iPod touch
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Price:

$199/$299CAD/$199EUR/2999RMB

Released:
  • 1st Generation: September 14, 2007
  • 2nd Generation: September 9, 2008
  • 3rd Generation: September 9, 2009
  • 4th Generation: September 1, 2010
  • 5th Generation: October 11, 2012
  • 6th Generation: July 14, 2015
  • 7th Generation: May, 28 2019
Developer:

Apple Inc.

Features:

Music player, App Store, iOS 13 compatibility, 12MP back camera, A10 Fusion chip

Operating System:

iOS

Screen Resolution:

1136x640 (326ppi)

Colors:

Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Blue, Pink, (PRODUCT)RED

Dimensions:

Height: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)

Weight:

3.10 ounces (88 grams)

Homepage:

Apple

The iPod touch (also colloquially referred to as the iTouch, by analogy to the iPhone) is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, gaming console, and Wi-Fi mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc.

The iPod touch adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line. It is the first iPod with wireless access to the iTunes Store, and also has access to Apple's App Store, enabling content (such as music, games, and movies) to be purchased and downloaded directly on the device. As of March 2011, Apple has sold over 60 million iPod touch units.[1][2]

Models

1st generation

Main article: iPod touch (1st generation)

The 1st generation iPod touch was originally released on September 14, 2007 in black with 8GB or 16GB of storage. A 32GB model was later added on February 5, 2008. The first of its kind, the iPod touch was an instant hit; achieving success similar to the first generation iPhone, which was released a few months prior to the iPod touch. The iPod touch was the first iPod with Wi-Fi and a multi-touch interface. The device features the Safari web browser and access to the iTunes Store and YouTube. The line was discontinued on September 9, 2008, in favor of the Second Generation iPod touch.

Picture Capacity RAM Release date Original OS Battery life
Image.jpg   8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
128 MB   8 GB: Sep. 14, 2007
16 GB: Sep. 14, 2007
32 GB: Feb.   5, 2008
  8 GB: iOS 1.1
16 GB: iOS 1.1
32 GB: iOS 1.1.3
Audio: 22 hours
Video:   5 hours

2nd generation

Main article: iPod touch (2nd generation)

The 2nd generation iPod touch was a slightly improved model compared to its predecessor. Its wifi antenna on the back top left was oval shaped, the rim and the casing's color was changed to silver, and instead of only being able to be updated to iOS 3.1.2., it could be updated to iOS 4.2.1, on top of a greatly improved battery lifespan. It was a vast improvement to ts predecessor but it was succeeded by the iPod touch 3rd generation.

New Features

The 2nd-Generation iPod touch featured improved battery life, the ability to upgrade up to iOS 4.2.1, and a thinner design. The iPod touch 2 would get iOS 4.

Picture Capacity RAM Release date Original OS Battery life
2nd iPod Touch.jpg   8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
128 MB Sep. 9, 2008 iOS 2.1 Audio: 36 hours
Video:   6 hours

3rd generation

Main article: iPod touch (3rd generation)

The 32 GB and 64 GB models were updated to include the upgraded RAM, CPU and GPU internals from the iPhone 3GS; they include voice control support, VoiceOver, included iPhone OS version 3.x, and bundled remote earphones with microphone. The third generation iPod touch with iPhone OS 3.1 was released on September 9, 2009. Apple's published technical specifications for the third generation iPod touch only include references to the 32 GB and 64 GB models. Following the introduction of the third generation iPod touch, Apple also continued offering the second generation 8 GB version, upgraded to the same iPhone OS version as the new third generation devices. The iPod touch (third generation) is model A1318. This generation supports up to iOS 5.1.1; it does not support iOS 6. It will slow down when using some new iOS, and has a lower battery life compared to the 2nd gen version.

New Features

The 3rd-Generation iPod touch featured much-improved internal components, the ability to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1, and a 64GB model. iOS 5.

Picture Capacity RAM Release date Original OS Battery life
3rd iPod Touch.jpg 32 GB
64 GB
256 MB Sep. 9, 2009 iOS 3.1 Audio: 30 hours
Video:   6 hours

4th generation

The iPod touch (4th generation) was originally released on September 12, 2010 with just a black model, but later a new white model was added on October 12, 2011 at the same time as the iPhone 4S. This iPod touch was set at the price $199-$399.

