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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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The disasters of the iPod touch

I hate fingerprints on my display. Everybody does. I touch it just as normally as everyone would, but later on, I can see my fingerprints in there.

It's a huge disaster for me. Yes, I know it's glass, and glass gets smudges naturally, but this is Apple. With Apple, anything is possible. And I think they should definitely do some mad scientist research about this issue. I really hate the sight of fingerprints in there, they should reduce it (if they can't completely remove it) to 90%.

Other than that, the audio is also horrible. I know the speakers are meant for "Casual Listening", but I want more than that. Again, they can do this. I need a louder speaker.

And the loop? It's the weakest thing ever. That thing is probably taken from some old boxes, added some text that says "Designed by Apple in California". I was using it normally and it was already ruined in 2 days. Did I mention how much a new one costs?

It costs a freaking For some low-quality loop, they charge for it? How dare they! This is extremely overpriced, do they think their customers are stupid enough not to notice that? This isn't even worth !

Panorama isn't clear. Try zooming in. It isn't as clear as I thought it would be. What sort of camera did they even put in there?

EarPods that came with it. How could you not put a remote on them? Where's the remote? It's the 2nd most important thing about headphones and it's missing? Does it really kill them to just put some remote on it?

And it's thinness. Is it just me or do I feel that the 4th generation is thinner than this?

And battery life. I'm not complaining about it, but it could certainly use some improvements.

If it weren't for these complaints, the iPod touch would be the best portable gaming device ever. It has amazing graphics, and I love a lot of things about it.

What are your thoughts?

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:07 AM   #2
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Fingerprints - clean with a cloth
Audio - Use external speakers
Loop - The iPod comes with a loop
Panorama - Not tested this
Earpod Remote - Not necessary 99% of the time. Older iPods didn't come with a remote.
Thinness - It is now the perfect size with a case on.
Battery Life - Welcome to 2012

IMO the iPod touch 5G is nigh on perfect. It just needs a jailbreak, 3G and GPS.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:57 AM   #3
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Fingerprints - Just get a screen protector for like $3

Speakers - Use headphones or external speakers if you really have to have high quality sound

Loop - Maybe yours was flawed because I haven't heard of anyone breaking theirs before

Panorama - The camera is just a few milimeters thick, you can't expect it to be DSLR-quality.

Remote - I'm a little mad about that too, I'll admit.

Thinness - It might feel thicker because the edges aren't rounded, but it's a little thinner than the thickest part of the 4th generation

Battery Life - According to the tech specs, they added a whole hour of video playback life. It's not easy improving battery life without sacrificing thinness and weight.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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I hate fingerprints on my display. Everybody does. I touch it just as normally as everyone would, but later on, I can see my fingerprints in there.

It's a huge disaster for me. Yes, I know it's glass, and glass gets smudges naturally, but this is Apple. With Apple, anything is possible. And I think they should definitely do some mad scientist research about this issue. I really hate the sight of fingerprints in there, they should reduce it (if they can't completely remove it) to 90%.
Compared to the 4g, the 5g does reduce it by perhaps 90%. I have yet to wipe my 5g's screen because fingerprints are interfering with the actual display of information.

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Other than that, the audio is also horrible. I know the speakers are meant for "Casual Listening", but I want more than that. Again, they can do this. I need a louder speaker.
Sorry, but laws of physics apply here. A tiny speaker will never sound good. The important thing is how it sounds with headphones and Airplay.

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What are your thoughts?
Your whining grew far too tedious to keep reading it.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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Your whining grew far too tedious to keep reading it.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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Look like you are not meant for Ipod touch. Touch screen device required TOUCHING the screen, so it leaves finger print!!!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:32 AM   #7
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Does anyone actually use the earpods?

My 2 pairs (Touch and Nano) went straight in the trash.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:01 AM   #8
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Does anyone actually use the earpods?

My 2 pairs (Touch and Nano) went straight in the trash.
Of course people use the new earpods. Why wouldn't they? They provide a very good fit for most people.

So you tossed yours in the trash rather than recycling them? I wouldn't brag about that.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:46 AM   #9
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Does anyone actually use the earpods?

My 2 pairs (Touch and Nano) went straight in the trash.

