A review of the iPod touch fifth gen

Hello and welcome to my review of the iPod touch  Sit back and relax as I go through the new features in Apple’s latest offering in the PMP market.

If your familia with the iPhone 5 you know what to expect from this device in terms of asthetics.
The same aluminium and glass build carrys over from the iPhone 5.
In either your choice of Black & Slate or White & Sillver colours it’s definitely a head turner.
The same 4 inch retina display @326 PPI graces the front of the device.
Everyone I have shown the touch to is blown away by the clarity and how smooth everything looks. Suffice it to say it’s gorgeous.
One thing you might notice about the touch this time around is how incredibly thin Apple has managed to make the device.
At only 123.4 mm and weighing in at 88Grams this thing all most floats!

Although you do have to wonder how much lighter they can make it for the 6th gen.
All the usuall ports and switches are present with power button up top, the same home button sitting below the display and the volume buttons on the side. Apple has decided to retire the venerable 30-pin dock connector opting for a smaller but still no less proprietary slot it calls lightning all digital 8 pin the new connector is more durable as well as being reversible according to Apple.
That’s little comfort to the legions of people who’s speakers and sound docks have suddenly become obsolete due to this change.
Do you want to use your new BeatBox speakers to rock your girlfriends birthday bash? you’ll have to purchase the 30-pin to lightning adapter from Apple.
When your already paying a starting price of $AU329 to have to purchase the adapter sceems like a slap in the face from Apple a weird move for a company that prides it’s self on customer service.

The FaceTime camera has been upgraded to 720P.
On the back you have a 5MP camera the same one used in the iPhone 4 also we have 1080P video recording with video stabilisation.
As far as software goes nothing new the touch runs iOS 6 and if you have been using an iOS device for a while you’ll fiel right at home.

You can annoy  your friends on Facebook and Twitter   right from the notification centre.
Send iMessages to your fellow iOS users and in general keep yourself amused when out and about.
There’s still no way to have live widgets how long will that weather icon read 22 degrees and sunny?
in conclusion iOS is a very solid mobile OS slick and fast the iOS 6 update isn’t a huge upgrade as iOS 5 was last year but it still brings more than enough tricks to the party.
One can’t help but to speculate if we will see widgets in iOS 7 next year? that’s one area that Google’s Android wins the war against Apple’s mobile oS.

The power comes from a dual-core A5 chip clocked in at 1GHZ ram is a poultry 512MB this chip is 2 years old and it shows having debuted on the iPhone 4S last year.
Some of the more graphic intensive Apps and games did make the device slow down noticeably.
This is one area where the iPhone’s superior processor comes in to play.
But for day to day use this iOS device is plenty snappy enough.
Closing thoughts.
Apple has come out with another fantastic product the touch is the perfict gaming device, music player, and all round best pocket computer.
The only thing that gives me pause is the price starting at AU329 for the 32gb version this is far from an impromptu purchase.
The relatively slow processor is also concerning as iOS devices with slower chips get put to bed quicker by Apple than those with newer chips.
Having said that I’m sure menny people will slip one under the tree this festive season.

4 stars.


lovely display slick design.


slow processor expensive need to purchase extra adapters from Apple if you want to keep using your 30-pin sound devices.

Price as reviewed:

AU329 32GB AU499 64Gb. .


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