Apple iPod Touch Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details: Needless to say, Apple Inc. has always been a source of trendy and very popular portable devices that acquire a sort of status symbol image. These gadgets like the iPod, do not only support entertainment needs in the form of movies and music but can also be used as a personal digital assistant, a gaming console, and a Wi-Fi mobile device.
Unlike the iPod, the iPod Touch (or iTouch as it is sometimes called in analogy to the iPhone) has the multi-touch enabled screen and graphical user interface. It is the first iPod device that has wireless access to the iTune Store, and Apple’s App store. This allows the user to directly browse through and download items directly to the device.
During the last quarter of the previous year, Apple has announced an update on the iPod Touch. The announcement was held on the company’s “Let’s talk iPhone event” in which Apple also announced its new iPhone model, the iPhone 4. The new iTouch supports an updated operating system; from the iOS 4 to iOS 5, hence tons of enhancements and new features are expected.
The iPod Touch also gained access to Game Center, a popular gaming hub, as well as iCloud, and iMessage. These updates ensure a more holistic experience and establish more user-available connections. For example, iMessage enables the user to send free and unlimited text messages, videos, and photos to other iOS 5 iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad 2 users through the device’s Wi-Fi connection. Meanwhile, iPod Touch retains its FaceTime feature for video chatting, something that is also present on the iPhone and the iPod.
There are no notable changes in terms of the hardware. The new iPod Touch is still slim and light at 111 x 58.9 x 7.2 mm and 101 g. Aside from Wi-Fi access at 802.11 b/g/n or 2.4 GHz, it also has Bluetooth 2.1 connections with EDR. Some optional wireless connections include a map-location service and built-in Nike support.
The iPod Touch has a large 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display. The display contains 960 x 640 pixel resolution with 326 pixels per inch depth. The new iTouch has a 960 x 720 pixel resolution camera that can take still photos and high definition videos at 720 p and at 30 frames per second. There is a front camera that is also able to take photos and videos but in VGA quality and up to 30 frames per second. As for the input and output ports and jacks, there are no apparent differences from the older version of iPod Touch.
The iPod Touch has a 30-pin dock connector, a 3.5 mm stereo headphone minijack, built-in speakers, and a microphone. Physical buttons include a sleep/wake button located on the upper right edge, a Home button in the middle of the lower bevel, and a volume rocker located on the left edge.
The iPod Touch uses a built in lithium ion battery. Battery life can last up to 40 hours with continuous music playback and seven hours with continuous video playback. Charging takes only around 2 hours for fast charging (80% full) and 4 hours for full charging.
Another notable update is the color. Apple has added a new color scheme to the iPod Touch. It now comes in white, not just the black color users are more familiar with. The new iPod Touch was previewed to the public on June 2011 and released four months after on October 2011.
Apple iPod Touch Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD):
8GB: S$ 288.00
32GB: S$ 428.00
64GB: S$ 588.00