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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5613 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

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    RevTJ
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    My iPod Nano, which I loved for its size, capacity and ease of use, died after many years of constant use. It was the perfect size to put in your pocket, didn't need an armband for exercising, and fit nicely in my car system because it had a jack which my iPhone doesn't have. I was really, really annoyed at Apple for discontinuing that size and after looking at possible replacements from other vendors, none came even close. Not in the same universe even. I really hated putting out that much money for a Touch. I'd had one a long time ago and it was nice, but slightly bulky and heavy. Figuring I could always bring it back if I hated it, I got one on sale. Being that I'm already in the Apple IOS universe, loading it with all my playlists, and even apps, was a cinch. If you already have an iPhone or iPad, iOS will set everything up for you just as you have it on either device. All the settings, passwords, everything...done. However, what surprised me was its size, weight and capacity. It's still larger than the Nano (curse you Apple) but I like it. It charges quickly, holds its charge well, and looks pretty slick. Here's what I didn't expect...it has an ACTUAL JACK for my headphones so I can plug it into my car system. I really didn't want to like it and I'm still concerned that it won't be as rugged as the little Nano ( I can see me dropping it on its lovely screen which required getting a screen protector), but even if they made the Nano, I'd still like this for its capacity and other benefits the Nano didn't have.. Oh yeah, being in the Apple universe, if my iPhone rings while I'm listening to music or somewhere where I don't have my phone, I can answer the call on my Touch. Okay, the Nano couldn't do that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ipod great for audiobooks

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    Sandyk
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    I am an avid audiobook reader. I have been looking for a unit to replace my old Sony Walkman. I would have purchased another Sony but, Sony no longer makes their mp3 players with built in speakers. I have tried other mp3 players for audio books. None compare or hold up. (I listen to over 1000 hours a year and have worn out several.) I finally gave in an purchased the Ipod for my audio books. Although I don't love having to depend on Itunes to transfer books into the Ipod, I do love many of the other features. I love that this Ipod has the built in speakers! This allows me to listen to it at times when i cannot have my headphones on (like when i am straightening my hair). I also love that if I use headphones plugged into the unit, if I unplug the headphones, the ipod stops at the spot I unplugged it. So, if i have my headphones on and my cell phone rings, i can unplug the ipod and plug into my phone and not miss anything that may be happening in the book. (Note, i believe that this ipod has bluetooth capabilities but I don't have bluetooth headset at this time.) I typically get my audio books from the library (for free). I download through Overdrive and then transfer to my ipod through itunes. Another fortunate issue is that even though the book has an expiration date with the library, as long as I get it transferred to my ipod BEFORE that date, it never expires. So, I have about 20 books downloaded to my ipod. I love having a selection of books at all times. I don't use the ipod for music...so I can't really speak to that. But, with the small exception that I don't really care for Itunes, I love everything else about using the ipod for audiobooks. I would recommend you give audio books a try...and when you do, you will love this unit as much as i do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good iPod (although I miss the iPod classic)

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    RobertS
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    After 8 1/2 years of faithful service, my trusty iPod Classic (which I purchased at the Best Buy in Savannah GA on Labor Day weekend, 2008) finally died and went to iPod heaven (the battery died, and it wouldn't work, even plugged in) . I went to buy a new one, and was disappointed they no longer made the iPod classic, so I bought the Touch (I had thought of buying the Nano, but it had only 16 gigs of storage, not enough for my needs). The Touch is really more than I need. I have a smartphone and a tablet that has all the apps that I want to use. All I wanted was something to play my music, which the Classic did really well. However, I must say, the Touch has some features that I really like. When browsing your music, there is an alphabet on the side that enables you to go to songs or artists that begin with that letter (on the Classic, you had to scroll through them). I also like how you can choose to sort your albums by date, rather than just by title. Also, when playing a song, there's a window in the bottom that shows what's playing, so you can browse through your collection, and then slide the window up so you can go back to the song. The only thing that was a bit off-putting was that when I initially downloaded my songs, some of them were not listed where I were on my old iPod. It turns out that iTunes has a listing for album artist in addition to artist, and if there is an entry for album artist, the iPod will list the song by that instead of artist (I basically had to go into iTunes and delete all the entries for album artist so the songs would appear in the artist list as they were originally.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's OK, but it is a mixed review...