New Features

The new iPod touch included many new features from the iPhone 4, including a Retina Display, a FaceTime Camera, and a 720p HD iSight camera. The iPod touch 4 is 26% thinner than the iPod touch 3. The iPod touch 4 came in black and white included first the iOS 4.0 and later the iOS5.0 update, which includes the following new features:

FaceTime (video-calling): FaceTime was added to the iPod touch 4 with the front camera; it enables iPod touch users to call any Mac with video conference ability, iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later or another iPod touch 4 or later and have a video chat (similar to Skype). To use FaceTime on an iPod touch, you need to use an email address.

iMessage (texting): iMessage was introduced in the iPod touch 4 to enable users to freely text another Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) running iOS 5 or OS X Mountain Lion or later by using an email address. This feature became very popular among iPod touch users who did not own mobile phones, as it allowed them to text their friends.

Reminders (personal digital assistance): Reminders was brought in on the iPod touch 4 as an alternative to Calendar or Clock alerts, and a way to create a virtual schedule day-by-day. Reminders allows users to schedule events by date, time, and month, similar to the Calendar application, but actually alerts the user when it is time to complete the task they have scheduled.

Game Center (gaming): The Game Center was added to the iPod touch 4 as a gaming leaderboard where users can create an account, add friends and access their scores while playing games on third-party applications. Users also gain a ranking on worldwide leaderboards where they can connect with other players of the game.

Newsstand (news): The Newsstand application was added as a way for users to read magazines and newspapers on their iPod touch, which they can download from the App Store. Users can also manage their magazine or newspaper subscriptions from the app.

Voice Memos (recording): Voice Memos allowed users to record important moments in their lives by utilizing the iPod touch's built-in microphone and recording audio files. These 'memos' can later be transferred onto a user's computer.

Camera: The Camera app works with the iPod touch 4's dual cameras to take pictures, record videos, and edit them all in one app. Similarly, there are synchronized sharing options within the app, so users can send their pictures to friends or post them on Facebook and Twitter with a tap of the screen. The iPod touch 4G is the first iPod touch model to have not only one camera, but two, the front camera is 0.3mp and the back is 0.7mp but supports HD video recording at 720p. There are apps on the App Store that make the camera better.

Retina Display: The display on the iPod touch 4 is designed by Apple and manufactured by LG. It features a multi-touchscreen with pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (pip) and res of 960x640. The screen is marketed as a "Retina Display", based that 300 ppi at 12 inches from the eye is the maximum amount of detail the human retina can process.

Notification Center (notifications): The Notification Center is a central place where iPod touch users can view all of their notifications from third-party and built-in applications and mark them as read. It is an easy place to catch up on what you've missed, especially if you haven't used your iPod touch for a few hours.

The iPod touch 4 supports iOS 4 through iOS 6.

Issues

Some iPod touch 4 users have experienced Wi-Fi signal dropping when texting and browsing the web. Other users experienced sound when recording video with wifi on.

The older, original iPod touch 4th generation (not originally with iMessage installed), doesn't work with some docking stations.

iPod touch 4th generation models manufactured after a certain date shipped with iOS 6, and due to manufacturing differences, cannot be downgraded like previous models as a result of driver incompatibilities. 

White Model

On October 4, 2011 Apple announced a new white iPod touch, which was still from the 4th generation iPod touch family as it had the same specs as the original black one. All of its new features were from the new iOS 5 update that was released on October 12, 2011.

iOS 6.

Picture Capacity RAM Release date Original OS Battery life
4th iPod Touch.jpg   8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
256 MB Black: Sep. 1, 2010
White: Oct. 12, 2010
Black: iOS 4.1
White: iOS 5
Audio: 40 hours
Video:   7 hours

5th generation

The iPod touch (5th generation) features a larger screen identical to that of the iPhone 5, and comes in more colours and is noticeably thinner than previous models. It was originally introduced in October 2012 and is $299 for the 32GB version and $399 for the 64GB version.  In May 2013, a 16GB 5th Gen model was released for $229 to replace the 4th Gen model before iOS 7 was released, as the 4th Gen model was not going to be supported.  The 16GB model only comes in one color, a black front with a silver back panel.  The metal buttons were also replaced with black plasitc buttons, and the back camera along with the iPod touch loop were dropped to save money.

New Features

The 5th generation iPod touch came with the same dual cameras featured on the previous model, but both cameras had new capability to take pictures in panorama mode and record in 1080p HD, effectively replacing digital point-and-shoot cameras. The 5th generation iPod touch also featured the iPod touch loop, it's to prevent users from dropping their iPod touch.  The iPod touch 5th Gen has the similar specifications of the iPhone 4S such as 512MB of RAM and A5 processor, but the camera is the same as iPhone 4's camera.

iOS 7, 8, and 9.

