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Always On: Unboxing the iPod Touch
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Always On: Unboxing the iPod Touch

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The iPod Touch is hard to find in retail stores, but we have it to unbox. Molly Wood unwraps Apple's latest iPod Touch and offers her take on the popular media player.

Time for a much requested Unboxing, the iPod Touch. Now, I have a couple of them here because we bought various versions for various torture tests and I have to point out right away that I'm kind of in love with how the packaging has a little colored Apple depending on what color you buy like we got a red one and a green one and there's a blue one somewhere. They clearly broke it. But we're gonna unbox the black one, the 32-gig model. Now the iPod Touch I wasn't that into when it was announced, but we got so much mail from you guys wanting to know if we would unbox it and specifically torture it. I think because it's such a popular kids' device that I went ahead. It turns out one of our producers is already in love with it even though I thought if you have an iPhone or an iPad why would you want it. Okay. Maybe I was wrong. Simple packaging of course just comes right open. Yeah, there's a sticker here. I think the black is probably also called slate-- whatever. It's actually really pretty. It's kind of more like a charcoal. Oh, that's nice. It has the matte back, which makes the bezel look even smaller on the black one. That's actually pretty fancy. Let's have a look at what's in the box pretty straightforward. Just do a little lightning, charging cable, no brick here. No power brick, just the cable and then of course your ear pods. And then-- And I think this is why and you'll see why we do our torture test. It comes with a little wrist strap right here and then watch this. There's this like clever little thing on the back. You pop it out like that. Slide the wrist strap on and give it to your kid. Cute. Alright, let's go to the specs on this little guy. The bad news about the iPod Touch I think is that it starts at $299 for the 32-gig model. It's $399 for the 64-gig model, which is kind of what everyone wants since this is basically a media player. It runs iOS 6. It weighs 3.10 ounces. It's just basically really small and light. There's a 4-inch retina display just like on the iPhone 5. It is an 1136 x 640-pixel resolution. It has Wi-Fi only. No built-in LTE because that would make it a phone. It has Bluetooth 4.0. There's that lightning dock connector like I mentioned, the touch loop. There's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that takes HD video and a front-facing HD camera that takes 1.2-megapixel photos. Performance wise, it gets a dual-core A5 processor that replaces the last versions A4. So, it should be plenty speedy for playing games, which is another selling point for those who want this for their kids. Now, no question the iPod Touch is a super nice device. The screen is beautiful. The size is wonderful. It's just a weird placement. Now, it's $30 cheaper than the iPad mini and it's not a phone like the iPhone. But apparently, I am wrong about these concerns because people are buying iPod Touches in droves. I do admit it it's a lot lighter and easier to carry than a tablet and the battery life is really good too. So, alright maybe you guys are right about this one.
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