Apple® 16GB iPod touch®
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The fifth generation iPod touch is truly a versatile device. Whether you're into music, video, photos, messaging, or gaming, the iPod touch has you covered. And you can even talk to it — and have it talk back. Built-in Wi-Fi® lets you connect wirelessly to the Internet, so you can instantly post pictures, keep up with friends, or just find out what the weather's going to be. And the iPod touch has Bluetooth®, so you can connect wirelessly to a compatible home or car audio system to listen to online music services, Internet radio, video soundtracks, or music stored on the player itself.
With Apple's voice-recognition software, Siri, you can simply have a conversation with your iPod touch to get things done. Ask for sports scores, leave yourself a reminder, or get a restaurant recommendation (then make a reservation). Siri responds, so you can use your iPod touch hands-free — great for in-car use. Dictate messages, update your Facebook status, even tweet using your voice.
The iTunes® store offers over 800,000 apps, so you can really customize your device. But with that many choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. So the iPod touch comes with some pretty handy apps pre-loaded to get you started, including a FaceBook app, weather, voice recorder, email reader, calendar, and more.
The 16GB iPod touch features a front-facing camera for self portraits. You can edit your photos right on the iPod touch, then use the Facebook app to share them instantly. The front camera is also perfect for FaceTime video chat, with support for high-definition 720p video.
The iPod touch uses Apple AirPlay to expand your entertainment options. Want room-filling sound? Stream music from your player wirelessly to an AirPlay-compatible home theater receiver or powered speaker system. And you can also stream from music apps like Pandora® Internet radio and Spotify, too.
While you can only stream to one device at a time directly from your iPod touch, you can stream to multiple systems and components from the iTunes library on your computer. And you can control that library from your iPod touch, so you can select songs and playlists and adjust the volume of each linked component individually right from your iPod touch.
If you have an Apple TV® you can do even more. AirPlay Mirroring reproduces exactly what's on the screen of your iPod touch on your HDTV's large screen, via the Apple TV. So everyone in the room can enjoy that video, photo slideshow, or even the game you're playing.
The iPod touch features a generous 4" screen that's taller than those of previous models. The extra-tall screen accommodates a fifth row of app icons, so you can have even more of your favorite apps just a touch away. The multi-touch screen features a fingerprint-resistant coating, to decrease smudging.
The screen uses a Retina display. Simply put, the resolution is so high your eyes will see smooth lines — not individual pixels. And that means text is easier to read, graphics pop, and photos and videos look crystal clear.
Inside the iPod touch, a powerful dual-core A5 chip makes the magic happen. It has twice the processing power and seven times the graphics capability of the chip used for the fourth generation iPod touch. Videos and gaming action is more fluid, websites load faster, and life is good.
The EarPod — Apple's redesigned in-ear headphones
The player comes with completely redesigned in-ear headphones. The Apple EarPods have a contoured shape designed to fit comfortably in your ear. Thanks to that close fit, you'll hear more of your music and less of the outside world when you wear them.
eric, columbia, md
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I had the misfortune of having my purse stolen and my 8gb Ipod (2 yrs old) stolen too! i was devastated, all my favorite songs and apps were on it. Fortunately I was able to upgrade to a 16 bg NEW IPOD and am looking forward to a new bunch of music to while away the hours and enjoying my new IPOD. Thanks to Crutchfield, I feel better now.
Pros: 16 gb MORE SONGS! more space!
good quality product that apple is known for
Pros: new apps that cool
Cons: went to a smaller size adaptor instead of the larger size of the past. so you must purchase an adaptor for existing docks.
By far the best Ipod Touch Apple has ever made. It is weightless, user friendly and the wireless capability is unbelievable.
Great product overall a little disappointed with battery life Older child has a generation 2 iPod and granted it is only an 8 gb and this is a 16 gb but he has way more on his and the battery last twice as long
Pros: Nice resolution larger screen than other iPods we own Great portability
Cons: Limited battery time and different plug in than older models can't interchange
Perfect gift for a young person on your list.
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|Display Color||Color LCD|
|Maximum Battery Life||40 hours|
|Included Battery Type||
|Weight with Battery (ounces)||3.1|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Built-In Memory Type||Flash|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Other PC Connections||None|
Dual-Core A5 Chip: The dual-core A5 chip most powerful iPod touch ever. That's because the dual-core A5 chip provides up to twice the processing power and up to seven times faster graphics than the previous generation. So games are incredibly responsive and realistic. And because the A5 chip is very energy efficient, you get the same great battery life; up to 40 hours of music or 8 hours of video on a single charge.
Stylish Design: The iPod touch (5th gen) has a super-thin (0.275"), lightweight (3.1oz) aluminum body and comes in multiple colors (Black, Blue, Pink, White, or Yellow). The iPod touch (5th gen) is made from a single-piece anodized aluminum, just like Apple's MacBook line-up. It features a super-smooth finish and polished beveled edges for better look and feel. The iPod touch (5th gen) colors are incredibly rich and vibrant because they're bonded right to the aluminum for a saturated color that still lets the luster of the metal shine through.
Retina Multi-Touch Display: The new 4.0" Retina widescreen display (1136 x 640) got taller, but not wider. That means everything you do on the iPod touch (5th gen) can remain a one-handed operation. The display is also more advanced, with finger-friendly Multi-Touch technology built into the glass instead of beneath it. Thanks to the Retina display, everything you see and do on the iPod touch (5th gen) looks amazing. That's because the Retina display's pixel density (326 pixels per inch) 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. And the new display is a perfect widescreen fit for your HD movies and TV shows because now you can watch them all without letterboxing.
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 (5th gen). The display can be oriented vertically or horizontally by rotating the iPod touch (5th gen).
Touch-Controls: Unlike previous iPods, the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th 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.
Accelerometer: The accelerometer inside iPod touch (5th gen) allows it to detect when you rotate the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 screens to choose from when you use the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen). You can put up to 12 icons in a single folder. The iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) display, which may make it easier to read the screen. The screen looks like a photographic negative when White-on-Black is turned on.
Wallpaper: You can set an image or photo as wallpaper for the device's Lock Screen. On the iPod touch (5th gen) you can also set wallpaper for your Home Screen. You can choose an image that came with the iPod touch (5th gen), or a photo synced to the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) offers keyboard & dictionary support for English, French, Spanish, and numerous other languages. For ease of typing, you can use an Apple Wireless Bluetooth enabled Keyboard (sold separately from Apple).
Front-Panel VGA Camera: On the front of the iPod touch (5th gen) is a built-in 1.2MP 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. The front-panel camera supports HD video up to 720p (30 fps).
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 (5th 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 video clip.
Uploading Images: You can upload the photos and videos you take with the iPod touch (5th gen) to photo applications on your PC or Mac.
Built-in Microphone: The iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The iPod touch (5th gen) has built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) that allows you to wirelessly connect to the Internet. iPod touch (5th gen) can join AirPort other Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or at Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The iPod touch (5th gen) locates nearby wireless hotspots, including protected networks. When joined to a Wi-Fi network that is connected to the Internet, the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen).
Safari Web Browser: Apple's Safari web browser is built right into the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) Home screen for faster access.
iTunes Store: The iPod touch (5th gen) gives you access to the online iTunes Store, which enables you to browse and purchase music, movies, and apps - all on the go.
Genius Recommendations for Apps: There are over 700,000 apps in the App Store, with more added every day. A new feature of the iPod touch (5th 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 downloaded.
iCloud: iCloud automatically and securely stores your content over the Internet so it's always available to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (5th 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 authentication.
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 (5th 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 (5th 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 application.)
Mail: The iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) don't affect the account on your computer.
Note: You must have an email address which looks like "firstname.lastname@example.org" to use iPod touch (5th 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 providers.
FaceTime: FaceTime on the iPod touch (5th gen) lets you see & talk with friends from one iPod touch (5th gen) to another iPod touch (4th/5th gen), or iPhone (4/4S/5) over Wi-Fi using the device's integrated camera, microphone, and speaker. You can use the front camera to talk face-to-face. 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 change camera orientation, mute your microphone, move your picture-in-picture display, open another application, and finally, end your call.
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: Using the Messages app and the built-in iMessage service, you can send unlimited text messages over Wi-Fi to other iOS and OS X Mountain Lion users. Messages can include photos, videos, and other info. You can see when other people are typing, and notify them when you've read their messages. iMessages are displayed on all of your iOS devices logged in to the same account, so you can start a conversation on one of your devices, and continue it on another device. Messages are encrypted for security.
Notification Center: You can get all kinds of notifications on the iPod touch (5th 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.
Facebook: Now it's easier than ever to interact with the world's largest social network. And there's no need to leave your app to do it. Share a photo to Facebook right from Camera or Photos. Post your location right from Maps. Brag about a high score right from Game Center. If you have your hands full, just ask Siri to post for you. You need to sign in to Facebook only once, and you'll be off and sharing. Never miss another birthday or get-together, since Facebook events are integrated into Calendar. And your Facebook friends' profile information is integrated into Contacts, so when they update an email address or phone number you automatically stay up to date.
Twitter: Twitter is integrated into the iPod touch (5th 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
Maps: Using the iPod touch (5th 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).
Newstand: iOS 6.0 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.
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 (5th gen) on-screen bookshelf. You can add ePub and PDF books to your bookshelf using iTunes.
Calendar: The iPod touch's (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) to your computer. You can view the iPod touch's (5th gen) calendar in one of three views.
Weather: The iPod touch (5th 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 anytime.
Stocks: When you tap Stocks from the iPod touch's (5th 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.
Music Storage Capacity: This iPod touch (3rd generation) has a built-in 16GB flash drive, capable of storing up to 3,500 songs (4-minute song average--recorded in AAC format at 128 kbps). The 16GB flash memory will not skip, regardless of activity level.
Audio Formats: The iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) supports the download and playback of Podcasts, iTunes U, and Audiobooks.
Auto Music Syncing: By default, the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen). You just connect the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen), they will be synced with your iPod touch (5th gen). If you deleted songs from iTunes, they are removed from your iPod touch (5th gen).
Note: Setting iTunes to sync selected playlists to iPod touch (5th gen) is useful if the music in your iTunes library does not all fit on your iPod touch (5th gen). Only the music in the playlists you select is synced to your iPod touch (5th gen).
Browsing Music: You can browse content on the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) preset playlists or create your own playlists of songs, podcasts, and audiobooks. Playlists you create on the iPod touch (5th gen) are synced back to iTunes the next time you connect.
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 (5th gen) like any other iTunes playlist.
Cover Flow: When you're browsing music, you can rotate your iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) offers Repeat & Shuffle (Shake) playback functions.
Audio Settings: The iPod touch (5th gen) features the following custom audio settings.
Video/Photo Viewer: The iPod touch (5th 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 galleries.
Video & Photo Storage Capacity: The iPod touch's (5th gen) built-in 16GB flash drive can support up to 20 hours of standard definition video or up to 22,500 pictures (iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes).
Video & Photo Formats: The iPod touch (5th gen) supports the following video & photo formats.
Video/Photo Syncing: iTunes can sync your photos and videos with the following applications.
PC: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 or later (photos only)
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 (5th 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 (5th gen): You can view other video files on the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen), import it into iTunes, and then download it to your iPod touch (5th gen) just as you would download any video to the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen). You can use iTunes to rent the movies and transfer them to your iPod touch (5th 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. Rented movies are not available in all regions
Title Search: You can search the titles of movies, TV shows, and video podcasts you have synced to the iPod touch (5th gen).
Slideshows: You can view a photo album as a slideshow, complete with background music.
Gaming Functions: The iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen). Over 100,000 games are available from the App store. The iPod touch (5th gen) also offer Peer-to-Peer Gaming.
Fingertip Control: Many games for iPod touch (5th 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.
Accelerometer: The 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 (5th 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 (5th 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 displayed.
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.
