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See, hear, touch everything that entertains you on one really great iPod.
iPod touch lets you enjoy everything you love about an iPod, and then some. Watch your movies and TV shows on a brilliant 3.5-inch display. Use the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface to flick through your music in Cover Flow. And anytime youre itching for more entertainment, just tap iTunes to browse and buy on the fly.

Music
With room for up to 14,000 songs and up to 30 hours of audio playback time, iPod touch gives you nonstop musical entertainment. And the new Genius Mixes feature adds even more ways for you to experience your music.

Genius Mixes
Now the Genius feature is even more powerful. Introducing Genius Mixes. All you do is sync iPod touch to iTunes, and Genius automatically searches your library and finds songs that sound great together. Then creates up to 12 mixes youll love. These mixes are like channels programmed entirely with your music.

Genius Playlists
Say youre listening to a song on your iPod touch that you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. Just tap the Genius icon. Genius automatically finds songs on your iPod touch that go great with your selected song and makes a Genius playlist for you.

Movies + TV Shows
Your very own private screening awaits you on iPod touch. Watch the latest film release or an episode of your favorite sitcom anytime you want. Store up to 80 hours of video and get up to 6 hours of video playback time on the new iPod touch.

iTunes
Part of what makes iPod touch so amazing is that iTunes is literally at your fingertips. A Wi-Fi connection and a quick tap are all it takes to get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of movies and TV shows. Not to mention applications, audiobooks, and free podcasts and iTunes U lectures. Preview and buy that album youve been wanting. Rent that film everyone raved about, or make it part of your collection. iTunes on iPod touch is your doorway to endless entertainment possibilities.

Surf the web, send email, and get directions from anywhere you are.
Most of what you do online with a computer can easily be done on iPod touch. Built-in Wi-Fi means you can check your favorite blogs, write an email with a photo attached, or find out how to get to that new restaurant. When you think about it, iPod touch is a computer in your pocket. How handy is that?

Apple iPod touch with landscape and portrait typing on email

Type your emails in either
landscape or portrait mode

Wireless
If youre somewhere with a wireless network, iPod touch instantly recognizes it. If its free Wi-Fi, youre good to go. Launch any one of your Wi-Fi-dependent apps, such as Safari or iTunes, and youre on. Some wireless networks may require a password, but iPod touch has that covered, too. Just enter the password once, and iPod touch remembers it. So the next time youre within range of that network, youre connected automatically.

Mail
Email on iPod touch looks and acts just like email on your computer. View your messages in rich HTML, including attachments. Mail recognizes file types such as .doc, .jpg, .mp3, and many others. And setting up Mail is easy because iPod touch automatically enters settings for popular accounts including Gmail, MobileMe, Yahoo!, AOL, and Microsoft Exchange.

Keyboard
Typing on iPod touch is easy. Thats because it has an intelligent keyboard that predicts and suggests words as you type. Writing something lengthy? When you turn iPod touch on its side, the keyboard switches from portrait to landscape with larger keys and more room to type.

Safari
Safari an advanced web browser designed for Mac and PC computers also comes on iPod touch. Just connect to a Wi-Fi network, and you can use Safari for nearly everything you do using a web browser on a computer. In fact, web pages look exactly the same on iPod touch as they do on your computer.

Social networking is easy on the iPod touch

Stay in touch with your friends via
Facebook, Aim, Twitter and other social networks

Maps
Know where you are and where youre going with Maps on iPod touch. If youre connected to a wireless network, you can find your location and get a list of turn-by-turn directions. Maps also finds points of interest from a keyword search. Say you and your friends have a craving for pizza. Tap Search, type in pizza, and Maps shows you restaurants nearby. Learn more about Maps on iPod touch

Social Networking
iPod touch is the only iPod that helps you stay connected. So anytime you find yourself saying I need to make that my Facebook status or This deserves a tweet, pull out your iPod touch. Social networking apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and AIM are just a tap away.

Get your game on with friends across the room or across the globe.
Games for iPod touch are made to take advantage of its built-in technologies such as the accelerometer, Multi-Touch, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The result is truly immersive gameplay whether youre playing alone or with others in multiplayer mode. And with an App Store that offers thousands of games ready to download and play, the fun of iPod touch never ends.

Apple iPod touch features 1000s of gtames to play that you can buy direct from the App store

Browse, buy and play 1000s of
games directly from your iPod touch

App Store
Make your iPod touch even more amazing with the App Store. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection. Browse over 75,000 games and apps, and buy whatever you like with just a tap.

A new feature of iPod touch makes finding cool new apps even easier. Its Genius for apps, and it works just like Genius for your music. Tap the Genius icon and get recommendations for apps that you might like based on those you already downloaded.

Accelerometer
The accelerometer inside iPod touch detects when you rotate iPod touch from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes what you see onscreen. But the beauty of the accelerometer comes into play when youre actually in play. For instance, in racing games where your entire iPod becomes the steering wheel. Or balance games, such as Topple.

Multi-Touch
What sets iPod touch apart from traditional handheld gaming devices is its revolutionary Multi-Touch interface. It means youre not just playing a game, youre interacting with the game. Turn your fingers into an expert skateboarder. Test your reflexes as youre challenged to tap through the beats of a song. You can even transform iPod touch into a musical instrument such as a drum set or a guitar. Its all thanks to the brilliance of Multi-Touch technology.

Over 75,000 applications.
With thousands of games available on the App Store, your iPod touch is an arcade in your pocket. Choose from game types such as puzzle, strategy, role-playing, and more. In addition to games, you can shop for apps in categories such as music, entertainment, social networking, and a host of others. All of which make your iPod touch uniquely yours, and the best iPod youll ever own.
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#1
Not bad... but glad that I got mine from Argos for £115 about a month ago.
#2
this is actiually the older model 2008 with new software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Touch#Models
#3
balluji
this is actiually the older model 2008 with new software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Touch#Models


'tis true. Only the higher memory models actually got the new processor. Seems that it will only be those that will be allowed to take full advantage of the OS upgrade due later this year e.g multitasking etc. The 8GB model, although termed 3G just got the v3 software. Also the latest version of the software (that no doubt these ship with) can't be jailbroken, although I'd be pleased to be corrected on that one!
#4
if you have 3.1.2 you can jailbreak with redsnow
http://wikee.iphwn.org/howto:rs9

3.1.3 came out 2/2/2010 so unlikely these were manufactured after the update
#5
Got mine about a week ago and it was 3.1.3. :(
#6
Which is the best version to buy and how do you check ?
#7
carwacster
Which is the best version to buy and how do you check ?


Not sure of what advantage 3.1.3 has over 3.1.2, but I do know that 3.1.3 can't currently be 'jailbroken' i.e. modified to allow it to run apps not officially signed by Apple. I think Wikipedia has a good page on the iPOD, which you may want to look at for more detail.

You can find which version of firmware you're running by looking in the 'settings' menu of the ipod.

Hope that helps.

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