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

4.4 out of 5 stars 382 customer reviews
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  • AC Power Adapter Supplied: No
  • Alarm: Yes
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Audible Support: Yes
  • Audio Output Connections: 3.5mm Jack
  • Backlit Display: Yes
  • Battery Life: Audio: 36 hours Video: 6 hours
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  • 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 (382 customer reviews)
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Box Contains

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


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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!
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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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By GratuitousViolets TOP 1000 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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Great product went on for many years untill it was lost, had to buy another one
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Received the new 3rd generation touch, as always very speedily from Amazon, and have already noticed the improvements over the 2G version. It appears to do things that much quicker than before and even the web based apps are speedier, so all is looking good so far. I think that the battery lasts longer too, so is worth upgrading, I think.

Out of the box, the 'touch' needs to be synched with the PC once ITunes is installed on it and you have to create an Apple id etc. Because I was swapping my older version with my new one and had been synched up before, I could run a restore and left it to do it's thing. This worked perfectfully for me, so after an hour or so, my touch was setup exactly the way my old one was, (which incidentally found it's way into the bath last year and never fully recovered, hence the replacement)so that was a bit of a bonus.

A word of warning, keep your ipod touch well away from any liquids, as it is not under warranty for any water damage at all, so a dunking in the bath destroys the battery and it cannot be repaired very easily. I tried and failed to do so.
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I know that I am not alone - I have resisted for years the temptation to get an iPod mainly on the basis that you have to use iTunes and can't sync your library of DRM downloads. Both of these ARE still issues in my book but....I have finally given in! This IS a marvelous piece of kit. Beautifully built, excellent features, easy to use. The WiFi connectivity and access to loads of free/cheap 'apps' have me hooked. Whilst my Sony MP3 player is excellent as a music player (and if that really is all you want I can highly recommend them), the iPod has so much more to offer as both an entertainment and an information center. Yes it should come with a case/cover of some sort and a screen protector - Apple are a wee bit mean and you will need to get these seperately. And yes it would be easy to mark it down because of the iTunes and DRM issues...But you simply cannot deny the device itself is an absolute masterpiece and must have 5 stars.
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