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Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation

Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPod
  • Camera No
  • Display 3.5″ color TFT display (320 x 480, 163 ppi)
  • OS iPhone OS 3.1.1 to iPhone OS 5.1.1
  • Battery 789 mAh
  • Storage 32 GB, 64 GB
iPod Touch 3rd Generation
Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • 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 3rd Generation Review and Features

The third generation iPod Touch (marketed as “the new iPod touch” and colloquially known as the iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 3, or iPod 3) is a multi-touch mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-based user interface.

The successor to the 2nd-generation iPod Touch, it was unveiled and released at Apple’s media event on September 9, 2009. It is (officially) compatible with up to iOS 5.1.1, which was released on May 7, 2012.

The iPod touch 3rd gen design mimics the iPod touch 2nd gen. At the same time, the device is almost identical to the iPhone 3GS, excluding cellular mode, A-GPS, digital compass and in-built camera.

The iPod touch 3rd gen got the same 800 MHz processor as the iPhone 3GS to enhance its overall performance and OpenGL ES 2.0 support for better graphics performance.

The device fully supports iOS4 and iOS5. Like the iPod of the previous generation, the iPod touch 3rd gen has the same multi-touch 3.5 screen with 320 x 480 resolution, an accelerometer to automatically adjust the screen either in portrait or in landscape mode, a light sensor to tweak screen brightness and an integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b/g, hardware is capable of 802.11n) module.

External volume control and an integrated speaker have been added to the device, but the microphone is built into the Apple Earphones with a Remote and Mic. The battery supports 30 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video playback.

The iPod touch 3rd gen got a Voice Control for navigation and the VoiceOver screen reader for visually impaired people.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Released 09 September, 2009
Status Discontinued
Predecessor 2nd-generation iPod Touch
Successor iPod Touch (4th generation)
External Buttons and Connectors Sleep/wake
Volume up/down
Generation 3rd
Colors Black
System Requirements Mac system requirements

Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
iTunes 9 or later

Windows system requirements

PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 9 or later
Input and Output Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
iPod's Processor Type ARMv7-A32 Samsung S5L8922
iPod's Processor Speed 600Mhz
RAM 256 MB
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX535 GPU
iPod's Internal Memory 32GB or 64GB flash drive
Holds up to 7,000 or 14,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 40,000 or 90,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds up to 40 hours or 80 hours of video
Connectivity USB, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g. Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
FM Radio Support No
Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iPhone OS 3.1.1 to 5.1.1
Audio Technology Features Audio

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

TV and video

Support for 480p and 576p component TV out
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
Display Info 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen
Multi-Touch display
480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
Dimensions Height:
4.3 inch (110 mm)
2.4 inch (61.8 mm)
0.33 inch (8.5 mm)
Weight 4.05 ounces (115 grams)
Camera No
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
Battery Built-in 789 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Playback time
Music playback time: Up to 30 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 6 hours when fully charged
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 4 hours
Navigation Multitouch screen, voice control

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