Picture Capacity RAM Release date Original OS Battery life
5th iPod Touch.jpg 16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
512 MB Oct. 15, 2012 iOS 6.0 Audio: 40 hours
Video:   8 hours

6th generation

The iPod touch (6th generation) features the same 4-inch Retina Display as the previous generation, and comes in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Blue, Pink, and (PRODUCT)RED. It was originally introduced in July 2015 and starts at $199.

New Features

The 6th generation iPod touch introduced all-new colors, as well as more powerful internal components. The 6th generation iPod touch has the similar specifications of the iPhone 6, including 1GB of RAM and the A8 processor, alongside the same camera used on the iPhone 6.

iOS 10, 11, and 12.

Picture Capacity RAM Release date Original OS Battery life
5th iPod Touch.jpg 16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
1 GB July 14, 2015 iOS 8.4 Audio: 40 hours
Video:   8 hours

7th Generation

The iPod touch (7th generation) is the latest version of the iPod touch whan features a A10 Fusion chip, the same that was used on the iPhone 7, and up to 256GB of internal storage. Originally introduced on March 28th, 2019, the device could also be requested for a custom laser engraving, and came with the same colors as the iPod touch 5th generation (above). Prices started at $199.

This model supports iOS 14 and is the only remaining iPod model available from Apple.

Specifications

Model 1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generation 5th generation 6th generation
Picture Apple-ipod-touch-1gen-n.jpg Hc130744014886.jpg Hc130744014886.jpg Itouchwhite-600x337.jpg Ipodtouch3264-product-20130910.png Ipodtouch6.jpg
Initial release operating system iPhone OS 1.1 iPhone OS 2.1.1 (MB model)
iPhone OS 3.1.1 (MC model)
iPhone OS 3.1.1 iOS 4.1 iOS 6.0
iOS 6.1.3 (16 GB model (2013))
iOS 8.4
Highest supported operating system iPhone OS 3.1.3 iOS 4.2.1 iOS 5.1.1 iOS 6.1.6 iOS 9.3.2 iOS 12.4.7
Display 3.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 262,144-color (18-bit), glossy glass covered LED-backlit TN LCD, 480 × 320 px (HVGA) at 163 ppi, 200:1 contrast ratio 3.5-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 16,777,216-color (18-bit + FRC), glossy glass-covered LED-backlit TN LCD, 960 × 640 px at 326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio 4-inch, 71:40 aspect ratio, LED backlit IPS TFT LCD, 1,136 × 640 px at 326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio
Input Multi-touch touchscreen display Multi-touch touchscreen display
volume buttons
built-in speaker
Multi-touch touchscreen display
volume buttons
built-in speaker and microphone with new earphones
Multi-touch touchscreen display
built-in speaker and microphone
voice control
3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope
volume buttons
ambient light sensors
Multi-touch touchscreen display
built in speaker and microphone
Siri
3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope
volume buttons
Processor 620 MHz (underclocked to 412 MHz, originally 400 MHz) 32-bit RISC ARM 1176JZ(F)-S v1.0 (32 KB L1) (Samsung S5L8900)[3] 620 MHz (underclocked to 533 MHz) ARM11 core (32 KB L1) with internal ARM7 core for Jazelle acceleration (Samsung S5L8720)[3] 833 MHz (underclocked to 600 MHz) ARM Cortex-A8 (64 KB L1) (Samsung S5L8922)[4] 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 Apple A4 (SoC)[5] 1 GHz (underclocked to 800 MHz) ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core Apple A5 (SoC)[6] 1.4 GHz (underclocked to 1.1 GHz) dual-core Apple-designed ARMv8-A 64-bit Apple A8 with M8 motion coprocessor
GPU PowerVR MBX Lite GPU[7][8] PowerVR SGX535 GPU[9] PowerVR SGX543MP2 (dual-core, 200 MHz) GPU PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core, 450 MHz) GPU[10]
SoC Samsung S5L8900 Samsung S5L8720 Samsung S5L8922 Apple A4 Apple A5 Apple A8
Storage 8, 16 or 32 GB 32 or 64 GB 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB 16, 32 or 64 GB 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB
MSRP(US) $299 (8 GB), $399 (16 GB), $499 (32 GB) $229 (later $199) (8 GB), US$299 (16 GB), $399 (32 GB) $299 (32 GB), $399 (64 GB) $229 (later $199) (8 GB), $199 (16 GB (replaced 8 GB)), $299 (later $249) (32 GB), $399 (64 GB) $229 (later $199) (16 GB), $299 (later $249) (32 GB), $399 (later $299) (64 GB) $199 (16 GB), $249 (32 GB), $299 (64 GB), $399 (128 GB)
RAM 128 MB LPDDR DRAM[11] 256 MB LPDDR DRAM[12][13][14] 512 MB LPDDR2 DRAM[15] 1 GB LPDDR3 DRAM[16]
Connector 30-pin dock connector Lightning Connector (8-pin)
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11b/g),
30-pin connector
includes earphones and polishing cloth (only in 1st and 2nd generations)
In addition to prior:
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (requires iPhone OS 3.0),
built-in speaker, hardware volume controls, Nike+
In addition to prior:
Voice control,
includes earphones with remote and mic
In addition to prior:
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
(802.11n on 2.4 GHz)
3-axis gyroscope
built-in microphone
includes earphones (no remote or mic)
In addition to prior:
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
(802.11n on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
replaced dock connector (8-pin Lightning connector)
Siri voice assistant
Revised iPod earpods
In addition to prior:
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
GLONASS N/A
GPS N/A
Digital compass N/A
Bluetooth N/A Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.1
Cameras iSight N/A 0.7 MP backside illuminated CMOS image sensor with video (720p HD at 30 fps) and 0.7 MP photos 5 MP backside illuminated sensor with video (1080p HD at 30 fps), LED flash

