On one hand the iPod touch 5th gen is less than iPhone, for it still lacks the cellular mode and everything the cell communication can suggest, but on the other hand it’s a lots, lots more than a player. Marketed as a portable fun device, the iPod touch 5th gen features a 4-inch widescreen multi-touch IPS Retina display (1136 x 640, 326 ppi) and a couple of cameras: a 5-megapixel rear “iSight” camera with LED flash capable of recording 1080p video and a front 1.2 megapixel “FaceTime HD” 720p camera. Thought short of cellular communication the iPod touch 5th gen is top wireless communication device. It sports Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi embracing both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. The software has been also enhanced embracing Siri and AirPlay. All those features are backed up by a 1 GHz dual-core A5 processor and 512 MB of RAM. The battery supported 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video playback. To emphasize the fun the iPod touch 5th gen is available in six colors: dark gray “slate”, silver, pink, blue, yellow and red. All the models go with white glass fronts excluding the dark gray modification. It has a black glass front.
iPod Touch 5th Gen 32, 64 GB
Introduced on September 12, 2012.
- Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz.
- Processor Type: Apple A5.
- Processor Core: 2.
- Onboard RAM: 512 MB.
- Storage capacity: 32 GB, 64 GB.
- Display: 4″ retina display (1136 x 640, 326 ppi).
- Connectivity: USB, wi-fi, Bluetooth.
- Wireless standard: 802.11n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
- Bluetooth: 4.0.
- OS installed: iOS 6.0.
- Max. OS upgrade: iOS 9.x). Mac support: MacOS X 10.6.8.
- Dimensions: 4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24.
- Average weight: 3.10 oz.
- Navigation: Multitouch screen.
- Format: MP3.
- Battery Type: Battery provides 40 hours (music), 8 hours (video).
- Colors: Dark gray “slate”, silver, pink, blue, yellow and red.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Order: MD723LL/A. MD723LL/A– iPod Touch 5G 32GB dark gray “slate”. MD720LL/A– iPod Touch 5G 32GB silver. MC903LL/A– iPod Touch 5G 32GB pink. MD717LL/A – iPod Touch 5G 32GB blue. MD714LL/A – iPod Touch 5G 32GB yellow. MD749LL/A – iPod Touch 5G 32GB red. MD724LL/A – iPod Touch 5G 64GB dark gray “slate”. MD721LL/A – iPod Touch 5G 64GB silver, MC904LL/A – iPod Touch 5G 64GB pink. MD718LL/A– iPod Touch 5G 64GB blue. MC540LL/A – iPod Touch 5G 64GB yellow. MD705LL/A– iPod Touch 5G 64GB red. ME978LL/A– iPod Touch 5G 32GB dark gray “space”. ME979LL/A– iPod Touch 5G 64GB dark gray “space”. Apple Model No: A1421 (EMC 2600).
Discontinued: July 15, 2015.
Price: $229, $399.
On iPod touch 4th generation or later, you can use FaceTime to make video calls to other iOS devices or computers that support FaceTime. The FaceTime camera lets you talk face-to-face; switch to the iSight camera on the back to share what you see around you.
To use FaceTime, you need an Apple ID and a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. When you open FaceTime, you may be prompted to sign in using your Apple ID, or to create a new account.
To make a FaceTime call: Tap Contacts, choose a name, then tap FaceTime. If you don’t see the FaceTime button, make sure FaceTime is turned on in Settings > FaceTime. Rotate iPod touch to use FaceTime in either landscape or portrait orientation. To avoid unwanted orientation changes, lock iPod touch in Portrait orientation.
To restart a recent call: Tap Recents, then choose a name or number.
To see user Favorites: Tap Favorites.
To add a favorite: Tap , then choose a contact and their FaceTime phone number or email address.
To call a favorite: Tap a name in the list.
To call using Voice Control: Press and hold the Home button until the Voice Control screen appears and you hear a beep. Then say “FaceTime,” followed by the name of the person you want to call.
To add a contact: Tap Contacts, tap , then enter the person’s name and the email address or phone number that they use for FaceTime. For a contact outside your region, be sure to enter the complete number, including country code and area code.
To use another app during a call: Press the Home button , then tap an app icon. You can still talk with your friend, but you can’t see each other. To return to the video, tap the green bar at the top of the screen.
To set options for FaceTime: Go to Settings > FaceTime.
Options include specifying a phone number, Apple ID, or email address to use with FaceTime.
How to View Photos and Videos
Photos lets you view photos and videos on iPod touch, in your:
- Camera Roll album—photos and videos you took on iPod touch, or saved from an email, text message, webpage, or screenshot.
- Photo Stream albums—photos in My Photo Stream and your shared photo streams.
- Photo Library and other albums synced from your computer.
To view photos and videos: Tap an album, then tap a thumbnail.
To see the next or previous photo or video: Swipe left or right.
To zoom in or out: Double-tap or pinch.
To pan a photo: Drag it.
Play a video: Tap the triangle in the center of the screen. To change between full-screen and fit-to-screen viewing, double-tap the screen.
- As a nice detail, the iPod touch 5th gen has a pop-out nub at the rear back so a user can attach an arm strap nicknamed “ipod touch loop”. The gray “slate” color was later swapped for gray “space”.
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Apple iPod Touch (5th Generation): Unboxing & Hands-On. Video uploaded by DetroitBORG on October 11, 2012