It use to be fantastic
I love my iPod but...
I had the 1st gen, 3rd gen and they are still working great. With the upgrade to th 6th gen I was really expecting something fantastic with more features and still fantastic battery life. Unfortunately on the battery life mine never got to impress me. Apple says it will last up to 8h in video playback, I think mine barely does 2h. I didn’t notice it at first but as soon as I realised there was something wrong with it I was already out of the warranty. What a shame, I couldn’t get it fixed under warranty.
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This is a review for the Model A1574 16GB iPod Touch 6.
Apple has done a great job on the iPod Touch 6. My iPod has taken a battering during it’s almost three years of service to me and has recently survived abuse from my father that nearly tore off the casing. It still works perfectly except for possible battery damage of minor importance (it doesn’t charge as fast now). The iPod that I own is so tough that it took my dad throwing it on my bedroom floor three times to bend open the casing. I am really proud that I own a device so tough that...it can literally hit a brick wall and survive. Processor wise, it’s great. I’ve figuratively thrown everything including the kitchen sink at the processor, making it do it’s best it can do (it did really well for something so old). I give Apple 110% on the design of this tiny little nifty computer that so far has handled anything life throws at it (or what it’s thrown at). All the iPod needs is cellular ability and the ability to vibrate on Silent Mode. To say “awesome job, Apple” is a complete understatement. Kudos to Apple for awesome designing and ability with the iPod Touch 6. Good job!!! Sad to say, the screen died on Saturday, November 9th. The music still works, and I did an iCloud backup Tuesday, Nov 13, so I have lost nothing datawise. My mother might be getting me a new one for Christmas, though, so all I have to do is download said backup. And to any people saying it's pointless for 2018, well, the iPod Touch 6 came out in 2014. What else do you expect? It's a bit old and from what I heard, Apple has shut down their iPod factories shortly after I got my iPod for my birthday.
I bought a new iPod touch for my 10 year old's daughter birthday. One month later it died. I went to Apple store, only to find it was not 1 month old but 3 years old!! The serial number scribed on the back said it was from a Target store from Vic, not Tweed Heads NSW! I was advised to take it back to Tweed, but I didn't have the receipt. The store manager was unforgiving and said "how could he prove I just hadn't swapped the new iPod for a 3 year old from somewhere? Of course I hadn't, but without the receipt, I didn't know what to do. My 10 y...ear old was so upset, and her birthday present was dead after 1 month. We started saving to buy her a new one. 5 months later, she was still waiting patiently, and I decided to try again, using my internet banking receipt. I took it in to Target at Tweed heads, and a different manager was very sympathetic, and took ages to look up my internet receipt on the computer to find the code. And she did! It matched the date of purchase etc and we got a replacement iPod!! I am very happy with the way this manager dealt with the situation, and my daughter is so happy! Rightly so. I am just wondering how a 3 year old iPod from Victoria can end up in a brand new case for sale at Tweed Heads Target. Great result after much heartache!
The iPod touch seems like a pointless device in 2018- especially considering you can get the iPhone SE (which can make phone calls and connect to cellular networks) for a bit more. I would pitch the iPod touch 6th generation as a very portable alternative to the iPad mini (if that's what you're into). One negative however is this model hasn't been updated in quite a few years. It still has the A8 processor from 2014 and just 1GB of RAM- which is severely outdated in 2018.
Overall, I'd say spend a bit more and just get an iPhone (or an iPad if you want something for consuming media or playing games).
The best portable music player
It’s very small and very portable.
I use it a lot for jogging and writing small notes.
The music played with my headphones is very high quality.
It’s great having it connect to the speakers too via Apple TV.
I have a iPad mini too, but for the price, it is worth it for me to have an iPod touch as well.
I have a 64gb IPod touch so I can store a lot of things on it.
Battery lasts ok.
A good improvement
Coming from Ipod touch 3rd generation, this looks like a vast improvement. It is a very good product but the battery is mediocre, in fact it doesn't need long before it goes flat. If you think to go around all day with music in your ears, using applications or maps think again.
Bought the A1574 16GB so we could use it as the source of music for a beach wedding.
Works great with outdoor sound system; spotify app successfully played bought itunes music.
Couldn't be happier with the product.
Note: Only use correct amperage when charging the device, as I used one that caused the device to die for a bit... it came back ok though.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I have a new IPOD 6th generation bought this week. I charged it and it said it was 100%. I took it off the charger and after going into a couple of apps then it went to red. Has done this a number of times. I have had a few apple phones and normally they have charge when you purchase them. This IPOD was flat when I got it!!!!
What can you tell me as I don't think this is proper, thanks Michelle
Hi Michelle, unfortunately this is the biggest issue with this iPod 6, the battery is weak and doesn’t hold the charge. If you just bought it I would go to the Apple store and get it checked or exchanged. You will draw the battery flat by just watching a movie on Netflix.
I still have my iPod first gen and the battery hold better than this one. Good luck
Can you get the casing replaced if it’s damaged?
can you use it through Sonos at home as well as use it out with bluetooth speakers?
Can you listen to apps like ABC listen or do you have to pod cast these first for going out walking?
The iPod 6 connects easily to Bluetooth speakers, I do it regularly. For listening to applications like the one you mention or Spotify you need to be connected to a wireless internet connection. So yes, if you are not connected you need to download the podcast on the internal drive. I hope it was clear
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