Apple calls it - an iPod for your pocket - iPod Touch

The 2012 fifth-generation iPod Touch is the latest addition in the family of I pods which was introduced by Apple on October9, 2012. It has a very enriched and useful set of features. It has better front and back cameras than earlier versions of Apple made iPods. An excellent 1080p video recording and the new operating system iOS 6 makes it even more desirable. It has a display screen of 4-inch Retina Display same as the iPhone 5, with a design that is even thinner than the iPhone 5 itself. Apart from its good sides, it still lacks in performance. It is not as fast as Apples iPhone 5 and within similar price range, some other companies offer larger screen size. Let’s have an in-depth look at this gadget made by Apple.

Design of the iPod Touc

Apple has made the new Touch extremely thin. When put Next to an iPhone 5, it makes the iPhone 5 look like a brick. It is only 0.24 inch thin when the iPhone 5 is 0.30 inch. It weighs 3.1 ounces versus 3.95 for the iPhone 5. Moreover, it is both thinner and lighter than the fourth generation iPod as well. It is the thinnest and slickest iPod ever made by Apple. Even though it has thinner look, it feels more comfortable and somehow less fragile than the more angular, steel-backed older iPod Touch. It has a flatter, curved-rectangle look, and the matte anodized aluminum finish is softer. The Touch has the same extra space above and below the screen that the iPhone has, though it does not need a speaker. The home button is located in the same place as always. It is shallower and feels a little softer than the iPhone’s button. There is also a wrist strap that snaps easily onto the back. This strap may be is useful for iPod photographers, kids, or both. It seems to help when taking photos. But how exactly you use it is up to you to decide.

Display

The vertical growth of the iPod touch is for one reason only: to accommodate the new 4-inch display that debuted in the iPhone 5. The new Touch has a 326dpi, 1,136 x 640 IPS LCD screen. Brightness and contrast are top-notch and viewing angles are wide enough to ensure that you can enjoy everything from all sides. However, there is the lack of a brightness sensor here, so unlike the iPhone this thing does not use an appropriate brightness for all lighting conditions without a little help from you.

Performance and Camera

The fifth-generation iPod touch has a dual-core A5 processor and it’s running at 800MHz and is paired with dual-core PowerVR graphics. It is just same as the iPhone 4S that came before. The iPhone 5 leaves the new iPod in the dust in all regards, but it’s a massive step forward beyond the old iPod. Apple rates the new iPod touch as having the same music listening time as the previous generation (40 hours) and rates its video playback for an hour longer — eight versus seven. The 5-megapixel rear iSight camera isn’t exactly the same as the one in the iPhone 4S or 5 although the lens is made from the same scratch-resistant sapphire crystal as the 5. Pictures are good, but do not look as sharp as those on the iPhone 5. Low-light images do not have as much pop or clarity, but HDR and panoramic pictures, both possible with the camera app, looks better than expected.

Software and Sound Quality

The new Apple Touch runs with iOS 6. Siri is now here, so you can get yourself some spoken word advice from your slender PMP, and all the iCloud, Safari and other upgrades that were grafted onto the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS have all come along for the ride. There are also the new Maps, for better or for worse, but there is no GPS so you will be a little bit restricted in terms of what you can do with it. It has the same high and better sound quality like all its predecessors. The internal speaker, meanwhile, is a bit weak. You can hear it, but you will not be wanted to use it for much. The latest iPod Touch made by the Apple is the best iPod so far. It is also the closest to a phoneless iPhone 5. In downside its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens. However, there is a very legitimate difference between pocket-sized and tablet sized devices. It is a very good device, but as long as you are not really enthusiastic about the new colors, it would be an exaggeration to call its improvements as exciting as the flagship iPhone and iPod releases have been this year.