iPod touch (6th generation) - Technical Specifications

     

Colors

  • Space Gray
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Red - (PRODUCT)RED

Capacity1

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB

Size and Weight

  • Height: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)
  • Weight: 3.10 ounces (88 grams)2

Display

  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Chip

  • A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
  • M8 motion coprocessor

Camera

  • 8MP camera
  • Autofocus
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Auto HDR for Photos
  • Improved face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama (up to 43MP)
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging over Wi-Fi
  • Timer mode

Video Recording

  • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Slo-mo video (120 fps)
  • Time-lapse video
  • Cinematic video stabilization
  • Improved face detection
  • 3x zoom
  • Video geotagging over Wi-Fi

FaceTime HD Camera

  • 1.2MP photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto HDR for photos and videos
  • Improved face detection
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode

Wireless

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
  • Maps: Location-based service3

Audio Playback

  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

TV and Video

  • AirPlay Mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 4.1 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Intelligent Assistant4

  • Siri — Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Use hands-free
  • Listen and identify songs

Learn more about Siri

External Buttons and Connectors

  • Home
  • Volume up/down
  • On/Off - Sleep/Wake
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Lightning connector

Input and Output

  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone

Power and Battery5

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours
  • Video playback time: Up to 8 hours

Sensors

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer

Operating System

iOS 11
iOS 11 sets a new standard for the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, making iPod touch more intelligent, personal, and expressive than ever.
See what’s new in iOS 11

Built-in Apps

  • Camera
  • Photos
  • Health
  • Messages
  • FaceTime
  • Mail
  • Music
  • Wallet
  • Safari
  • Maps
  • Siri
  • Calendar
  • iTunes Store
  • App Store
  • Notes
  • News
  • Contacts
  • iBooks
  • Home
  • Weather
  • Reminders
  • Clock
  • TV
  • Stocks
  • Calculator
  • Voice Memos
  • Podcasts
  • Tips
  • Find My iPhone
  • Find My Friends
  • Settings
  • Files

Free Apps from Apple6

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Clips, and Apple Store app are preinstalled.

  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • iTunes U
  • GarageBand
  • Apple Store
  • Trailers
  • Apple TV Remote
  • iTunes Remote
  • Music Memos
  • Clips

Headphones7

  • Apple EarPods

System Requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access

Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:

  • Mac: OS X v10.8.5 or later
  • PC: Windows 7 or later
  • iTunes 12.3 or later8 (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating ambient 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
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Languages

  • Language support
    English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • QuickType keyboard support
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Transliteration), Hinglish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Norwegian, Odia, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil (Script, Transliteration), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh
  • QuickType keyboard support with predictive input9
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Thai, Turkish
  • Siri languages
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Mainland China, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
  • Dictation languages
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (Mainland China), Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Definition dictionary support
    English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  • Bilingual dictionary support
    Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Spell check
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

In the Box

  • iPod touch
  • Apple EarPods
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Quick Start guide

iPod touch and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more
iPod touch is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable aluminum enclosure

Apple and the Environment
Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.

Apple GiveBack
Ready let go of your old iPod? Just give it to us, and we’ll help you recycle it responsibly for free. Good for you. Good for the planet. Learn more about Apple GiveBack.


  1. Available space is less and varies due to many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 8GB to 11GB of space (including iOS and preinstalled apps) depending on the model and settings. Preinstalled apps use about 4GB, and you can delete these apps and restore them.
  2. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. 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.
  4. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Internet access required.
  5. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2015 using preproduction iPod touch hardware and software. The playlist consisted of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC encoding); video content was purchased from the iTunes Store app on iPod touch. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  6. iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the iOS version required for each app.
  7. Remote and mic not included.
  8. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  9. Customized suggestions based on recipient and app are not available for Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Japanese, Korean, and Thai.

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.

Published Date: Apr 23, 2018