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Apple iPod touch 4th Generation 16GB (October 2012 Version) - Black

  • Model #: ME178C/A
  • Web Code: 10219768
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The funnest iPod ever is not only be the funnest way to spend life on the go, but it's super thin and offers the best experience yet. It's loaded with an LED-backlit Retina display, 3-axis gyro accelerometer, front and rear cameras, HD video recording, and more giving you more ways to play and connect.

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The Retina display makes everything you do look amazing. Its pixel density is so high that the human eye can't see the individual pixels, so no matter what you're looking at, it's going to look as sharp, clear and vibrant as possible. Plus, LED backlighting ensures an ideal screen view and better battery life.The touch is also equipped with two built-in cameras. The front camera lets you enjoy FaceTime with other 4th gen iPod touch-ers and iPhone 4s with an available Wi-Fi connection. A rear camera lets you record life in HD. A backside illumination sensor ensures you get the best shots even in bright and low light settings, and when you're done, you can edit and share right from the touch.It's still the funnest experience on the go too. The 3-axis gyro + accelerometer ensures that the hottest games available respond to your every move with more precision than ever before; Game Centre lets you play with others; jam to your favourite tunes; scroll through the photos and videos you've captured; and get connected with your online world all with finger-touch access.

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • Display
  • Display Size
    3.5 in
  • Display Type
    Retina Display
  • Resolution
    960 x 640
  • Interface
  • Touch-Sensitive Screen
  • Hold Switch
  • Other Controls
  • Functionality
  • Album Cover Art Display
  • Upgradeable Firmware
  • ID3 Tag Display
  • Frequency Response
    20 Hz - 20 KHz
  • AM/FM/Digital Tuner
  • Station Presets
    Not Applicable
  • Customisable Display
  • Audio Playback Modes
    Artist; Album; Playlist; Shuffle; Repeat; Repeat All; Genre; Composer; Genius
  • Video Playback Modes
    Playlist; Shuffle; Repeat
  • Picture Playback Modes
    Playlist; Shuffle; Repeat
  • File Format Support
  • Audio - Playback
    AAC; Protected AAC; HE-AAC; MP3 VBR; Audible Formats; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV
  • Picture - Playback
  • Picture - Recording
  • Video - Playback
    H.264; MPEG-4; Motion-JPEG
  • Recording
  • Microphone
  • Camera
  • Still Image Resolution
    940 x 720
  • Video Resolution
  • Video Frame Rate
    30 fps
  • Storage
  • Internal Storage Capacity
    16 GB
  • Internal Storage Type
  • Digital Storage Media Accepted
  • Inputs/Outputs
  • Headphone Jack
    3.5 mm Stereo
  • USB Port
  • Dock Connector
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
    2.1 + EDR
  • Other Inputs/Outputs
    Built-in Speaker
  • Power
  • Battery Type
    Built-in Lithium-Ion
  • Playback Time - Audio
    40 h
  • Playback Time - Video
    7 h
  • Charge Time
    4 h
  • System Requirements
  • Computer Compatibility
    PC & Mac
  • Hardware Requirements
    USB Port or Wi-Fi Network
  • Operating System Requirements
    Windows XP or Later; Mac OS X v10.6.8 or Later
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
  • Construction
    Stainless Steel; Plastic
  • Impact-Resistant
  • Dimensions - Width
    5.9 cm
  • Dimensions - Height
    11.1 cm
  • Dimensions - Depth
    0.72 cm
  • Weight
    101 g
  • Head/Earphones
    Apple Earphones
  • Cables
    Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • Dock
  • Software
  • Manual
  • Other
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



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  • from Chilliwack, BC
  • Nov 11, 2014

ipod touch 4th gen


  • from Calgary, AB
  • Jan 23, 2014

Great, wish it was cheaper

i love the ipod touch 4th generation, it completely makes the computer look useless cuz i could do everything on here

  • from Cambridge, ON
  • Nov 20, 2013

Overall, a great device

I use my 4th gen, white 16gb iPod touch every single day. The use of wifi has nearly discontinued my need to use a computer. Good sound quality with earphones, but the external speaker is pretty hard to hear. Great for music, moves, social networking, gaming and browsing the web. The camera is fairly poor quality. The zoom feature severely affects the photos quality. Cannot zoom in or out while recording. Screen quality is pretty good. Touchscreen is very responsive, however the display quality could have been better. Pros: Easy to use Great for gaming, browsing, music, videos and reading. Battery lasts long when not connected to wifi Slim and compact design Front and back camera Responsive touchscreen Cons: Battery drains fast using wifi Chrome backing on this and other iPods scratch very easily. Headphone jack on the bottom (if listening to iPod in pant pocket) Display could have been made sharper Camera quality isn't the greatest

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  • Aug 30, 2013


Really slow processor i have 1526 highquality songs and 3 apps and that makes my ipod 4g soooo slow i cant even go on youtube the 5 is way faster get that this ipods horrible at first in october 2012 is 4 it was fine but too slow for 6

  • from Glovertown, NL
  • Jun 20, 2013

ipod 4th gen 16 gb

I had an ipod years ago - really missed it, so when I was looking for a new mp3 I of course looked at ipod's again. Best decision I have ever made. Cheaper MP3's aren't as practical for my use - difficult to use, always need charging. The ipod touch is easy to use, very responsive and allows me the option of being able to do so much more than just listen to music! Screen is easy on the eyes, I can read my ebooks with free downloadable apps, keep in touch through emails and facebook. It is a lightweight, portable electronic that is very practical in places where my tablet would be too big. My only complaint is that, unless I'm using headphones, the speakers sound a little tinny. Other than that I highly recommend it!

  • from Windsor, ON
  • Jun 10, 2013


It,s amazing you can do so much with this device, you can play music, watch videos and its portable.I recomend this device to people that love games and entertament

  • from Toronto
  • Apr 04, 2013

IPod Touch 4th Generation 16GB-Black

This is the best! Music is soo clear on this and it is portable. I recommend getting a case for it. Thank You Apple

  • from Bradford, ON
  • Mar 10, 2013


Perfect! it is a fabolous product I love and take it everywhere the one thing( haha one direction song-greeat song) is you should get a otterbox case something that covers the whole thing just incase you do drop it.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 20, 2013

Ipod touch

wow...its the best, I LOVE IT!!! its soo sleek, I would recommend it to anyone who loves music to get one, cause it has lot of stuff that you play with

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Feb 08, 2013

great device

I bought it as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She loves it and uses it for school and entertainment. It is so portable that makes it easy to stay in touch with relatives and friends. Thank you. LS - Scarborough

  • from Burnaby, BC
  • Nov 07, 2012

ipod touch 4g 16gb review

it rocks