New iPod touch 4G (4th gen) First Impressions
Apple’s annual music event did not really surprise us, almost all rumors and leaks reported were confirmed to be true when Steve Jobs introduced the new iPod lineup for the Holiday season. As reported earlier the new iPod touch 4G was expected to feature two cameras, gyroscope, A4 processor and retina display.
When Apple thinks about making a product “even better” they often change the design and add all the advanced features they have to offer. The new iPod touch is thinner than the previous generation models even though it manages to integrate two cameras and offers better battery life.
According to Apple previous gen iPod touch was the “funnest iPod ever” and now the fourth gen model tries to offer “all kinds of fun” The new iPod touch is powered by the same processor which iPhone 4 uses and even features a three-axis gyroscope. During the special music event Steve Jobs announced that the iPod touch surpassed the sales of iPod nano making it the best selling iPod and now it is also the “#1 portable gaming device”
Apple understands that users love the ability to play their favorite music, browse the internet and keep themselves entertained with high quality games. Apple’s custom A4 processor, gyroscope and retina display will offer enhanced gaming experience which would make it a must have device for anyone who loved any previous gen iPod touch model.
During WWDC 2010 when Steve Jobs announced the new iPhone 4 with FaceTime he also added that Apple will be shipping more than 10 million FaceTime enabled devices by the end of this year. FaceTime would only become popular if more people use it and now even the new iPod touch 4G enables you to video call over Wi-Fi.
The new iPod touch will probably prove to be great for HD video recording at 720p however, users might be disappointed with the camera’s ability to capture stills at less than one mega pixel. Since this is the first iPod touch model to feature a camera we can certainly expect Apple to improve this in the fifth gen iPod touch.
If you are still using second gen iPod touch, the fourth gen would certainly prove to be a great upgrade. And if you recently bought the third gen model you might want to skip this version if you don’t see yourself using FaceTime or enjoying the new retina display.
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