Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:27 UTC
Apple Geeks.com, home of several cheap iPods, sent us in for a review an 8 GB iPod Touch 4th Gen for a review. Here's what we found.
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RE: Old review ...
by leos on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:03 UTC in reply to "Old review ..."
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Yeah. What's the point of reviewing a device 6 months after it is released?

The iPod touch is a killer product for Apple though. At $250, it is a third of the price of the unlocked iPhone, with almost all of the same features. Wifi is in many places, so you can make calls with Skype or Facetime for free. You can play all the same games as the iPhone (which makes it useful even to Android users, as the game selection is so much better), and it runs almost all the same apps as the iPhone as well.

I got my wife an iPod touch for christmas and she loves it for the games, apps for learning german, and facetime when I'm travelling to my iPhone. She doesn't want an iPhone, she just wants her regular cell phone and the iPod touch for entertainment.

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RE[2]: Old review ...
by Shannara on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:05 in reply to "RE: Old review ..."
Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

I am assuming (so I could be wrong), that the author got the Ipod recently (like in the last 3 days), and posted a review on it, in order to keep the ipod.

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RE[3]: Old review ...
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 24th Mar 2011 03:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Old review ..."
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

how have you been a site member since 2005 but do not recognize Eugenia? She practically ran the site full time back then.

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RE[2]: Old review ...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 05:18 in reply to "RE: Old review ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I'd second that. There really isn't any point in doing a generic ipod touch review at this point. There could be some merit if it had been hacked and used to control an army of zombie catfish or run haiku. But, I would feel a bit silly doing the review myself. Like a dad giving his non children having 20 something daughter tickets to the justin beeber. I understand what you were trying to do, just really late and without much thought.

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RE[2]: Old review ...
by clasqm on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 06:09 in reply to "RE: Old review ..."
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

What's the point of reviewing this now, you ask?

It's shipping. It's selling. There are people out there wondering if they should buy one. A year from now people will be offered second-hand models and will want to research the 4g model's virtues and faults. Not everybody lives on the cutting edge all the time.

And a hundred years from now techno-archaeologists will be researching what their distant ancestors thought about the thing and writing dissertations about it. [Hi there youngsters, did you put virtual flowers on grandpa's grave today?]

And anyway, it's their site, they put on it what appeals to them. If it does not apply to your life, don't click the link. How hard is that?

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RE[3]: Old review ...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Old review ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

And anyway, it's their site, they put on it what appeals to them. If it does not apply to your life, don't click the link. How hard is that?


Good point. They can do what ever they like with the site. However, what's wrong with a little constructive feedback from the audience?

My main complaint is that there isn't anything noteworthy about the review. It could be from PC world, engadget, gizmodo, or any other review site. If you;'re going to do a review of a non new piece of hardware do something worthy of those future researchers time. How does it compare to a third generation classic Ipod? What about an Archos device? What can be done to allow it to be used with Alternative Operating systems? There is nothing about it that says "OS News".

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