I really was looking forward for the arrival of my touch 4th gen. I was a bit miffed when it transpired that the screen was not ips. I have all generations of the touch and really liked the design but felt the display technology ws lacking. The viewing angles I could live with ( they really are quite poor) but the contrast ratio is a joke, very poor. If you are looking at a movie late at night , it becomes apparent how bad the contrast is. I have a multitude of other players , archos 5 android, cowon j3, zune HD and each one of them has a far superior screen for viewing video. To be honest I'm a bit gutted as I thought this was going to be a great step forward, the retina display looks great for browsing, music etc, but for video it is muddy ( due to the dire black levels) , sorry to say i'll be shipping this unit back. On a positive note, the a4 processor is very fast and browsing is very snappy.