Apple iPod touch (7th Generation) model: MVHW2VC/A

Ranked #8 among Tablets priced under $500.

Apple iPod touch (7th Generation)

Quick Description

This updated version of iPod touch acts as a pocket-sized iPad; a valid option for entertainment on the go if you do not already have a smartphone to play that function, or if someone in the family likes to borrow your phone regularly to play games and you'd rather avoid that.

Notably not included: a USB charger; you can re-use a charger you already own or any other USB power source.

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Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this tablet which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their tablet. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20+

Unusual Expenses. Some expected features are missing from the base product which will nearly guarantee that you will need to buy essential accessories. This could be external dongles to get USB ports or headphone jacks or a keyboard cover which, while optional, is shown in every single photo of the product. See description above for details.~$25

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $115 on accessories, for a total cost of $370.

Currently Exclusive to Best Buy for $250

Based on 499 days of observation, the Apple iPod touch (7th Generation) usually costs ~$250 in Canada. If you were waiting for this tablet to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Apple iPod touch (7th Generation) to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Best Buy at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Apple iPod touch (7th Generation) ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Tablets

Bang for the Buck0.5/5
Versatility for the Price1/5
Price2/5
Durability1.5/5
Power0.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power1.5/5
Memory2/5
Storage2.5/5
Portability5/5
Autonomy0.5/5
Ease of Maintenance1/5

Small Tablets

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
Price3/5
Durability4/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power2/5
Memory2/5
Storage4/5
Portability5/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of Maintenance2.5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck0/5
Versatility for the Price1/5
Price0.5/5
Durability0/5
Power0/5
General-purpose power0.5/5
Graphical power0.5/5
Memory0.5/5
Storage0.5/5
Portability5/5
Autonomy1/5
Ease of Maintenance0/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: iOS (iPad)
Processor: Apple A10 (ipod touch edition)
Graphics: Apple A10 Graphics (iPod Touch Edition)
Memory: 2.00 GB
Storage: 32.00 GB
Screen Size: 4"
Screen Resolution: 1136×640(325.97ppi)
Dimensions: 12.34 × 5.86 × 0.61 cm
Weight: 0.088 kg

The features

  • Fixed storage: eMMC Storage (slow)
  • Back-Facing Camera
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Touch Screen
  • Lightning
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Memory Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Data Storage0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 1/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 2/5
    Music Production 0/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 2/5
    Photo Editing 1/5
    Video Editing 1/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 3/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (3 / 3)

Texts & Numbers (3 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (1 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (0 / 3)

3D and CAD (0 / 9)

Music Production (1 / 11)

Photo Editing (0 / 7)

Video Editing (1 / 12)

Enthusiast Games (3 / 67)

Video Games (6 / 15)

Triple-A Video Games (1 / 69)

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