Wednesday, May 18, 2011

iPod Touch 4th Gen 60-Day User Experience

I have been thinking about writing this review based on my personal experience on my new iPod Touch. Ever since I got this new iPod, my previous iPod Nano 3rd Gen was totally left somewhere I might only be able to recall later. It’s not like I don’t like my Nano; it’s just that I have been curious about this device that everybody is so fascinated about nowadays even though it’s not perfect to some extent.
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It’s true that the multi-touch function was quite revolutionary when it was first introduced several years ago and now everything seems to be much more stable and more accurate on this device by using fingers. As much as I hate the fact that I have to look at the screen for skipping songs whenever I feel like while walking, I realized it’s not a major issue to just take it out of my pocket every time. The main reason why I bought it was because of its WIFI function and now it’s still the reason why I am keeping it in my pocket all day long. It’s convenient to check my email constantly and read some stuff on Google Reader, but here comes the issue when you are using it constantly-the battery dies really fast! I practically charge the iPod Touch on a daily basis and sometimes I even charge it multiple times. It’s really the pain that after browsing internet for 30 minutes, the battery just drops to half from full battery. I think that’s the weakest point of this device although it’s understandable that it’s ultra thin and light. Maybe it wasn’t designed to work continuously for users in the first place but I am sure I am not the only one who has this issue. The software is good on the device even though sometimes my Safari browser crashes all of a sudden, it recovers back well so far. Skype works perfectly on my iPod Touch and it’s working like a phone already since I am always covered with WIFI networks. And of course now that I figured out how to download those free apps without inputting my credit card information, I have added many useful apps including several interesting games on it. It’s true that it’s convenient to have an iPod Touch-I mean it’s basically a $300 device and it has to be worth it anyways-but it’s not the stop point for sure since new technologies and devices are always surging to us all the time.


  1. I have my wife's old iphone 3G, that I am using without a sim card. I get a similar experience on how long the battery lasts. It's a shame really. The thing that annoys me the most is that I have to close down one application any time I want to open another. But I believe that is supposed to be better now with iOS 4.X

  2. Yeah, I think the current app has to be closed before another one is open as well and that's why my yahoo messenger is always disconnected when I open it again.