iPod Touch Product Review and Recommendation

Apple iPod touch
The original, first-generation iPod touch. image copyright Apple

The iPod touch is widely referred to as the iPhone without the phone. That’s because the iPod touch has almost all of the iPhone’s features except for a cellular connection, meaning that it doesn’t offer nationwide connections to the Internet. Still, with its big screen, WiFi connection, and variety of storage capacities, if you like the features of the iPhone, but don’t want to pay its price tag or mobile phone commitment, give the iPod touch a look.

The iPod touch may be an indication of where Apple is taking the iPod line: instead of a small device focused on music playback with some video features added to it, the iPod touch may signal that Apple is envisioning the iPod growing into a full portable media player. These devices tend to include large storage capacities, big screens, and WiFi to connect to networks.

The iPod touch has all of these things, and it can get up to 128GB of storage. The key difference here is that the touch uses flash memory, which is lighter and thinner than the hard drives sometimes used in other portable media players. The touch comes in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models as of 2016, an upgrade from the previous 8-16-32 choices.

Apple rates the iPod touch as offering 40 hours of audio playback and 8 hours of video.

The touch features the biggest screen in the iPod line up at 4 inches and sports a retina display for high-quality graphics. Like the iPhone, it can play video horizontally and allows you to scroll through your music library in both standard and CoverFlow modes.

The front-facing and rear-facing cameras offer users the ability to utilize apps like FaceTime to communicate with others, and this applies to iPhone and Mac users as well. Even the Messages app works over wifi, and all Apple users can communicate with each other via their Apple ID sign-in. 

Read these reviews to get more information about the iPod touch.

CNet – 8.7 out of 10