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Yet Another iPod Touch Interview

by Juan on September 25th, 2007

1. You’re one of the first people to get your hands on the iPod Touch. Where did you get it? How did you find out it was on stock?

I got it from Best Buy last Sep 15 here in the US.

I never knew that it’s already available not until I saw the demo unit and asked the salesperson.

2. What model did you get? Why did you get that over an iPhone?

Since I’m using the 30GB 5th Gen iPod, I decided to get the highest capacity available which is 16GB. How I wish a 32GB capacity were available, that would be my final choice. I simply sync only those collections that I want and copy it over to the iPod touch.

Why not iPhone, I considered it because it would reduce my monthly bill of $20 a month with my AT&T account. However as a Treo user, most of the 3rd party apps and Games are not yet available in the iPhone. Moreover, I don’t want to come to a point were I’ll have no more battery left in the middle of the day while I’m in public area and no means of charging the iPhone. I’m a heavy iPod user and I don’t want to compromise the voice calls when needed.

3. What are your impressions of the iPod Touch? How is it better than your previous iPod?

Initially I thought it’s an iPhone but it’s slimmer with aluminum polished back which make sense to be uniformed and categorized as an iPod though the black plastic cover at the top left is very distracting.

It’s better with my previous iPod because of Wi-Fi, able to add contacts directly from the unit, multi-touch and OS X liked User Interface.

4. Having had your iPod Touch, will you consider upgrading to an iPhone once it’s available in your area?

I have no plans of getting an iPhone yet not until the apps that I’m looking or an alternative becomes available.

5. What are the things that you’d like to see improved on the iPod Touch?

• Ability to add calendar events just like contacts were it is possible.
• Native apps which can found from the iPhone
• Cover Flow artwork to change while playing a music or podcast.
• Bluetooth
• External speaker
• A physical play/pause and volume control or at least a remote
• Matte Aluminum back casing
• iTunes Wi-Fi music store to be more robust like ability to search for videos.

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