Stream 50 million songs with Apple Music and download your favorites.¹ Add even more songs to iPod touch with the new 256GB model.² Experience amazing gaming and augmented reality apps with the A10 Fusion chip. Featuring a 4-inch Retina display that gives you a beautiful canvas for photos and video.³ Stay connected to family and friends with Messages and Group FaceTime.⁴ And add more personality to your selfies with stickers and filters.
I was rocking an iPod Classic that was modified to have an SSD installed for seven years and loved the device until the battery finally succumbed to age. I tried getting a replacement, but the screen was starting to go out as well, and I knew that I needed a replacement that could store the amount of music I collected over the years, but at the same time could be played without the reliance of iTunes, the bane of my existence.
Long story short, got FE File Explorer Pro ($4.99 on the App Store) was able to SSH directly into the hard drive of the iPod Touch, and was able to copy over all of my music with minimal hassle (had some file names that got too long and had to edit them before transferring). The music will not appear in Apple Music, however; FE File Explorer Pro comes with the ability to play many different types of music files, from MP3 and FLAC to even M4A and M4B audiobooks.
Even though Apple has painstakingly put iOS 12.3 onto this device, I removed all the extra apps that I was not interested in to solely leave it as a music device, and it's able to do a fantastic job at that. The device has a fantastic battery life, the bluetooth connection is strong, the screen is vibrant despite its low pixel count - for what I use it for, it's perfect. A bit pricey, but still worth it.
Two years later and I am still happy I love this I went for maximum storage so I can load it up with books, movies, music playlists and go to work then there are the accessibility features which is the selling point or should be, for those of us who rely on them Voiceover, magneofier,the ability to change the screens background; I prefer everything in dark mode myself
Well worth the price
Waited for ages until Apple finally released an Ipod with 256 GB of storage. I don't have an Iphone so the Itouch is exactly what I wanted. My Ipod Classic finally died; however, since it was only 128gb, I had run out of space and was at the point of deleting music off of it so this was a great upgrade. The only con I can say about it is that the Itouch has more bell and whistles than the Ipod and requires a little more figuring out the apps than the older models. Besides the additional storage, it does have camera and is wifi compatible. As an additional note, I did purchase a case and protective screen for it from a third party but would recommend the additional protection. If you don't have an Iphone, I would highly recommend.
I purchased this iPod to keep all of my music in one Physical place. Many times (running or camping) I do. It have access to my entire music library, but now I do. It is also a great back up device for your phone if it stops working and saves battery life for your phone if you use if for music consumption and podcasts. You can use it for all streaming services and it has plenty of memory. It’s not for everyone, but if you need a music dedicated device and don’t always have access to the cloud, this may be the device for you.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Perfect for listening to music, audio books, etc
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
This was an upgrade from an older iPod touch with much less capacity. It's a pleasure to use. I have paired it with my AirPods Pro and can listen to audio books all over the house from one end to the other. Works great! Of course, it does a beautiful job of playing music which is what iPods were originally designed to do. I have owned many generations of iPods, and this one is not to be missed before they're gone.
I had multiple IPOD Classics for many years before my last one finally stopped working. I was very nervous that I wouldn't have a way to play my nearly 15000 songs other than on my laptop. I was able to transfer all my songs to the IPOD Touch very easily and it works great. The 256 GB of memory is nice too. I can also now use my Airpods with this IPODZ Touch which I could not do with my IPOD Classic. I'm very satisfied with this purchase.
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Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Henry T. Casey on June 6, 2019
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A:AnswerUsing the Apple iTunes application and utilizing the Apple "lossless" encoding, I currently have almost 4,000 songs on my iPod Touch (7th Gen).
Much of my song library (around 70%) consists of songs that have been imported from my CD collection. The rest were downloaded from iTunes.
This is only consuming 90 GB of storage and this includes the "base" applications such as Numbers, Keynote, iMovie.
I also have about 40 videos (varying lengths from iPhone and other camera sources) and 1,200 photos.
The Apple "lossless" import encoding has the best audio quality for this device and manages to have a decent balance between file size and audio quality.
The file size for the song will also vary by song length.
You can import CD audio tracks directly from a CD for the highest audio resolution, however this will significantly reduce the number of songs you can place on the iPod.
(Been there, done that...) A "typical" 3-5 minute song imported directly from a CD will be around 35-50 MB compared to 4-5 MB using the Apple "lossless" compression.
This is the 4th iPod that I have purchased. The last iPod was the 160 GB with a rotating hard disk and I had that one filled up halfway pretty quickly.
Not to mention knowing that the hard disk would one day eventually fail. The screen area for the 7th generation iPod is really nice as well.
Additionally the audio processing for the 7th generation iPod has improved (at least to my ears) as I am hearing more details in the songs that I had on previous iPods and am noticing really nice staging/channel separation. Hope this helps.