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A first look at the Apple iTouch

By Mark Kaelin

The iTouch is Apple's latest portable multimedia iPod device. The iTouch includes the usual music playing features, but adds video playback and WiFi connectivity to its arsenal. We took a first look at the iTouch recently and here is what we found. The next step of course is to crack it open and see what it looks like on the inside.

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

10 comments
harscobb
harscobb

nice but i need to unlock my ipod touch i forgot my passcode

rwalker
rwalker

Love it...my managers and I have been using ours for a month now...ordered direct from apple.com since our BestBuy was sold out and couldn't guarantee arrival. We run web apps, correspond via e-mail and IM, etc. Excellent tool for an already WiFi-enabled campus.

boomouse
boomouse

My god, you non-Apple ninnies couldn't get the lingo right even if you tried. Its not the Apple iTouch. It is the iPod Touch. The manufacturer is spending thousands to get the branding right. You could have at least got it right yourselves just so that you don't confuse the market for them. Zune heads.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

The Apple evangelists in this office keep calling it the iTouch -- I assume as a sort of short hand. You are right I don't care about the branding -- I apologize to the over-priced marketing department, but I haven't been paying attention. I am just here to crack it open. By the way - the Zune is next ;)

velvetpunch
velvetpunch

Love it but wish it came with in higher capacities something like 60GB. Any word about higher GB's coming out?

herbhalstead
herbhalstead

This is probably just being nit-picky, but the name of the device is the "iPod Touch", not the "iTouch".