Apple iPod Touch 6th Gen - Like an iPhone, but not!
The iPod Touch 6th Gen isn’t bad – it’s fine but if you have a smartphone, which most of us do – why would you want to buy this? It’s like having an iPhone without a cell service. It doesn’t play music better than any other Apple device and the storage space is set in stone, so what’s the point! Can anyone explain?
The Top Questions for the Apple iPod Touch 6th Gen:
Is the 6th generation better than the 5th generation?
Yes. However their is no difference in design, it looks and works exactly the same as the 5th Gen except for some noticeable performance boosts. Improvements include an increase in megapixels on its cameras and a jump to Apple’s A8 processor. Other less noticeable improvements can be found in WiFi signal and Bluetooth power. The key changes from Apple often come in the iOS updates, which are available on the 5th Gen.
Can you text or communicate with other phones?
Yes via WiFi and by using the right apps. Without any downloaded apps you can immediately communicate directly with other Apple devices via text and FaceTime. With other apps like WhatsApp you can text directly with anyone else who has Whatsapp. With Skype, you could make a Skype to Skype call. All of which would require the iPod Touch be connected to WiFi.
Do you need a computer in order to use this ?
No. It’s not essential as you can buy content via iTunes. You could also go to the App Store which is pre-loaded on the iPod Touch and gain access to a host of apps that will let you stream, download or watch content directly on the iPod. Alternatively you could use Safari or download Chrome and search the internet. Not having a computer isn’t a problem with an iPod Touch, the problem would be if you cannot connect to WiFi. Plus, if you don’t have a computer you’ll need to buy a USB wall socket to charge from the mains.
Can you add more memory? Does it have a micro-SD card slot?
No. If you buy a 16gb iPod Touch, that is your limit unless you buy a new device. Also, always factor in that around 1gb is used by system files and pre-loaded apps. To confirm the Apple iPod Touch does not have a micro-SD card slot.
Where can I find an official video for the iPod Touch?
Is this Apple iPod Touch 6th Gen on sale at Amazon.com?
Right now you can buy the iPod Touch 6th Gen on Amazon.
Am I able to get Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora?
Yes. This is one of the positives the iPod has, because it has WiFi you can stream in all the content and services you want.
Does the 6th Gen have a back facing and front facing camera?
Yes. Plus both cameras have been improved in the 6th Gen. These improvements take advantage of the new camera modes made available with the last major iOS software update.
Can I use Siri with this?
Yes. Siri was added in the 5th Gen iPod Touch and remains in the 6th Gen.
Does it have Bluetooth or WiFi?
The iPod Touch has both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Can you go on social media like Instagram and Twitter?
Yes. There are apps specific for each social media platform which are available via the App Store.
Can you go on YouTube via the iPod Touch 6th Gen?
YouTube announced in April 2016 that certain devices from 2012 or older (before iOS 7.0) will not be supported moving forwards. To confirm the iPod Touch 6th Gen is unaffected by this announcement and will definitely work with YouTube if running the latest iOS.
Where can I find an unboxing video for the Apple iPod Touch 6th Gen?
If I buy this iPod from amazon, will it have the Apple Warranty?
If the item is being sold by Apple on Amazon.com then the warranty will be valid.
Does this product come with a charger?
No. It comes with a charging cable that connects to a computer but you would need a USB wall socket to charge from the mains without a computer.
Does the 6th Gen iPod Touch have the fingerprint lock?
No it does not have the fingerprint lock.
What do Apple say about their Audio Player?
- In the Box – iPod Touch, Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB cable, QuickStart guide
- Brilliant 4- Inch Retina display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
- Front-Facing FaceTime camera with 1.2MP photos & 720p HD video recording.
- iOS 7 features – Siri, Apple Designed Maps, Integrated Facebook, Shared Photo Streams, Passbook & more
Where can I find a video review of the Apple iPod Touch 6th Gen?
What are the main Pros and Cons of the iPod Touch 6th Gen?
- The camera is fantastic, especially with the new camera modes.
- Fantastic connectivity via WiFi and Bluetooth.
- Can be used for communication via social media, FaceTime, WhatsApp and others.
- Can play and stream all kinds of media.
- It’s too much like a smartphone but without a cell provider.
- Audio quality is no better or worst than an iPhone.
- No way to upgrade storage on the device.