The fifth-generation iPod touch has just began shipping to retail stores and residential households over the past day, meaning that early first impressions and reviews of the device are already beginning to surface on the web. The Verge has already published a full review of Apple’s newest iPod touch, which is available in a variety of color choices and features a 4-inch Retina display, dual-core processor and 5-megapixel camera. An excerpt from the review by David Pierce:
This year’s iPod touch is the best one ever, without question — Apple updated all the right things, and by giving the touch a big screen and good camera has made this mini tablet a more versatile device than ever. As a gateway drug into the iOS ecosystem, it does a great job of showing off all the iOS 6 features and apps, on a really solid piece of hardware. It’s also a great way to get into the huge iOS ecosystem without putting an expensive data plan on your account — and thanks to iMessage, FaceTime, and Skype, there’s a lot of communicating you can do just over Wi-Fi.