iPod Touch 4 Review

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  1. applefail

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    Ok today i bought an iPod touch 4, and im going to do a review for you guys:

    Design
    The design is okay, but i do not like the back, it loves fingerprints, scratches easily and is generally annoying to use.
    I also think it should have the iPhones backing, but not the iPhone's shape, the iPod is a unique device, and should have its own curved design

    Design Flaws:
    There is only one or two dewsign flaws on the Ipod Touch 4.
    The first is that the Power button is bent on an angle and terribly annoying to use, i have to bend my thumb down just to lock it. (if you have a 4G you'll understand)
    The next design flaw is that the USB connencter port on the bottom of the ipod is 2mm too tight, u have to force the cable in, and i do not like doing that to a brand new iPod :/
    EDIT: it did free up after you plug it in 4 to 5 times.


    Software

    It came with 4.1 so its unjailbroken but it is extremely fast.
    apps exit as soon as you press the home button, and the home screen scrolling is very very fast.

    Facetime:
    Facetime is great. it is free, and hardly uses much download for your WiFi, even when FaceTiming to other Countries. and best of all, it is mostly lag free! But it makes the top of my iPod (around the Rear camera, really hot? is anyone experiencing that?)

    Camera:
    The camera is great, and very high quality, the only problem is, that when u zoom in, and tap to re-focus, it is a little bit pixelated (only a max zoom) but thats O.K considering it is at 5X zoom.

    WiFi
    the new iPod must have a new, better wiFi chip, because i have double the range, than i did in my 2nd Gen and it is also 3 times quicker, when browsing and downloading apps.

    New Volume Buttons:
    i like the new volume buttons so much i made a entire section about them! they are much easier to use and the sound goes up or down quicker (this may be a new software feature)

    Volume:
    The new speaker is louder, but no where near as loud as any phones, but it is loud enough to watch recorded video, sound memos, and music outloud.

    GameCenter:
    The Gamecenter is great, (no more baby puke UI) and lag free.

    Retina Display
    the best in my opinion. compared to my 2G it pwns. although the most annoying thing, is that some app icons are pixelated due to not being "optimized" for retina display. this lets down the Retina Display a bit, but overall is great
    See some of the apps below are a bit pixalated? (slot machine) you cant really see it as a screenshot, buy you can see it better on the iPod itself.. (click on the photo)
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    Problems: if i discover any problems i will edit this and post it here.

    Overall:
    Overall`I recommend getting the iPod touch 4G, especcially if you previously had a 2G or 1st Gen, you will notice an extreme difference. it is a good device, and if people are still not happy, nobody will ever win.
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    Good review mate I agree with you it should have the iPhone's backing, the plastic (or is it glass?) material which doesn't attract as much fingerprints and scratches as the chrome backing of the iPod Touch
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    i think its called gorilla glass...photos will be up soon too btw
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    one photo is up, although you cant see the pixalation very well

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    updated the review to include new sectionss
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    ^ i think it is gorilla glass

    ok

    but it doesn't show the pixilation very well
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    iknow, its unfortunate, but you know if you h ave a 4G, but fo rnow you'll just have to take my word for it :/
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    dont got mine yet

    spost to get it on he 15 to 20th
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    Nice review.
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    Just a heads up: we have a thread for requesting stickies.

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