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Monday, August 3, 2009

Apple iPod touch 16 GB (2nd Generation) NEWEST MODEL

The iPod touch has always been an amazing iPod. And with its groundbreaking technologies--including a Multi-Touch screen, the accelerometer, and 3D graphics--and access to hundreds of games, iPod touch puts an amazing gaming experience in the palm of your hand. It comes in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB models with new volume controls and a built-in speaker. Play hours of music. Create a Genius Playlist of songs that go great together. Watch a movie. Surf the web. View rich HTML email. Find your location and get directions with Google Maps. Browse YouTube videos. And shop the App Store for games and applications.

Technical Details :
* This player is the iPod touch, not the Apple iPhone.
* 16 GB capacity for 3,500 songs, 10,000 photos, or 20 hours of video.
* Up to 36 hours of music playback or 6 hours of video playback when fully charged.
* 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display with 480-by-320-pixel resolution.
* Supported audio formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; supported video formats: H.264, MPEG-4; supported image file types: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG.

Apple iPod Touch Highlights :
- Music : Music on iPod touch not only sounds amazing, it looks amazing, too.
* Touch your music : Just turn iPod touch on its side and flick through your music to find the album you want to hear. Tap the cover to flip it over and display a track list. Tap again to start the music. Even view the lyrics while you're listening.
* A Musical Genius : The new Genius feature finds the songs in your library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh it and give it another go.
* Fill It Up : Fill up your iPod touch with audio and video from your iTunes library.
- Movies and TV Shows : Movies and TV shows have never looked this good on a portable device.
- Games : With its groundbreaking technologies, iPod touch puts an amazing gaming experience in the palm of your hand.
* Get in the game.
* Fingertip control.
* Tilt, Turn, and Go.
* The App Store.
- iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store : Discover new music anywhere.
* Buy on the fly.
* Sync it back.
* iPod touch at Starbucks.
- Home Screen : Get instant access to whatever you need on your iPod touch.
* Customize Your Home Screen.
* Go Home.
* Add Apps, Web Clips, and More.
- Safari : iPod touch features Safari, the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device.
* Browse Anywhere.
* Search and Find.
* Zoom with a View.
* Clip it.
- Mail : Email on iPod touch looks and works just like email on your computer.
* See it all.
* Access it all.
* Send Fast.
* Type Smart.
- Maps : When you're connected via Wi-Fi, you can get directions, find local businesses, and check traffic.
* Find Yourself.
* Get Directions.
* Enjoy the View.
* See Traffic.
- YouTube : Love to watch the latest YouTube videos? iPod touch gives you all the fun of the web's best videos--pocket-size.
* Share from Anywhere.
* Watch What You Want.
- Photos : Carry up to 25,000 of your favorite photos everywhere.
- Calendar : With iPod touch, it's easy to make plans and stay on schedule.
- Contacts : Put names, email addresses, phone numbers, and more at your fingertips.
- Stocks, Weather, and Notes.
- Calculator : iPod touch's calculator helps you settle the restaurant bill or keep track of your budget.
- Multi-Touch : iPod touch features the same revolutionary interface as iPhone.
- Accelerometer : iPod touch responds to motion using a built-in accelerometer.
- Wireless : Connect iPod touch to the Internet anywhere there's a wireless network.

Hits :
+ great display
+ good audio
+ gesture-based interface
+ accelerometer for controls
+ great integration with your music library (via iTunes)
+ long battery life
+ wireless music store
+ wireless App store (killer feature)
+ Speaker for gaming
+ Mail, Calendar and Address book with Push
+ WiFi Internet (killer feature)
+ Remote App (free) for your PC/Mac's iTunes/AppleTV
+ SDK freely available for anyone
+ Microphone and remote support
+ Nike + iPod without dongle

Misses :
- incompatibility with 'made for iPod' devices (bad, bad, bad)
- stainless steel backplate (fingerprints and scratches easily)
- no wireless synching
- no wireless playback of streamed iTunes content (an Appstore application can stream unprotected content, though)
- no visualizer
- no search function
- no playlist groups
- no GPS nor FM radio
- Notes not synched with MobileMe
- no hard drive mode
- no synching documents (except third party Apps)
- downsampling of photos
- currently tops out at 32GB (would have preferred 64)
- no bluetooth
Apple iPod touch 16 GB (2nd Generation) NEWEST MODEL

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