16 GB (2013): N/A
8 MP backside illuminated sensor with video (1080p HD at 30 fps with 3x zoom, 720p slo-mo video at 120 fps, time-lapse video, cinematic video stabilization), improved face detection, exposure control, panorama (up to 43 megapixels), burst mode, tap to focus, photo & video geotagging over Wi-Fi
FaceTime 0.3 MP (VGA) photos and video at up to 30 fps 1.2 MP photos and 720p video at up to 30 fps 1.2 MP backside illuminated sensor with 720p HD video
Audio codec Wolfson Microelectronics WM8758BG[17] Cirrus Logic CS42L58 (338S055C)[18][19] Cirrus Logic CLI1480A (338S0559)[20][21] Cirrus Logic 338S0589[22] Cirrus Logic 338S1077[23] Cirrus Logic 338S1116[16]
Made for iPhone Hearing Aid Compatible N/A Yes[24]
Live Listen N/A Yes[25]
Materials Stainless steel back and aluminum bezel; plastic for Wi-Fi antenna Contoured stainless steel back and bezel; plastic for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna Glass display, stainless steel back and bezel Contoured aluminum back and bezel; plastic for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna
Color                                             
16 GB (2013):     
                             
Power Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery[16][22][23][26][27][28]
3.7 V 2.15 Wh (580 mAh)[29] 3.7 V 2.73 Wh (739 mAh)[27] 3.7 V 2.92 Wh (789 mAh)[28] 3.7 V 3.44 Wh (930 mAh)[30] 3.7 V 3.8 Wh (1,030 mAh)[23] 3.83 V 3.99 Wh (1,043 mAh)[16]
Rated battery life (hours) audio: 22
video: 5
audio: 36
video: 6
audio: 30
video: 6
audio: 40
video: 7
audio: 40
video: 8
Dimensions 110mm H

61.8mm W 8mm D

110mm H

61.8mm W 8.5mm D

110mm H

58mm W 7.1mm D

123.4mm H

58.6mm W 6.1mm D

Weight 120g 115g 101g 88g
16 GB (2013):

86g

88g
Greenhouse gas emissions N/A 30 kg CO2e[31] 33 kg CO2e[32] 50 kg CO2e[33] 45 kg CO2e[34]
60 kg CO2e[35]
70 kg CO2e[36]
Hardware strings iPod1,1 iPod2,1 iPod3,1 iPod4,1 iPod5,1 iPod7,1
Model number[37] A1213 A1288
A1319
A1318 A1367 A1421
A1509
A1574
FCCID BCGA1213[38] BCGA1288[39] BCG-2310[40] BCG-E2407[41] BCG-A1421[42] BCGA1574[43]
Released 8, 16 GB: September 5, 2007
32 GB: February 27, 2008
MB model: September 9, 2008
MC model: September 9, 2009
September 9, 2009 Black (8, 32, 64 GB): September 1, 2010
White (8, 32, 64 GB): October 12, 2011
Black and white (16 GB): September 12, 2012
32, 64 GB: October 11, 2012
16 GB (2013): May 30, 2013
16 GB (2014): June 26, 2014
July 15, 2015
Discontinued September 9, 2008 16, 32 GB: September 9, 2009
8 GB: September 1, 2010
September 1, 2010 8, 64 GB: September 12, 2012
16, 32 GB: May 30, 2013
16 GB (2013): June 26, 2014
16 GB (2014), 32, 64 GB: July 15, 2015
May 28, 2019

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