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Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation

Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPod
  • Camera Yes
  • Display 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
  • OS iOS 6.0. Max. OS upgrade: iOS 9.x
  • Battery 1030 mAh
  • Storage 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
iPod Touch 5th Generation
Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • High-quality Retina display
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Decent battery life
  • Good audio quality
  • Supports iOS apps and games
  • Includes a rear-facing camera
  • Affordable price
  • Supports Siri voice assistant


  • No cellular connectivity
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Older generation processor
  • No Touch ID or Face ID
  • No water resistance
  • No GPS

Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation Review and Features

The fifth generation iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as the iPod touch and colloquially known as the iPod Touch 5G, iPod Touch 5, or iPod 5) was unveiled at Apple’s media event alongside the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012. It was released on October 11, 2012.

A mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-based user interface, it succeeded the 4th-generation iPod Touch. It is compatible with up to iOS 9.3.5, which was released on August 25, 2016.

Like the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod Touch is a slimmer, lighter model that introduces a higher-resolution, 4-inch screen to the series with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, similar to the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S.

Other improvements include recording 1080p video and panoramic still photos via the rear camera, an LED flash, Apple’s A5 chip (the same chip used in the iPad Mini (1st generation), iPad 2, and iPhone 4S) and support for Apple’s Siri.

The fifth-generation iPod Touch was released with more colour options than its predecessors. It initially featured a black screen and slate back and a white screen with five back colour options, including silver, pink, yellow, blue, and Product Red; however, on the release of the iPhone 5S, the slate colour was changed to space grey, and all the other colours remained unchanged.

The fifth generation iPod Touch features the Apple A5 chip, similar to the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad Mini. The chip comprises a 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2-core) GPU making it faster than the fourth generation iPod Touch, which uses the Apple A4 chip.

Storage capacities are available at 32 or 64 GB, with a 16 GB announced at a later date to replace the previous generation.

The Retina Display of the iPod is similar to the one on the iPhone 5, measuring 1,136 by 640 pixels with an aspect ratio of almost exactly 16:9. Measuring 4 inch diagonally, it has a display size of 6.7 square inch and a pixel density of 326 PPI which remains the same as the fourth generation.

The fifth-generation iPod Touch’s finish features an aluminium unibody made from the same kind of anodized aluminium used in the MacBook line. With a new iSight camera and LED flash, the iPod Touch includes a new feature known as the iPod Touch Loop.

At the bottom left corner of the back of the iPod Touch, there is a button that can be pressed to allow a wrist strap to attach to the iPod Touch. Other changes to the iPod Touch include the addition of colours and the return of the black Wi-Fi antenna.

A 16 GB version that did not include the iSight camera LED flash and Loop was released on May 30, 2013. This model was replaced with a 16 GB model of the original design on June 26, 2014.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Released 11 October, 2012
Status Discontinued
Predecessor 4th-generation iPod Touch
Successor iPod Touch (6th generation)
Generation 5th
Colors Space grey, silver, pink, yellow, blue and Product red
System Requirements Apple ID (required for some features)
Internet access
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:

Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 10.7 or later
Input and Output Multi-touch touchscreen display
Volume buttons
Built-in speaker
Voice control
3-axis gyroscope
3-axis Accelerometer
iPod's Processor Type Dual-core Apple A5
iPod's Processor Speed ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 Apple A5 1 GHz (underclocked to 800 MHz)
RAM 512 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 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB flash memory
Connectivity USB, Wi-Fi 802.11n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Bluetooth: 4.0
FM Radio Support No
Audio Technology Features Camera, Photos, and Video

5-megapixel iSight camera
Tap to focus video or still images
Backside illumination
Hybrid IR filter
Five-element lens
LED flash
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Face detection
HD video recording (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
Video stabilization
Tap to control exposure for video or stills
Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi

Audio Playback

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
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

TV and Video

H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 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
AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Display Info 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
Retina display
1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch
800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Dimensions Height: 4.86 inch (123.4 mm)
Width: 2.31 inch (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
Weight 3.10 ounces (88 grams)
Camera Yes
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 1030 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Navigation Multitouch screen

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