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The latest iPod touch is not just the thinnest and lightest to date, it’s the best looking too, thanks mainly to its case made of the same anodised aluminium as Apple’s MacBook Air, giving it both style and sturdiness. The screen is bigger and better too, the 4-inch retina display being the same as that of the iPhone 5, with a 1136 x 640 pixel resolution at 326ppi. This improved screen makes the iPod touch great for game playing, especially when you factor in its new Dual Core A5 Chip, which makes this the fastest iPod touch to date.
The new iPod touch’s two cameras are significantly better than its predecessor. The 1.2mp front facing camera is a vast improvement over the old 0.3mp on the 4G, shooting stills at 1280 by 960 pixels and video at 1280 by 720 pixels. At 5mp, the iSight camera is much better too, and is capable of 1080p HD video recording and still images at 2592 by 1936 pixels. However, it’s not just in terms of resolution this camera is better than the iPod touch 4th generation. The images are sharper, colour accuracy is much improved and it performs significantly better in low light conditions. Also, for the first time, it comes with an LED flash which is a welcome addition.
Essentially, the iPod touch does everything the iPhone 5 does, apart from the ability to make calls. So you get access to over 100,000 apps, WiFi web browsing, email, Skype, music, podcasts, gaming, reading, videos, FaceTime, messages, pictures and Siri – Apple’s personal assistant and knowledge navigator. You can also use AirPlay, where you can stream whatever is on the screen of your iPod to your HDTV via an Apple TV. Battery life is impressive, offering up to 40 hours of music, and up to 8 hours of video.
Bundled with Apple’s new EarPods and coming in six colours (slate, silver, pink, yellow blue and red) the new iPod touch is a seriously stylish and desirable piece of kit, especially for the youth and teenage markets, who may not be able to afford an iPhone 5. Indeed, it will appeal to anyone who is unwilling to pay £500+ to purchase an unlocked device and who doesn’t need the call facilities of the iPhone 5.
Starting at £249 for the 32 GB version and £329 for the 64GB version, the iPod touch is a little expensive, especially considering it’s a WiFi only device, with no 3G or 4G. The camera, whilst much improved, still isn’t as good as the iPhone 5’s, and the inclusion of Apple’s new lightening connector means the additional purchase of an adaptor if you have existing 3rd party accessories.
The fifth generation iPod touch comes highly recommended, but for those on a budget, alternatives include its predecessor, which you can still buy new, or for those who just need music, there’s the new iPod nano or the iPod classic to consider.
Still a relatively new product, used 5th gen iPod touches typically sell for between £190 – £220.