iPod touch (5th Generation)
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
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
Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini
Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Three-axis gyro
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).