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Apple iPod touch 8GB
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Listen to music, watch movies, play games, surf the web”and that's just for starters.
The 8GB Apple iPod touch offers the most fun you've had on an iPod thanks to its pleasing, touchable features:
What a song does for your ears, Cover Flow on iPod touch does for your eyes and fingers. It's a virtual party for the senses. Turn the iPod touch on its side and glide through your music by album art with the flick of your finger. Tap an album cover to flip it over and display a track list. Tap again to start the music.
The Genius feature has become even more powerful. Introducing Genius Mixes: all you do is sync iPod touch to iTunes, and Genius automatically searches your library to find songs that sound great together, and then it creates multiple mixes you'll love. These mixes are like channels or stations that are programmed entirely with your music. For example, say you're listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. The Genius feature finds other songs on your iPod touch that sound great with the one you were listening to and makes a Genius playlist for you. Listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh it and give it another go. Count on Genius to create a mix you wouldn't have thought of yourself.
Shake things up a bit. Musically speaking, that is. The next time you're listening to your tunes, turn on the Shake to Shuffle feature, then give the iPod touch a shake to shuffle to a different song in your music library.
Fill your iPod touch with songs and music videos from your iTunes library on your computer or buy and download new music on your iPod touch when you access iTunes over Wi-Fi. Songs you purchase on the iPod touch transfer to your Mac or PC the next time you connect the iPod touch to your computer.
Look”no cables! The iPod touch includes iPhone 3.1 software, so you can pair Bluetooth stereo headphones with it. Keep your iPod in your bag or have it charging on your desk across the room and simultaneously listen to your music.
Movies and TV shows:
Carry hours of video with you and watch it on the crisp 3.5-inch color widescreen display. Shop the iTunes Store and choose from thousands of movies, TV shows, and video podcasts to load up your iPod touch. From Hollywood blockbusters to independent favorites, there's something for everyone. Download and watch movies with a few taps. Prefer TV shows? Get a single episode or an entire season's worth all at once.
While watching your video, tap the display to bring up the onscreen controls. You can play or pause, view by chapter, and adjust the volume. You can also use the volume controls on the left side of iPod touch. Want to switch between widescreen and full screen? Simply tap the display twice.
Need some entertainment for your next flight or road trip? With iTunes on your iPod touch and a Wi-Fi connection, you can buy movies and TV shows on the fly. You can also rent movies in case you're not sure if that certain flick is a keeper. Plus of course, you can purchase movies and TV shows on your Mac or PC, then sync them to your iPod touch.
Shop the application store a number of ways: tap the Featured option and get a list of new applications to see what's hot. Peruse by category, check out the top 25 applications, or if you know exactly what application you're looking for, find it by doing a quick search.
There are tens of thousands of applications in the App Store, with more added every day. A new feature of the iPod touch makes finding cool new apps even easier: it's Genius for applications and it works just like Genius for your music. Tap the Genius icon and get recommendations for applications that you might like based on the applications you and others have downloaded. When you find one you want, buy and download it wirelessly to your iPod touch from anywhere over Wi-Fi and start using it right away. iPod touch tells you whenever an application update is available, so you'll always have the latest versions of your favorites.
The built-in Wi-Fi capability in the iPod touch gives you access to the iTunes store, where you can choose from millions of high-quality iTunes Plus songs and thousands of movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and free podcasts and iTunes U lectures. Browse new releases, top tens, and different genres or find exactly what you're looking for by typing it in a quick search. Play a preview of any song or video and then tap it once to buy it. Not sure if that movie is worth owning? Just rent it: everything you buy on the iPod touch is the same price you'd pay on the iTunes store on your computer.
When you connect iPod touch to your computer, the music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts you've downloaded sync to your iTunes library on your Mac or PC. Plus, if you've partially downloaded something on iPod touch, your computer completes the download automatically.
iPod touch supports HTML rich email, so images and photos appear alongside text. You'll see email attachments in their original formats, not their stripped-down versions. Rotate, zoom, and pan in more than a dozen standard file and image formats, including PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and iWork.
Access your email from popular providers”including MobileMe, Google Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL”and most industry-standard IMAP and POP mail systems.
iPod touch recognizes email addresses in different applications. For example, if you run across an email address on a web page or a map listing, just tap on it and the iPod touch opens a new message and addresses it for you.
With its built-in dictionary, the intelligent iPod touch keyboard predicts and corrects words as you type, making it fast and easy to write email. Plus, when you rotate the iPod touch onto its side, the keyboard instantly switches from portrait to landscape for larger keys and more room to type.
