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High-quality unboxing photos of Apple's second-gen iPod touch

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The new second generation iPod touch is not only thinner itself, with a rounded, polished aluminum back, but it also ships in a simpler, smaller case as well, just like the Nano. It also introduces Genius playlist creation, audio recording features when used with a mic, and a built in Nike+ iPod receiver.

The new iPod touch ships with standard headphones; Apple will release two headphone options next month that include a mic and playback/volume controls: a standard earbud pair for $29 and a premium dual driver, in ear set for $79.





































































post #2 of 45
These pictures would be so much more useful if the photographer didn't try to get all artsy fartsy and blur half of the frame out. Seriously, what's the point of using such a shallow depth of field?
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post #4 of 45
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These pictures would be so much more useful if the photographer didn't try to get all artsy fartsy and blur half of the frame out. Seriously, what's the point of using such a shallow depth of field?

Those are macro shots....

We need a better lighting setup, yes. My apologies.

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post #5 of 45
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Those are macro shots....

We need a better lighting setup, yes. My apologies.

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Looks like you need to invest in a can of compressed air too to blow off your lens and the iPod.

And why are you picking on my 3rd Gen iPod in those pics.
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Originally Posted by malacca73 View Post

Looks like you need to invest in a can of compressed air too to blow off your lens and the iPod.

And why are you picking on my 3rd Gen iPod in those pics.

And why aren't you comparing it to the original iPod Touch????
post #7 of 45
+1
That's what I was looking for and expecting as well.
post #8 of 45
If you really want to see some "unboxing", go to the hard shit:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/First-Lo.../iPod-Touch-2G

Once nice little nugget in the teardown is that the new touch contains a Bluetooth chip.
post #9 of 45
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Originally Posted by merdhead View Post

If you really want to see some "unboxing", go to the hard shit:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/First-Lo.../iPod-Touch-2G

Once nice little nugget in the teardown is that the new touch contains a Bluetooth chip.

And an FM chip? Interesting little bits, to be sure.

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post #10 of 45
what i'm interested in is why Apple decided to change the packaging.
I prefered the packaging I got with my first gen touch, much more iPhone like :]
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post #11 of 45
The Bluetooth is more interesting since it would share the WiFi antenna, so it possibly could be enabled, unless Apple disabled it. On the other hand the FM receiver would have to be connected to the headphone as an antenna (or some other antenna).

I have to say its pretty frustrating when Apple includes the hardware for features people would enjoy but doesn't support them.
post #12 of 45
I would like to see the differences between the old Touch and new one as well.... I wish Apple used either an Aluminum back or plastic back instead of the chrome... Out with the shiny chrome already...fingerprint chrome does not look pretty!

Gimme me more pics... gimme
post #13 of 45
Don't mean to be overly harsh but this is a FAIL on several levels

a) The 2G iPod Touch is NOT thinner (it's actually ever so slightly thicker). Stop propagating that untruth.

b) Have you actually used the audio recording feature w/ a mic. NO, nor is it a listed feature anywhere on the iPod Touch spec sheet.

c) If you are going to do side by side comparison shots, do it against a 1st gen iPod Touch and not iPhones?!?!

There's alot to love about this little device and I'm getting 3 myself this weekend, but it helps no one when misinformation is recklessly thrown out there as given fact- much of which is unverified or simply outright wrong.
post #14 of 45
Ok pardon my nitpicking but...

what's with the Iphone 3G in the comparison shots?

is it some sort of bad photoshoping or did you put some sort of material in front of the screws next to the dock connector to look similarly to the speaker grills instead of showing the screws? If it isnt photoshopped then what kind of material did u put there? I could use that on my iphone too as it will look a bit better this way instead of the uncovered screws
post #15 of 45
Sigh, still no camera or video option. Maybe the next time around.
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post #16 of 45
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b) Have you actually used the audio recording feature w/ a mic. NO, nor is it a listed feature anywhere on the iPod Touch spec sheet.

That's odd. The feature was shown during the keynote video.
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That's odd. The feature was shown during the keynote video.

I think that was the nano.
post #18 of 45
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I think that was the nano.

OK, this is all getting very confusing. The iPod line is needlessly splintered, it's hard to know exactly what accessory is compatible with what device.
post #19 of 45
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And an FM chip? Interesting little bits, to be sure.

