I wrote about some things that I like and also some gripes I have with Apple products a few months ago: http://infusionblog.com/technology/i-love-apple%e2%80%a6-almost/. Since then I have purchased an iPod Touch and a Mac Mini and I love them both! I will write about the Mac Mini in a follow up blog.
A lot of the guys in my department got the iPhone when it first came out. I really liked the iPhone, even with the some of the deficiencies I mentioned in my previous blog. My biggest barrier to getting an iPhone is that I already have T-Mobile service and I like my Samsung Trace handset. So I didn’t want to jump to the iPhone since Apple is locked-in with AT&T service. So the iPod Touch gave me everything I liked about the iPhone, but without the phone service.
I really like the My iPod Touch! I got the 16 GB Model. It has twice the memory of the best iPhone and it has the great touch screen interface that is a pleasure to use. It is also much thinner than the iPhone. The wireless Internet browsing with Safari is surprisingly easy and – dare I say – fun to use. Interestingly, instead of using my home PC or the laptop at my kitchen desk, I find myself sitting on my couch at home in the evenings browsing my daily blogs, news and RSS feeds on my iPod Touch.
The video is probably my favorite feature of the iPod Touch. A few weeks ago I watched Transformers on a flight to Chicago. Everyone sitting around me was straining their necks to check out the device. Battery life was very respectable. At the end of the flight of almost constant video use I had about 60% battery left. Not bad!
The entire time I was on the plane watching the video I kept wishing I had a little stand or cradle that would hold the iPod Touch in landscape format so I could watch the movie without having to hold it. As it turns out Apple includes a little plastic stand with the iPod Touch and I just didn’t know what it was for when I opened the box. Click the following link to see some good pictures of the iPod Touch and the little plastic stand that comes with it at the following review site – here.
It would be nice to have a camera in the iPod Touch like the iPhone has, but the bottom line is the iPod Touch is a great little device that I love!
Well done, Apple.