You never know when something huge is gonna happen. So it’s handy to have an iSight camera built into your iPod touch. With 5 megapixels, advanced optics and an awe(some)-inspiring panorama feature, no shot goes un-shot. Or un-shared.
Better camera, better photos.
The iSight camera’s advanced optics work together to give you top-of-your-Timeline-worthy photos. Tap to focus, an LED flash and face detection help you grab every shot. And with 5 megapixels, you’ll be snapping away with seven times the pixels of the previous iPod touch.
Capture more of what you see with the new panorama feature. Just point, shoot and move the camera across the scene — up to 240 degrees. The gyroscope, A5 chip and sophisticated software create one seamless shot.
1080p HD video recording.
iPod touch also shoots 1080p HD video. If you’re laughing too hard to hold the camera steady, video stabilization keeps everything smooth.
Crop, rotate, enhance and remove red-eye right on your iPod touch. Edit video, too. Just drag to select start and end points on a filmstrip. For more photo and video editing options, try iPhoto and iMovie for iPod touch, available in the App Store.
Share just the photos you want with just the friends you want using Shared Photo Streams in iCloud. Post a pic to Facebook or attach it to a tweet right from the Camera app. Learn more about iCloud
Your workouts, your cram sessions, your commute, your late-night dance party of one. It’s your music that keeps you going. And you know what respects that? iPod touch.
Turn iPod touch on its side to reveal Cover Flow and glide through your music by album art with the flick of your finger. The 4-inch Retina display makes everything look as good as it sounds.
Genius playlists and mixes.
When you’re listening to a track you love and want to hear others that go great with it, let Genius take over. It finds complementary songs you own and makes a Genius playlist for you. Or let Genius automatically search your library to find songs that go great together and make mixes for you.
iTunes and iCloud.
Buy and download new music on your iPod touch over Wi-Fi with the iTunes app. When you do, iCloud can automatically download it to all your devices — iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC.1
Bluetooth and AirPlay.
Pair your iPod touch to Bluetooth-enabled devices like headphones. Or stream music from your iPod touch to AirPlay-enabled speakers over Wi-Fi, to your home entertainment system via Apple TV, or to any speaker connected to an AirPort Express. So you and your music can go wireless, whenever. Learn more about AirPlay
This one app leads you to over 800,000 more.2 Many of which are free. And the list gets longer day by day. There’s no telling what you’ll find in the App Store.
Shop the completely remodelled App Store a few ways. Tap Featured to get a list of new apps and see what’s hot. Peruse by category. Check out the Top 25 apps. Or if you know exactly what app you’re looking for, find it with a quick search. Learn more about apps from the App Store
Find apps with Genius.
Tap the Genius button on the App Store Featured page, and Genius will recommend new apps based on the ones you and others have downloaded.
When you find an app you want, buy it, then download it wirelessly to your iPod touch from anywhere over Wi-Fi. The Apple ID you use to buy music from iTunes is the same one you use to buy apps from the App Store.
Apps and iCloud.
With iCloud, you can have any new apps you buy on your iPod touch automatically download to your iPhone or iPad over Wi-Fi or a cellular connection.1 So your latest purchases are ready and waiting for you, no matter which device you’re using.
Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean and has the answers you need. And it can help you do everything from setting your alarm to posting a Facebook status update.3
Get things done.
Say something like “Remind me to pick up my soccer uniform.” Or “Text Annie I’m running late.” Or “Find me a good burger joint.” Siri figures out the right apps to use to find the right answer.
Get sports scores and stats.
Get scores from live games or the season’s past games. Siri can also give you schedules, team rosters and player stats for baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer and football. Like who’s leading the league in rushing.
Get ready for movie night.
Ask Siri to get upcoming showtimes, play trailers, look up movie facts and more. If you’re still undecided, Siri can show you ratings and reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.
Get restaurant recommendations.
Mexican or pizza? Let Siri help you decide. Siri can find restaurants by cuisine, price, location and more. It will show you photos and Yelp reviews — and even book a table for you via OpenTable.
Learn more about Siri
Video calling on iPod touch means your friends can see what you’re up to, when you’re up to it. With a tap, you can call someone on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac over Wi-Fi.4
Make a video call.
Take “LOL” to the next level and actually see friends laughing. Or bring “XOXO” to life when you blow someone a kiss from miles away. Tap the FaceTime app to make a video call over Wi-Fi and see how much fun you can have.
Switch between cameras.
iPod touch has a camera on the front — tuned for FaceTime chatting — and an iSight camera on the back. You can switch between cameras during a call. So whoever you’re chatting with can see you, or they can see what you see.
