Thinking of getting an iPod touch? Apple's packaging is the stuff of legend. Here's what you'll find inside the box.
The box itself. Small and sweet compare to the original iPod 1G packaging.
Off with the lid. Shiny, shiny. The inside lid of the upmost case is sponge foam - classy!
With the touch taken out. A black wallet and white plastic bag.
Inside the white plastic bag. Headphones, iPod cable, dock connector and the new iPod touch stand.
The new stand enables you to prop up the iPod touch. Should be useful when watching films on long journeys.
Taking off the plastic film protector. There's also another protector around the dock connection.
Opening the cardboard wallet. Instructions inside.
The usual Apple stickers. Maybe it's about time Apple updated these.
Instructions and product guides in English, German and – we think – Dutch ("Hurtigstart, Klargj0re, synkronise og lade" – anybody recognise it?). Oddly no French manual is included.
As with the iPhone, a cleaning cloth is included.
Plugged in and with the power on. Syncing with iTunes to follow.
Syncing with iTunes. Installation was pretty straight-forward although my Mac threw a barney because I had too many programs open (Photoshop, iPhoto, Firefox, Safari, Preview, iChat, iTunes – it's more complex than you think this blogging lark) and slowed down a lot.
There's some interesting sync options. As well as Address Book and Calendars you can sync up Yahoo Address Book contacts and Safari Bookmarks.
And there we have it. Music on the new iPod touch.
We'll now give it a thorough testing and give you a full report later. That final shot reminds us that it's time for a well-earned drink – more tomorrow.
PS: Check out the finger-marks on that last shot. You'll be needing that cleaning cloth that comes with it.