iPod Touch

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The iPod Touch, often called iTouch, is an iPhone without the phone. (See iPhone for eBook support.) It can run all of the apps that run on a standard iPhone and it is still considered an iPod. These are popular with children.

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[edit] iPod Touch version 6

The iPod Touch gets a 64bit processor with the A8 chip and M8 motion processor. It also has an upgraded camera with 8 Mpixel iSight bringing it on par with an iPhone 6. It can monitor your steps and elevation. It was preloaded with iOS 8.4. A new 128 Gig version was made available later at $399. The 64 G is $299, 32 G is $249, and 16 G is $199. 6 colors are available. Has Siri support. Additional specs are nearly the same as the iPod 5. This version is supported in iOS 10 and iOS 11. As of 2017 the 16G, and 64G models have been dropped and the price of the two remaining models was reduced.

  • Colors: Space Gray, Gold, Silver, Pink, Blue, Red
  • Capacity and Price: 32GB $199, 128GB $299
  • Size: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm) x 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) x 0.24 inches (6.1 mm)
  • Weight: 3.10 ounces (88 grams)
  • Display: Retina display
    • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
    • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
    • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Chip: A8 chip with 64-bit architecture with M8 motion coprocessor
  • Camera
    • 8MP camera, Autofocus, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter
    • Backside illumination, Auto image stabilization, Auto HDR for Photos
    • Improved face detection
    • Exposure control
    • Panorama (up to 43MP)
    • Burst mode
    • Tap to focus
    • Photo geotagging over Wi-Fi
    • Timer mode
  • Video Recording
    • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
    • Tap to focus while recording
    • Slo-mo video (120 fps)
    • Time-lapse video
    • Cinematic video stabilization
    • Improved face detection
    • 3x zoom
    • Video geotagging over Wi-Fi
  • FaceTime HD Camera
    • 1.2MP photos, ƒ/2.2 aperture
    • 720p HD video recording
    • Backside illumination sensor
    • Auto HDR for photos and videos
    • Improved face detection
    • Burst mode
    • Exposure control
    • Timer mode
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: 4.1 wireless technology
  • Maps: Location-based service
  • Audio Playback
    • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • TV and Video
    • AirPlay Mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
    • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
    • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
    • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
    • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • Intelligent Assistant
    • Siri — Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
    • Use hands-free
    • Listen and identify songs
  • External Buttons and Connectors
    • Home Volume up/down On/Off
    • Sleep/Wake 3.5 mm headphone jack Built-in speaker Lightning connector
  • Input and Output
    • Lightning connector
    • 3.5 mm headphone jack
    • Built-in speaker
    • Microphone
  • Power and Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours
    • Video playback time: Up to 8 hours
  • Sensors
    • Three-axis gyro
    • Accelerometer
  • Operating System: iOS 11
    • iOS 11 sets a new standard for the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, making iPod touch more intelligent, personal and expressive than ever.
    • Built-in Apps: Built‑in apps are an essential part of your iPod touch experience and are efficiently designed to use less than 200MB of storage.
    • Camera, Photos, Health, Messages, FaceTime, Mail, Music, Wallet, Safari, Maps, Siri, Calendar, iTunes Store, App Store, Notes, News, Contacts, iBooks, Home, Weather, Reminders, Clock, TV, Stocks, Calculator, Voice Memos, Podcasts, Tips, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, Settings, Files
    • Free Apps from Apple: iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iTunes U, GarageBand, Apple Store, Trailers, Apple TV Remote, iTunes Remote, Music Memos, Clips

[edit] iPod Touch version 5

The version 5 iPod Touch matches the iPhone 5 in screen size while having its own distinct features.

  • Dimensions: 4.86" x 2.31" x .24"
  • Weight 3.10 ounces, 88 grams.
  • Display: 4-inch, 1136 x 640 widescreen screen 326 pixels per inch
  • Processor: dual-core 800MHz A5
  • capacity: 32GB or 64GB flash drive
  • Network
    • 8.2.llb/g/n Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz and 5GHz
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Maps: Location-based service
    • Nike+ support built in
  • Camera:
    • 5 Mega pixel rear camera, 1080p video up to 30fps and still, backside illumination
    • 1.2 Mega pixel front camera 720p video up to 30fps
  • audio: speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack. Speaker reported to be tinny-sounding.
    • earphones included (new model)
    • microphone
  • Battery: 8 hours life, (measured in reviews at about 5 hours)
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
    • Video playback time: Up to 8 hours when fully charged
    • Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours
  • Lightning connector. Charger included.
  • Colors: blue, pink, red, yellow, gray, or black
  • formats: MP3 or AAC music or MPEG4 video file, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV same as previous
  • sensors: Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer

[edit] iPod Touch version 4

For original iPod Touch devices see iPhone. Also see iPhone for a table showing available eBook Reading applications. The version 4 iPod Touch (commonly referred to as iTouch) has some distinct differences from the earlier version.

  • Dimensions: 4.4" x 2.31" x .28" (111.0 x 58.9 x 7.2 mm)
  • Weight: 3.56 ounces (101 grams)
  • Processor: A4
  • capacity: 8GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive
  • Network
    • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
    • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
    • Maps-location based service
    • Nike + iPod support built in
  • Display
    • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
    • 960 x 640 pixel resolution (retinal) at 326 pixels per inch
  • Audio
    • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
    • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • Video
    • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
    • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
    • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
    • Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)
  • Pictures and Cameras
    • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera
    • VGA-quality photos and video up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
    • Tap to control exposure for video or stills
    • Photo and video geo tagging over Wi-Fi
  • Input and output
    • 30-pin dock connector
    • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
    • Built-in speaker
    • Microphone
  • Sensors
    • Three-axis gyro
    • Accelerometer
    • Ambient light sensor
  • Battery and power
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Playback time
      • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
      • Video playback time: Up to 7 hours when fully charged
    • Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours.

[edit] 3rd gen vs 4th gen

As for iPod Touch 3rd gen (32/64GB) to iPod Touch 4th gen:

  • ARM A8 @600MHz vs Apple A4 @800MHz
  • 256MB RAM (both)
  • 3.5" (both)
  • 320x480 vs 640x960
  • 802.11n (4th gen)
  • 3-axis gyroscope (4th gen)
  • front and back camera (4th gen)
  • microphone (4th gen)
  • 789 mAh vs 930 mAh battery
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