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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.6
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.
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.
Dynamic weather displays in iOS 7 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.
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.
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.
The Compass app is all you need to get your bearings. Just hold your iPod touch flat in your hand to see the four cardinal directions and the degrees of each. Or swipe to the left for a level or an inclinometer.
Incredibly sharp graphics and text, even when you zoom in. Spoken turn‑by‑turn directions. And photo‑realistic, interactive 3D views with Flyover mode. The Maps app is a destination unto itself. Learn more about Maps
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.6
Don’t get up — use your iPod touch to wirelessly control iTunes music on your Mac, PC, or Apple TV. Learn more about Remote
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.
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.
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.
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.