The Good The fourth-generation Apple iPod Touch, winner of CNET's 2011 Editors' Choice Award for portable media players, has been upgraded with new software and a boost in capacity.
The Bad The fifth-generation iPod Touch offers a larger screen, faster processor, and superior photo and camcorder quality.
The Bottom Line The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1.
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Editors' note (May 30, 2013): Apple has discontinued this version of the iPod Touch and replaced it with a $229 32GB and 64GB fifth-gen (2012) Touch models (with rear cameras) also remain on sale for $299 and $399, respectively.that boasts a larger 4-inch screen and faster processor, but has no rear camera. The
If you're buying an iPod Touch for someone, this is not the iPod he or she wants. Trust me, people will want to open the box and see a shiny, colorful new
But if you're buying an iPod for yourself, there are plenty of things to recommend the fourth-generation iPod Touch. The most obvious being the $100 you get to keep in your wallet.