Previous iPod models had chips with FM tuners, but I don't know if Apple ever exposed that feature. I'm not sure if the FM fob add-on turns on an FM tuner in the iPod or if the tuner is in the controller.
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RECESSED!!!!!
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RECESSED!!!!!

Isn't that a bad thing? Thought they made a big deal about getting rid of the recessed thingie on the iPhone.

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Thought they made a big deal about getting rid of the recessed thingie on the iPhone.

But now they have Apple-branded headphones to sell you. \
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Isn't that a bad thing? Thought they made a big deal about getting rid of the recessed thingie on the iPhone.

Yes, those exclamation marks were "not" meant to convey enthusiasm, lol.

This is just one of those examples of Apple being retarded. Don't mention it's a good business move or I'll punch you all!
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post #24 of 45
Can anybody please post a picture comparing it to the original iPod Touch?
F*#k the iPhone comparisons.
post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by Kasper View Post

Those are macro shots....

We need a better lighting setup, yes. My apologies.

Best,

K

There seems to be a few angles/views that you may have forgotten:
Standing on short side
Standing on long side
Balancing on the corner
Floating in mid-air

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post #26 of 45
What a bunch of Whiners!
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What a bunch of Whiners!

Who?.
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post #28 of 45
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RECESSED!!!!!

That is not a recessed jack, it simply curves with the body of the iTouch. Any standard headphones will still work, regardless of size or shape. Try it out for yourself before you bash on it, it will save you a lot of headaches.
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Originally Posted by hittrj01 View Post

That is not a recessed jack, it simply curves with the body of the iTouch. Any standard headphones will still work, regardless of size or shape. Try it out for yourself before you bash on it, it will save you a lot of headaches.

Yeah it's not recessed. The whole thing is just so bloody thin
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RECESSED!!!!!

The shape looks a lot like the new iPhone jack, which is not recessed.
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That is not a recessed jack, it simply curves with the body of the iTouch.

Please tell me it's not that thin?!!
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post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

Please tell me it's not that thin?!!

Did you retract a reply to me?
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Please tell me it's not that thin?!!

It's not- actually slightly thicker then the last gen. You're just seeing the tapered edge.
post #34 of 45
Hi guys,

theres resume of the comparation:

More memory for the same price..
New Model with more memory (32G)
New Design (Slimmer)
Nike+ Included
Sound controler on the side
Audio Speaker (I was waiting for this to play without headphones)
More battery capacity
-6 hours Video
-36 Hours Music

Etc Etc..

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did you retract a reply to me?

yes!
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post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by AndyontheLake View Post

It's not- actually slightly thicker then the last gen. You're just seeing the tapered edge.

It's not thicker, Steve said the iPhone 3G was tapered but thicker in the center, he said the new touch was indeed thinner, even at the center.
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post #37 of 45
Overall, I agree, it's an improved model, but let's not get carried away.

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Hi guys,

theres resume of the comparation:

More memory for the same price..
New Model with more memory (32G)

There was a 32GB Touch introduced about 6 months ago.

Quote:
New Design (Slimmer)
Nike+ Included
Sound controler on the side
Audio Speaker (I was waiting for this to play without headphones)

I think a MacWorld editor said it's not as good or as loud as the iPhone.

Quote:
More battery capacity
-6 hours Video
-36 Hours Music

Does anyone remember was the previous run time was?
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I think a MacWorld editor said it's not as good or as loud as the iPhone.

Jobs even stated, "It's for casual listening.", while using air quotes. then he said it's not for audiophiles. This is rare in marketing to point out how lackluster an feature is, but in this case the fact that it is a feature is good enough.

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Does anyone remember was the previous run time was?

1st Gen was 5 for video and 22 for audio. That is a 20% increase in video and 64% increase in audio playback.
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post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

It's not thicker, Steve said the iPhone 3G was tapered but thicker in the center, he said the new touch was indeed thinner, even at the center.

Nope- it's thicker. Check the spec sheets. We're talking all of half a mm thicker, but still it irks me that people are spreading misinformation that it is thinner when it ain't.
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Jobs even stated, "It's for casual listening.", while using air quotes. then he said it's not for audiophiles. This is rare in marketing to point out how lackluster an feature is, but in this case the fact that it is a feature is good enough.

From what I heard from Chris Breen's comments, it's not just the quality of the audio (nothing that size is going to be that great in quality), it's also the amplitude. It's quiet and doesn't take much to drown it out.
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