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    Beast
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    I purchased this device to replace the 1st generation iPod touch I was issued in Feb 2009. The reason I purchased this was simple: the 1st gen I was using just couldn't run the apps I needed it to (9 years old, what do you expect, right?). It still plays music like a champ, but otherwise it was pretty well useless. There are certain Apple specific apps that are very helpful in my line of work, which is why I was issued the original. I'm an Android user who has no intention of going to an iPhone (haven't drunk the Kool-Aid on that one), so the iPod made the most sense. The device runs well, and does what it needs to, but the screen is considerably smaller than the 1st Gen, and it makes the on-screen keyboard too small for my big paws. My other big issue with it is that the battery is pretty short lived... most of my use of it is of short duration and infrequent (it's more of a "better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it" school of thought. Unlike the 1st Gen, which really set a high bar on battery life, this device doesn't have much juice over time. Even without use, it seems I have to charge it after 2 days or I'm at risk of running out of juice. Fortunately, it charges pretty quickly. The breakdown: While the iPod Touch 6th generation is a functionally sound unit, it does have certain aspects which make it less desirable, and those aspects are immediately noticeable and have an effect on my satisfaction with it. It's still a pocket-sized dynamo of exceptional utility... it just needs a larger screen and a better battery. I probably wouldn't recommend it for purchase, because those drawbacks are pretty sizeable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Annoyed by the pile of completely unnecssary Apps

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    evaevastrong
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    I just need my iPod to do one thing - - be my music player, my STRONG by Zumba class videos player, and Zumba class playlist player. (I am a STRONG by Zumba and Zumba Instructor). All the other dumb battery wasting Apps were a real Pain In The A--. I had to hide them or get rid of them, and I had to shut off every unnecessary function I could to save battery life. I don't know who wants their iPod to be so schizo. It is ridiculous. As with my phone, I just need it to be my phone and to be able to use eMail and some internet on it. A few other functions are suitable for my phone, and that's IT!! I don't want or need my phone to be my mobile computer, or music player, or etc ad nauseum, and I DON'T need my music, video, and class player to be my phone! UGH. Maybe it's an ADD problem in general, that people have to have the illusion that their devices "do everything". Whatever. I think the things cost too damned much, but I needed it, since my Nano didn't have enough memory, and I needed a larger screen for class videos. If there were a less ridicuously luxury-pricey option, I would have jumped on it..... That being said, now that I have "bent it to my will" (lol), it does what I need, and has the amount of storage space that I need. I am responding that I would not recommned it to a friend, because I would rather that a friend were able to spend less for equivalent functionality....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    8 Yr. old daughter LOVES IT

    Posted
    Bobby
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    iPod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. It features an Apple-designed A8 chip built on 64-bit architecture. This desktop-class chip features GPU performance up to 10 times faster than the previous-generation iPod touch. It has a 4-inch Retina display, so it’s a perfect widescreen for HD movies and TV shows. iPod touch features a new 8-megapixel camera and an improved FaceTime HD camera, so you can take some of the most stunning photos and videos you’ve ever captured.iPod touch comes with iOS 12 and a collection of powerful built-in apps. Send unlimited texts with iMessage over Wi-Fi. See your friend’s every expression with a FaceTime video call. Post a photo directly to Facebook or Twitter. Or browse your favorite sites with Safari.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, if you can't find a new iPod Classic

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    Upstater
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    This is Apple's latest version of a device for playing music and podcasts, replacing the discontinued iPod Classic. It has everything offered by an iPhone except the ability to make phone calls. As such, it has way too much for the lovers of the simplicity offered by the old iPod, which was called "classic" for a reason — it was a wonderful invention for the purchase and playing of digital music. But taken on its own terms — with wifi, apps, etc. — the iPod Touch is a great device and offers some nice extras for music and podcasts (like the ability to mark the latter as "played" without connecting to iTunes). If you don't have an iPhone and are in the market for an MP3 player, I would recommend going with the Touch rather than a used Classic -- the extra cost is worth the reliability and functionality. One note: Battery life has never lived up to expectations for the Classic or Touch. If you just want the Touch for music and podcasts, you need to turn off several functions in settings to save battery life. Contact Apple for details. Also, you need to download an app for measuring the percentage of battery life remaining. The device itself only measures what is draining the battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's a Nice Player but Overpriced and has Drawback

    Posted
    BlueRabbit
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    This 32 Gig player only holds about 18 Gigs of music.That's with absolutely nothing but the startup files that came on the player and never connected to the internet. Its very expensive. It locks up on occasion. I like the Apple music service and have spent a considerable amount of money there. Usually everything goes smoothly but if you have a problem the Apple people are egotistical, bureaucratic and sometimes wrong or clueless. I don't trust their hardware warranty service. I have heard of them shipping back faulty reconditioned product. On a more positive note, the interface is nicely user friendly. The Ipod runs fast. You can speedily move through a large list of singles and create a playlist with ease. I am disappointed to spend so much money on a 32 gig device that only holds 18 gigs of music. However if you have and want to spend that much money on this it is a nice player. If I was to do it again I would save up for the 64 gig. I would also be interested in going with another brand but it does not look like there is much in quality devices just to play music. When I say I would recommend this to a friend that's only because of the lack of decent alternatives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As a music fan...

