The Apple iPod touch (4th gen) has an all-new design that makes it thinner & lighter with more features & functionality. The integrated Apple A4 chip,
iOS 5.0, and iCloud are
behind all the functionality & features of the iPod touch (4th gen). Apple
engineers designed the A4 chip to be a powerful, yet power-efficient mobile
processor that can run your favorite apps and switch between
them instantly without slowing down the performance of the foreground app or
draining the battery unnecessarily. With it, the iPod touch (4th gen) can easily
perform various tasks, such as listening to music, recording & editing video,
viewing still-images, accessing the internet, playing video games, and placing FaceTime
video-calls. With iOS 5.0, Apple has added over 200 new features & provides over
500,000 online apps. iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, and more to
the Internet and wirelessly pushes them to all your Apple iOS devices.
Note: The iPod touch (4th gen) is available in three storage
capacities - 8GB, 32GB, & 64GB.
Camera, Mic, & Speaker
Video & Photo Viewer
The iPod touch (4th gen) features a curved chassis design, that is a mere 0.285" thin. Its optical glass front and
polished stainless steel back feel sleek and smooth in your hand.
Retina Display: The 3.5" widescreen Retina LCD screen has a 960 x 640 pixel resolution at 326 pixels-per-inch.
By developing pixels a mere 78 micrometers wide, Apple engineers were able to
pack four times the number of pixels into the same size screen found on earlier
iPod touch models. This many pixels packed this close together (326-per-inch)
make graphics and text look smooth and continuous at any size. Thanks to the
Retina display, everything you see and do on the iPod touch (4th gen) looks
amazing. That's because the Retina display's pixel density is so high your eye
is unable to distinguish individual pixels. Which means images in games, movies,
and photos are sharper and clearer. Text in books, web pages, and email is crisp
at any size.
LED Backlighting: The Retina display includes LED backlighting and an
ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen for
the best viewing and battery life possible. So you can focus on more important
Dual Orientation: You can view the Internet, videos, photos, or album art in either a portrait or
landscape orientation. The display automatically changes when you change the
orientation of the iPod touch (4th gen). The display can be oriented vertically or
horizontally by rotating the iPod touch (4th gen).
Note: Movies viewed in Videos and YouTube appear only in landscape
orientation. Street views in Maps also appear only in landscape orientation.
Multi-Touch Panel: The Multi-Touch display layers a
protective shield over a capacitive panel that senses your touch using
electrical fields. It then transmits that information to the LCD screen below
it. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and
enlarge them with a pinch, zoom in and out on a section of a web page, and
control game elements precisely.
Touch-Controls: Unlike previous
iPods, the iPod touch (4th gen) does not have the traditional Click-Wheel control. There
are only three buttons on the unit: the top-mounted Sleep/Wake button, the side
mounted volume control, and the
"Home" button just below the screen. All of the other controls involve touch (4th gen)
screen commands. You can drag your finger up or down the screen to scroll
through lists. Flicking your finger on the screen allows you to scroll quickly.
As lists are scrolling you can tap or touch (4th gen) the screen to stop the scrolling.
Once the scrolling has stopped, you can tap an item in the list to select it.
There is also a "back" button on the screen in the upper left corner showing the
name of the previous list. You can tap the button to go back to it. While
viewing photos, you can zoom in and out by double-tapping the screen, or using a
pinching out or pinching in motion with two fingers.
Note: The Volume, Home and Wake/Sleep controls are
Accelerometer: The accelerometer inside iPod touch (4th gen)
allows it to detect when you rotate the iPod touch (4th gen) from
portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display.
The accelerometer really shines when you play games, because it immerses you in
the action. It's perfect for racing games, where your entire iPod touch acts as
a steering wheel, and for tap-and-tilt games such as Rolando, in which your
movements control the action.
Home Screens: The Home screen is where you will find all
your apps and folders. You can have up to 11 Home screens and
browse them with a flick of your finger. To launch an app or open a folder, just
tap it. And even if you are in the middle of playing a game, you can get to any
app easily by pressing the Home button. Press it once to go back to the last
Home screen you were on. Press it again to return to your main Home screen.
Whenever you download an application from the App Store, a new icon appears on
the Home screen.
Customize Home Screens: You can customize the layout of icons on the
touch (4th gen) Home Screen including the Dock icons along the bottom of the
screen. You can also add links to your favorite web-pages on the unit's Home
Screen. You are able to move apps around, group them into a folder, or add them
to another Home Screen for quick access to the games and applications you
download from the App Store and to your Safari web clips. You can create up to
11 customizable screen to choose from when you
use the iPod touch (4th gen). The number of dots at the bottom of the screen show the
number of screen you have and indicates which screen you are viewing.
Folders: The Folders feature gives you an easy way to keep your apps
organized and de-clutter the Home screens on the iPod touch (4th gen). You can
put up to 12 icons in a single folder. The iPod touch (4th gen) automatically
names a folder when you create it, based on the icons you use to create the
folder, but you can change the name anytime you want. Like icons, folders can be
rearranged by dragging them around the Home Screen. You can also move folders to
a new Home Screen or to the bottom of the screen next to the Docked icons.
