Extremely happy with my new 32GB iPod touch 4

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by SuperMacMan, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. SuperMacMan macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have seen a lot of negativity posts on here recently about the 4th gen iPod touch, namely the "terrible" camera, light bleeding issues, overheating... etc.

    Well, I'm pleased to say that I purchased my new 32GB iPod touch 4 from JB HiFi (an Australian tech retailer, http://jbhifi.com.au), along with a friend who bought an 8GB model, and am pleased to report I have had no issues with either of them. Both of them have serial numbers beginning with C3.

    I am very happy with the Retina Display, personally I have compared the iPhone 4 in the local Apple Store to my new iPod and see no difference between the black levels or IPS.

    The lower RAM hasn't been an issue for me, I have been able to play games, swap in and out of apps, etc. etc. at lightning speed - something I could never do on my 2nd gen, where I would have to wait up to 30 sec before going into another app because otherwise performance would be as slow as a snail. This is terrific, I have had almost all my apps open in multitasking without a slowdown.

    I have only had an issue with it getting slightly warm while using the camera for an extended period of time (20+ minutes, continuously), but otherwise no issues with overheating.

    Speaking of camera, while I would have liked it to have been the 2MP camera from the original iPhone, or even better the 3MP from the 3GS, the quality hasn't phased me too much. It's good in natural light, and it's useful for the memory of the subject. Don't even bother trying to zoom, though - it produces positively *awful* results.
    Personally, I actually have a hunch that the camera is actually of higher quality than it appears to be - possibly 2MP - but Apple has decided to lower it so they can boast of the "magical" upgrade in iOS 5 next year. Don't quote me on it, it's just a hunch.

    One problem that I have found is app compatibility. There are some apps that seem to have been updated for the Retina Display, however, when I download these updates, it appears that it's not recognising the iPod touch 4 as having a Retina Display, and shows a pixel-doubled view instead. However, other apps are fine.
    The same goes for icons - they look terrific on the App Store, but I download it and get the 57x57 version instead of the 114x114 version (this goes hand-in-hand with "Retina Display compatible" apps being not Retina Display...)

    Other than this, I am extremely pleased with the new iPod. The new speaker is also of a much, much higher quality than the 2nd gen's one, too, which is great.
    All in all, I am extremely pleased with the upgrade.
  2. vanzantapple macrumors 6502


    Aug 26, 2010
    Congrats on a defect free iPod Touch 4. Enjoy.

    I love my(non-defect free) iPod.

    I wish I could agree with your theory on the camera but I don't.
  3. tucker3434 macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    I love mine. I think people expect too much out of a music player. I bought an ipod to listen to music. I bought a touch because it's better with video, and I travel a good bit. IMO, it's better at those two things than anything else out there. The rest is just a bonus. I can't wait to see what the complaints are about the music players in five years.
  4. vonfirmath macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    Lone Star State
    If all I wanted was a music player, I'd get the nano (and I would not spend $300). The ipod Touch is much more than just a music player
  5. lbro macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2009
    I agree with you. The only thing that sucks is that I have light leaks but its not to big of a deal. The retina display is a huge improvement over the older one, the speaker is a lot better, and I love the fact that the back is flat. The back top part is usually warm when it is running a game or video but it doesn't really matter to me. Overall, I am fairly pleased with it.
  6. cacophony555 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    No, it's an 720p video camera (1280 x 720 = .9 megapixel) that has been cropped (960 x 720) to provide still photos at the common 4:3 photograph aspect ratio.
  7. sineplex macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2010
    Why is this ? [​IMG]
  8. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
  9. tucker3434 macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Yep, it's a video player too. I've always spent $300 on my music players, so this is just one more on my list.
  10. neonkru macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009
    nice ipod

    i also got my ipod touch 4g 32GB as my first ios device. i wasnt sure if i wanted to buy the iphone 4 or ipod touch but since i have a good nokia with 1 year only i decided to go for the ipod touch and from 2 years now going for the iphone. I can say, this ipod is incredible. the only thing that's terrible is the camera for pictures. so i try to think to myself that the option for taking stills doesn't exist there :) other than that i compared it to an iphone 4 its basically the same. the screen doesn't have ips technology but's still incredible. i have it for 2 weeks and it hasnt had a single problem yet.
  11. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    If you ever owned an iphone, you'd realize the touch really isn't the same, its close, but still misses some things! Enjoy your device though, my wifey has always enjoyed hers and will continue once I pony up and get her the new version ! :)
  12. xxxamazexxx macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2010
    Haha me too I got a 32GB and am utterly indescribably incredibly happy with it.
  13. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    I use it as an "iPhone without the phone" :D
  14. battlekid macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2009
    Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
    Congrats on buying one. They are great devices, just apple meddles a bit too much with us :(. Well, have fun! Oh, and, the camera is 0.7mp, it just looks better in more light.
  15. st0ner macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    I am just wondering, did you buy the ipod touch in a JB HiFi store in Melbourne?
  16. st0ner macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    Just went to apple store sydney
    got a replacement ipod touch, C3, slight light leaks and near perfect, very happy :D

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