Start with your Apple ID or a phone number.
All you need to start making FaceTime video calls is a Wi-Fi connection and an Apple ID, which you can create at My Apple ID, or a phone number. And you can start calling your friends using their phone number or Apple ID.
Viewing email on iPod touch is just like viewing email on a computer. Minus the boring, sitting-at-a-desk part. It’s your inbox, pocket-size and everything.
See more of your mail.
The bigger Retina display on iPod touch lets you see more email in your inbox. And more of the email you’re reading. Text and images look great on the Retina display. And you can see all your accounts at one time, because Mail works with iCloud Mail, Google Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and more.
View and add attachments.
See images and photos right in your email. Open documents like PDFs and photos with a tap. And add photos or videos as you’re composing an email.
Organized threads and VIPs.
Mail organizes replies to an email by thread, so you can keep track of the conversation. You can also add email addresses to a VIP list, and get an alert when a VIP emails you.
Use the smart keyboard.
The intelligent keyboard predicts what you’re writing and checks your spelling as you type. Tap to correct a misspelled word. Tap to cut, copy and paste text. Or tap the microphone to dictate an email.
Mail with iCloud.
You’ll get a free iCloud.com email account when you sign up with iCloud. It’s ad-free. It protects against spam. And iCloud automatically updates your email on all your devices, so your inbox is always up to date.
Search, shop, read or just wander around the Internet, in a way bigger way. The 4-inch Retina display makes the web a lot more browsable.
See more of the web.
The 4-inch Retina display on iPod touch makes web browsing better than ever. Text is crisp. Images are sharp. And you can see more of every page in portrait view.
Browse fast, browse smart.
On iPod touch, web pages load (and reload) in a blink. Built-in Twitter support means you can tweet without leaving the web page you’re on. Looking for an exact word or name? Do a quick text search. If it’s on the page, Safari will find it.
Read without ads. Or a connection.
Tap the Reader icon in Safari to read web articles without ads or distractions. Save interesting web pages to your Reading List, so you can read them later — on any device — even when you can’t connect to the Internet.
Safari and iCloud.
iCloud Tabs shows the web pages you have open on all your devices, so you can pick up browsing wherever you left off. iCloud saves your bookmarks across all your devices, too.
Take all your TV shows, HD movies and videos with you, wherever you go. There’s no letterboxing on the 4-inch Retina display, so you get widescreen viewing and big-screen quality.
Throw down a challenge, or pick one up. Go head-to-head with friends. Or make some new friends — and foes — from all over the world. Check the leaderboards for scores and achievements. And share the thrill of victory (or agony of defeat) on Facebook.
Swipe through photos one at a time or watch them in a slideshow. Share just the pics you want with just the people you choose using Shared Photo Streams in iCloud. You can also post a picture to Facebook without leaving the Photos app.
Passbook keeps your movie and concert tickets, boarding passes, gift cards and more at the ready — and scannable — right from your iPod touch. Easily add passes from Passbook-enabled apps, Mail messages and websites.
Contacts stores names, numbers, email addresses and more. 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.
See all your schedules — home, school and social life — in one app. With the 4-inch Retina display on iPod touch, you’ll see more days in landscape view. And Facebook events are integrated into Calendar. So you’ll never miss another birthday or
Make it easy on yourself. For all your to-dos and must-do-todays, Notes is perfect for keeping important lists and information. If you’re too busy to type, you can ask Siri to jot it down for you.
Remember that thing you were supposed to do? iPod touch does. Ask Siri to add a to-do and set a time-based alert. Organize your reminders by deadline, priority or custom-made lists. Reminders lets you know when (and where) to get it done.
Keep all those class lectures, epiphanies and other notes to self on record with Voice Memos. When you’re done, edit your recording, then send it via email or iMessage.
Newsstand puts all your magazine subscriptions in one place. Every issue is delivered to your iPod touch automatically. And when you’re ready for more, tap the Store button to find new subscriptions.
Designed by Apple from the ground up (and the sky down), Maps gives you directions for how to get where you’re going, interactive 3D views and the stunning Flyover feature. Learn more about Maps
Get the forecast for one day or the whole week, for your hometown or for anywhere in the world. Or ask Siri to tell you whether you need an umbrella.
Lucky for you (and the budding broker within), iPod touch comes with a Stocks app. It shows you charts, financial details and headline news for any stock you choose.
It’s the one place where you can see what’s up, whenever. Just swipe down from the top of your iPod touch screen to see what’s happening and what you’ve missed — new emails, texts, calendar events, friend requests, game notifications and latest scores.