    Posted
    Amber
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    I noticed when when you play music the sound system has gotten louder than my Nano. This for me is great because Apple added more bass to the system and it sounds great. All you have to do is switch the sound EQ whether it's pop, rock, acoustic etc. I love the graphics, also when you can play whichever song you choose to play. I didn't need the extra apps because my main focus is music. I wish they were a bit more flexible with storage use even with the apps that you really don't need. My main focus was to use the storage to download music as much as I want. But having the camera included is great even taking pictures for vacation, a night out, or the outdoors. The Bluetooth works great when I want to use my wireless headphones. What some people don't understand is the Bluetooth signal works best when set your device down on a clear counter and be within maybe 20 feet in range of the signal. I am very impressed and exited to buy this device. It has a lot to offer for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade

    Posted
    KenR
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    Bought this as both an upgrade for a first generation ipod and as an alternative for having satellite radio installed in new car. Wasn't happy with the location of the satellite antenna or the install process, so decided to get a new IPOD touch instead. Installed ITunes music and set up for using on my new car stereo system via Bluetooth and very satisfied with it. Haven't used many of the other features and apps available with as of yet so can't comment on those, but worth the price just for having all of our music, playlists, etc. available for those longer trips when music is a must and having the convenience of using car stereo controls and screen for playback. I realize most people use their phones in the same manner but did not want to use up most of my phones memory for that, plus with the IPOD touch I can put several thousand songs on it from our collection with a lot of room left over for additional music down the road. And, it does come with a lot of apps and features we have yet to explore or use, and is very light and thin. If you're looking for an alternative source of music for your car or just to use when jogging, walking, etc. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, if you want all it offers

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    NewWestCoaster
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    With the end of the iPod Classic era, this is Apple's portable music-playing option. As such, it offers far more than the average former iPod lover would want -- everything an IPhone can do except make or receive calls, although it even does offer FaceTime for that! So far, it has operated quite well with the exception of battery life. One of the key reasons I moved on from my iPod Classic was its gradually eroding battery life (4-5 hours of music, podcast playing). However, the iPod Touch does not last much longer, if at all. The various functions of the device put a drain on the battery despite all my efforts to reduce them to the barest necessities (in consultation with Apple Care). If I leave it alone for a few days, with a near-full charge, I invariably return to find the battery almost empty. Hence the four stars instead of five. I bought it as an iPod replacement but have gradually come to appreciate and use its various additional offerings and its much-improved song/artist searching capability. The audio quality is top-notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok Apple...seriously?

    Posted
    Umami
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    Quick review: Over priced but good product. Apple OS is lame. Long review: I purchased this iTouch for mobility and one specific app that's only available on iOS for work. Quality of the product is good..blah blah. Of course it being an Apple product it was over priced...blah blah blah nothing new. Here's why I rated it only 2 stars: I haven't used my Apple account in a few years. (Actually I switched over to android around the time iPhones started costing more than my rent-still had my iPad though :) ) And like a lot of people, over the years I've invested hundreds $$ on movies, games, music...blah blah blah. Long story short I couldn't get my account back even after I contacted customer support. Sooo, back to Bestbuy I went and they didn't give me any issues about my return. (Thank you Bestbuy!) I forgot to mention that the app I needed for work didn't even work well either!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for casual use

    Posted
    Maicoh
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    The iPod Touch is probably rather outdated for most, but perfect if you don't need a phone. It's small and lightweight, feels very slick and sturdy in the hand. As phones get larger this can get a little awkward to use. It is very responsive and the sound is great. Images are fine but I don't really take photos with it. The front-facing camera does really well with video, too. I really only use this for 1 particular app, Sing! by Smule. Reviews on this device from other sites claim it to have a great battery life but this app is particularly draining. In standby, the battery is about par with any other device. If you like to use apps that require a lot of resources you might find the battery lets you down. Otherwise this is a great value for a casual entertainment companion!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    like my old ipod only i can share mymusic w myself

    Posted
    Greg
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    I bought this with the intent of listening to Podcasts via Bluetooth on my car stereo. It doesn't work. I was told by my local bestbuy (not where I bought mine) that I had to make an appointment with someone at a besbuy further away and see if they could make it work. really? how hard should it have to be? if I use the headphone jack it will wear out like my last two ipods and then I have to buy another one. I can now download all my old music although rather tedious. not an easy way of doing this on the run. so I will take my time. I like ipods unfortunately this wont connect with my Bluetooth like my iPhone will. hmmmm I will recommend this to a friend if they aren't in need of the Bluetooth for their Honda. (thats my car) Hey maybe I should sell my car? NOT Or maybe I should stop whining and actually see if I can do something about this issue. Hmmmm my iPhone is about out of memory so the podcasts aren't allowed anymore. It's my work phone and I need the memory for work.,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm impressed

