Far faster than previous model, Bright screen, Solid camera performance
There's a new iPod touch on the block and, in many of the ways that most matter, it's a doozy. While it's tempting to compare it to a phone-less iPhone 5-particularly given its similar height, weight, thickness, and Lightning connector-the iPod touch is a device intended for a different audience. An audience that skews younger than the iPhone's and one that desires a cool media and game player that can stand on its own rather than feel like an iPhone's hobbled sibling.
Design is the best yet, light and compact, amazing screen
When it comes to a device to play music and video, you can't really ask for more than the iPod touch delivers. This is the best screen on any media device of its size, there's decent storage capacity on both models and the graphical power means this can play games that look as impressive as any handheld games console. It's a bit of a clich, but the iPod touch really is a fantastic little gadget.
iOS 6 improvements, Very thin and light, Better earphones
We'd say the iPod touch 5th Generation makes a pretty convincing argument for small form factor devices, especially for kids who might find larger devices cumbersome to hold. Even for adults, 7-inch and larger tablets are too big to pop into your pocket, so the touch has a purpose. It's small enough to take anywhere with you and discrete enough that you can use one without drawing unnecessary attention to yourself. It's safer than flashing a larger tablet about on the Tube, for example.
Beautifull designed, Bigger, bolder display
As a device, the Apple iPod Touch 5G is outstanding. There are a few subjective things that may bother people, such as the Touch Loop, and the light body. iOS 6 is also problematic for some - Maps is still an issue, and the Apple ecosystem is still adapting to the wholesale changes in the new operating system.
For what it's worth, the new iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are both excellent alternatives.
Front and rear cameras are particularly big jumps over prior
If you were planning to rush out to the store to buy an iPod touch, our advice would be to hold off on a purchase until Apple officially reveals its smaller-sized iPad, which will likely deliver superior value at similar prices. However, there is a very legitimate difference between pocket-sized and tablet-sized devices that raw dollars and cents calculations won't capture, and the question of what you really want to use and carry around every day should be paramount in your considerations.
High quality build, Excellent design
Calling previous iPod Touches as iPhones without the phone part is an exaggeration. The iPT5 is more worthy of that statement thanks to its high-quality build, excellent design, amazing display and a very capable camera. With that said it's easy to sum up its capabilities -the 5th generation iPod Touch is the REAL iPhone without the phone functionality. If you want to take advantage of iOS and the App Store but not ready for a full iPhone experience, I definitely recommend getting this.
Lightest, slimmest iPod Touch yet, excellent screen, improved camera, great range of apps
It's a shame the cheaper versions have gone, but despite its considerable price tag, the latest iPod touch still offers good value for money, with a terrific screen, excellent syncing possibilities through iTunes and an unsurpassed range of available apps.
Best Nano Yet
Upon unboxing I noted that the unit was exceptionally thin with a nice feel to it. The user interface is Apple easy (as is usually the case with Apple) and I was able to get it up and running in a few minutes. I did note that no charger is included with the Nano but the Lightning connector does have a USB plug which works fine in my existing charger blocks.
Slim body, Responsive touchscreen, Easy to use interface
The 2012 iPod nano 7th generation doesn't have the chops to make the same impact as a new iPod touch or iPhone 5. Its screen isn't great in some respects, it's a bit expensive and it doesn't do all that much. However, it's so much of a joy to use on a day-to-day basis that we can learn to accept most of its limitations. Strong design and Apple's excellent UI are enough to mitigate this partly underwhelming redesign.
New home button and longer screen offer a familiar smartphone-style interface
The seventh-generation iPod Nano is a fine product, but we're not entirely sure who it's for. It comes across like a breeding experiment between an iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch. The kid is cute, but we think most people will be better served by its parents.
For fitness types, the physical controls, simplicity, clip-on design and AU$55 price of the iPod Shuffle make it seem like the better deal.
Larger screen makes Multi-Touch much more usable than with previous model
Those who loved the previous iPod nano's built-in clip and square shape - especially folks who used the nano as a clip-on workout companion or a makeshift wristwatch - will lament the latest model's taller, clipless design. But as handy (or, if you will, hands-free) as that clip was - and for many people it might be useful enough for Apple to consider a similar product separate from the nano line - dropping it let Apple make the new iPod nano remarkably thin and light.
Good capacity, great design, sounds ace, FM radio is brilliant, Nike+ sync, lovely screen
If we were really feeling picky, we could say that the nano is a bit too expensive. And, we suppose, compared to other products, it might be a bit more pricey. But you get the Nike+ facilities built-in, there's the radio and brilliant video playback and it looks and sounds great.
Bluetooth, Multi-touch, Nike+ Fitness built-in, FM Radio built-in
An improvement on last year's iPod nano, mainly thanks to the inclusion of video playback. We found the general design and shape more pleasing too, and we can live without the clip that the last generation had - the nano is so lightweight that slipping it into a pocket while exercising is easy.
Of course, if you haven't got a free pocket in your exercise hear you may have to invest in a case that attaches it to your body in some way.
Very thin and light, 2.5in screen, improved headphones
The new nano has a bigger screen than its predecessor making it a much better bet for video watching. It makes sorting and playing your music easy when you're on the move, and it sounds even better thanks to the new EarPod earphones. The new power/sync port will be a nuisance if you like to use it with an iPod dock (you'll need an adaptor) but otherwise it's an excellent addition to the range.
Good for the Price, but Would NOT Recomend
As for the player itself, the button clicks are loud and the sound quality is remarkably bad, unless (at least for me) you don't plug the headphones in all the way. In addition, the songs play in the order that they are in on the card and there is no way to switch it into a shuffle mode.
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