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Apple iPod Touch (16 GB) (4th gen)
 
Approximate retail price:
$230
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Apple iPod Touch (64 GB) (4th gen) although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: 5-inch screen and less media players
About - Apple iPod Touch (16 GB) (4th gen)

The Apple iPod Touch (16 GB) (4th gen) is an MP3 player available from Apple. The iPod Touch (16 GB) (4th gen) typically costs $230 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on MP3 player models like the iPod Touch (16 GB) (4th gen).


Audio playback format:
The most common audio format(s) the player will recognize and be able to play.These include: Audible (AA): Audio Book. Allows audible spoken-word content playback from Web services such as Audible or iTunes, where you can download digital audiobooks, radio programs, audio magazines, and newspapers, for instance. Apple Lossless: Apple (Mac) format for an uncompressed sound file AAC: Advanced Audio Coding FLAC: Free Lossless Audio Codec MPEG: Moving Picture Experts Grou, OGG: Short for Ogg Vorbis, a free, open source music format WAV: Uncompressed Windows standard for waveform audio files WMA: Windows Media Audio

Mac compatible:
All players work with a Windows PC, but that's not always the case with a Macintosh computer. Check the ratings or the manufacturers' Web site to make sure the player you're considering will work with your computer.

Color display:
This is typically a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD). Some displays instead use organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). Virtually allAll players with a color display, except one- or two-color OLED models, can show pictures taken with your digital camera.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Apple iPod Touch (64 GB) (4th gen) were applied to untested model Apple iPod Touch (16 GB) (4th gen), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Apple iPod Touch (64 GB) (4th gen)
Approximate retail price:
$360
About This Brand

Apple commands more than 60 percent of the digital music-player market since the introduction of the iPod in 2001.  There are four iPod lines:  The iPod Classic hard-disk player, the Nano flash players, and the Touch flash players with a large touch screen, full Web browser, and the ability to download content wirelessly over its Wi-Fi connection. Its postage-stamp-size Shuffle player lacks a display.

Features & Specs - Apple iPod Touch (16 GB) (4th gen)
info Audio playback format MP3, AAC (iTunes+ file), APPLE lossless, WAV, AUDIBLE, GAPLESS
info Mac compatible Yes
info Color display Yes
info Video playback Yes
info Slideshow capability Yes
info FM radio No
info Built-in microphone Yes
info Volume limiter Yes
More features and specs
Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line iPod touch
Product Name iPod touch 16GB Flash Portable Media Player
Product Type Flash Portable Media Player
Product Functions Audio Player, Camera, Voice Recorder, Video Recorder, Video Player, e-Book, Photo Viewer
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