Spotlight Search: The Spotlight Search function allows you
to search the entire contents of the iPod touch (4th gen), all from one place. On
the main Home
Screen, just swipe to the right to bring up the Spotlight feature. Once you
start typing, the Spotlight feature begins searching all of your music, videos,
contacts, email, calendars, notes, and even your audiobooks and podcasts.
Cut, Copy & Paste: The touchscreen makes it easy to make changes to
text you have entered. An onscreen magnifying glass helps you position the
insertion point precisely where you need it. Grab-points on selected text let
you quickly select more or less text. You can also cut, copy, and paste text and
photos within apps, or across multiple apps.
Zoom & Magnify: Zoom on the iPod touch (4th gen) lets you magnify the
entire screen of any application. You can zoom up to 5x normal size and move
left, right, up, and down to view any portion of the screen up close. Zoom works
everywhere, including the Home, Unlock, and Search screens, and with every app
you purchase from the App Store.
White-on-Black: Use White on Black to invert the colors on the
iPod touch (4th gen) display, which may make it easier to read the
screen. The screen looks like a photographic negative when White-on-Black is
Wallpaper: You can set an image or photo as wallpaper for the device's
Lock Screen. On the iPod touch (4th gen) you can also set wallpaper for your
Home Screen. You can choose an image that came with the iPod touch (4th gen), or
a photo synced to the iPod touch (4th gen) from your computer.
On-screen Keyboard With Dictionary: You can use the
on-screen keyboard to enter text, such as contact information. The intelligent
keyboard automatically suggests corrections as you type to help prevent mistyped
words. The On-screen Keyboard can be viewed in horizontal or vertical
orientation. The iPod touch (4th gen) offers keyboard & dictionary support for
English, French, Spanish, and numerous other languages.
Note: For ease of typing, you can use an Apple Wireless
Bluetooth enabled Keyboard (sold separately from Apple).
Camera, Mic, & Speaker
Dual Cameras: With the iPod touch (4th gen), you can capture photos and video
wherever you go. The iPod touch (4th gen) has a main (rear) camera that takes
photos as well as high-definition video, and a front camera that lets you make
FaceTime video-calls as well as take photos and videos of yourself.
Rear-Panel HD Camera: The main (rear) camera is on the back of iPod
touch (4th). You use the unit's touchscreen to control the camera and to see the photo or
video you are taking. You can tap anywhere on the screen to set the exposure
based on that part of the image. The main (rear) camera supports video up to
720p (30fps) and still images up to 960 x 720.
Illumination Sensor: The advanced backside illumination sensor of the
iPod touch (4th gen) allows you to capture beautiful footage even in
Front-Panel VGA Camera: On the front of the iPod touch (4th gen), is a
VGA-quality built-in camera that is perfect for making FaceTime video-calls and
shooting self-portraits. The front camera has been tuned specifically for
FaceTime and self-portraits. It has just the right field of view and focal
length to focus on your face at arm's length, so it always presents you in the
best possible light.
Video & Photo Tagging: If you have a Wi-Fi connection and the location
services feature is turned on, photos and videos are tagged with location data.
You can use this location data with some apps and photo-sharing websites to
track and post where you took the photos.
Viewing Recorded Images: The photos and videos you take with the iPod
touch (4th gen) are saved in the Camera Roll album on the device. You can view
the Camera Roll album from either camera.
Trimming Videos: You can trim the frames from the beginning
and end of a video that you just recorded, or any other video in the Camera Roll
album. You can replace the original video or save the trimmed version as a new
Uploading Images: You can upload the photos and videos you take with
the iPod touch (4th gen) to photo applications on your PC or Mac.
Built-in Microphone: The iPod touch (4th gen) features a built-in
rear-panel microphone. During video recording, the built-in microphone records
conversations, music, or any audio at the same time. The microphone also allows
you to carry on your side of the conversation during FaceTime.
Built-In Speaker: The iPod touch (4th gen) features an integrated speaker behind
its touch-screen panel for listening to your music, movies, & video-calls. There are volume
controls along the left side of the unit. When a pair of headphones are plugged
into the unit's 3.5mm headphone port, the built-in speaker is muted.
Music Storage Capacity: This iPod touch (3rd generation) has a
built-in 8GB flash drive, capable of storing up to 1,750 songs (4-minute song
average--recorded in AAC format at 128 kbps).
Skip Protection: The iPod touch (4th gen) uses a 8GB flash
memory so it will not skip, regardless of activity level.
Frequency Response: The Apple iPod touch (4th gen) offers an
audio frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
Audio Formats: The iPod touch (4th gen) supports the
following audio formats: AAC (8-320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music
Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8-320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2/3/4, Audible
Enhanced Audio, AAX/+), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF. When you import music
from a CD using iTunes, it is converted to AAC format by default.
Note: If you are using iTunes for Windows, you can
convert non-protected WMA files to AAC or MP3 format.
Podcast, Audiobooks & iTunes U Collections: The iPod touch
(4th gen) supports the download and playback of Podcasts, iTunes U, and
- Listening to Podcasts: Podcasts are free, downloadable
shows available at the iTunes Store. Podcasts are organized by shows,
episodes within shows, and chapters within episodes. If you stop playing a
podcast and return to it later, the podcast begins playing where you left
- iTunes U: iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store
featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, which you
can download and enjoy on the iPod touch (4th gen). iTunes U content is
organized by collections, items within collections, authors, and providers.
