Apple unveiled the 5th generation iPod Touch on September 12, 2012. Improvements include a...

Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation

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4/5,
  • Apple unveiled the 5th generation iPod Touch on September 12, 2012. Improvements include a 4-inch screen, IPS display, support for recording 1080p video and panoramic still photos via the rear camera, Apple's A5 chip, and support for Apple's Siri.

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  1. Redcarmoose
    4.5/5,
    "Flat Response And Beautiful User Interface "
    Pros - Robust High Volume Output
    Cons - Price VS Song Holding Capacity
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/apple/ipod-touch-5g/audio-quality.htm

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    The 16GB Apple IPod Touch 5 Generation Player
    5th gen: 800 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
    512MB RAM-DRAM [1]



    iPod Touch (5th Generation) in Blue
    Developer Apple Inc.
    Manufacturer Apple Inc.
    Product family iPod
    Type Handheld PC
    Release date
    October 11, 2012
    Retail availability October 11, 2012 - July 15, 2015
    Discontinued July 15, 2015
    Operating system Original: iOS 6.0
    Current: iOS 9.3.5, Released August 25, 2016
    System-on-chip used Dual-core Apple A5
    CPU ARM Dual-core Cortex-A9 Apple A5 1 Ghz (underclocked to 800 MHz)
    Memory 512 MB DRAM[1]
    Storage 16, 32 or 64 GB flash memory
    Display
    4 in (100 mm) diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio),
    multi-touch display,
    LED backlit IPS TFT LCD,
    1136×640 px at 326 PPI
    800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 500 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on value=150+

    front
    Graphics PowerVR SGX543MP2
    Input
    Multi-touch touchscreen display
    Volume buttons
    Microphone
    Built-in speaker
    voice control
    3-axis gyroscope
    3-axis Accelerometer
    Camera
    Rear: 5 MP back-side illuminated sensor[2]
    HD video recording 1080p up to 30 frames/s with audio
    Aperture f/2.4
    Facial recognition (stills only)
    Panorama
    Front: FaceTime HD camera with 1.2 MP
    HD video recording 720p up to 30 frames/s with audio
    Connectivity
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (802.11n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Passbook - iOS 8 and below, Wallet - iOS 9 only
    Dimensions 123.4 mm (4.86 in) H
    58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
    6.1 mm (0.24 in) D
    Weight 88 g (3.1 oz)
    Predecessor iPod Touch (4th generation)
    Successor iPod Touch (6th generation)
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    As expected, the iPod Touch 5G's response is ruler-flat.
    It Just Does Not Get Better Than This
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    What can I say, I'm no DAP expert but have owned my share of players over the years. I purchased the 1st Touch when it came out in 2007. I own the Apple IPod Video and"Mini", The Nano, The Shuffle, The IPad 3 and the IPad Retina Mini. After using all I believe the Touch 5th Generation is the loudest and sounds the best. These improvements have been incremental and only become drastic when doing a side by side test with the 2007, 1st Generation IPod Touch. After all is said and done I truly believe in Ken Rockwell's ruler flat graphs. So as far as sound quality the power is there, as well as a perfect user interface.

    This review will go into not only the music DAP aspect but also the extras you get which can dramatically improve the user experience in daily use.


    Physical Benefits:
    1) Large Retina High Contrast Display
    2) Extra Sensitive Touch Screen
    3) Super Thin Form Factor
    4) Extra Side Mounted Physical Volume Buttons Always Accessible
    5) Long Battery Life And High Power Output In Small Package
    6) Robust Build Quality On Every Level
    7) High Quality Tight Construction
    8) Retina Contrast Values
    8) Multi-Angle Visibility And Clarity
    9) Multiple Button Interface
    10) Device Runs Cool 100% Of The Time


    User Interface Benefits And Software Advantages:
    1) Easy Fast Daily Lag-proof Operation
    2) Easy To Use Spectrum Of Software
    3) Multiprogram Menus And Consistent Updates
    4) Small Incremental Touch Screen Infinite Volume Adjustments
    5) Super Fast On And Off
    6) Album Art And Song And Album Information Indexing
    7) Play-list Indexing
    8) Online Video Controls
    9) Additional Playback Software Choices
    10) High Contrast Legibility In Bright Light
    11) Easy Song Loading and Data Base Management

    Sound Quality Improvement:
    1) High Output Response
    2) Flat Response Which Shows As Color Free
    3) Interfaces With Bluetooth and Digital Cables Integrating With Home Use
    4) FLAC Play-ability at 16bit And 44.1 kHz Quality
    5) Impedance Matching With A Wide Variety Of IEMs and Headphones
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    I still can't believe these are not more popular at Head-Fi?
    Just the above traits make the 5 Generation Touch a perfect DAP in so many ways. Just the fast easy to read display and no lag response is very hard to beat even for the price. Combine the daily use with a no-nonsense flat response and you have a player which goes a long way to be in use with all your favorite headphones and IEMs. Combine long battery life and fast recharging and media import rates for simple and fun daily use. Combine the above with low weight and small form factor "stack-less" front shirt pocket mobility.


