Apple products before, married, healthcare professional, blackberry and palm TX owner (yeah I know, belongs in a museum), I was searching for a portable web browser by wifi, no monthly rates for 2 years, with camera, video, as well as programs that i can use for my work, and put in my pocket and it led me to this gadget. This is therefore a very un-technical, layman's overview.
1. Shipments time: I was purported to get this May 1-18 using the regular shipping, but I got it today, maybe because I ordered it when Steve Jobs finished presenting, so this deserves above 5 stars!
2. Dimensions/looks: I myself prefer the "handling" of these bigger and heavier third gen which i borrowed, its all smudge now without any cover, but boy! this is actually the most beautiful handheld device that I ever held, four stars for being smaller and also lighter and smudgy.
3. Display: The retina display is fantastic! Just like reading from a glossy magazine, and yes you cannot see the pixels! five stars!
4. Wifi: Sync with ATT wifi - no difficulty, wifi in gym - no difficulty, monthly fees - no problem! five stars!
5. Internet Browsing: Hard to enter the addresses initially, but web pages loads super fast (the longest was within just thress-onethousand - all news channels), browsed the internet with no problems,make sites bigger or smaller... this gets 5 stars too.
6. Speed (Processor): this thing is very quickly, web pages load within just 3 seconds, grabbing apps within 30 secs, YouTube in a flash, the email attachment which opened in 1 minute in my computer took only 10 seconds! 5 stars without a doubt!
7. Camera: very grainy, will not make use of it for any important event, only for quick-I-need-a-camera moments, it will not swap my dSLR, however since it wasnt there in the previous gen, and I only use my dSLR and nothing else, this camera is a bonus it gets 4 stars.
8. Apps for work/"work": I currently downloaded four very useful applications for work totally free! plus five other free games for me and my three year old child, the undeniable fact that I can now have apps without an iPhone/iPad is superb, considering that its free of charge is sweet! five stars!
8. Video: 720p HD! And I purchased a Vado High definition that does nothing else! Quality is up to par! five stars!
In general, I have an Apple iPod touch 32 GB (4th Generation) that surfs the net very very fast, takes care of my email, features a camera, great High def videocam, great free apps for work, that looks beautiful, and is great to look at, which i got 7 days early, what more can I ask for?!!! Worth every penny and deserves five stars!
And it also stores and plays music too?! And has facetime?! And maps?! I do think like I spent for a Toyota and got a Lexus!
Will get one more for my child so she doesn't have to borrow mine!