- Audiobooks: In addition to music, you can download
audio books from the iTunes Music Store (approximately 9,000 titles) or from
Audible.com, an independent website with over 18,000 titles. The iPod will
keep track of where you left off when you listened last like a virtual
bookmark, and when you sync up with iTunes, the bookmark will continually
update between the iPod and iTunes. You can also set the speed at which the
audio book is played back.
Auto Music Syncing: By default, the iPod touch (4th gen) is
set to sync all songs and playlists when you connect it to your computer. This
is the simplest way to add music to the iPod touch (4th gen). You just connect
the iPod touch (4th gen) to your computer, let it add songs, audiobooks, photos,
and other items automatically, and then disconnect it and go. If you added any
songs to iTunes since the last time you connected your iPod touch (4th gen), they
will be synced with your iPod touch (4th gen). If you deleted songs from iTunes,
they are removed from your iPod touch (4th gen).
Note: Setting iTunes to sync selected playlists to iPod
touch (4th gen) is useful if the music in your iTunes library does not all
fit on your iPod touch (4th gen). Only the music in the playlists you select
is synced to your iPod touch (4th gen).
Browsing Music: You can browse content on the iPod touch
(4th gen) by playlists, artists, songs, videos, and other categories, or browse
your album artwork using Cover Flow. Playlist folders, which you can sync from
iTunes, let you organize playlists into groups
Playlists: You can use the iPod touch (4th gen) preset
playlists or create your own playlists of songs, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Playlists you create on the iPod touch (4th gen) are synced back to iTunes the
next time you connect.
- 90's Music: List of music from the 1990's in the iPod
touch (4th gen) music library.
- Classical Music: List of classical music stored on the
iPod touch (4th gen) flash drive.
- Music Videos: List of music videos downloaded onto the
iPod touch (4th gen) from iTunes (will only play audio with album art)
- Top Rated: You can assign a rating to a song (from zero
to five stars) to indicate how much you like it. You can use song ratings to
help you create Smart Playlists automatically in iTunes.
- Recently Added: This is a list of the most recently
added songs on the iPod touch (4th gen) downloaded from iTunes.
- Recently Played: This is a list of the most recently
played songs on the iPod touch (4th gen) from your music library.
- Top 25 Most Played: This is a list of the 25 most
listened to songs on the iPod touch (4th gen) from your music library.
Genius: Genius finds songs in your iTunes library that go
great together and uses them to create Genius playlists and Genius Mixes. Genius
playlists and Genius Mixes created in iTunes can be synced to the iPod touch
(4th gen) like any other iTunes playlist.
- Genius Playlist: The iPod touch's (4th gen) Genius
Playlist feature automatically creates a
playlist of songs from your library that go great together with the song you are
currently playing. It is like having a built-in DJ who knows your tastes well
enough to make the right mix just for you. To use Genius on iPod touch (4th gen), you
first need to set up Genius in iTunes, then sync iPod touch (4th gen) with iTunes. Genius
is a free service, but it requires an iTunes Store Account. You can make Genius
playlists in iTunes and sync them to iPod touch (4th gen). You can also make Genius
playlists directly on iPod touch (4th gen).
- Genius Mixes: All you do is sync iPod touch to iTunes, and Genius
Mixes automatically searches your music library to find songs that sound great
together and creates multiple music mixes. These mixes are like music channels
programmed entirely with your music. Genius Mixes are recreated each time you
listen to them, so they are always new and fresh.
Cover Flow: When you're
browsing music, you can rotate your iPod touch (4th gen) sideways to see your iTunes
content in Cover Flow. This allows you to browse your music by album artwork. To
browse album covers, you can drag or flick your finger to the left or right.
Once you have found the desired album, you can tap the cover picture to see a
list of the album tracks. Dragging your finger up and down the list allows you
to locate (and tap) a track title to begin playback.
Adding Lyrics: You can enter song lyrics in plain text
format into iTunes so that you can view the song lyrics on your iPod touch (4th
gen) while the song is playing.
Repeat & Shuffle: The Apple iPod touch (4th gen) offers
Repeat & Shuffle (Shake) playback functions.
- Repeat: You can set the iPod touch (4th generation) to
repeat one song over and over, or repeat all songs in the list (album or
playlist) from which the song was selected.
- Shake-To-Shuffle Playback: You can play songs, albums,
or playlists in random order, and set the iPod touch (4th gen) to shuffle
songs when you give it a quick shake. When the screen is on, you can give
iPod touch (4th gen) a quick shake to skip to a random song. If the screen is
off, press the "Sleep/Wake" button before you shake.
Audio Settings: The iPod touch (4th gen) features the
following custom audio settings.
- Equalizer: The iPod touch (4th gen) built-in equalizer
has 22 EQ presets to change the sound to suit a particular music genre or
style. The presets include: Acoustic, Bass Booster, Bass Reducer, Classical,
Dance, Deep, Electronic, Flat, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Loudness, Lounge,
Piano, Pop, R&B, Rock, Small Speakers, Spoken Word, Treble Booster, Treble
Reducer, Vocal Booster, and Off.