    In so many ways that the IPod Touch just becomes a lifestyle. The fact it goes with so many different headphones and IEMs showing it's character free signature to be compatible with almost everything.

    Apple has lost a large share of Head-Fi users after the introduction of HD portable playback and portable sound quality increases. Still the IPod Touch today is unbeatable as a file player for use alone or with DAC amplified products. Even by itself it offers a way to go which is both high quality and simple. Any noted drawbacks would be refusing to use extra flash cards to increase storage capacity and libraries. It's power in many ways is limited when in direct comparison to extra portable high power amplifiers. Still as an all and one portable device it's size and weight make it special and of exceptional ease of use.

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    iPod touch (5th generation) - Technical Specifications
    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)1
    Capacity2
    * 32GB
    * 64GB
    Wireless3
    * 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
    * Bluetooth 4.0
    * Maps: Location-based service4
    Display
    * 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
    * Retina display
    * 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch
    * 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
    * 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
    * Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
    Camera, Photos, and Video
    * 5-megapixel iSight camera
    * Autofocus
    * Tap to focus video or still images
    * Backside illumination
    * Hybrid IR filter
    * Five-element lens
    * LED flash
    * ƒ/2.4 aperture
    * Face detection
    * Panorama
    * HDR
    * HD video recording (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
    * FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
    * Video stabilization
    * Tap to control exposure for video or stills
    * Photo and video geotagging over Wi-Fi
    Input and Output
    * Lightning connector
    * 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
    * Built-in speaker
    * Microphone
    External Buttons and Connectors
    * External Buttons and Controls

    * Connectors and Input/Output

    Power and Battery5
    * Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    * Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
    * Video playback time: Up to 8 hours when fully charged
    * Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours
    Audio Playback
    * Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    * Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
    * User-configurable maximum volume limit
    TV and Video
    * H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 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
    * AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
    * AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
    Headphones
    * Apple EarPods

    Sensors
    * Three-axis gyro
    * Accelerometer
    System Requirements
    * Apple ID (required for some features)
    * Internet access
    * Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
    * Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    * PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    * iTunes 10.7 or later6 (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
    * Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
    Languages
    Language Support
English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
    Keyboard Support
English (U.S.), English (Australian), English (Canadian), English (UK), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Stroke), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
    Dictionary Support
English (U.S.), English (Australian), English (Canadian), English (UK), Chinese - Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese - Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Stroke), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
    Siri Languages
English (U.S., UK, Canada, Australia), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)
    In the Box
    * iPod touch
    * iPod touch loop
    * Apple EarPods
    * Lightning to USB Cable
    * Quick Start guide
    Accessories
    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
Connect your current accessories to iPod touch using this adapter. 
    Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
    Plug your Apple power adapter into most electrical outlets around the world. 
    Other Accessories
    * Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)
    * Lightning to USB Cable
    * AppleCare Protection Plan
    * Apple USB Power Adapter
    * Apple EarPods
    See more accessories in the Apple Online Store
    iPod touch and the Environment
    Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more
    iPod touch embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce 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. Apple Product Environmental Reports detail the environmental attributes of our products.
    Recycling
Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your iPod touch.

    1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
    2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
    3. Internet access required; broadband recommended; fees may apply.
    4. 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.
    5. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2012 using preproduction iPod touch 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 (256-Kbps AAC); video content was purchased from the iTunes Store. iPod units were associated to a Wi-Fi network; all other settings were default. 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 (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.
    6. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
    Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.
    Last Modified: Aug 2, 2016

    "Oh, and one last tidbit!"
    "The size of the screen in relation to form factor is magnificent!"
    "Nothing like it, as far as ergonomics go."

    Display
    4 in (100 mm) diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio),
    multi-touch display,
    LED backlit IPS TFT LCD,
    1136×640 px at 326 PPI
    800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 500 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on value=150+
  2. dasher5000
    4.5/5,
    "great device"
    Good product
  3. MarcadoStalker7
    4.5/5,
    "."
    Pros - .
    Cons - .
    Head-Fi SUCKS. Sacudime la nutria Jude!!!:)

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