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Capture every moment with the 5-megapixel iSight camera. Make a movie in minutes from your home videos. Crank up your favourite albums on iTunes. Send unlimited text messages. Or surf the web in a smarter way. There’s so much you can do with iPod touch, it’s crazy. In a good way.

Camera

The 5MP iSight camera lets you take beautiful photos and video. Create epic panorama images. Shoot in square format. And apply eight live filters.

iMovie

Turn your videos into beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers featuring cinematic graphics and soundtracks. With iMovie Theater, you can watch them all on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac — even your HDTV with Apple TV. And when it’s time for your world premiere, share directly to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and more.1

Learn more about iMovie

GarageBand

Touch Instruments and Smart Instruments make it surprisingly easy and fun to create music on your iPod touch. You can also record other music apps into GarageBand or capture live audio with the built-in mic. Record, edit and mix up to 32 tracks, then share them — across the room or across the globe. GarageBand on your iPod touch is a music production studio that goes wherever you do.1

Learn more about GarageBand

Siri

Say what you want to know (“Who does San Francisco play on Sunday?”) and Siri provides the answer. Say what you want to do (“Find me a table for two at Seven Hills tomorrow around 7 pm”) and Siri makes it happen. Say it in any of eight languages and Siri understands.4

Learn more about Siri

Messages

Send free messages over Wi-Fi to anyone on an iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Mac. Attach some photos or video. Share locations and links. Or forward a contact. You can send to one person at a time or to an entire group at once.

Learn more about Messages

Music

Build an iTunes library full of your favorite songs, artists and albums. Create custom playlists. Tap Shuffle to mix things up, or let Siri choose the order.

FaceTime

With FaceTime you can make video — or audio‑only — calls over Wi‑Fi to an iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Mac.2 Use the FaceTime camera in front for chatting. Then switch to the iSight camera on the back to share the view from your end.

Videos

Check out the latest episode of your favourite TV show over breakfast. Watch an HD movie on the bus. With no letterboxing on the Retina display, you can enjoy everything as it was meant to be — in full widescreen.

Photos

Swipe through images grouped automatically into Moments and Collections or view them as a slideshow. Post pictures to Facebook. And share specific shots with a group of friends using iCloud Photo Sharing.

Learn more about iCloud Photo Sharing

Game Center

The world is your arcade with Game Center. Challenge your friends or take on an opponent six time zones away. When you’re done dominating, check the leaderboards for scores and achievements.

App Store

The App Store has over 1 million apps — many of them free — to help you do just about anything you can imagine.3 Browse Featured apps or categories like Music, Education, Kids and more. Or tap Near Me for app recommendations based on your current location.

Learn more about apps from the App Store

iTunes Store

With millions of songs and thousands of TV shows and HD movies, it’s easy to find your favourites — and discover new ones — when you shop the iTunes Store. With iCloud, you can access everything you buy on all your devices.

Learn more about iCloud

Pages

The advanced writing, editing and design tools in Pages allow you to produce great-looking documents, newsletters, reports and more. Choose a custom template. Add dynamic tables and charts. Then easily share your documents with colleagues and friends.1

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Numbers

The days of the boring spreadsheet are over. Numbers comes with over 30 Apple‑designed templates to work with. Sophisticated yet easy‑to‑create formulas. And intuitive tools that allow you to be more creative with your data than ever before.1

Learn more about Numbers

Keynote

Enhance the drama of any presentation with powerful graphics tools that turn each slide into a showstopper. Start with one of 30 Apple-designed themes. Add photos, interactive charts and cinematic transitions. And use AirPlay to wirelessly present on an HDTV right from your iPod touch.1

Learn more about Keynote

Safari

This is browsing at its most beautiful. Pages look crisp and sharp and they load almost instantly. Tap the Reader icon to read web articles without ads or distractions. And view items on your Reading List on any device — even when you’re offline.

Mail

Send, receive and reply across all your accounts. Flick to scan your inbox and tap to open attachments. Keep track of email conversations by thread. Turn iPod touch from portrait to landscape to change your view. Everything is razor sharp and easy to read on the Retina display.

iBooks

Download and read everything from classics to the latest page-turners. Add bookmarks and notes. Build your own library from as many titles as you like. And let iCloud save the page you’re on across all your devices, so you’ll never lose the plot.

Learn more about iBooks

Reminders

iPod touch never forgets, so you won’t, either. The Reminders app lets you set location‑ or time‑based alerts for all the things you need to get done.

Notes

Whether it’s a weekly shopping list or your top ten favorite bands (today, anyway), Notes lets you keep important information close at hand. There’s even a Dictation feature for when you’re too busy to type.

Voice Memos

Can’t jot it down? Say it instead. Voice Memos keeps those sudden thoughts from slipping away. Once you’re finished recording, you can edit your memo, then send it via email or iMessage.

Contacts

Use the Contacts app to store names, numbers, email addresses, IM nicknames and more. The profile information of all your Facebook friends is integrated into Contacts, too, so whenever they make a change, you automatically stay up to date.

Calendar

Manage all your busy schedules with the Calendar app. View by list, day or month. Switch from portrait to landscape to see a full five days on your Retina display. Facebook events are integrated into Calendar, so you can see what your friends are up to.

Weather

Dynamic weather displays in iOS 8 make checking current conditions anywhere in the world like looking out the window. You can get forecasts for up to six days. Ask Siri whether to pack an umbrella. And even use List view as a beautiful world clock.

Calculator

Figure out a tip. Do the bills. Check math homework. With iPod touch, you always have a full‑featured calculator handy. When you’re in landscape view, you can even use complex scientific formulas.

Clock

Check the current time in cities around the globe with the world clock. Set the alarm for five minutes before kickoff on Sunday. Time your morning run with the stopwatch. Even use the timer to ensure perfectly cooked burgers.

Maps

Incredibly sharp graphics and text, even when you zoom in. Real‑time traffic conditions. And photo‑realistic, interactive 3D views with Flyover mode. The Maps app is a destination unto itself.

Learn more about Maps

Newsstand

With Newsstand, all the magazines and newspapers you subscribe to are just a tap away. And new issues download automatically in the background, so you never have to think about it. To search for new titles, just tap the Store button.

Passbook

Boarding a flight? Walking into a movie? Redeeming a gift card? Just scan your iPod touch. Passbook stores boarding passes, tickets, coupons and more — and automatically displays them on your Lock screen exactly when and where you need them.

Stocks

No matter how much the market changes, the Stocks app is always there to keep you in the know. Check out charts and relevant articles. Or ask Siri for specific stock quotes.

iTunes U

Take complete courses from universities and other schools — and access the world’s largest online catalog of free education content — right on your iPod touch.

Learn more about iTunes U

Podcasts

Discover, subscribe to and play podcasts of all genres. Browse hundreds of thousands of free audio and video titles in the Podcasts Store. And create customized stations that add new episodes automatically.

Learn more about Podcasts

Find My Friends

Use detailed maps and location-based alerts to find your way to the party, keep track of family at a crowded amusement park or meet your ride at the airport.5

Find My iPhone

If you lose your iPod touch, all is not lost. Now turning off Find My iPhone, erasing your device and reactivating it all require your Apple ID and password. So even when your iPod touch is out of your hands, you can still protect its contents.5

Learn more about Find My iPhone

Remote

Don’t get up — use your iPod touch to wirelessly control iTunes music on your Mac, PC or Apple TV.

Learn more about Remote

AirPort Utility

Setting up a Wi-Fi network is incredibly easy — you don’t even need a computer. Just plug in an AirPort base station and connect it to your DSL or cable modem. The AirPort Utility setup assistant built into iOS will have you up and running with a few taps.

Learn more about AirPort Utility