The Apple iPod TOuch is great for everything! You can use it for music, social, gaming, and much more! It doesn't have a great long distance speaker, but close up is great.
Mine is black and has a cracked screen. It has some really cool features. It's also quite good for filming videos except for the fact that it stops the video after one minute and forty seven seconds. It's really cool.
I have the 4th Gen version (which I cracked LOL). It gets slow and laggier as time progresses but for a kid who is an Apple Fangirl and doesn't need to call, they should get it.
Personally, I kind of think it's overpriced.