- Maximum Volume Limiter: The iPod touch (4th gen)
provides an easy way for you to set a maximum volume limit to prevent the
volume from exceeding a certain level. This feature works with any
headphones attached to the headphone jack; other Apple and third-party
accessories are not supported with this feature. You can also assign a
combination to prevent the setting from being changed which is ideal for
- Same Volume Level: iTunes can automatically adjust the
volume of songs, so they play at the same relative volume level. You can set
iPod touch to use the iTunes volume settings.
- Mono Audio: If your hearing is limited in one ear, turn
on Mono Audio feature to route left & right audio into both earbuds so you
can hear both channels in either ear. Mono Audio combines the sound of the
left and right channels into a monaural signal that plays through both sides
of your earphones. This enables users with a hearing impairment in one ear
to hear both channels with the other ear.
Video & Photo Viewer
Video/Photo Viewer: The iPod touch (4th gen) lets you carry photos and
videos with you, so you can share them with your family, friends, and
associates. You can sync photos and videos from your computer, view photos and
videos taken with iPod touch, and use photos as wallpaper. You can also send
photos and videos in email messages, and upload photos and videos to MobileMe
Video & Photo Storage Capacity: The iPod touch's (4th gen) built-in
drive can support up to 10 hours of standard definition video or up to 10,000
pictures (iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes).
Video & Photo Formats: The iPod touch (4th gen) supports the
following video & photo formats.
- 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
- 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
- Photo: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG.
Video/Photo Syncing: iTunes can sync your photos and videos
with the following applications.
Notes: You can also sync photos and videos from any folder on your
computer that contains images.
Viewing Photos & Videos: Photos and videos you take with the iPod
touch (4th gen), sync from your computer, or save from an email can be viewed in
Photos. If you sync photos with iPhoto 8.0 (part of iLife '09) or later, you can
view your photos and videos by the events and faces you have identified. You can
also see the places where your photos and videos were taken if they were tagged
with location data.
Importing and Viewing Your Own
Videos on iPod touch (4th gen): You can view other video files on the iPod touch (4th gen), such as videos
you create in iMovie (on a Macintosh) or videos you download from the Internet.
Using QuickTime, you can encode a video file for iPod touch (4th gen), import it
into iTunes, and then download it to your iPod touch (4th gen) just as you would
download any video to the iPod touch (4th gen).
Sharing Photos & Videos: You can send photos and videos in
email messages, add photos and videos to MobileMe galleries, and publish videos
to YouTube. You can also copy and paste photos and videos, save photos and
videos from email messages to Photos, and save images from webpages to Photos.
Video Playback: With the iPod touch (4th gen), you can view video
content such as movies, music videos, and video podcasts. If a video contains
chapters, you can skip to the next or previous chapter, or bring up a list and
start playing at any chapter that you choose. If a video provides alternate
language features, you can choose an audio language or display subtitles.
Watching Rented Movies: You can rent movies (480p) from the iTunes Store and watch them on the iPod touch (4th gen). You can
use iTunes to rent the movies and transfer them to your iPod touch (4th gen). Rented
movies are playable only for a limited time. The time remaining in which you
must finish watching a rented movie appears near its title. Movies are
automatically deleted when they expire.
Notes: Rented movies
are not available in all regions
Watching Videos on a TV Connected
to iPod touch (4th gen): If you have an iPod AV Cable
(sold separately) you can watch videos on a TV
connected to your iPod touch (4th gen). First you set the iPod touch (4th gen) to display videos on a TV, then
connect the iPod touch (4th gen) to your TV, and then play a video. The iPod touch (4th gen) can
output the video in NTSC or PAL.
Title Search: You can search the titles of movies, TV shows, and video
podcasts you have synced to the iPod touch (4th gen).
Slideshows: You can view a photo album as a slideshow,
complete with background music.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The iPod touch (4th gen) has
built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) that allows you to wirelessly connect to the
Internet. iPod touch (4th gen) can join AirPort other Wi-Fi networks at home, at work,
or at Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The iPod touch (4th gen) locates
nearby wireless hotspots, including protected networks. When joined to a Wi-Fi network that is
connected to the Internet, the iPod touch (4th gen) connects to the Internet automatically
whenever you use Mail, Safari, YouTube, FaceTime, Game Center, Stocks, Maps,
Weather, the App Store, or iTunes. If you have
never used a particular network, it asks you to enter a password the first time,
and it remembers the password from then on. So the next time you are within
range, it connects automatically.
Note: Many Wi-Fi
networks can be used free of charge, however some Wi-Fi networks require
a fee. You can usually open Safari to see a webpage that allows you to
sign up for service if charges are required.
AirPlay: Apple's AirPlay technology allows music to be
streamed wirelessly from the iPod touch (4th gen) to an AirPlay enabled audio
device, on the same WiFi network. You can even stream photos & videos to an
Apple TV (sold separately). This eliminates the need to have to dock the
iPod touch (4th gen).
