iPod Touch 5
First thing out of the box with the new iPod Touch you will see is the fact that they have finally sorted the problem that has plagued all iPod Touch before is that of the shiny reflective easily scratched and scuffed metal back panel which they have replaced with a far more scratch resistant but still have a lustrous surface. The rear panel is still made from aluminium. Instead of being shiny though, it comes in several different pastel colours. Some of these colours are as followed:
It also really confortable in the hands making it great to hold. The reason for this is due to the fact that the new iPod Touch is thinner than previous generations and is thinner than the well know slender iPhone 5 that we review a while back. Even though it is extremely thin it does not flex at all when put under pressure. Other than the protrusions from the minimalist design which come from the lens for the 5 mega pixel rear camera and the pop out hook for the wrist strap that is a very nice design touch, but the battery life is a staggering 53 hours and 36 minutes when playing music but when playing videos it is not as impressive as it only last 6 hours when the 4th gen could last up to 9 hours.
The new iPod Touch is suited better to widescreen content than any of its predecessors as it now has a 4-inch display with a 16×9 aspect ratio. Normally when viewing widescreen content you get black borders but with this display on the new iPod Touch, you will barely see them. Just like the iPhone 5, the iPod Touch 5th generation has a 1,136×640-pixel resolution display. This make reading text and viewing images look crisp, bright and vibrant. Even though has a display like described above it is still small enough to hold and use with just one hand.
As the iPod Touch has Wi-Fi it means you can use online music services like Amazon Cloud Player and Spotify. The audio quality of the audio when using the proved headphones was ok but there is better headphones out there that can be used to get a better result for audio.
As mentioned earlier the new iPod Touch has a 5-megapixel camera instead of the 8-megapixel camera as found on iPhone 5. The image quality you get is very similar to that of the iPhone 4. If you shoot in bright sunshine then images come out crisp but take a picture in low light and the image get noise making them unusable.
The new iPod Touch uses the old A5 Chip that is also found in the iPhone 4S and the iPad mini. It may be an old technology but it is still fast enough to run the latest Apple apps from the Apple App Store include Siri. Siri is extremely useful but it does need a Wi-Fi connection to use though.
We are very taken by the new iPod Touch but sadly, it does not come cheap. It comes in two capacities, which are available at 32GB and 64GB at £249 and £329. Although the 4th generation iPod Touch is still available at 32GB for £200 if you are on a tight budget. IF you can afford it we do say that the new iPod Touch id a great portable media player.