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Apple iPod touch 8GB (Model A1288 launched Sept 2008)

by Apple

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  • Personal music player with capacity for up to 1,750 songs or 10 hours video
  • Watch the latest films or TV shows on large 3.5-inch, multi-touch operated screen
  • Surf the web, send email, update your social networks and view maps over Wi-Fi
  • Browse, buy and play over 75,000 games and original applications from the iTunes store
  • Explore new Genius Mixes, Nike + synching and many other new features

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 11 cm ; 113 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 209 g
  • Item model number: MC086BT/A
  • ASIN: B002MRRRP0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,959 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Box Contains

  • iPod touch
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Dock adapter
  • Quick Start guide

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Customer Reviews

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Y. Aktar on 17 Jan 2010
I'm not a 'techie' type person. I was a bit baffled when my brother gave this to me for my birthday when it first came out. At the time, I thought the music would come in handy (though I didn't like the size for gym use - compared to my sony mp3 player!). As I played about it with it, I've come to really love this little devise! Here is what I like (or have discovered to like!):
- the wifi connects fast (faster than my laptop does)
- easy access to e-mail, with an option to add more e-mail addresses should one wish
- update your facebook (though I am no longer on facebook)
- internet browsing (safari). Loads pages easily. However, as one reviewer said, there is the issue of flash player/adobe, though it still functions well when those are not required. It's easy to tap in what your after. I've found that I no longer need to open up my laptop nowadays to check e-mails, to use googlemaps, to check the travel situation etc etc. It can be done pretty easily via the itouch (whether you set up the e-mail address or check via the safari)
- music storage is great!
- video, youtube!
- itunes has LOADS of brilliant (and FREE) videos and audios. You can get many catergories, such as politics, religion, sports news, education, catch up from BBC radio etc. I recently listened to a university history lecture on why in 1647, Christmas was not celebrated in England!! There is lots to gain from the itunes!
-etc, etc

Hope the review helps.
PS if you go ahead with it, make sure you purchase a screen protector/shield to prevent any damage and preserve it's beauty!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 May 2010
I had been so conflicted for so long about buying an iPod. Especially when they were so overhyped back when they first came out. I had been hoping for a while that the hype for iPods would burn out and they'd all go lower in price and that would be when I'd pounce. Sad to say, never happened, however, in the end I decided to buy this with a bunch of money I recieved for my birthday and it wasn't until I'd finally got it up and running properly that I could fully appreciate that this gadget is worth EVERY penny you pay for it.

Things might want to know or think about before buying iPod Touch 3rd Gen:

* The iPod's operating system, built in applications (known as 'apps'), links and configurations already whap off a whole 1gb of the space before you've even put your music on (once you have iTunes installed, it will tell you exactly how much space you have on the iPod).
* You MUST have the internet at some point to use iPod touch 3rd Gen. Starting the iPod up for the first time, you will find that it is locked and unconfigured and the only way to configure it and get it running is to install iTunes which you can download for free.
* iTunes is absolutely NON avoidable in using your iPod. You can't just transfer songs to this using windows explorer...you have to synch the thing to your computer in order to get anything on it.
* It WILL accept your CDs and let you transfer them to iTunes (and eventually to the iPod) without you being charged anything; sometimes you will even recieve the free cover art.
* Be wary of speaker/dock products that claim they fit this model; some actually don't at all.
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304 of 311 people found the following review helpful By Crafty Marie TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Nov 2009
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I was looking for a small device which would let me play music, audiobooks, surf the Internet and email. After reading lots of reviews, I narrowed it down to Archos 5 120GB Internet Media Tablet WiFi 5",High Resolution Touch Screen 800x480 pixels,convenient leg stand. and the Ipod Touch.

In the end the fantastic price of the ipod Touch won me over and I'm glad it did.

There are always going to be people who argue, it doesn't do this, it doesn't do that. But what it does do is an incredible amount of functions and does them all very well. At the apple app store you will find many free and low-priced apps which are great - including games. I certainly recommend you get the free battery magic app which shows you in detail how much battery life you have left and how many hours of audio, www or games that translates into.

Had no problems hooking up to our wireless broadband to get on the Internet. Surfing the Internet is very easy and you can quickly zoom in and out of pages with a finger pinching movement over the screen. You can open multiple windows which you can't on some small devices. Typing on the screen (say if you're on a forum) is much easier than you'd think and fast. I've written quite lengthy posts with it.

You can set up multiple email accounts to download your messages onto your ipod - very easy to do. There is a calendar where you can set up birthdays and events. The clock function is brilliant, it also has a timer alarm and I've used it several times to remind me when to remove puddings from the oven.

Music-wise brilliant (if you use your own headphones and not the supplied ones!) although I mostly use it for audiobooks.
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