The more advanced we made it, the funner it got.

Fun was built into every millimetre of the thinnest, lightest iPod touch. It does more than ever, more powerfully than ever, from playing games to playing music to just playing around. And everything looks tremendous on the 4‑inch Retina display.

It’s the thinnest, lightest iPod touch ever.

For the first time, iPod touch is made from the same kind of anodized aluminum used in the MacBook line. And it’s made the same way too: by machining the enclosure from a single piece of aluminum. The first thing you’ll notice about iPod touch is its barely-there weight. Then its super-smooth finish. Then all those Apple details — like the highly polished bevelled edges. And iPod touch is made from one of the strongest grades of aluminum there is. Which means that it not only looks and feels incredible, it’s tough enough to tag along on more than a few nights out.

iPod touch doesn’t just come in colour. It’s practically made of colour.

There’s a reason these iPod touch colours are so incredibly rich and vibrant. It’s because they’re bonded right to the aluminum — not just painted on the surface. So you see saturated colour that still lets the lustre of the metal shine through. Which gives you a material that shows off the colour, and a colour that shows off the material.

One hand rules the screen.

The Retina display is tall but not wide. That means everything you do on iPod touch can be a one-handed operation, and your thumb has room to roam. The display is advanced, with finger-friendly Multi-Touch technology built into the glass instead of beneath it. So less gets between you and your games, music, messages — whatever you love to see and do.

Designed with the environment in mind.

Good design takes into account environmental impact. That’s why nearly every Apple product is made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum, and why we refuse to use harmful toxins.

Every iPod touch is free of toxic materials like brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In fact, Apple has one of the strictest BFR-free and PVC-free standards in the industry. We even disassemble products and test all the components in our Cupertino lab to make sure our suppliers meet our environmental standards.

To learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process, visit the Apple and the Environment website.