Safari Web Browser: Apple's
Safari web browser is built right into the iPod touch (4th gen), giving you full access to
the Internet. You can also sync your bookmarks on your computer. You can search
the web using the touch (4th gen) screen keyboard to type in the URLs,
including a "dot com" button for quicker browsing. Once you have reached a
website, you can zoom in and out and pan up, down, left, or right with the tap
or drag of a finger on the multi-touch (4th gen) display. You can have up to
eight web-pages open at a time. You can
even bookmark web-pages so that you can quickly return to them at any time without
having to type the address. In addition, you can add Web Clips for you favorite
web-pages to the iPod touch's (4th gen) Home screen for
iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store: Your
iPod touch (4th gen) gives you access to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, which enables you
to browse and purchase music on the go. Whenever you are in a Wi-Fi hotspot, you
can open the iTunes Music Store, hear a 30-second music clip and immediately
download songs to your iPod touch (4th gen). When you reconnect to your computer, the
newly purchased songs automatically sync up to your iTunes library.
iTune Wi-Fi App Store: You can search for, browse, review, purchase,
and download applications from the App Store directly to iPod touch (4th gen). You can
also install applications you have purchased or downloaded through iTunes on
your computer when you sync with your iPod touch (4th gen). Applications you download and
install from the App Store on iPod touch (4th gen) are backed up to your iTunes library
the next time you sync the iPod touch (4th gen) with your computer.
Genius Recommendations for Apps: There are tens of thousands of apps
in the App Store, with more added every day. A new feature of the iPod touch
(4th gen) makes finding new apps even easier. It is Genius for apps, and
it works just like Genius for your music. Tap the Genius icon and get
recommendations for apps that you might like based on apps you and others have
iCloud: iCloud automatically and securely stores your content over the Internet
so it's always available to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (4th gen), Mac, or PC. It gives
you access to your music, apps, latest photos, and more from whichever device
you happen to be using. And it keeps your email, contacts, and calendars up to
date across all your devices. No syncing or management required. iCloud secures your content by encrypting it when sent over the
Internet, storing it in an encrypted format, and using secure tokens for
- iTunes: iCloud can automatically download new music purchases to
all your devices over Wi-Fi or over 3G if you choose. Which means you can
buy a song from iTunes on your iPad at home, and find it waiting for you on
your iPod touch (4th gen) during your morning commute. You can also download
music & TV shows you've previously purchased to all your Apple iOS devices.
When you buy from iTunes, iCloud stores your purchase history. So you can
see what you've bought, no matter which Apple iOS device you bought it on.
You can access your purchase history from the iTunes Store on your iPhone,
iPad, iPod touch (4th gen), Mac, PC, or Apple TV. And since you already own
the songs, albums, or TV shows in your purchase history, you can tap to
download them to any of your devices. All without having to sync.
- Photo Stream: With Photo Stream, you can take a photo on one iOS
device and it automatically appears on all your other devices, including
your Mac or PC. Import new pictures to your computer from a digital camera,
and iCloud sends copies over Wi-Fi to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (4th
gen). You can even view recent photos on your big-screen TV via Apple TV.
There's no syncing, no email attachments, no file transfers.
- Documents: You can create amazing documents and presentations on
your iPod touch (4th gen). And now with iCloud, you can keep your work up to
date across all your iOS devices. You don't have to save your work or
transfer any files. Your documents (with all your latest edits)
automatically appear everywhere. iCloud is already built into Apple iOS
apps. It can also work with other iCloud-enabled apps.
- Apps: iCloud lets you automatically download new app purchases to
all your Apple iOS devices at once. So the app you need is always right
where you need it. If an app you bought previously isn't on one of your
devices, not to worry. You can download it again from your purchase history,
at no additional charge.
- iBooks: Buy a new book from the iBookstore, and iCloud makes sure
it appears everywhere, your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (4th gen). So if
you have to put it down, you can pick it back up on another device, in
exactly the same place. In addition to the best seller you're glued to at
the moment, the iBooks app keeps a list of titles you've read before. And
just like with apps, you can download them again to any of your devices.
- Calendar: iCloud stores all the stuff you can't live without
(your calendars, email, and contacts) and keeps it up to date across all
your Apple iOS devices. Say you delete an email, add a calendar event, or
change some settings; iCloud makes all your changes everywhere. Same with
your notes, reminders, and Safari bookmarks.
- Backup: iCloud backs up your iOS device daily over Wi-Fi when it's
connected to a power source. From your Camera Roll and messages to your
device settings and ringtones, everything is backed up quickly and
efficiently. And since iCloud is built-in, you can restore your personal data on a new iOS device or one you already have without using a single
cable. iCloud does it all for you over
Note: Automatic downloads and downloading previous purchases
require iOS 4.3.3 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd/4th
generation) or iPad/iPad 2; iOS 5 on iPhone 4 (CDMA model); or a Mac/PC with
iTunes 10.3.1 or later. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no
longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.
Contacts: You can use the iPod touch (4th gen) and iTunes to sync contacts to
automatically keep your contacts up-to-date, whether you make changes on your
computer or on the iPod touch (4th gen). You can sync contacts with applications such as
MobileMe, and Yahoo! Address Book on a Mac, or
with Yahoo! Address Book, Windows Address Book (Outlook Express), or Microsoft
Outlook 2003/2007/2010 on a PC. (On a Mac, you can sync contacts on your computer
with more than one application. On a PC, you can sync contacts with only one
Mail: The iPod touch (4th gen) can send and receive embedded
photos, videos, and graphics, as well as view PDFs and other attachments
(JPEG/GIF/TIFF). The Mail features works with MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, and
many of the most popular email systems; including Yahoo!, Google, and AOL, as
well as other industry-standard POP3 and IMAP email systems. You can sync email
account settings from Mail on a Mac and from Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007/2010 on
a PC. Changes you make to an email account on the iPod touch (4th gen) don't
affect the account on your computer.
