What is the Apple iPod Touch?
The Apple iPod Touch is unlike any other electronic gadget that you can buy. It does not just play music – it serves the purpose of a TV, a computer, and an mp3 player all in one small and neat gadget. You can choose between the four main user groups, the multimedia, audio, video, and lifestyle selections. The Touch is available at various price ranges starting from as low as $100. We found that the features that come with the iPod Touch affect its price – but the higher price tag does not mean that this is a better product than any of its competitors.
Apple’s iTunes service has been equipped with all the right tools for downloading, watching, and sharing media files among consumers. There are a few limitations, though. If you are unfamiliar with the iTunes interface, it can be quite a daunting experience. That is why companies like Hulu and AT&T u-verse have come up with complementary solutions to complement Apple’s iTunes service.
AT&T U-verse is a CD-based telephone system that allows you to talk to your friends and family over the internet. You also get high-speed internet access through your home broadband connection. The AT&T U-verse has a digital telephone feature that enables you to call voice mail or text to make a call. You can listen to your voicemail through your iPod or through the iTunes application on your iPhone. For added security, AT&T offers the option of having a PIN number that enables you to use iTunes without having your phone connected to the Internet.
The iPod Touch has similar features to its bigger brothers. It can hold plenty of data and can support media files, including MP3s and videos. The larger Touch model comes with built-in Wi-Fi capability. However, its battery life could be a concern for users who need to travel a lot. In addition, the longer the warranty is, the more expensive it becomes.
Like the iPhone, the iPod Touch is also capable of video calls. However, there are some differences between the Touch and iPhone. With the Touch, you can hold the camera or use the motion sensor to focus on photos when they are automatically loaded into the camera module. However, you cannot do the same with the iPhone. You can only look at photos on the iPhone.
Apple has yet to announce any major applications for the iPod Touch. Some industry experts speculate that the company may introduce a social networking application for the gadget. This would allow users to connect with other iPod users as well as other Mac or PC users. Other applications being discussed include games, a news application, a Safari-like application, and a weather application. All these applications will compete with the existing ones in terms of interface and user experience.
However, Apple is still holding firm to its goal of introducing a single application that can replace the existing iPhone and iPod Touch applications. The company’s chief executive, Tim Cook, said in an interview with CNET that the company’s focus is on providing customers with one single application that can perform a variety of tasks. Cook did not elaborate further on what single application will be offered, but he indicated that the application will run on the iPhone. The idea is to provide something that is better than the existing gadgets for both usability and performance.
The Apple iPod touch has received many favorable reviews from both consumers and reviewers. Although it lacks the screen and camera of the iPhone and other major devices, the new device has enough features to satisfy most users. With the release of the first official mobile application, the Apple iPod Touch seems to be on the path to revolutionize the music listening experience. Only time will tell whether it can live up to the high expectations of its buyers.