I have a friend that actually bought a pair of the new Apple headphones :-)

I didn't have the heart to tell him they were overpriced...
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:23 AM   #10
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I hate fingerprints on my display. Everybody does. I touch it just as normally as everyone would, but later on, I can see my fingerprints in there.

It's a huge disaster for me. Yes, I know it's glass, and glass gets smudges naturally, but this is Apple. With Apple, anything is possible. And I think they should definitely do some mad scientist research about this issue. I really hate the sight of fingerprints in there, they should reduce it (if they can't completely remove it) to 90%.
That is the nature of the beast when it comes to "touch" devices... Might as well get used to it. No screen protector in the world will reduce fingerprints to "none"... Even Apple can't always pull rabbits out of their hats.

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Other than that, the audio is also horrible. I know the speakers are meant for "Casual Listening", but I want more than that. Again, they can do this. I need a louder speaker.
I feel the speaker is adequate for watching Netflix and such. Much better than the one found in previous versions of the device. If you need better speakers, you do have the option of purchasing external or earbuds. Oh and fyi, the new ipt 5g comes with earphones.

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And the loop? It's the weakest thing ever. That thing is probably taken from some old boxes, added some text that says "Designed by Apple in California". I was using it normally and it was already ruined in 2 days. Did I mention how much a new one costs?
This one I totally agree with you on. I looked at the loop and it instantly went back into the ipt glass case. It definitely feels and looks cheap. But, I really don't care about this accessory.

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And it's thinness. Is it just me or do I feel that the 4th generation is thinner than this?
I had the 4g and now the 5g... The 5g is DEFINITELY thinner!

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And battery life. I'm not complaining about it, but it could certainly use some improvements.
Battery life is fine for me! Not perfect, but none of my ipt devices have been stellar. Try shutting down some of the running apps in the background.

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If it weren't for these complaints, the iPod touch would be the best portable gaming device ever. It has amazing graphics, and I love a lot of things about it.
Sorry you're not totally happy with the device. Lucky for you, I hear that the ipt 7g is going to be perfect!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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If the OP is so unhappy with the iPod Touch 5, why doesn't he get rid of it and buy whatever else he wants?
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If the OP is so unhappy with the iPod Touch 5, why doesn't he get rid of it and buy whatever else he wants?
Because that would be a rational and intelligent thing to do.
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Because that would be a rational and intelligent thing to do.
Oh god...never thought of that!
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I hate fingerprints on my display. Everybody does. I touch it just as normally as everyone would, but later on, I can see my fingerprints in there.

It's a huge disaster for me. Yes, I know it's glass, and glass gets smudges naturally, but this is Apple. With Apple, anything is possible. And I think they should definitely do some mad scientist research about this issue. I really hate the sight of fingerprints in there, they should reduce it (if they can't completely remove it) to 90%.
Buy a stylus! They come cheap online, even in packs of 3.

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If the OP is so unhappy with the iPod Touch 5, why doesn't he get rid of it and buy whatever else he wants?
Because no one makes a non-touchscreen version of the iPod Touch.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:14 PM   #15
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screen protectors should help against finger prints
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:59 AM   #16
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I have a friend that actually bought a pair of the new Apple headphones :-)

I didn't have the heart to tell him they were overpriced...
I actually like the new earbuds so much that I bought a set with the remote!!! I got them 20 percent off at Target. So.... each to his own, I guess!
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I actually like the new earbuds so much that I bought a set with the remote!!! I got them 20 percent off at Target. So.... each to his own, I guess!
You did get a discount from full retail, and I'm just going from the reviews that suggest some 3rd party options sound better or cost less
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:07 PM   #18
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I wouldn't call it a disaster. It's nice to have all of my media on one device, something I can't do with my 8gig iPhone. I am a fan of the EarPods for lying down and watching Netflix, the external speaker isn't half bad. I haven't tried the loop, being that I can't attach it with my case.
I do have to say, I'm not sure how I feel about the thinness. Having an iPhone 4 and previously a second gen touch, you can't even feel it in your pocket. Makes me a little leery at times. :P

I know this an iOS thing and not just the iPod touch, but I wish the landscape keyboard went edge-to-edge. That's my only gripe I can think of, besides the lack of a ambient sensor.
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