While the iPod Touch is an incredible device, and the new version of the mp3 player fixes a whole lot of the issues that the original iPod Touch had, there’s always room for improvement. Here are five iPod Touch improvements that would vastly improve the device’s usability in the future.
1. A better keyboard. I know, it’s hard to do. I completely understand that Apple could not have just added whole keyboard to the iPhone or iPod Touch. That being said, the horizontal keyboard in Safari is way better than the vertical keyboard used elsewhere in the iPhone, so it’s annoying that it’s not available in every iPhone app. The email application, especially, could benefit for the wider, more accessible keyboard, so that people with large thumbs (like yours truly) could write an email without immediate and enduring frustration.
2. A microphone. Yes, I realize that the iPod Touch is not an iPhone, but many of the applications being released on iTunes use the microphone’s abilities, and those programs can greatly enhance the functionality of the device. Voice memos, video games, and other apps take advantage of the technology, which would be fairly cost effective to implement (considering that said microphones are alrady being produced for the iPhone) and would be tremendously helpful to iPod Touch owners.
3. More storage space. The iPod Touch has improved its size to a decent 16 gigabytes, but the addition of a microdrive or even flash memory chips could extend that. iPod buyers shouldn’t have to choose between the practically limitless size of the iPod Classic and the unique features of the iPod Touch; adding in a hard drive would be a logical next step to take the device’s storage to the next level.
4. Album art download. iTunes can download album art for every song in your library, and update the ID3 tags of those songs. Why, then, can’t there be an application on the iPod Touch and iPhone to do the same thing? Many iPod Touch users have also reported a bug that causes the device to display a black square in space of album art when songs are uploaded from a certain computer, so moving that function from the computer to the actual iPod Touch itself seems logical.
5. iTunes login change ability. Currently, you can’t change the login information of your iTunes account for your iPod Touch without using a computer. There really seems to be no reason for this; hopefully, a future firmware update can fix the issue for all iPod Touch users.
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