Select an iPod touch

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Overview

Music

iPod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. You can use it to access the iTunes Store and the all-new Apple Music service.

Gaming

A powerful A8 chip, M8 motion coprocessor, and 4-inch Retina display provide the ultimate mobile gaming experience with iPod touch.

Photos

iPod touch features an 8-megapixel iSight camera and improved FaceTime HD camera for all your photos and videos. And with iCloud Photo Library, you can easily access, edit, and share your photos on all your devices.

Apps

iPod touch comes loaded with powerful built-in apps like Messages, FaceTime,2 and Safari. And you can connect through your favorite social networking apps available on the App Store.

Family Sharing

Now up to six family members can share purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store without sharing accounts. You can also share photo albums, calendars, and even your location.3

What’s in the box

  • iPod touch
  • Apple EarPods
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Quick Start guide

iOS 8

iOS 8 has incredible capabilities that will change the way you send messages, share photos, keep track of your health, and more.

Learn more about iOS 8

Warranty & Service

AppleCare+ for iPod touch extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPod touch and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $29 service fee plus applicable tax. Just add AppleCare+ during the checkout process. Learn more about AppleCare+

Tech Specs

Tech Specs
iPod touch
Finish
  • Space Gray

  • Gold

  • Silver

  • Pink

  • Blue

  • Apple exclusive color

Capacity and Price1
  • 16GB $199
  • 32GB $249
  • 64GB $299
  • 128GB $399

    Apple exclusive capacity

Size and Weight
  • Height: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
  • Weight: 3.10 ounces (88 grams)4
Display
  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Chip
  • A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
  • M8 motion coprocessor
iSight Camera
  • 8MP iSight camera
  • Autofocus
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Improved face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama (up to 43MP)
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging over Wi-Fi
  • Timer mode
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Slo-mo video (120 fps)
  • Time-lapse video
  • Cinematic video stabilization
  • Improved face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging over Wi-Fi
FaceTime HD Camera
  • 1.2MP photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto HDR for photos and videos
  • Improved face detection
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Wireless
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1 technology
  • Maps: Location-based service5
Audio Playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay Mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Intelligent Assistant6
  • Siri — Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Use hands-free
  • Listen and identify songs

Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors
  • Home
  • Volume up/down
  • On/off, Sleep/wake
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Lightning connector
Input and Output
  • Lightning connector
  • Stereo headphone minijack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
Power and Battery7
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours
  • Video playback time: Up to 8 hours
Sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
Operating System

iOS 8

With amazing capabilities and updates to features you use every day, iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever.

Learn more about iOS 8

iOS 8 includes:

  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • Control Center
  • Family Sharing
  • iCloud Drive
  • Multitasking
  • Notification Center
  • QuickType keyboard
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
Built-in Apps
  • Camera

  • Photos

  • Health

  • Messages

  • FaceTime

  • Mail

  • Music

  • Passbook

  • Safari

  • Maps

  • Siri

  • Calendar

  • iTunes Store

  • App Store

  • Notes

  • Contacts

  • iBooks

  • Game Center

  • Weather

  • Reminders

  • Voice Memos

  • Clock

  • Videos

  • Stocks

  • Calculator

  • Newsstand

  • Podcasts

Free Apps from Apple8
  • iMovie

  • Pages

  • Keynote

  • Numbers

  • iTunes U

  • GarageBand

  • Apple Store

  • Trailers

  • Remote

  • Find My iPhone

  • Find My Friends

Headphones9
  • Apple EarPods
System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
Environmental Requirements
  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Languages

Language support

English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input11

English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Thai

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Swedish (Sweden), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Russian (Russia), Turkish (Turkey), Thai (Thailand), Portuguese (Brazil)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Arabic, Cantonese (Hong Kong), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Turkish, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Thai, Turkish

Bilingual dictionary support

Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Spell check

English (Australia, Canada, UK, U.S.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Turkish

In the Box
  • iPod touch
  • Apple EarPods
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Quick Start guide
iPod touch and the Environment
iPod touch and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

iPod touch is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable aluminum enclosure

Apple and the Environment

Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your iPod touch.

