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iPod touch - Technical Specifications

Size and weight

  • Height: 4.3 inches (110 mm)
  • Width: 2.4 inches (61.8 mm)
  • Depth: 0.31 inch (8 mm)
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces (120 grams)

In the box

  • iPod touch
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Dock adapter
  • Polishing cloth
  • Stand
  • Quick Start guide

Capacity

  • 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB flash drive1
  • Holds up to 1,750,  3,500, or 7,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format2
  • Holds up to 10,000, 20,000, or 25,000 iPod-viewable photos3
  • Holds up to 10 hours,  20 hours, or 40 hours of video4

Display

  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch

Audio

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video

  • H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Wireless5

  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Maps location based service6

Headphones

  • Earphones
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
  • iTunes 7.6 or later7

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
  • iTunes 7.6 or later7

Languages

  • English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish
  • International keyboard support for English, UK English, French, French Canadian, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, and Portuguese
  • Dictionary support for English, UK English, French, French Canadian, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Dutch

Environmental requirements

  • Operating 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
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Input and output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Power and battery8

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playback time
    • Music playback time: Up to 22 hours when fully charged
    • Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
    • Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: about 3 hours
  • Design for the Environment

Comparison Chart

 
iPod shuffle

iPod nano

iPod classic

iPod touch
Storage/capacity 1GB
(240 songs)
2GB
(500 songs)
4GB
(1,000 songs)
8GB
(2,000 songs)
80GB
(20,000 songs)
160GB
(40,000 songs)
8GB
(1,750 songs)
16GB
(3,500 songs)
32GB
(7,000 songs)
Color                                 
Battery life Up to 12 hours of music playback Up to 24 hours of music playback; up to 5 hours of video playback Up to 30 hours of music playback; up to 5 hours of video playback Up to 40 hours of music playback; up to 7 hours of video playback Up to 22 hours of music playback; up to 5 hours of video playback
Display   2-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
Ports Stereo minijack Dock connector, stereo minijack Dock connector, stereo minijack Dock connector, stereo minijack
Connectivity USB through included dock USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables, sold separately); audio through headphone jack USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables, sold separately); audio through headphone jack USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables, sold separately); audio through headphone jack
Wireless data       Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Charge time About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity) About 3 hours (1.5-hour fast charge to 80% capacity) About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity) About 3 hours (1.5-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio support AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), WAV, and AIFF AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF
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 Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats
Video support   H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Size 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 inches (41.2 x 27.3 x 10.5 mm including clip) 2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 inches (69.8 x 52.3 x 6.5 mm) 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 inches (103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm) 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.53 inches (103.5 x 61.8 x 13.5 mm) 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31 inches (110 x 61.8 x 8 mm)
Weight 0.55 ounce (15.6 grams) 1.74 ounces (49.2 grams) 4.9 ounces (140 grams) 5.7 ounces (162 grams) 4.2 ounces (120 grams)
Included accessories Earphones, USB dock Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter, polishing cloth, stand

Limited warranty and service

Your iPod comes with single-incident telephone support for the first 90 days and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod to extend your service and support to two years from your iPod purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

Options & Accessories

Available from the Apple Online Store or an Apple Authorized Reseller.

Dock

  • Apple Universal Dock with Remote MB125G/A
  • iPod Universal Dock Adapter (3-pack) MB127G/A

Headphones

  • In-Ear Headphones M9394G/A

Services

  • AppleCare Protection Plan MA518LL/A

Cables and adapters

  • Apple Component AV Cable MB128LL/A
  • Apple Composite AV Cable MB129LL/A
  • Apple USB Power Adapter MB051LL/A
  • Apple iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable MA591LL/A
  • World Travel Adapter Kit M8794G/B
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content.
  3. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  4. Video capacity based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.
  5. Internet access required; broadband recommended; fees may apply.
  6. 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.
  7. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  8. Testing conducted by Apple in January 2008 using preproduction hardware and software. The playlist contained 358 unique audio tracks consisting of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC); all settings were default except that Ask to Join Networks was turned off. Video content was purchased from the iTunes Store; all settings were default except that Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. 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.

Maps, directions, and location information depend on data collected by third parties. These data services are subject to change and may not be available in all geographic areas, resulting in maps, directions, or location information that may be unavailable, inaccurate, or incomplete.

Wi-Fi Internet access is required for some features; broadband recommended; fees may apply. Some features or services are not available in all areas.

Last Modified: Oct 13, 2008

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