5th Generation iPod touch

The 5G iPod touch uses the same 4″ widescreen display as the iPhone 5 and the same dual-core Apple A5 CPU as the iPhone 4S. It was also the first iPod touch available in colors other than black and white and the first to use the Lightning port.

5G iPod touchOverall, the 5th generation iPod touch had six color schemes: black and slate, space gray (which replaced black and slate in September 2013), white and silver, pink, yellow, blue, and red.

With 512 MB of system memory, twice as much as the 4G iPod touch, and a dual-core processor, the 5G iPod touch is quite a bit more powerful than earlier models, essentially matching performance of the iPhone 4S. It was also the first iPod touch to support Siri.

Its 802.11n WiFi was the first to support the 5 GHz band, and it was the first iPod with Bluetooth 4.0.

Hardware Overview

Models

  • Announced: 2012.09.12 at $299 (32 GB) and $399 (64 GB). 16 GB model added 2014.06, only available in silver
  • Included accessories: earbuds, USB 2.0 Lightning cable, iPod touch loop
  • Code name: unknown
  • Identifier: iPod5,1
  • Model number: A1421
  • Product numbers:
    • Black & slate: MD723 (32 GB), MD724 (64 GB)
    • Space gray: ME978 (32 GB), ME979 (64 GB)
    • White & silver: MD720 (32 GB), MD721 (64 GB)
    • Pink: MC903 (32 GB), MC904 (64 GB)
    • Yellow: MD714 (32 GB), MD715 (64 GB)
    • Blue: MD717 (32 GB), MD718 (64 GB)
    • Product (Red): MD749 (32 GB), MD750 (64 GB)

Technology

  • CPU: 1 GHz dual-core Apple A5 clocked at 800 MHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Architecture: 32-bit
  • Audio chip: Cirrus Logic 338S1077
  • Graphics engine: dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2
  • Display: 4.0″ 640 x 1136 pixel 24-bit multitouch screen
  • Cameras
    • rear: 5 MP still photos, 1080p video
    • front: 1.2 MB still photos, 720p video
  • Sensors: accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope

Performance

  • Geekbench, single core: 215
  • Geekbench, multicore: 410

Connectivity

  • I/O port: Lightning connector
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n (802.11n in 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz)
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Wireless data: none
  • GPS: WiFi-assisted GPS

Power

  • Battery: 1030 mAh lithium ion
  • Charge time: about 4 hours (2 hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
  • Battery life:
    • Video: up to 8 hours
    • Audio: up to 40 hours

Compatibility

  • Original OS: iOS 6.0
  • Maximum OS: current
  • iTunes Versions: iTunes 10.7 and later.
  • Mac OS Required: OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Windows Versions Supported: 7, Vista, XP Home or Professional SP 3 or later

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions: 4.86″ x 2.31″ x 0.24″
  • Weight: 3.10 oz.

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