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The Apple iPod Touch 32GB 4th Generation is a handheld video and music player, PDA(Personal Digital Assistant), and portable game console that is designed, manufactured and marketed by Apple. Even though it isn't a smartphone, its OS and design are very similar to those on the iPhone. It adds GUI with multi-touch to Apple's iPod series.
Design and Features
Apple iPod Touch keeps all the main features that have, over the years, turned the iPod into a legendary device. Features such as photos, video, music playback, games, podcasts and audio books are a few core features. It has also included a lot of the marquee elements from the iOS environment, like FaceTime video calling, HD camcorder, iCloud support, and iMessages.
The design of the Touch is similar to the design of the iPhone 4. It is 2.3 inches in width, 4.3 inches in height and 0.3 inch in thickness, and weighs around 102 grams, making this both compact and light. The Touch has a speaker integrated into the device's bottom edge behind a small grille. It also has a 3.5mm jack and standard feature dock connector. The camera is placed on the upper-left corner of the phones back panel while the front camera has been placed positioned under the glass and above the screen.
The capacitive-touch screen with Retina display technology and the physical Home button complete the visual offerings of this iPod Touch 4th Generation. Its curved design also ensures that it comfortably rests inside the palm of your hands. Hardware features of the iPod Touch 4th Generation include an A4 processor, 3.5 inch Retina display, back camera with 720p (30fps) video recording support and front VGA camera. Gaming also does well on the Touch due to the additional 3-axis gyro sensor, A4 performance boost and improved display. But if you are considering serious gaming like Assassin's Creed, Madden NFL and Mirrors Edge, it would be worth it to invest in a backup external battery pack.
The iPod Touch offers impressive core video and music playback capabilities by syncing from your iTunes on your PC or Mac. You can also download directly to your Touch from the iTunes store. Beyond iTunes, you can also transfer any unprotected AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAV or Apple Lossless audio file to your Touch. The iTunes software will also transcode the WMA files into a format that is compatible. Similarly video compatibility has also been maximized to include support for most common formats.
The battery in your Touch allows more than 7 hours on video or 40 hours on audio according to iPod touch review and is thus, this iPod battery has the highest endurance in history. The sound quality is quite good and similar to that in the older models.
The 4th Generation iPod Touch Malaysia price varies from RM 849 at the lowest up to RM 1049 at the highest. This might seem to be too steep a price to pay for a music or video player. But, when you consider Apple’s iconic design sensibilities, impressive sound quality and brilliant built quality in its devices, you will understand the reason for this level of pricing. With the great collection of iOS apps and iPhone like features, such as FaceTime video calling, HD recording, and Retina display, the iPod Touch is quite a steal at this price. Considering the amount of features present in the device and the low pricing of RM 849, the iPod Touch 4th Generation definitely packs value for money.
Pros and Cons
- Great features
- Easy to navigate
- Stylish design
- Big storage capacity
- Quite expensive
- The battery does not last long