When you see the new iPod touch for the first time, you won’t believe your eyes. But when you hold it in your hand — that’s when you get how unbelievable it is. It weighs next to nothing, yet it’s no lightweight: it still does all the gaming, surfing, messaging and everything else you love, more powerfully than ever.
All-new Apple EarPods
Apple designers and engineers tested 124 different prototypes of the EarPods on over 600 people to create the all-new Apple EarPods. The result? A really comfortable fit and incredible sound.
The iPod touch loop comes colour-matched to your iPod touch, or you can buy other colours separately. It’s a fun new way to keep your iPod touch safe at hand.
iPod touch now has a bigger, 4-inch Retina display, so all your fun takes on a bigger size. Your hairpin car-racing turns, your dance party playlist, your favourite celeb gossip site — everything is sharp, vivid and lifelike. And the new display is a perfect widescreen fit for your HD films and TV programmes because now you can watch them all without letterboxing.
The new iPod touch screen gets taller, but not wider, so you still have complete one-handed control.
Some moments are just begging for a photo. Your best friend’s spooky lookalike spotted on the street. An entire wall of graffiti art. A surreal-looking sunset. The iSight camera on iPod touch packs five megapixels — seven times more than the previous generation — and takes such great shots, you can ditch your point-and-shoot camera for good. And the surface of the iSight camera is made from sapphire crystal, whose hardness is second only to diamond when it comes to transparent materials. So the surface of the lens is more resistant to scratches.
Advanced optics, tap to focus, an LED flash and face detection help you get the shot every time. The iSight camera shoots 1080p HD video, and the front camera gets a boost for better FaceTime calls.
Use the panorama feature on iPod touch to grab a sweeping shot of your favourite city skyline, an end-of-year school photo or your dachshund stretched out at naptime. Just tap the button, move the camera over the scene and iPod touch seamlessly creates the perfect wide shot.
It’s the most powerful iPod touch ever. That’s because the dual-core A5 chip provides up to twice the processing power and up to seven times faster graphics than the previous generation. And because the A5 chip isn’t a power hog, you get the same great battery life: up to 40 hours of music or 7 hours of video on a single charge.1 So you can keep on listening, watching and browsing.
Every iPod is all about music. But iPod touch is about music and then some. It lets you carry round your entire music and video library for an instant fix of entertainment wherever you are.
Music and iTunes
The latest song you have on endless repeat. The indie track your friend recommended. That classic rock album your parents loved — and, it turns out, you love too. Your music library is yours alone, and your iPod touch is where it all plays.
Movies and TV shows never looked better on iPod touch. Videos and HD content play in true widescreen on the 4-inch Retina display, and colours positively pop thanks to 44-percent greater saturation.
Introducing Apple EarPods. They look unlike anything you’ve seen, and sound unlike anything you’ve heard. They fit comfortably and stay put through all kinds of activity, from your impromptu dancing to your hard-core workout. And the audio quality of Apple EarPods is so incredible, they rival high-end headphones that cost hundreds of pounds more.
It’s not just about what’s out there. It’s also about what’s in here. iPod touch comes loaded with lots of powerful built-in apps. Send unlimited texts with iMessage over Wi-Fi. See your friend’s every expression with a FaceTime video call.2 Check your email with Mail, and browse the web with Safari. And iOS 6 adds new stuff to the mix with Facebook integration, Maps, Passbook and more.
With Bluetooth built into iPod touch, pairing with Bluetooth-enabled devices like speakers, headphones, or car stereo systems is a cinch. And with AirPlay, you can also stream the music on your iPod touch to any AirPlay-enabled speakers.
The thinnest, lightest iPod touch ever wouldn’t have been possible without making some big changes. Including completely redesigning the connector you charge it with. The new connector is called Lightning. It’s smaller and smarter, and with an adapter (sold separately), it’ll still work with the stuff you already have.