iPod Touch Review
Today was just another normal day where Apple introduces a product that changes the world. Steve Jobs and the Apple team have done it again by introducing the iPod Touch, along with major upgrades on the iPod shuffle, iPod Nano, and the classic iPod.
The iPod Touch, which was officially introduced to the public at 10:30 am this morning, looks like an identical replica of the iPhone that was introduced in January. Basically it is the iPhone, but without the phone. The screen is the exact same size as the iPhone, but the Touch is 8mm slimmer and also offers the multi-touch interface. Obviously the main inspiration behind the iPod Touch is music, but this new devise has a lot more to offer than just that.
The most exciting technology on the iPod Touch is the build-in WIFI, which allows you to browse the Internet thanks to the addition of the safari browser. And for all you youtube addicts out there, the WIFI browser allows you to view millions of free streaming videos. Go ahead and take you time watching all of these videos, because the iPod Touch has a life; 22 hours audio, 5 hours video playback.
Now that I’ve reviewed some of the features of the iPod Touch, you might be asking yourself if you’ll have to take out a second mortgage of you house just to afford one. The iPod touch comes in at a resonable price of $299 for the 8GB and $399 for the 16GB. I’m guessing the prices are so reasonable because of the size of the hard drives, but now I’m just being greedy. The next generation of these iPod Touch’s will most definitely come out with more memory.
Now if you thought that was all the new Touch had to offer, then you my friend are sorely mistaken. Along with the WIFI, the iPod Touch has an iTunes WIFI music store. This feature acts exactly like the iTunes store on your desktop, but now you can download and purchase music from your iPod whenever you’d like. And after you do that, the music with automatically sync to you iTunes.
So, I’m not sure about anyone else, but personally, I’m stoked. Besides the minimal hard drive space, this device seems to have anything I could ever want. And when my current iPod has its inevitable hard drive crash, I will be sure to look into the new iPod Touch. The iPod’s should be available for purchase in the next few weeks.
Oh, and as a little side note, which shouldn’t be overlooked by the introduction of the iPod Touch, The Office Season 3 came out on DVD yesterday. Even though I have already downloaded all the episodes through iTunes, this is one of those shows where you HAVE to purchase the box set. For those of you who have not caught on with this show, you should also check out seasons 1 and 2. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!