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Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation Technical Specifications

Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPod
  • Camera Yes
  • Display 4″ retina display (1136 x 640, 326 ppi)
  • OS iOS 8.0
  • Battery 1043 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB

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Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation Review and Features

The sixth generation iPod Touch (marketed as the iPod touch) is a mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-based user interface. It is the successor to the iPod Touch (5th generation), becoming the first major update to the iPod lineup in more than two and a half years.

It was released on the online Apple Store on July 15, 2015, along with minor upgrades to the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. This generation of iPod Touch was officially discontinued by Apple on May 28, 2019, with the release of its next-generation successor. It supports up to iOS 12.5.6, released on August 31, 2022.

The device originally shipped with iOS 8.4, released on June 30, 2015, along with the Apple Music streaming service. It can play music, movies, television shows, audiobooks, and podcasts and sort its media library by songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists, genres, composers, podcasts, audiobooks, and compilations.

Scrolling is achieved by swiping a finger across the screen. Headset controls can pause, play, skip, and repeat tracks. However, the EarPods that come with the sixth-generation iPod touch do not include a remote or microphone.

The sixth-generation iPod Touch supports iOS 9 through iOS 12. The latest version of iOS that this device can run is 12.5.6, a security update to iOS 12 only for devices that cannot run iOS 13.

The sixth-generation iPod Touch features the Apple A8 and Apple M8 motion co-processor chipset with 64-bit architecture, the same chip on the iPad Mini 4, Apple TV 4th Gen, iPhone 6, and the HomePod. Still, it is slightly underclocked at 1.1 GHz (the iPhone 6 series was clocked at 1.4 GHz while the iPad Mini 4 was clocked at 1.5 GHz) because of its small battery. It has 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, twice that of the previous-generation iPod touch.

The iPod touch features an 8 MP rear iSight camera with video, which can record in 1080p at 30 fps, or 120 fps in slow-motion mode that records at 720p. The camera also supports a burst mode and has an LED flash. Unlike the previous-generation version, the rear camera on the sixth-generation iPod Touch lacks a sapphire crystal lens.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Released 15 July, 2015
Status Discontinued
Predecessor 5th-generation iPod Touch
Successor iPod Touch (7th generation)
External Buttons and Connectors Home
Volume up/down
On/Off - Sleep/Wake
3.5 mm headphone jack
Built-in speaker
Lightning connector
Generation 6th
Colors Space Gray
Gold
Silver
Pink
Blue
Red - (PRODUCT)RED
System Requirements Apple ID (required for some features)
Internet access

Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:

Mac: OS X v10.8.5 or later
PC: Windows 7 or later
iTunes 12.3 or later
Input and Output Lightning connector
3.5 mm headphone jack
Built-in speaker
Microphone
iPod's Processor Type Apple A8
Apple M8 motion coprocessor
iPod's Processor Speed 1.4 GHz 64-bit dual-core ARMv8-A Typhoon (Underclocked to 1.1 GHz)
RAM 1 GB
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (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 Series 6XT GX6450 (quad-core)
iPod's Internal Memory 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB flash memory
Connectivity USB, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi. Bluetooth: 4.1
FM Radio Support No
Audio Technology Features Audio Playback

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

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

Camera

8MP camera
Autofocus
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination
Auto image stabilization
Auto HDR for Photos
Improved face detection
Exposure control
Panorama (up to 43MP)
Burst mode
Tap to focus
Photo geotagging over Wi-Fi
Timer mode

Video Recording

1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
Tap to focus while recording
Slo-mo video (120 fps)
Time-lapse video
Cinematic video stabilization
Improved face detection
3x zoom
Video geotagging over Wi-Fi

FaceTime HD Camera

1.2MP photos
ƒ/2.2 aperture
720p HD video recording
Backside illumination sensor
Auto HDR for photos and videos
Improved face detection
Burst mode
Exposure control
Timer mode
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Display Info Retina display
4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 PPI
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
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (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 1043 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Music playback time: Up to 40 hours
Video playback time: Up to 8 hours
Navigation Multitouch screen

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