There's no need to scroll through message after message in your inbox looking for the right one because a quick downward flick brings up a search field that lets you find email by sender, recipient, subject, or all headers.
iPod touch finds your location using known Wi-Fi hotspots. It also finds points of interest by keyword. For example, if you search for "coffee," the iPod touch shows you nearby cafes.
For getting directions, just type in an address and get directions from wherever you are. Choose the method of transportation (car, public transit, or on foot) and view a list of turn-by-turn directions. Also, see a highlighted map route including your estimated travel time. You can also mark specific locations and find the best route between them.
Just like Google Maps on your computer, maps on the iPod touch let you switch between views of Google map data, satellite images, and a hybrid of both. Multi-Touch makes the difference because you can just tap to zoom in, pan out, and change your view on the move.
Maps on the iPod touch show you live traffic information, indicating traffic speed along your route in easy-to-read green, red, and yellow highlights.
Email your favorite videos to your favorite people. If you tap Share on any YouTube video detail page, the iPod touch creates an email with the video link already in it.
Explore featured, most viewed, most recent, and top rated videos or search for the video you want using a keyword search. Once you find what you're looking for, bookmark it to watch it later.
Nike + iPod:
The iPod touch includes built-in Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (available separately) into your Nike+ shoe and start your run. The sensor communicates wirelessly with your iPod touch, tracking your time, your distance, and the number of calories burned. It even gives you voice feedback on your progress. This feature also works with cardio equipment available in many fitness centers. Just look for Nike + iPod-compatible treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, and stationary bikes.
When you get back to your computer, sync your iPod touch with iTunes and transfer your exercise data to nikeplus.com, where you can track your workouts, set goals, and challenge your friends.
3.1 Software features:
The features of the iPod touch's 3.1 software include: Genius mixes; Genius recommendations for applications; peer-to-peer gaming, buying movies, TV shows, and audiobooks with Wi-Fi; landscape-mode (a larger) keyboard; cut, copy and paste from the web and between applications; Spotlight search; stereo Bluetooth, automatic Wi-Fi login; Shake (the iPod touch) to Shuffle songs; accessibility for those with disabilities; and parental controls.
iPod touch technology:
The Multi-Touch display layers a protective shield over a capacitive panel that senses your touch using electrical fields. It then transmits that information to the LCD screen below it, so you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them, zoom in or out on a section of a web page, and control game elements precisely.
The accelerometer inside the iPod touch allows it to detect when you rotate the iPod touch from portrait to landscape mode, then automatically changes the contents of the display. The accelerometer really shines when you play games because it immerses you in the action. It's perfect for racing games where your entire iPod touch acts as a steering wheel and for tap-and-tilt games in which your movements control the action.
iPod touch has built-in support for 802.11b/g wireless technology. That means you can get online anywhere there's Wi-Fi. Send email from a coffee shop, surf the web at the airport, shop for games from your couch, or browse, buy, and download music and more from the iTunes Store. The iPod touch locates nearby wireless hotspots, including protected networks. If you've never used a particular network, it asks you to enter a password the first time, then it remembers the password from then on so that the next time you're within range, it connects automatically.
Bluetooth is a form of wireless technology that lets you use devices without the hassle of cables or wires. What does that mean for the iPod touch? It means you can use the iPod touch with Bluetooth headphones and listen to your music no matter where in the room your iPod touch is. So lounge on your bed while your iPod touch charges on your desk. Bluetooth on the iPod touch is also great for peer-to-peer gaming.
The iPod touch is as remarkable outside as it is inside. Holding one is all the proof you need. With its curved design, the iPod touch is a mere 8.5 millimeters thin. Its optical glass front and polished stainless steel back feel sleek and smooth in your hand. It's been designed with special features to reduce environmental impact, such as arsenic-free display glass, a mercury-free LED-backlit display, and a highly recyclable stainless steel enclosure. Turn it on, and instantly you're impressed by the brilliant 3.5-inch display. The iPod touch is the perfect combination of stunning design and revolutionary technology”a total, beautiful package.
10 hours of video
Up to 30 hours of music playback
Up to 6 hours of video playback
iPod touch 3.1 software
Nike + iPod support built in
3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen with Multi-Touch display
480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
Dimensions: 4.3" H x 2.4" W 0.33" D
Weight: 4.05 oz.
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
8GB flash drive
Holds up to 1,750 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 10,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds up to 10 hours of video
Battery and power:
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Music playback time: Up to 30 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 6 hours when fully charged
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 4 hours
Nike + iPod support built in
Maps location-based service7
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
TV and video:
Support for 480p and 576p component TV out
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Mac system requirements:
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
iTunes 9 or later9
Windows system requirements:
PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 9 or later9
Language support for: English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, and Croatian
Designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:
Arsenic-free display glass
Mercury-free LED-backlit display
Highly recyclable stainless steel enclosure