Apple iPod touch (5th generation)

The thinnest iPod touch yet at .24-inches, the 5th generation model features the same 4-inch 1136x640 "Retina" display as the iPhone 5. Other notable additions are support for Siri and a vastly upgraded 5MP rear camera with HDR support and panorama mode.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.00

What You Need To Know

  • Comes in five colors: black, blue, silver, yellow, and red. The black model has a black front, but the others all have a white one
  • Powered by a dual-core A5 processor
  • Comes with a bracelet loop accessory

Verge Review

It all started with an iPod touch, a gift from my parents years ago. I’ve since bought a half-dozen more iPods, two iPhones, an iPad, and a MacBook Air. Somehow I'm sure Apple planned it that way. The touch is the entry point into people’s worlds, the easy and kid-friendly device that has gotten so many people hooked on iOS. It's also the de facto MP3 player, the device that became synonymous with its function the way tissues are just called Kleenex now. This year, Apple bestowed upon the...

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Basic Specs

Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Wi-Fi Yes
Internal size 32 GB, 64 GB
Media streaming AirPlay

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Length 4.86 inches
Width 2.31 inches
Thickness 0.24 inches
Weight .19 pounds
Color White / Red, White / Yellow, White / Blue, White / Silver, Black / Black
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (Y) 1136 px
Resolution (X) 640 px
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
Processor
Manufacturer Apple
Model A5
Core(s) 2
Memory
RAM size 512 MB
Storage
Internal size 32 GB, 64 GB
External storage No
Front Camera
Video resolution 720p
Rear Camera
Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash Single LED
Focus type Autofocus
Software
Notable services supported iTunes
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 6
Audio codecs supported AAC, MP3
Media streaming AirPlay
Ports
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connection(s) Lightning
Sensors
Sensors Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Quoted video time 8 hr
Quoted audio time 40 hr
Removable No
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