iPod touch review, Gizmodo

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pushateg7, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. pushateg7 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Wheeling, IL
  2. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    • What we haven't yet reported is that the battery life is ridiculously good, well over the 5 hours of video advertised by Apple. In a NYC-to-SF flight today, it refused to die, playing video almost constantly for 6 hours and 45 minutes. We had the Wi-Fi turned off, but if you're smart you would turn it off on planes too. At least until Virgin launches Wi-Fi in 2008.

    thats encouraging though. a lot of people have complained about the battery life. just seems like no two touches are the same...
  3. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Orange, I was surprised to see that about the battery life too. I do remember people saying the battery life was better then what Apple suggested on the iPhone too.

    It's finally looking up for the iPod Touch!
  4. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2007
    I read a report that the battery life while only playing video was 4 1/2 hours
  5. w0ngbr4d macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    Findlay, OH
    From the review: No disk mode. We're not quite sure why this disappeared on the iPhone to begin with (cellphone data sensitivity, perhaps?), but its the same on the iPod touch and we don't like it one bit.

    From Apple's page:
    8GB or 16GB flash drive1
    Holds up to 1,750 or 3,500 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format2
    Holds up to 10,000 or 20,000 iPod-viewable photos3
    Holds up to 10 hours or 20 hours of video4
    Stores data via USB flash drive

    I'm confused.
  6. erwinmayer macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2007
    No Disk Mode????

    can someone please explain this... is it real you can no longer use the ipodT as an external hard-drive???
  7. naraic macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2006
    I know two disk modes on iPods, first there's the feature which allows your iPod to be used as an external storage device to put whatever you like onto it and second is the boot mode where the computer recognises it more easily.

    Sounds like they're saying you can't use it as an external drive though. I wouldn't be too worried though, there's usually a way around that sorta thing.
  8. bektravels macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    Given that there's no sign of the iphone in Oz til 2nd quarter of 2008, I'll take hte fully loaded Avalon for now:)
  9. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Only thing I can think of is maybe they didn't turn wifi off?

    The review was good, the Touch is different not inferior IMO. The other apps will get hacked on it sooner or later, and the thin body is really nice. With the sole exception of maybe the screen issue, we'll see how that gets sorted out (which Gizmodo didn't report a problem with.)
  10. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    Great review, great device, im still getting one. I dont care if the screen is a little bit off-color when compared to the iPhone! Everything else can be hacked in or added in a firmware update.
  11. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    I was a bit worried about the screen but now people are reporting screens are both fine and awful, suggesting its a manufacturing glitch not a lesser screen.
  12. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    Gizmodo acknowledges the screen issue but then just sort of sweeps it under the rug failing to hold Apple accountable for it.

    It's a serious problem that affects your ability to enjoy video on the device. Which is kind of one of the major reasons to have a large widescreen display on a DAP.

    As far as the Avalon/Lexus comments, who really cares. I actually feel sorry for people who buy an iPhone but don't want the phone part of it. They get a camera, bluetooth and a speakerphone, but they give up 8GB of battery life.

    On the other hand they do get screens that don't suck.
  13. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    It appears there is variation in the screens, so Gizmodo probably had one with a decent screen.

    One of the early posters at the Apple support site got his replaced, and his replacement was much better. He was very disappointed with the original, and was very satisfied with the replacement unit. So hopefully it is simply a bad batch of screens, not an inherent defect.


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