Published On: Sat, May 9th, 2015

IPod touch and iPhone vis-a-vis

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Apple iPod touch is an instrument about which not much has been written. Though the topic is outdated but still I would like to write for the same. IPod touch was launched last year and since then it has become a favorite of many tech freaks. If you look at the iPhone and iPod touch they look quite similar, featuring the same wide touch screen with a sleek black border and single home button barring the weight of iPod which is lighter in weight than the iPhone.

One thing that sets the iPod touch different from other iPod models is its touchscreen interface. Whenever you touch the screen, the iPod’s circuitry detects the presence of your finger. It even tracks the complete movement of your fingers viz. how you keep your fingers and where you keep them.

The iPod touch uses a layer of capacitive material under a protective covering and the basic idea behind every touch screen object is to take the advantage of the electrical properties of the human body. This is the reason why devices like the iPod touch, work only when you touch them with your bare skin and no hindrance should be there in between your skin and the screen like gloves or anything like that.

The iPod touch and iPhone has a few features in common, though use of the iPod is restricted to amusement and it cannot be used as a smartphone. Few of the common features between the two are;

  • One forward-facing and one rear-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi capabilities (802.11b/g/n) (iPod don’t support cellular data and it only supports Wi-Fi)
  • Safari Web browser
  • YouTube video player
  • Access to the iTunes, which is also owned by Apple Music Store via Wi-Fi
  • More than 250,000 apps you can install from the App Store via Wi-Fi headphone connections
  • Earphones with remote controls and a microphone

The iPod touch also costs the same amount as an iPhone or an iPod classic. If we speak about storage and data, then iPod touch has less storage than the classic version. So when you buy an iPod touch, you get a gadget with a large touch screen along with the app interface of the iPhone.

So friends if you are an ardent lover of music and at the same time you love to operate a touch based gadget, then iPod touch is an ideal gadget for you.

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