Apple iPod touch 5G: Specs & Features

Along with the new Apple iPhone 5 also presented updated lineup of players iPod, the most interesting of which undoubtedly is the new iPod touch 5G.

iPod touch 5G


iPod touch 5G has got a increased size from 3.5 to 4 inches, the resolution increased from 960 by 640 to 1136 by 640 pixels, but most importantly – use quality IPS-matrix. Recall that in the previous fourth generation iPod touch was a display with Retina-resolution, but used a cheaper TN-matrix. Thus, the new iPod touch 5G got exactly the same screen as the iPhone 5. The new iPod has 326 PPI, 800:1 contrast ratio and a maximum brightness of 500 cd/m2.
Because of the 4-inch screen casing iPod touch 5G is a bit more, but managed to reduce the thickness of an inch, as a result of new dimensions are as 123.4 x 58.6 x 6.1 mm, weight is reduced from 101 to 88 grams as compare to previous generation. Change the design of the device, except now the classic black and white version adds three more colorful design options: pink, yellow, green, and blue (and exclusive to Apple Strore bright red version). Only the black version in a darker front panel while the other four variants of iPod touch 5G are equipped with a white. The rear panel is still made of aluminium, but in contrast to the mirror-shiny version of its predecessor, has received a lot of complaints from users because of soiled and total lack of resistance to scratches, and now it is more durable matte finish. The rear panel also contains original magnetic clip, which carries the complete armband.

iPod touch 5G

The company is positioning Apple iPod touch 5G as multimedia solution with notable game bias, so it is not surprising that the representative of the 5th generation received a dual-core processor Apple A5, double superior to SoC A4 predecessor in performance. Updated Wi-Fi module supports standard 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), is also present the chip Bluetooth 4.0. In this case, about the capacity of the battery, Apple does not apply, but the claimed video playback increased from 7 to 8 hours, while the time for audio with the screen remains the same – 40 hours. The main connector in this iPod is now the same as in the iPhone 5 – Compact Lightning. For owners of the park speaker dock, offers the appropriate adapter from the old 30-pin connector for $ 29.


The next item on the program of improvements in iPod touch 5G – the main 5 megapixel iSight camera with autofocus, backlit, LED-flash and hybrid IR-filter. The lens is built on a system of five lenses; aperture is F/2.4, supported by a panorama and HDR, as well as manual control of focus video. The front camera FaceTime also been improved, now it’s 1.2 megapixel solution with the ability to shoot HD-stabilized video in 720p / 30 fps.
Package Contents in iPod touch 5G includes the player itself, lace on hand in the appropriate color, new and improved Apple EarPods headphones and cable Lightning to USB. The previous model of the fourth generation is also on sale for 16 GB version costs $ 199, 32GB version will draw on $ 249. New player Apple iPod touch 5 will also be offered in two configurations, with the recommended price for the U.S. market 32 GB version will be $ 299, while the top-end of the 64 GB version will have to pay $ 399. This was all regarding the new Apple iPod touch 5G.

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