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Connect With the iPod Touch 4th Gen 8GB

The iPod Touch 4th Gen 8GB is the fourth generation of this device from Apple, released as a 2010 update to the 2007 original. The iPod Touch is quite similar to the iPhone except that it connects to the internet using only Wi-Fi and not mobile data. This makes it an ideal device for children and teens as well as those who want to go online, text, take calls, and stream videos and music without the cost of a monthly data bill; shop 4th generation models of the iPod Touch on eBay for great prices on both new and pre-owned devices.

What changed from the 3rd to 4th generation iPod Touch?

This model was upgraded to include most of the same features as the iPhone 4, including the new and more powerful Apple A4 processor with 800 mHZ instead of 600. The second selfie camera was added and the device was updated to support FaceTime video chat and high-definition video recording. Gaming was improved with a three-axis gyroscope, and the overall resolution of the device was improved with the implementation of the Retina Display. This was also the first iPod Touch to include a multi-touch display. The size of the device changes to 4.4 by 2.3 by 0.28 inches, which is slightly longer and slimmer than its predecessor, with a weight of 3.56 ounces compared to 4.1 ounces for the earlier version. The third generation iPod Touch came only in silver, but the iPod Touch 4th gen 8GB is available in both white and silver.

How long is the battery life of the iPod Touch?

With a full charge, the rechargeable battery of this device provides up to 40 hours of audio playback as well as up to 7 full hours of video playback. However, more taxing applications such as high-definition video recording may shorten these estimated times.

What media formats are supported by this device?

The iPod Touch 4th gen 8GB can download and play back the following media formats through either its wireless or Bluetooth connection:

  • Video: MPEG-4 and H.264
  • Audio: AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, Audible, MP3, WAV
  • Images: Bitmap, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF
What software is included with the iPod Touch?

The iPod Touch 4th gen 8GB version runs the iOS 6 operating system. This includes apps such as Apple Maps for navigation, Passbook, Facebook, and voice commands with Siri as well as iBooks, FaceTime, the App Store, and Apple's virtual keyboard.

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