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.


[edit] iPod Touch version 6

The iPod Touch gets a 64bit process 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 is preloaded with iOS 8.4. A new 128 Gig version is available at $399. 64 G is $299, 32 G is $249, and 16 G is $199. 6 colors are available. Has Siri support. Additional specs is the same as a iPod 5. This version is supported in iOS 10.

[edit] Camera Features

  • 8MP iSight camera
  • Autofocus
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • 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


  • 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

[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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