Engadget reviews the new Touch!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rbf1138, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. LanEvo macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    The listed a 16GB model for $229, is that just a typo?
  2. kcjohn macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2007
    Kansas City, Mo
    Thanks for the post

    Great review, goes great with a glass of Apple Kool-aid.[​IMG]
  3. kingofkings8183 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    told you the screen isnt IPS.wonderful device nonetheless,and the video capture looks great.cant wait!
  4. fwoppers macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2010
    ... if not, I am saving $70 tomorrow morning. :p

    Camera: As expected

    Screen: As expected

    Everything else: As expected
  5. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2010
    Williamstown, NJ
    i am not happy if the speaker is no good, i have the 1g and i hate having to always use the headphones when just listening to a podcast or a quick video clip, i don't want to have to get my headphones every time. one of the big reasons for me to upgrade is an external speaker
  6. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    The camera looks just decent, but with grains :(
  7. freeme007 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2008
    After reading the review, I feel like i want to cancel the Pre-order. I feel i got tricked into Apples hype!
  8. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    What were you expecting? Just curious.
  9. earth.razer macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    How can you consider the camera stills decent? It looks like crap. All those people talking about how low pixel count doesn't equal bad image quality just feast your eyes on the pictures in this review. This is what we get after all this hype about a camera. I wouldn't be bitching if the cost stayed the same, but it didn't, it went up $50 bucks from last gen. 8Gb used to be $200 here in Canada now it's $250, so disappointed.
  10. cmvsm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    How exactly did you get "tricked"? :rolleyes:
  11. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
    I think you're confusing the pixel count of the ipod display, and the quality of the pictures taken by the ipod camera...
  12. freeme007 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2008
    Better Camera and GPS!
  13. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Uh, did you not watch the keynote on Sept. 1? Apple also has the feature/spec list up on their site. Nowhere did they mention a GPS chip or a high quality camera...
  14. Bitcrusher macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Well, for good photos I have my camera, :p, ipod camera are for "facebook pics", the HD video recording will be awesome for youtube :)
  15. earth.razer macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    I was talking about the shockingly low 0.7MP pixel count of the rear camera. People were defending it saying low MP's doesn't mean low qulaity, obiviously they were wrong.
  16. freeme007 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2008
    I did, Jobs said it's an iPhone with out contract!
  17. NJMetsHero macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2009
    There's a reason there are differences between the iPhone and iPod touch. If you want an iPhone without the contract, you can go into the Apple Store and pay $600 for a contract free iPhone.
  18. ralts macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    I think the camera is put in there mainly for the ability to take video, and it does it pretty well! It's just as good as the FlipHD, which is a $200 device by itself.
  19. freeme007 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2008
    Yea, thats true. If they make the same as iphone, then no one will buy iphone. Wish the new touch screen is IPS.
  20. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    The only thing that might disappoint me a bit is if we find out that the RAM isn't 512mb.
  21. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    After this review, I'm wondering if it's really time to upgrade from my 3G. I'm dying for a high-res display. But next-year's will surely get a good camera, IPS display, GPS, and double the memory for the price point.
  22. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    That 8G isn't the "last gen," but "last last gen," as it was just the 2nd gen iPod with inferior parts. So if anything, $250 is a bargain for something that has so much more: a much faster CPU, more RAM, cameras, better screen, etc, etc.

    The camera quality is disappointing but as soon as we saw it couldn't do AF we should've known that was going to happen. On the good side the movie looks pretty good.
  23. burgundyyears macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    On axis with the brightness settings at least seemingly close, the display looks every bit as good as the iPhone4's. A/Bing the same icons, I can't reliably tell a difference of any sort.


    Off-axis on the long dimension obviously looks worse, but it's not a TV.

    I am pleasantly surprised by the video taking performance. Almost makes me wish I got the 64GB! I'll keep my old chunky Sony point and shoot with a real lens and flash for stills, but this blows its VGA video taking far out of the water.

    Lousy review though. Could it have been more cursory? Engadget wanted to be first to press and it shows.
  24. Abscissa macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2010
    You clearly don't know what you're talking about.

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