Note: You must have an email address which looks like
"email@example.com" to use iPod touch (4th gen) for email. If you have
Internet access, you most likely have an email address from your Internet
service provider. Email accounts are available from most Internet service
FaceTime: FaceTime on the iPod touch (4th gen) lets you see & talk
with friends from one iPod touch (4th gen) to another iPod touch (4th gen), or iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi using the
device's integrated cameras, microphone, and speaker. You can use the front
camera to talk face-to-face, or the rear camera to share what you see around
you. Your FaceTime conversation is
carried over the device's built-in microphone and built-in speaker, or included
headphones. To make a FaceTime call, choose someone from your contacts,
favorites, or list of recent calls. Buttons at the bottom of the FaceTime screen
give you quick access to all three. While talking to someone in FaceTime, you
can switch cameras, change camera orientation, mute your microphone, move your
picture-in-picture display, open another application, and finally, end your
Note: To sign in to FaceTime, you need an Apple ID. If you already
have an iTunes Store account, MobileMe account, or other Apple account, you
can use that Apple ID with FaceTime. If you don't have an Apple account, you
can create a new one when you open FaceTime. FaceTime may not be available in
all countries or regions.
iMessage: With the Messages app on the iPod touch (4th gen),
you can text any iOS 5 Apple device using iMessage. It's free & unlimited. You
can text one-on-one or to a group. You can even send photos, videos, locations,
& contacts. Everything happens over Wi-Fi, so your messages are securely encrypted. And if you have more than one iOS device,
iMessage keeps the conversation going across all of them. It also lets you know
if your text went through; and if your text has been read.
Notification Center: You can get all kinds of notifications on the
iPod touch (4th gen); such as new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With
Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location.
Simply swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center and
choose which notifications you want to see. Even see a stock ticker and the
current weather. New notifications appear briefly at the top of your screen,
without interrupting what you're doing. And the Lock screen displays
notifications so you can act on them with just a swipe. Notification Center is
the best way to stay on top of your life's breaking news.
Newstand: iOS 5.0 organizes your magazine and newspaper app
subscriptions in "Newsstand"; a folder that lets you access your favorite
publications quickly & easily. There's also a new place on the App Store just
for newspaper & magazine subscriptions. And you can get to it straight from
Newsstand. New purchases go directly to your Newsstand folder. Then, as new
issues become available, Newsstand automatically updates them in the background;
complete with the latest covers.
Twitter: Twitter is integrated into the iPod touch (4th gen). So you
can sign in once under Settings and begin tweeting directly from Safari, Photos,
Camera, YouTube, and Maps. You can even start typing a friend's Twitter name and
iOS will auto complete the rest from your contacts
iBooks: iBooks is a great way to read and buy books. Download the free
iBooks app from the App Store, and then get everything from classics to best
sellers from the built-in iBookstore. Once you download a book, it's displayed
on iPod touch's (4th gen) on-screen bookshelf. You can add ePub and PDF books to
your bookshelf using iTunes.
Maps: Using the iPod touch (4th gen), you can see a street map, satellite, or
hybrid view of locations around the world. You are even able to zoom in for a
closer look and pan through the on-screen map image. You can use the Map feature
to find your current approximate location, get detailed driving directions,
and/or see current highway traffic conditions, as well as find businesses in the
area in certain parts of the country (where applicable).
Calendar: The iPod touch's
(4th gen) Calendar gives you immediate access to your calendars and
events. You can view individual calendars, or several calendars at once. You can
view your events by day, by month, or in a list. You can search the titles,
invitees, locations, and notes of events. If you have entered birthdays for your
contacts, you can view those birthdays in the Calendar. You can sync the iPod
touch (4th gen) with the calendars on your computer, and with services such as
MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo!, and Google. You can also make, edit, or
cancel appointments on the iPod touch (4th gen) and have them sync back to your
computer or calendar account. If you have a MobileMe, Microsoft Exchange,
Google, Yahoo!, or CalDAV account, your calendars can sync over the air without
connecting the iPod touch (4th gen) to your computer. You can view the iPod
touch's (4th gen) calendar in one of three views.
- List View: all appointments and events appear in an easy-to-scan
list; you can scroll up or down to see previous or upcoming days
- Day View: scroll up or down to see hours earlier or later in the
day; tap the arrow keys to see the previous or next day
- Month View: days with events show a dot below the date on an
on-screen monthly calendar; select a day to see its events in a list below
the calendar display
Weather: The iPod touch (4th gen) gives you current weather conditions and a
six-day forecast in your hometown or around the world. You can store your favorite cities for quick weather reports
Stocks: When you tap Stocks from the iPod touch's (4th gen) Home screen, the
stock reader shows updated quotes for all your stocks. Quotes are updated every
time you open Stocks while connected to the Internet. Quotes may be delayed by
up to 20 minutes.
