Like the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod Touch is a slimmer, lighter model that introduces a higher-resolution, 4-inch screen to the series with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Other improvements include support for recording 1080p video and panoramic still photos via the rear camera, an LED flash, Apple’s A5 chip (the same chip used in the iPad Mini (1st generation), iPad 2, and iPhone 4S) and support for Apple’s Siri. Additionally, unlike its predecessors, the iPod Touch was made available in space grey, silver, pink, gold, blue, and Product Red. The device was initially only sold in 32 GB and 64 GB models. The first 16 GB model, introduced on May 30, 2013, was only available in one color and lacks the rear iSight camera and the iPod Touch Loop that is included in the 32 GB models. On June 26, 2014, it was replaced with a new 16 GB model that no longer omits the rear camera and full range of color options. The pricing for the iPod Touch had also changed. The 16 GB model is $199 instead of $229, the 32 GB model is $249 instead of $299, and the 64 GB model is $299 instead of $399. The iPod Touch (5th generation) was officially discontinued by Apple on July 15, 2015, with the release of its successor, the iPod Touch (6th generation).
The fifth generation iPod Touch has iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. The iOS user interface is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. The interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. The interaction with the operating system includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions in the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to the agitation of the device (a common result is the undo command) or to rotate it vertically (a common result is switching from portrait to landscape). Originally bundled with iOS 6, released September 19, 2012, it can play music, movies, TV shows, ebooks, audiobooks and podcasts and sort its media library into songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists , genres, composers, podcasts, audiobooks and compilations. Users can rotate their device horizontally in landscape mode to access Cover Flow. This feature shows the different album covers in a drop-down photo library. The scrolling is done by passing a finger on the screen. You can also use the headset controls to pause, play, skip and repeat tracks. However, the earphones supplied with the iPod do not include a remote control or microphone. Voice Control can also be used to identify a track, play songs in a playlist, or by a specific artist, or create a Genius playlist. Like the iPhone 4S and newer models, the fifth-generation iPod Touch was the first in the iPod Touch range to include Siri, which allows the user to control the device through voice commands. The software has been enhanced in iOS 6 to include the ability to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, dictate Facebook or Twitter updates, retrieve movie reviews and detailed sports statistics. The input can be assisted by the voice assistant, which converts speech into text, and also supports iMessage, a specialized instant messaging program and a service that allows unlimited SMS sending to other Apple devices running iOS 5 or higher. later version. Some of the new apps and features that come with iOS 6 include Apple Maps, Passbook, and screen mirroring. Apple Maps, which replaced the old map application (powered by Google Maps), lacks many of the features found in competing map applications and is also known to give poor guidance to users who are still not corrected after updates. iOS 7 day. The new Apple Maps app uses Apple’s new vector engine that eliminates offsets for a smoother zoom. The new features of Google Maps are voice navigation directions, 3D views in some major cities, and real-time traffic. The new Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. An iOS device with Passbook can be scanned under a reader to process a mobile payment at locations with compatible hardware. AirPlay has been made available, allowing screen mirroring via an Apple TV or other supported external device allows the iPod Touch’s screen to be mirrored, and has been the first generation of the iPod Touch to support it. 2013 to all iOS devices. This generation was the only iPod Touch of the iPod Touch range to run on iOS 7. On June 2, 2014, it was announced that the 5th generation iPod Touch would receive iOS 8 this fall. It was released on September 17, 2014. It was confirmed on June 8, 2015 at WWDC Apple that the 5th generation iPod Touch would support iOS 9. This makes it the first and only iPod touch to support 4 major releases of iOS is iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9. iOS 9 is said to have performance enhancements that can help the aging device work more easily. Other A5-based devices will also support iOS 9, including the iPad 2 (6 major iOS versions), the iPhone 4S (5 major iOS versions) and the iPad Mini (4 major iOS versions). iOS 9.3.5 is the latest update that supports the 5th Generation iPod Touch since it has not received iOS 10 with the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and 3, and the iPad Mini 1st Gen due to material limitations.