    Posted
    Bull68

    I just bought a new car and of course NO cd player. They said they're becoming obsolete. SO.......I had to buy an Ipod. I chose the 6th Generation 32GB. Now I'm an android guy mind you. I was able to download all of my CD's (238). Very good product by APPLE!!!!!! I'm still staying with android phones, BUT I recommend this product over MP3 players or anything else. I have to give this a FIVE STAR rating !!!!!!!! Oh yea......get the otter case. Fits better for ipod than cell phone. All and all....I'm very satisfied. I've been let down more than once but not on this product. Have to say APPLE.....I'm very impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its ok, Generation 3 was better

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    Tdawgx
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    So my old Generation ipod touch 3 died and i got this one to replace it. Have to say, disappointed in it. The speed is good, music is great, battery is HORRIBLE. Legit like HORRIBLE. I charged it fully, walked my lake for 2 hours. Used about 1/2 battery just for that. Went to truck next day, it was dead, needed to be charged up again. My old one i could leave around for days and it wouldnt die. Even today, i charged it up and brought to work, legit everything is turn off on it, no wifi, no sync, nothing but blutooth is on. Between 4pm to 7pm, the battery went from 100% to 74% and it wasnt used while i was at work. Double checked, everything is till off, so battery just drains way to quick. Stick with g4 or g3. My guess is this was done so u have to buy a apple battery case or extender or charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    IPOD Touch to replace other IPOD touch

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    vbjb
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    Although the overall functionality of the IPOD touch does a good job in providing music, podcasts, and Howl.fm app content, I can not give it a full 5 stars simply because historically, (as with many tech products), I have had to replace it over time. This purchase is our 4th Ipod touch in the last 8 years or so. Is it to be expected that technology is going to have to be replaced as newer versions come out? Sure it is. However, the frequency with which those replacements have been required for me makes the IPOD touch a good product, not a great one. Is this a fair way to review this current Ipod touch purchase? Perhaps not, but I have already seen some issues with battery usage being inconsistent and some minor Aux connection issues when hooking it up in my vehicle just as I have had in the past so I have to take the previous precedents into consideration. However, it is still a good product or I wouldn't continue to purchase new ones, but just know that it does have a limited potential shelf life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lifetime music collection in a pocket

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    inv225
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    When I accidentally drowned my much loved iPod Classic in several ounces of hot coffee, I decided to invest in an iPod 6. Since I have an iPhone 6S, the transition from the Classic to the iPod 6 was fairly seamless. I use the iPod primarily to store and play my music. I have thousands of songs, most of which I copied from my compact disk albums, and I listen to them on my long, daily walks. The iPod 6 is lightweight, small enough to slip into a shirt pocket, easy to use, and it’s loaded with features. If there’s a downside to the iPod 6, I’ve yet to find it. The iPod 6 makes locating a song, album, or artist instantaneous. On top of that, the Bluetooth function lets you pair Bluetooth devices in seconds. The camera takes beautiful pictures, and editing them is a snap. And that just scratches the surface of what this iPod is capable of doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Trusty "not-phone" with just a few annoyances.

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    EngineeringJohn
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    Purchased for a family member who does not own a smartphone, but wanted all the other features of a smart mobile device. It suits her very well, and works as expected. My wife's iPod Touch, same generation but different color, gave out after just 2.5 years; we guess this may be in part because she bought it "refurbished." Hopefully this is not a trend. Very nice to be able to use a device as if it were a phone (just without voice), without having to pay for a data plan, since it just uses WiFi. Our family member uses this as her main camera, as well, and has been happy with the results. Note: the cable it comes with deteriorates quickly, and Apple claims not to know about this flaw even though complaints about it are all over the internet. Also, the device does not come with an AC adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great device thus far

    Posted
    bliz12
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    I wasn't aware that I would have to install a new operating system on my MacBook in order to run the very latest versions of iTunes and Photos. Definitely look at the specs and factor this in when deciding whether to get the iPod touch 6 or an earlier generation. Apple gives has the latest OS, El Capitan, available as a free download. I'm finding it rather glitchy and don't like it as much, but I had to update in order to use the iPod with my computer. I I got the iPod touch because I wanted the features of an iPhone, but want to keep my phone separate and simple. So far I'm very happy with the device. It runs fast and the layout is pretty intuitive, even for someone who doesn't have a smartphone.The camera is very nice. I don't love the Apple headphones that came with it because they don't cancel out noise; I can't use them on the train because I can't hear anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend