The sixth-generation iPod touch includes 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). The sixth generation iPod Touch comes with iOS 8.4, released June 30, 2015 with Apple Music, it can play music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and podcasts and sort its media library into songs, artists , albums, videos, playlists, genres, composers, podcasts, audiobooks and compilations. 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 EarPods supplied with the sixth generation iPod touch 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. The sixth generation iPod touch supports iOS 9 released in September 2015, iOS 10 released in September 2016 and iOS 11 released in September 2017. The latest version of iOS supported by the sixth generation iPod touch is iOS 11.4, released April 24, 2018. The sixth generation iPod touch will support the next update of iOS 12, making it the first iPod touch to support five major versions of iOS, iOS 8 to iOS 12.
The sixth generation iPod touch integrates the Apple A8 and Apple M8 co-processor chipset with a 64-bit architecture that is the same chip on iPad Mini 4, Apple TV 4th generation, iPhone 6 and HomePod but is slightly underclocked at 1.1 GHz (The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are clocked at 1.4 GHz while the iPad mini 4 was clocked at 1.5 GHz). It has 1GB LPDDR3 RAM, which is double the iPod touch of the previous generation. Apple’s graphics technology from Metal is also compatible with the iPod touch 6th generation. The iPod touch features an 8 megapixel rear iSight camera with video that can record in 1080p at 30 fps, or 120 fps in slow motion mode that records in 720p. The camera also supports a burst mode and has an LED flash. Unlike the 5th generation version, the rear camera of the 6th generation iPod touch is devoid of sapphire crystal lenses. The front camera is unchanged from the previous generation, a 1.2 MP sensor and can record video up to 720p. This is the first iPod touch available with 128GB of storage, partially filling the void left by the iPod Classic that offered 160GB of storage when it was removed.
The exterior design of the sixth-generation iPod touch is largely identical to that of its predecessor, with the exception of the iPod touch Loop button, which was removed. It is available in silver, gold, gray space, pink, blue and a Product Red version that is only available on the Apple Store and on the Apple Online Store, although the hue of each color is slightly different from that of the generation former.
The sixth generation iPod touch comes with a Lightning Charging cable. This model also comes with the EarPods without remote and microphone. This iPod touch is compatible with the $ 159 Apple Wireless AirPods announced at the Apple Special Event of September 7, 2016 and released late December 2016.
Nate Ralph of CNET praised the quality of the device, noting the exceptional performance of the iPod touch, but criticized it for its average battery, its small screen and considered it “largely redundant” compared to smartphones and smartphones. tablets. Sascha Segan of PCMag also noted about poor battery life, but said that iPod touch is still the best option for anyone who would prefer a portable media player that does not force you into an intimate relationship with a cellular transporter.