Airplane Mode: Airplane mode disables the wireless features of the
iPod touch (4th gen) to reduce potential interference with aircraft operation
and other electrical equipment.
Gaming Functions: The iPod touch (4th gen) offers gaming
features such as Multi-touch, the accelerometer, real-time 3D graphics, and 3D
positional sound, so you can download video games from the iTune Wi-Fi App Store
and play them on your iPod touch (4th gen). The iPod touch (4th gen) also offer Peer-to-Peer Gaming.
Fingertip Control: Many games for iPod touch (4th gen) use Multi-touch to give you precise, fingertip control over game
elements. Use your finger to drag your pieces around the board in chess or
dice games. Or pinch to enlarge or shrink your view, rotate your character
left or right, or just tap to make a selection.
integrated accelerometer and built-in three-axis gyroscope actually
respond to your movements, so you can tilt and turn your iPod touch (4th gem) to control the action. It's perfect for racing games, where your
entire iPod touch (4th gen) acts as a steering wheel, and for
tap-and-tilt games such as Super Monkey Ball, in which your character rolls
to your movements.
Peer-to-Peer Gaming: Peer-to-Peer Gaming allows you to
play the latest head-to-head games with a friend, who is also using an iPod
touch, whether your friend is sitting next to you (via Bluetooth) or across
the country (via network connection).
Game Center: The new Game Center app on the iPod touch (4th gen) lets
you add more players to your social gaming network. You can discover new games
and share your game experiences with friends around the world in Game Center. You can look at how your
score ranks against your friends and other players of each game, as well as
compare game achievements with your friends. You can either put together a
select group of friends to play with, or choose to automatically go up against
people you don't know from anywhere around the world in a multiplayer game.
Games for the Game Center are available from the App Store. The Games screen
displays the games you download from the iTunes Store. For each of the games,
your number of achievements and your ranking among all the game's players are
Note: To use Game Center, you need an Internet connection and an
Apple ID. If you already have an iTunes Store, MobileMe, or other Apple
account, you can use that Apple ID with Game Center. If you don't already
have an Apple account, you can create a new one in Game Center. Game Center
may not be available in all countries or regions, and the available games
may vary by country or region.
Voice Control: Voice Control lets you control your iPod's
music playback using voice commands through the device's integrated microphone.
The new iPod touch's (4th gen) Voice Control feature lets you to tell your iPod
touch to play songs from a specific playlist or artist, using the integrated microphone. You
can also speak simple commands such as "shuffle," "pause," and "next song." You
can even ask for the name of the track that is currently playing and hear the
iPod touch (4th gen) answer you.
Note: The Voice Control feature supports the following languages -
English (US), English (UK), French (Canada), French (France), Spanish
(Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (China), Chinese
(Taiwan), Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian,
Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, and Swedish.
VoiceOver: VoiceOver describes aloud what appears onscreen,
so that you can use the iPod touch (4th gen)without seeing the screen. VoiceOver
tells you about each element on the screen as it's selected. When an element is
selected, it's enclosed by a black rectangle and VoiceOver speaks the name or
describes the item. The iPod touch (4th gen) utilizes the VoiceOver function to
tell you the title and artist of the songs you are listening to through the
device's headphones. The VoiceOver feature will also provide an audible
description of the item under your finger when accessing menu options on the
iPod touch (4th gen) touch screen.
Note: The VoiceOver feature supports 25 different
Voice Memos: With Voice Memos, you can record any audio you
want using the device's integrated microphone.
You can adjust the recording level by moving the microphone closer to or further
away from what you are recording. For better recording quality, the loudest
level on the level meter should be between -3dB and 0 dB. Voice Memos will record even when you are using your the iPod
touch (4th gen) to do things such as checking email or surfing the web.
You can trim recorded memos right on the iPod touch (4th gen), so you
keep only what you need.
Notepad: The iPod touch (4th gen) features a
Notepad function which allows you to use the unit to take notes using the iPod
touch's (4th gen) on-screen keyboard. Your notes
are then listed by date added, with the most recent at the top. You can see the first few words of each note in
the list. You can use the unit's email feature to even email a note when
connected to a Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) connection.
Reminders: Reminders lets you organize your life in to-do lists;
complete with due dates & locations. Say you need to remember to pick up milk
during your next grocery trip. Since Reminders can be location based, you'll get
an alert as soon as you pull into the supermarket parking lot. Reminders also
works with iCal, Outlook, & iCloud; so changes you make update
automatically on all your devices & calendars.
World Clocks: The
iPod touch (4th gen) has an internal clock with time/date settings, a calendar,
an alarm clock and sleep timer. You can have multiple clocks for different time
zones. The calendar can be advanced a day at a time or a month at a time.
Timer & Alarm: You can use the timer on the iPod touch (4th gen) to
set an alarm (or multiple alarms), or to set a sleep timer that turns off the iPod touch (4th gen)
Stop Watch: The Apple iPod touch (4th gen) has a built-in
stopwatch for timing events and tracking intervals, such as laps. You can play
music or other audio while you use the stopwatch.
