When you see 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.
Apple designers and engineers tested 124 different prototypes of the EarPods on over 600 people to create 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 way to keep your iPod touch safe at hand.1
iPod touch has a 4-inch Retina display, so all your fun has a beautiful canvas. Your hairpin car-racing turns, your dance party playlist, your favourite celeb gossip site — everything is sharp, vivid and lifelike. And the display is a perfect widescreen fit for your HD films because now you can watch them all without letterboxing.
The iPod touch screen is tall but not wide, so you 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.1 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-facing FaceTime HD camera makes FaceTime video calls. You can also use the front camera for taking self-portraits or recording 720p HD video. And you can edit, crop and enhance your photos directly on iPod touch with the iPhoto app, available in the App Store.
Use the panorama feature 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. So games are incredibly responsive and realistic. Your samurai swordplay is sharper than ever, your zombie-dodging ultra-smooth. And because the A5 chip isn’t a power hog, you get great battery life: up to 40 hours of music or 8 hours of video on a single charge.2 So you can keep on swinging, slicing and racing. And 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.
Films 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-per cent greater saturation.
When you download your favourite content from the iTunes Store to iPod touch, iCloud makes all that content accessible on all your other devices — iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC — so you never have to connect cables or manually sync to transfer your stuff.3 It’s easy like that.
Apple EarPods 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.
Fast dual-core performance and sharp graphics make iPod touch the hands-down, thumbs-up most popular portable gaming device in the world. The App Store features 800,000 apps — including over 100,000 games — many of which are free.4 Boredom, you just got trounced.
This is where gamers become friends. And friends become foes. Game Center is your social gaming hub, where you create a profile, invite other gamers on your next mission and claim top-of-the-leaderboards bragging rights. Start a challenge with a random player round the world or with your mate round the corner. Let the domination begin.
More from the App Store
Say you want to learn how to speak your name in Russian. Or find out who sings that great song you’re hearing at the coffee shop. Or get that photo filter that makes your pics look super vintage-y. Chances are, if you can think of it, you can find it in the App Store. And even if you can’t think of it, you can probably find it in the App Store.
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.5 Check your email with Mail, and browse the web with Safari. And iOS 6 adds Facebook integration, Maps, Passbook and more.
With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream whatever’s on your iPod touch to your HDTV via Apple TV.6 Say you have some friends over and want a little more real estate to show them something on your iPod touch — a video of the world’s cutest kitten or an epic scene from your favourite film. Tap the AirPlay icon from the app you’re in — such as Photos, Music, Videos or Safari — and everything on your small screen plays on your big screen. You can also stream music to any AirPlay-enabled speakers or AirPort Express–connected speakers, so your sounds sound even bigger.
And AirPlay Mirroring lets you share exactly what’s happening on your iPod touch screen at any given moment with everyone in the room — on your HDTV via Apple TV. Show a new site you discovered. Stream games live as you’re playing, and give your alien butt-kicking skills the full display they deserve.
With Bluetooth built into iPod touch, pairing with Bluetooth-enabled headphones and speakers is a cinch. And if you get in a car with a Bluetooth-enabled sound system, your iPod touch is ready to pick up where you left off. Without missing a beat.
The thinnest, lightest iPod touch ever wouldn’t have been possible without completely redesigning the connector you charge it with. The connector is called Lightning. It’s small and smart, and with an adapter (sold separately), it’ll work with the stuff you already have.