Why is it that apple can make some marginal improvements (a volume button, an external speaker and a slightly tweaked design) and I still want one. Well I wont be buying a new iPod touch anytime soon but I do like the new rounded back of this latest model and how the metal wraps around to the bezel, much like the iPhone.

With the new firmware they seem to have fixed the slow sync times. Backup is much faster (especially after the first time), which should alleviate some of the 8+ hour syncing times that people have been reporting. I saw a time-lapse video that was 8 hours long during a single sync of the iPhone! So that is a big deal that it’s resolved.

Oh, and for the iPod nano I’m glad that they went back to the vertical version. The squat fat one looked stupid.

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