The 16GB iPod touch from Apple has now reached its 6th generation, offering a music player, video camera, pocket computer, and portable gaming device, all in a single, sleek, anodized aluminum finish with up to 40 hours of battery life. The iPod touch offers a powerful A8 processor as well as a Retina display with multi-touch interface.
The iPod touch has front and rear cameras for taking photos and videos, as well as having live video chats over Wi-Fi with FaceTime. The M8 motion-sensing coprocessor makes for an improved gaming experience, which can be combined with the Game Center feature of iOS to play against your friends. The touch also connects to the App Store and iTunes, offers multitasking, allows you to connect to the Internet, check email, and much more.
The Apple-designed A8 processor is built on 64-bit architecture and features GPU performance up to 10 times faster than the previous generation. The CPU performs up to six times faster than the previous-generation iPod touch.
M8 Motion Coprocessor
The M8 motion coprocessor continually measures physical motion from advanced sensors, including a gyroscope and accelerometer. This frees up valuable processing resources for the A8 chip. The M8 also provides accurate fitness tracking information, such as steps and distance, directly to the Health app.
The Metal API allows developers to design highly immersive console-style games. Metal is optimized to let the CPU and GPU work together to deliver detailed graphics and complex visual effects.
This iPod touch features an anodized aluminum unibody design, similar to Apple’s MacBook line. It’s only 0.24″ (6.1mm) thin and weighs just 3.1 ounces (88 grams). Aside from the ultraportable design, the anodized aluminum unibody features a supersmooth finish highlighted by its polished beveled edges.
A Wide Variety of Colors
The iPod touch comes in a variety of colors, which have been anodized right into the aluminum body. What you get is a saturated color that still lets the luster of the metal shine through.
4″ Retina Display
The 4″ multi-touch Retina display has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel that is capable of producing a native resolution of 1136 x 640 at 326 pixels per inch (ppi), an 800:1 contrast ratio, and a 500cd/m² max brightness. The screen also has a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.
Apple EarPods have a front vent, a rear vent, a bass vent and a primary acoustic outlet to provide deeper bass and better audio all around while staying stable in your ears.
The iPod touch is made from recyclable materials, such as aluminum. Also, every iPod touch is free of toxic materials, such as brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Turn the iPod touch into landscape mode to reveal Cover Flow. In Cover Flow, you can glide through your music by album art with the flick of your finger.
iTunes and iCloud
Buy and download new music on your iPod touch over 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with the iTunes app. If you have your iPod touch linked to your iCloud account, it will automatically push your just purchased songs to all your other Apple devices, such as your iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Windows computer.
Bluetooth and Airplay
Bluetooth 4.1 lets you pair your iPod touch to Bluetooth-enabled devices like headphones and speakers. You can also stream music from your iPod touch to AirPlay-enabled speakers over Wi-Fi, to your home entertainment system via Apple TV, or to any speaker connected to an AirPort Express.
Rear iSight Camera
8MP iSight camera
Hybrid IR filter
Panorama (up to 43MP)
Burst mode (10 fps)
Tap to focus
Photo geotagging over Wi-Fi
Front FaceTime HD Camera
720p HD video recording
Backside illumination sensor
Auto HDR for photos and videos
Burst mode (10 fps)
1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
Tap-to-focus while recording
Slo-mo video (120 fps)
Cinematic video stabilization
Improved face detection
Video geotagging over Wi-Fi
Crop, rotate, and enhance photos directly from your iPod touch. For more photo and video editing options, iPhoto and iMovie are available in the Apple App Store (sold separately).
Shared Photo Stream
With Shared Photo Streams in iCloud, you can share your favorite photos with friends and family at a press of a button. You can also post to Facebook or attach it to a tweet right from the Camera app.
This iPod touch has Siri, which lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place FaceTime calls and more.
Throw down a challenge, go head-to-head with your friends, or make new friends (or foes) from all around the world. Check leaderboards for scores and achievements and share your results on Facebook.
Send unlimited text messages over Wi-Fi to another iOS or Mac device. It’s free and you can even send photos, videos, locations, and contacts. You can even have Siri send a message for you.
With over one million apps to choose from, you’ll be able to find the app for just about anything.
Video chat with friends and family using the front 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera. You can FaceTime with anyone on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or a Mac computer over Wi-Fi.
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
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
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