The 3rd generation iPod touch was released on September 9, 2009.
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, iPhone OS 3.1, and bundled remote earphones with microphone.
Apple's published technical specifications for the 3rd generation iPod touch only include references to the 32 GB and 64 GB models. Following the introduction of the 3rd generation model, Apple also continued offering the 2nd generation 8 GB version, upgraded to the same iPhone OS version as the new third generation devices. The model number of the 3rd generation iPod touch is A1318. This generation supports up to iOS 5.1.1; it does not support iOS 6. It will slow down when using a newer iOS, and has a lower battery life compared to the 2nd gen version.
- Differences Between iPod touch 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen 2009, Everyi.com. 2013-08-02.