This week will see early adopters receive their new iPod touch 5th generation, which were shipped last week, so these users and others might be wondering how good it’s going to be? If you’re not hands-on yet with the iPod touch 5G then you should see the two videos below on this page, which include a full review for almost 17 minutes and also an extreme drop/scratch test.
The first video features the iPod touch 5G review and takes a look at almost every aspect of the new portable media player, which includes highlighting the external design first and focusing on what different parts do. The display is obviously pretty similar to the iPhone 5 at first glance, although on the iPod touch 5G you’ll see some notable differences to the design and feel.
Apple’s refresh for the iPod touch delivers a small, thin, and light device but allows for the slightly bigger display. You’ll see a black area at the top of the iPod touch 5G back, which is for your antenna window that helps improve Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so try to keep this uncovered when holding the device. The reviewer points out the wrap around Unibody right at the start of the review, and explains how the new iPod has a satiny feel.
If you’ve received your iPod touch 5G then you’ll notice the wrist strap that’s included in the box, which attaches via the silver circle on the back. This is obviously Apple’s attempt to make the 5th generation iPod touch a good point-and-shoot camera. With the improved camera, flash, and 1080p video recording we wonder why anyone would need a standalone camera again, unless you like optical zoom and DLSRs that is. Watch the first video for the full review and further insight.
The second video shows a drop test for the new iPod touch 5G, so take a look at this to see how well the new hardware handles drops that might happen under extreme circumstances. During their review the 5G iPod touch had been dropped a number of times in different ways, and between drops they took a look at how well the device held up.
Are you impressed with the new iPod touch 5G, and if you pre-ordered early has your device arrived yet? If you need a case then you might want to see our recent article on cases for protection that are in limited supply, and also see an article about how some people feel the device should’ve had more memory, which comes to us thanks to a teardown.