Gift Tip 66: Apple IPod Touch 3rd Generation

Posted: Dec 7 2009, 7:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:07pm CDT, in Holiday Gift Guide


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The iPod touch features Apple's multi-touch user interface that enables you to find and enjoy all of your music, videos, and more on its gorgeous widescreen display with just the touch of a finger. First introduced on iPhone, the multi-touch interface uses pioneering new software to present the perfect user interface for each application.

The iPod touch also includes Wi-Fi wireless networking, the first on any iPod, and Safari, the most advanced browser on any mobile device. The iPod touch also provides easy access to Google search, Yahoo search, Youtube and many other interesting features. This ultra thin iPod touch can store up to 20,000 photos via iTunes. The iPod touch lets you choose the latest music in the market from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store.

The touch-screen keyboard and multiple browser window management make surfing the web anywhere a pleasure. iPod touch users can now use Safari to save bookmarked Web pages as menu screen icons, providing quick access to commonly-used sites. Audio format support is unchanged from previous iPods. The iPod touch supports standard and purchased AAC, as well as MP3, Audible, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless formats. Video format support is likewise unaltered from the H.264/MP4 files playable on 5G iPods, as well as the third-generation iPod nano and the iPod classic. The iPod touch supports video resolutions up to 640 by 480 at 30 frames per second, providing an excellent movie viewing experience.

The iPod touch display has an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness to suit the ambient light in your surroundings. An accelerometer detects when you rotate the iPod touch from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display so you immediately see the entire width of a web page, your music in Cover Flow, or a photo in its proper aspect ratio.

The iPod touch has many apps to entertain you to the fullest. Some interesting and notable features about this iPod touch are the multi-touch interface, vibrant 3.5" color touch screen, and normal headphone jack—not recessed like on the iPhone.

Great Gift For
The iPod touch is a great gift for anybody who does not own an iPhone.

Price and Where to Buy
The iPod touch line-up is on sale on and of course also available on the Apple Store.

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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