iPod (Don’t) Touch’s Weblog

September 17, 2007

My iPod Touch Gripes

Filed under: Uncategorized — ipoddonttouch @ 4:32 pm

Its easy enough to find info regarding the nice features of the iPod Touch (just check the Apple site) so in this post I’ll list only the issues I’ve experienced.

  • Battery life is very short when WiFi is enabled. I haven’t measured this yet but the short battery life is significant when wifi is enabled.
  • The device gets very warm when wifi is  enabled.  Cools down quickly when disabled though.
  • Play/pause not always responsive to touch. Often have to hit this pretty hard to register the click.
  • Safari sometimes stops functioning properly in that links and text entry fields do not function. Need to fully power off/on to restore functionality.
  • Inverted blacks on dark videos (or whatever people are calling this behavior).  This is documented in the ipodlounge review, as well as in many posts of Apple’s discussion forum.  This wouldn’t have bothered me so much if this wasn’t a step down from the iPhone.  Knowing this fact bothers me quite a bit.
  •  No podcast descriptions
  • Can’t precisely fast forward/rewind audio and video as is possible with the click wheel. This may be a dealbreaker for podcast listeners.
  • Can’t quickly pause like you can on click wheel iPods.
  • Video podcasts don’t work from the podcast menus. You can only play them from the video menu.
  • I have one video, a dltv video podcast, that cuts out at about the 36 minute point.  First the audio stops and then the video ends although there is more video to be seen if I fast foward past this point.   The video plays fine in iTunes on my desktop.   I’ve got another video podcast that plays past this length of time so I can’t tell for sure if this is a problem with the iPod but I’m suspicious that it is.
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