Having an iPod Touch 5 is almost like having an iPhone. The fifth-generation iPod Touch borrows a few specs from each of the recent iPhone generations. It has a display identical to the one on the iPhone 5, guts equivalent to some of those in the iPhone 4S, and a camera system similar, but superior. The new iPod touch houses a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that shoots 1080p HD video and still images at 2592 by 1936. The front facing camera shoots stills at 1280 by 960 and video at 1280 by 720.
Like the iPhone 5, the latest iPod touch is taller than the previous one—measuring 4.86 inches versus the 4G iPod touch’s 4.4 inches. It is 0.24 inches thick. And then there’s the Lightning connector (a Lightning-to-USB cable is included in the box).
Height: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
Weight: 3.10 ounces (88 grams)
The new Touch starts at $299, while the iPhone 5 — under an expensive 2-year carrier contract — starts at $199 (with the iPhone 4S at a mere $99).