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The 5th-generation iPod touch, colloquially known as the iPod touch 5G or iPod touch 5) was unveiled at Apple's media event alongside the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012, and was released on October 11, 2012.[1] It is all-purpose pocket device with a multi-touch user interface, it is lighter and thinner than the 4th-generation iPod touch. It is compatible with up to iOS 9.3.5, which was released on August 25, 2016. The 5th-generation model was discontinued on July 14, 2015 with the announcement of the 6th-generation iPod touch. This iPod touch comes with a variety of colors to choose from, including an exclusive Product Red model.

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The iPod touch features a 4-inch diagonal Retina display. It's resolution is 1136 x 640. with 16:9 ratio. The larger display is for a new row of apps. It also offers more space for more apps to be shown on the display.


The iPod touch was introduced with 2 cameras: the front-facing unit is a 1.2 megapixel camera while the other one is 8 megapixel with a new LED flash. The first entry-level 16 GB variant, introduced in May 2013, was only available in silver with a black front, and omitted the inclusion of the rear camera and pop-up loop button.[2]. In June 2014, Apple introduced a 16 GB version in all the standard colors with the rear camera and loop button.[3]

IPod touch 7 with EarPods no mic 2021-02-05

The 5th to 7th-generation iPod touches included EarPods that lacked a mic and controls.


EarPods are new headphones from Apple that are designed to fit in the ear perfectly. They have 2 speakers on the side and front for maximum sound. The EarPods bundled with the iPod touch omit the remote and microphone, unlike the ones bundled with the iPhone 5 through to the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and 1st-generation iPhone SE.[4]

The Loop[]

The iPod touch Loop was an optional feature in which a button on the back can be pressed and popped out. Then a hole in the wrist loop can be attached to the button. The loop and button were originally not included with the 16 GB base model.[5] Though the button was added along with the rear camera to the 16 GB model in July 2014, the loop was still sold separately for this configuration.[3]


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