iPod touch (5th Generation)


Family: iOS

Codename: ?

Minimum OS: iOS 6.0

Maximum OS: iOS 8.4

Introduced: September 2012

Terminated: July 2015


CPU: Apple A5 (ARM Cortex-A9)

CPU Speed: 1.0 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: ?

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 1 MB on-processor

Onboard RAM: 512 MB

Maximum RAM: 512 MB


Screen: 4" multi-touch

GPU: dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 (via A5)

Max Resolution: 1136x640 ("Retina")

Video Out: HDMI, VGA (via Lightning adaptors), AirPlay

Camera: 5 MP rear (w/ LED flash), 1.2 MP front


Flash Drive: 16/32/64 GB


Lightning: 1

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono

Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Three-axis gyro


Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 4.0

Location: Wi-Fi-assisted GPS


Battery Life: Video 8 hrs, Audio 40 hrs

Dimensions: 4.86" H x 2.31" W x 0.24" D

Weight: 0.19 lbs.

Introduced in September 2012, the iPod touch (5th Generation) included the lightning connector and larger 4" screen of the iPhone 5 (announced alongside), but in most other respects resembed an iPhone 4s on the inside: it included the same A5 processor (though operating 25% faster) and doubled the RAM of iPod touch (4th Generation). Other impovements included Bluetooth 4.0, improved rear and front cameras, and marginally better battery life. On the outside, it used a similar design language to the soon-to-be-released iPad mini, and tied visually to iPod nanos and shuffles through the 6 available back plate colors: pink, yellow, blue, silver, slate, and (PRODUCT) RED.

The iPod touch (5th Generation) was available in two price tiers, based on storage capacity:

  • 32 GB / $299
  • 64 GB / $399

In September 2013, slate was replaced with space gray. In June 2014 16 GB models were introduced at a cost of $199, and the 32 and 64 GB models were reduced in price to $249 and $299, respectively. All models were replaced in July 2015 with the introduction of the iPod touch (6th Generation).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.