Calculator: The Calculator
on the iPod touch (4th gen) does double duty. In portrait mode, you can use
Calculator for simple calculations, like splitting a restaurant bill. Rotate
iPod touch to landscape, and it becomes a sophisticated scientific calculator
Store Data Files: You can use the iPod touch (4th gen) as an
external disk to store data files. The iPod touch disk icon appears on the
desktop (Mac), or as the next available drive letter in Windows Explorer
(Windows PC). Drag files to or from the iPod touch (4th gen) to copy them.
Nike+iPod Support: The iPod touch (4th gen) includes
built-in Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (sold separately)
into your Nike+ shoe and start your run. The sensor communicates wirelessly with
your iPod touch (4th gen), tracking your time, distance, and calories
burned. It even gives you voice feedback on your progress through your iPod
touch's (4th gen) headphones. When you get
back to your computer, sync your iPod touch (4th gen) via iTunes and transfer your
exercise data to nikeplus.com, where you can track your workouts, set goals, and
challenge friends. This feature also works with new cardio equipment available
in many fitness centers. Just look for Nike + iPod compatible treadmills,
ellipticals, stair steppers, and stationary bikes.
Secure Hardware Encryption: The Apple iPod touch (4th gen) offers
highly secure hardware encryption. The Data Protection feature uses your
passcode as an encryption key to protect email messages and attachments stored
on iPod touch. You can set a long, complex passcode to make the iPod touch (4th
gen) even more secure. And if you lose your iPod touch (4th gen) and can't track
it down, use the Remote Wipe feature to delete your data. You can restore
everything from your latest backup if you get your iPod touch (4th gen) back.
Find My iPod Touch: Find My iPod touch (not available in all countries
or regions) helps you locate and retrieve your iPod touch (4th gen) using a web
browser with an Internet connection.
Note: Find My iPod touch requires a MobileMe account, and may not
be available in all countries or regions. MobileMe is an online service,
available by subscription.
Reset: To reset the iPod touch (4th gen), press and hold the On/Off
Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds,
until the Apple logo appears.
Dock Connector: The iPod touch (4th gen) is equipped with a
proprietary Apple iPod dock 30-pin connector which allows it to sync to your
computer using the supplied USB cable. The proprietary dock connector also
allows it to function with various "Made for iPod" audio devices such as in-dash
car stereos and home docks.
USB Cable: The iPod touch (4th gen) connects to your
computer's high-power USB 2.0 port for downloading music, photos, & videos, and
for charging the battery
using the supplied iPod dock-to-USB cable.
Headphone Output: The iPod touch (4th gen) features a 3.5
minijack headphone output and comes with earbud-style headphones for listening
to music, videos, FaceTime calls, audibooks, podcasts, and games. If desired, you can use any
headphones with a 3.5mm minijack connector.
Note: Frequency Response: 20Hz-20,000Hz; Impedance: 32-ohms
Bluetooth Connection: The iPod touch (4th gen) is Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR certified and supports A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles. Bluetooth is
a form of wireless technology that lets you use certain electronic devices
without the hassle of cables or wires. You can use the iPod touch (4th gen) with
select Bluetooth headphones and listen to your music no matter where in the room
(up to 33 feet) your iPod touch (4th gen) is located. You can also stream
Bluetooth audio to a Bluetooth enabled iPod home-dock or car stereo. In
addition, the iPod touch's (4th gen) Bluetooth feature is great for peer-to-peer
Note: Not compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices.
iTunes: With the
iPod touch (4th gen), it is easy to have instant access to your music, video, downloaded
applications, and other iTunes library content. iTunes can sync all this
information to the iPod touch (4th gen), and your contacts, calendars, and your browser
bookmarks as well. You can set iTunes to sync any or all of the following -
Music and audiobooks, Movies, TV Show, Podcasts, Photos, Contacts, Calendars,
Email account settings, Webpage bookmarks, and Applications purchased or
downloaded from the iTunes Store.
Note: The iPod touch (4th gen) requires iTunes 10.5 or
Auto-Synching: Each time you
connect the iPod touch (4th gen) to your computer, the unit's Auto-Synch feature
automatically updates it with any changes made to the iTunes program on your
computer, including any new music, music videos, movies, TV shows, games, &
photos purchased at the iTunes Music Store. If you
prefer, auto-sync can be turned off.
Computer Requirements: The Apple iPod touch (4th gen) is
compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems with the following
- Operating System:
- Windows: Windows 7, Vista, or XP Home or
Professional (SP3) or later
- Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
- USB Port: USB 2.0 high-speed
- Software: iTunes 10.5 or later (software not included,
must be downloaded from Apple iTunes website); QuickTime 7.6.2 or later
- Internet Connection: Broadband recommended
- Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Note: The iPod touch (4th gen) comes with no software.
You must download the latest version of iTunes music management software
(10.5 or later)
from the Apple website.
Rechargeable Battery: The iPod touch (4th gen) has a built-in
rechargeable, non-removable, lithium ion battery. When the iPod touch (4th gen)
is connected to your computer, or a compatible "Made for iPod" charging device
the battery charges.
Note: The battery doesn't charge while your computer or
"Made for iPod" device is in sleep or standby mode.
Playback & Charging Times: When fully charged, the battery
provides approximately 40 hours of music playback time or 7 hours of video
playback. The battery charges up
to 80% of capacity in 2 hours and fully charges in 4 hours. A battery life
indicator appears at the top of the display.