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection.
  3. Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud and iTunes. Music, movies, TV shows, and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are required to set up or join a Family Sharing group and are recommended for full functionality. Not all content is eligible for Family Sharing. Content can be hidden by family members; hidden content is not available for download. Content downloaded from family members or acquired via redemption codes is not subject to Ask to Buy.
  4. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  5. For iPod touch with Maps, the Maps application provides your approximate location using information based on your proximity to known Wi-Fi networks (when on and available). The more accurate the available information, the smaller the circle identifying your position on the map. The feature is not available in all areas. Known Wi-Fi networks are predominantly in urban areas. In order to provide your location, data is collected in a form that does not personally identify you. If you do not want such data collected, do not enable the feature. Not enabling the feature will not impact the functionality of your iPod touch.
  6. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required.
  7. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2015 using preproduction iPod touch hardware and software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding); video content was purchased from the iTunes Store app on iPod touch. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  8. iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 8 compatible devices with initial activation on or after September 1, 2013. GarageBand is free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 8 compatible devices with initial activation on or after September 1, 2014. See www.apple.com/ios/whats-new for iOS 8 compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
  9. Remote and mic not included.
  10. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  11. Customized suggestions based on recipient and app are not available for Chinese (Simplified, Traditional) and Japanese.

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Red Apple exclusive color

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Space Gray Gold Silver Pink Blue

Red Apple exclusive color

A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT) RED purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Space Gray Gold Silver Pink Blue

Red Apple exclusive color

A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT) RED purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Capacity and Price1
  • 16GB $199.00
  • 32GB $249.00
  • 64GB $299.00
  • 128GB $399.00

    Apple exclusive capacity

  • 16GB $149.00
  • 2GB $49.00
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Weight and Dimensions2

Height:

4.86 inches (123.4 mm)

Width:

2.31 inches (58.6 mm)

Depth:

0.24 inch (6.1 mm)

Weight:

3.10 ounces (88 grams)

Height:

3.01 inches (76.5 mm)

Width:

1.56 inches (39.6 mm)

Depth:

0.21 inch (5.4 mm)

Weight:

1.1 ounces (31 grams)

Height:

1.14 inches (29.0 mm)

Width:

1.24 inches (31.6 mm)

Depth:

0.34 inch (8.7 mm) including clip

Weight:

0.44 ounce (12.5 grams)

Display

4-inch (diagonal) Multi‑Touch Retina display

2.5-inch (diagonal) Multi‑Touch display

None
Features
  • iOS 8
  • Messages
  • Apps and games
  • Apple Music
  • Email and Internet
  • Siri
  • FM radio
  • Fitness Walk + Run support built in
  • Nike+ support built in
  • Built-in clip
  • VoiceOver
Cameras

iSight camera:

  • 8MP photos
  • Autofocus
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Improved face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama (up to 43MP)
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging over Wi-Fi
  • Timer mode

FaceTime HD camera:

  • 1.2MP photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto HDR for photos and videos
  • Improved face detection
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
None None
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Slo-mo video (120 fps)
  • Time-lapse video
  • Cinematic video stabilization
  • Improved face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging over Wi-Fi
None None
Battery Life3

Audio playback

Up to 40 hours

Video playback

Up to 8 hours

Audio playback

Up to 30 hours

Video playback

Up to 3.5 hours

Audio playback

Up to 15 hours

In the Box
  • Apple EarPods
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Apple EarPods
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Apple Earphones
  • iPod shuffle USB Cable
Navigation

Multi-Touch display

Multi-Touch display

Clickable controls with VoiceOver button

Ports
  • Lightning connector
  • Stereo headphone minijack
  • Lightning connector
  • Stereo headphone minijack
  • iPod shuffle USB Cable
  • Stereo headphone minijack
Connectivity
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Audio through stereo headphone minijack
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Audio through stereo headphone minijack
  • iPod shuffle USB Cable
  • Audio through stereo headphone minijack
Wireless
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1 technology
  • Maps location-based service

Bluetooth 4.0 technology

None
Audio Support
  • AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
  • HE-AAC
  • MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • MP3 VBR
  • Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Apple Lossless
  • AIFF
  • WAV
  • AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
  • HE-AAC
  • MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • MP3 VBR
  • Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Apple Lossless
  • AIFF
  • WAV
  • AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
  • MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
  • MP3 VBR
  • Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Apple Lossless
  • AIFF
  • WAV
Photo Support

Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats

Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats

None
Headphones

Apple EarPods

Apple EarPods

Apple Earphones

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  • 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  • Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  • Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.

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