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).
Use the Panorama feature on iPod touch to grab a sweeping shot of your favorite city skyline, your graduating class in the bleachers, or your dachshund stretched out at naptime. Just tap the button, move the camera over the scene, and iPod touch seamlessly creates the perfect wide shot.
Apple EarPods look unlike anything you’ve seen, and sound unlike anything you’ve heard. They fit comfortably and stay put through all kinds of activity, from your impromptu dancing to your hard-core workout. And the audio quality of Apple EarPods is so incredible, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of dollars more.
Siri will wake you up, open your apps, give you movie and restaurant picks, answer your most random questions, and remind you to do stuff. In a nice way. All you have to do is ask.
The 4-inch Retina display on iPod touch makes web browsing better than ever. Text is crisp. Images are sharp. And you can see more of every page in portrait view.
On iPod touch, web pages load (and reload) in a blink. Built-in Twitter support means you can tweet without leaving the web page you’re on. Looking for an exact word or name? Do a quick text search. If it’s on the page, Safari will find it.
Tap the Reader icon in Safari to read web articles without ads or distractions. Save interesting web pages to your Reading List, so you can read them later — on any device — even when you can’t connect to the Internet.
iCloud Tabs shows the web pages you have open on all your devices, so you can pick up browsing wherever you left off. iCloud saves your bookmarks across all your devices, too.