“The new iPod touch [Editors’ Choice] is the most elegant device I’ve ever handled—and yes, that includes the iPhone 5. It’s shockingly thin, feather-light, and clad in an absolutely gorgeous wraparound aluminum body. You hardly notice it in your pocket,” Sascha Segan reports for PC Magazine.
“Longer, slimmer, lighter, and better-looking than the 2011 iPod touch, the new touch is available in blue, pink, red, yellow, gray, or black aluminum,” Segan reports. “At an amazing .24 inches thick and 3.10 ounces, it’s almost two-dimensional and weightless. It’s longer than previous touches at 4.86 inches high to accommodate a super-sharp 4-inch, 1,136-by-640 screen, but the same width as previous models at 2.31 inches wide. The new display is just like the one on the iPhone 5, and noticeably brighter than the previous iPod touch‘s screen.”
Segan reports, “It’s cheerful, colorful and versatile, and though it technically has competition, Apple’s iPod touch still stands alone. While we still classify it as an MP3 player, the fully redesigned iPod touch is more like a smartphone without the phone, bringing more than 700,000 iOS apps along with iTunes, iBooks, and the rest of the Apple ecosystem to folks who don’t want to pay full iPhone freight. This year’s touch is a significant upgrade: It’s faster, with a much better screen, a new camera, better headphones, and a new body design to die for.”
Read more in the full review here.
Apple unveils all-new iPod touch and iPod nano – September 12, 2012