edited on 03/03/2008 to add: The Touch continues to impress me. You can't really "save" maps on it - but if you place a bookmark at a location then that area and map scale is preserved to use when you are not on-line. G-mail continues to work like a charm. The Touch has easily replaced my old PDA and offers much more functionality.
However, there is one design oversight that drives me crazy about it - the lack of a play/pause button and volume up/down buttons. With any other MP3 player, if I need to quickly pause, or to adjust the volume, I could just slip my hand in the pocket holding the player, and easily find the button.
On the Touch, you have to first turn on the screen, then look to see where the button you need is, then touch it. This is a MAJOR pain for an MP3 player. This product desperately needs three hardkeys on the side: play/pause, vol up, and vol down. If it had that, I would rate it five stars. But not having those really detracts from my enjoyment of it.
I'm thinking I might have been happier with the Nano.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
we had purchased this iPod knowing that it was used so the expectations weren't very high. we can't connect it to iTunes to sync it to anything, we are unable to open the iTunes... Read morePublished 5 days ago by porschea
Had inscription on back and very little amount of stuff able to download on older versions now a days.Published 21 days ago by crashtestfool
For my purpose, this is an excellent product. Because the keyboard is so small, I do have some problems with it. I have not been able to load my photos to it yet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fr Dn Michael Bishop
received the product today. Can not install any apps because it isn't a high enough safari version yet it claims that there are no updates available.. can not update software. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Was locked up and could not use it. Whomever had it last had a password on it and couldn't remove it when we got itPublished 1 month ago by anita swisher
It doesn't charge and was told would get a return slip and still have nothing so have something that can't be uaedPublished 2 months ago by Shawnna Nelson