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Price Best Price: $195.00
Best Price: $144.00
Best Price: $299.00
Pros
  • Pedometer
  • Buffered FM radio with iTunes Tagging
  • Slim design with larger screen
  • New audio and video features work well
  • Built-in video effects
  • Larger display
  • Video camera and microphone
  • Offers most of the same specs as higher-priced iPod touches
  • Has an attractive price
  • Larger screen makes Multi-Touch much more usable than with previous model
  • Physical playback and Home buttons
  • More-iOS-like interface
  • Regains video playback of older models
  • Exceptionally thin and light
  • Far faster than previous model
  • Bright screen
  • Solid camera performance
  • Siri support
Cons
  • Video shot indoors looks poor
  • Same old earbuds
  • Can only shoot video, not still images
  • Video lens is awkwardly placed
  • FM reception adequate but not great
  • Provides no rear-facing camera, color options, or wrist strip
  • Only $50 less than entry-level iPod touch
  • Screen isn't as good as those on other Apple devices
  • Some users will miss previous model's built-in clip
  • No remote on bundled headphones
At A Glance

Thin music and video player

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MC031LLA      

Display

Display type Color      

Ports and Connections

USB Yes      
Headphone Jack Yes      
Microphone input Yes      

Dimensions

Weight 0.08125  pounds      
Width     1.6  inches 2.3  inches
Depth     0.2  inches 0.2  inches
Height     3.0  inches 4.9  inches

Supported Video Formats

MPEG4 Yes|      
H.264     Yes Yes
Motion JPEG       Yes

Supported Image Formats

JPG Yes      
GIF Yes      

Supported Audio Formats

AAC Yes      
Apple Lossless Yes      
AIFF Yes   Yes Yes
WAV Yes      
MP3 Yes      
Audible Yes   Yes Yes

Included Software

Included Software |iTunes      
Itunes Yes      

Battery

Battery Type       Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Audio Usage Time       40.0  hours
Vendor Rated Internet Usage Time       8.0  hours

Performance

Performance

Frequency Response Deviation, Average (dB)

0.1      
Maximum Usable Output Level, Average (dBV)

-3.2      
Crosstalk, Average (dB)

-61.0      
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise, Average (%)

0.01      
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Average (dB)

83.0