Siri: The iPod touch (5th gen) now has Siri. Siri is the intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by talking. Siri understands natural speech, so you don't have to learn specific commands or remember keywords. Siri lets you write and send a message, schedule a meeting, place a FaceTime call, get directions, set a reminder, search the web, and much more-simply by talking naturally. Siri asks a question if it needs clarification or more information. Siri also uses information from your contacts, music library, calendars, reminders, and so forth to understand what you're talking about. Siri works seamlessly with most of the built-in apps on iPod touch, and uses Search and Location Services when needed. You can also ask Siri to open an app for you. Siri requires a WiFi Internet connection.
Voice Control: If you choose not to use Siri, or in an area with no Internet connection, you can still use the device's Voice Control feature which lets you control your iPod's music playback using voice commands through the device's integrated microphone. The new iPod touch's (5th 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 (5th gen) answer you.
VoiceOver: VoiceOver describes aloud what appears onscreen, so that you can use the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) touch screen. The VoiceOver feature supports 25 different languages.
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 (5th gen) to do things such as checking email or surfing the web. You can trim recorded memos right on the iPod touch (5th gen), so you keep only what you need.
Notepad: The iPod touch (5th gen) features a Notepad function which allows you to use the unit to take notes using the iPod touch's (5th 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.
Passbook: Passbook allows you to scan your movie and concert tickets, boarding passes, gift cards, and more on to the iPod touch (5th gen) so you don't have to carry them with you.
World Clocks: The iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) to set an alarm (or multiple alarms), or to set a sleep timer that turns off the iPod touch (5th gen) automatically.
Stop Watch: The Apple iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) to copy them.
Nike+iPod Support: The iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen), tracking your time, distance, and calories burned. It even gives you voice feedback on your progress through your iPod touch's (5th gen) headphones. When you get back to your computer, sync your iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) even more secure. And if you lose your iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) using a web browser with an Internet connection. 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.
Airplane Mode: Airplane mode disables the wireless features of the iPod touch (5th gen) to reduce potential interference with aircraft operation and other electrical equipment.
Reset: To reset the iPod touch (5th 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.
Lightning Connector: The iPod touch (5th gen) is equipped with a proprietary Apple iPod dock Lightning connector which allows it to sync to your computer using the supplied USB cable. The proprietary Lightning connector also allows it to function with various "Made for iPod" audio devices such as in-dash car stereos and home docks.
Note: This Lightning connector is different from the previous 30-pin dock connector, and will require a Lightning to 30-pin dock connector adapter (sold separately) for compatibility with many "Made for iPod" devices which are equipped with the older 30-pin dock connector (in some cases these devices with the older dock connector may not be compatible).
Headphone Output: The iPod touch (5th gen) features a 3.5 minijack headphone output and comes with Apple's EarPods. Unlike traditional circular earbuds, the design of the Apple EarPods is based on the geometry of the ear. Which makes them more comfortable for more people. But they're not just designed for the perfect fit. They're designed for the perfect sound, too. You'll hear deeper, richer bass and better audio all around. And they're incredibly stable in your ear. Which means they stay in, even when you're out and about. If desired, you can use any headphones with a 3.5mm minijack connector.
Bluetooth Connection: The iPod touch (5th gen) is Bluetooth 4.0 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 (5th gen) with select Bluetooth headphones and listen to your music no matter where in the room (up to 33 feet) your iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) Bluetooth feature is great for peer-to-peer gaming. Not compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices.
Wrist Strap Connector: The iPod touch (5th gen) comes with a color-matching wrist-strap. Just push the button on the back of the device, slide the wrist-strap's loop over it, give the loop a little tug, and you're good to go. The design is so streamlined, you won't even notice the button until you need it.
iTunes: With the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th 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 (5th gen) requires iTunes 10.7 or later.
Auto-Synching: Each time you connect the iPod touch (5th 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 (5th gen) is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems with the following minimum requirements:
Note: The iPod touch (5th gen) comes with no software. You must download the latest version of iTunes music management software (10.7 or later) from the Apple website.
Rechargeable Battery: The iPod touch (5th gen) has a built-in rechargeable, non-removable, lithium ion battery. When the iPod touch (5th gen) is connected to your computer, or a compatible "Made for iPod" charging device the battery charges. 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 8 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.
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