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Apple iPod touch 5th generation vs Apple iPod touch 4th generation

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Apple iPod touch 5th generation Remove phone

Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Apple iPod touch 4th generation Remove phone

Posted: 01 Sep 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSiOS (7.x, 6.1, 6)iOS (6.1, 6, 5.1, 5, 4.x) 
Dimensions4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 inches (123.4 x 58.6 x 6.1 mm)4.40 x 2.30 x 0.28 inches (112 x 58 x 7 mm) 
Weight3.10 oz (88 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
3.56 oz (101 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels640 x 960 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi326 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDLCD 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels0.7 megapixels 
FlashLED  
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A5Apple A4 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Single core 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX543MP2Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM256 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB64 GB 
Battery
Capacity1030 mAh930 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
SpeakersLoudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
BrowserSafariSafari 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload)  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietaryProprietary 
FeaturesUSB chargingUSB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, GyroscopeAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice recording  
Availability
Officially announced12 Sep 201201 Sep 2010 
Shopping information
AccessoriesiPod touch loop, Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable, Quick Start guide  

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