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 supersmooth finish. Then all those Apple details — like the highly polished beveled 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 color. It’s practically made of color.
There’s a reason these iPod touch colors 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 color that still lets the luster of the metal shine through. Which gives you a material that shows off the color, and a color 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.
Keep fun close at hand.
The iPod touch loop is a colorful way to keep your iPod touch at the ready.* That’s perfect for when you want to shoot from a hard-to-reach camera angle (and don’t want to risk it falling out of your hand). Flip iPod touch up to type a quick iMessage. Or just sport it when you’re pocketless. The loop also keeps your iPod touch safe, so you don’t have to worry about a slip, fumble, drop, or overzealous robot dance.
The new shape of sound.
Creating one-earbud-fits-all headphones is a challenge. That’s because everyone’s ears are different. So when Apple engineers were designing the EarPods, they didn’t start with the speaker, they started with the ear. 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 than any other earbud-style headphones.
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.
Designed with the environment in mind.
Good design takes into account environmental impact. That’s why nearly every Apple product — including iPod touch — is made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum. iPod touch is also free of toxic materials such as lead, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and uses arsenic-free glass for its mercury-free display. In fact, reducing toxins is so important to us that we even disassemble products and test all their components in our Cupertino lab to make sure our suppliers meet our environmental standards.
To learn more about how Apple continues to use greener materials, conserve resources, and reduce our impact on climate change, visit our Environmental Responsibility website.