Apple iPod touch 8GB Review

Apple iPod touch 8GB

The Apple iPod Touch 8GB is far more than an MP3 player, it’s more like having a mini, portable computer that can also allow you to play music on the go as well as access to a wealth of applications designed to enhance your life be it for work or play.

The iPod Touch includes Apple’s latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 5 which is jam-packed with useful features such as iMessage, Notification Centre, Newstand, iCloud and much, much more. You can access all of your favourite social networking sites over the built-in Wi-Fi connection that allows you to connect at home or at wireless hotspots on the go.

The iPod Touch also has two built-in cameras, one at the front and one at the back, which is perfect for using with FaceTime and making video calls over the internet. This can be used to contact anyone who has an Apple device and uses FaceTime and is accessed with a simple tap to the screen.

The display on the iPod Touch is little short of amazing, thanks to the unique Retina display which has a pixel density so high that you will be unable to discern individual pixels and makes for an incredibly crisp display perfect for games, movies and photos. The screen is very intuitive and scrolls smoothly between pages or screens with no lag at all.

Let’s not forget what the iPod was originally made for though: music. The iPod touch offers incredible clarity of sound and an easy to use navigation system that can be scrolled through with just a flick of your finger.

Genius is a great feature that automatically searches your music library and finds songs that sound good together. It then compiles a playlist especially for you and makes new mixes that you would never have dreamed of creating, for a totally new music experience.

You’ll never lose any of your apps or music either as iCloud can automatically back up all of your important data and store it in the cloud, so no matter what happens; your important files are only ever a download away.

There are far too many features to the iPod Touch to list here, but suffice to say that this nifty little device will never have you bored. It’s so feature-packed that there is always something to keep you busy with this device and all whilst you listen to your favourite songs.

Apple iPod Touch 8GB specifications:

  • Display: 3.5” widescreen multi-touch display, 960x640p
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
  • Camera: Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi, video recording up to 30 fps with audio
  • Audio: supports AAC, protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • System requirements: Apple ID, internet access, Mac OSX v10.5.8 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP Home or Pro with SP3 or later, iTunes 10.5 or later
  • Battery: Built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, up to 40 hours music playback or 7 hours video, fast charge 2 hours, full charge 4 hours
  • Dimensions: 111.0x2.58.9x0.28mm (HxWxD)
  • Weight: 101g