Apple iPod Touch 1st Generation
3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display (320 x 480, 163 ppi)
iPhone OS 3.1.3
8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
iPod Touch 1st Generation
Product Brand: Apple
- Good sound quality
- Large storage capacity for music and videos
- Ability to browse the web and access email
- Sleek design
- Long battery life
- No cellular connectivity, only Wi-Fi
- No camera
- No GPS or location-based services
- Limited app support due to outdated operating system
- Limited video playback capabilities
Apple iPod Touch 1st Generation Review and Features
The first generation iPod Touch, colloquially known as the iPod Touch 1G, iPod Touch 1, or iPod 1) is a multi-touch mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-based user interface.
The iPod touch 1st gen is, in fact, an iPhone short of cellular mode.
The successor to the 1st-generation iPod Touch was unveiled and released at Apple’s media event on September 5, 2007. It is compatible with up to iPhone OS 3.1.3, which was released on February 2, 2010.
The first-generation iPod touch was released after the original iPhone as a companion device. It had similar features but a thinner design with an all-metal back except for a small corner cut out for WiFi 802.11 b/g, allowing it to use Safari to browse websites. It used the same 30-pin connector as the iPhone (1st generation) and previous iPods, allowing most iPod accessories to work with the iPod touch.
It fully supports iPhone OS 1 to iPhone OS 3, though it received different features at different times from the iPhone (1st generation). It also did not have the iPod app as it was an iPod, and instead had the Music app for playing music and podcasts, with a separate Videos app to watch videos.
It also received the iTunes Store app before the iPhone did – the iPod touch received the iTunes Store app on launch with iPhone OS 1.1 on September 14, 2007, while the iPhone (1st generation) received the iTunes Store app on September 27, 2007, with the release of iPhone OS 1.1.1. It also had Calendar, Clock, Calculator, and Photos apps preinstalled.
The player shares the same multi-touch 3.5 screens with 320 x 480 resolution, an accelerometer to adjust the screen in portrait or landscape mode, a light sensor to tweak screen brightness and an integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) module.
The iPod touch 1st gen lacks a speaker and microphone. Lacking the sim-card module, the iPod touch 1st gen looks thinner and shorter than the original iPhone, the external display trim is not silver but black, and the headphone jack is on the bottom and not recessed.
Initially, there were just two models of the iPod touch 1st gen: 8 GB and 16 GB, yet later another 32 GB model was introduced on February 5, 2008. The battery supports 22 hours of music playback and 5 hours of video playback.
As to the software, the iPod touch 1st gen runs the same iPhone OS and has many iPhone features and apps in a bundle: Safari web browser, YouTube, calendar, contacts, clock, and calculator apps.
Email, stocks, notes and weather were initially unavailable to the iPod Touch 1st gen users. Still, on January 15, 2008, Apple started selling Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather, and Notes for US$19.99, and since February 5, 2008, including them in all the iPod touch models from the box. Remember, though, that iPod 1st gen lacks the GSM module and is incapable of geo-position when off a wi-fi network.
Full Technical Specifications
General Technical Specifications
|Device Type||Portable Media Player|
|Released||05 February, 2008|
|Successor||iPod Touch (2nd generation)|
|External Buttons and Connectors||
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Mac system requirements
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
iTunes 7.6 or later
Windows system requirements
PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
iTunes 7.6 or later
|Input and Output||
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
|iPod's Processor Type||Samsung ARM|
|iPod's Internal Memory||
8GB, 16GB, or 32GB flash drive
Holds up to 1,750, 3,500, or 7,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 10,000, 20,000, or 25,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds up to 10 hours, 20 hours, or 40 hours of video
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Maps location based service|
|FM Radio Support||No|
|Audio Technology Features||
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
|Headphone Type||3.5mm Audio jack|
3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
Height: 4.3 inch (110 mm)
Width: 2.4 inch (61.8 mm)
Depth: 0.31 inch (8 mm)
|Weight||4.2 ounces (120 grams)|
|SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||No SIM|
Built-in 580mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Music playback time: Up to 22 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 3 hours
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