iPod Touch (7th generation)

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IPod Touch
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Pink iPod touch 6th generation.svg
The iPod touch (7th Generation), in Pink
DeveloperApple, Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn
Product familyiPod
Release dateMay 28, 2019; 2 months ago (2019-05-28)
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 12.3
Current: iOS 12.4, released July 22, 2019 (2019-07-22)
System-on-chip usedApple A10 Fusion
Apple M10 motion coprocessor
CPU2.34 GHz 64-bit quad-core (two used), (underclocked to 1.64 GHz)[1]
Memory2 GB LPDDR4 RAM[2]
Storage32, 128, or 256 GB flash memory
Display4 in (100 mm) 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
GraphicsCustom Imagination PowerVR (Series 7XT) GT7600 Plus (hexa-core)[3]
Input
Multi-touch touchscreen
Volume buttons
Microphone
Built-in speaker
Voice control
3-axis gyroscope
3-axis accelerometer
M10 motion coprocessor
Camera
Connectivity
Dimensions123.4 mm (4.86 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
6.1 mm (0.24 in) D
Mass88 g (3.1 oz)
PredecessoriPod Touch (6th generation)
Related articlesiPhone 5S
iPhone SE
Websitewww.apple.com/ipod-touch/

The seventh-generation iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as the iPod touch, and colloquially known as the iPod touch 7G, iPod touch 7, or iPod touch (2019)) is a multipurpose handheld device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-based user interface. It is the successor to the iPod Touch (6th generation), becoming the first major update to the iPod touch since 2015. It was released on the online Apple Store on May 28, 2019.

Features[edit]

Software[edit]

The seventh-generation iPod touch features iOS, Apple's mobile operating system. The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its Multi-Touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device (one common result is the undo command) or rotating it vertically (one common result is switching from portrait to landscape mode).

The seventh-generation iPod touch was introduced on May 28, 2019 running the latest iOS version 12.3.1. It can play music, movies, television shows, audiobooks, and podcasts and can sort its media library by songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists, genres, composers, podcasts, audiobooks, and compilations. Scrolling is achieved by swiping a finger across the screen. Alternatively, headset controls can be used to pause, play, skip, and repeat tracks. However, the EarPods that come with the seventh-generation iPod touch do not include a remote or microphone. The Voice Control feature can also be used to identify a track, play songs in a playlist or by a specific artist, or create a Genius playlist.

The Apple A10 system-on-chip in the seventh-generation iPod touch enables more advanced features than its predecessors. This includes ARKit applications, and the Group FaceTime functionality.[5]

Hardware[edit]

The seventh-generation iPod touch features the Apple A10 processor and M10 motion coprocessor.[4] This is the same processor used in the Apple iPhone 7 and the Apple iPad (2018). However, it is underclocked to 1.64 GHz from 2.34 GHz and only uses two of the four cores, making the iPod Touch weaker than the other devices with the same chip. The seventh-generation iPod touch features the same front and rear camera systems as the sixth-generation device. This includes a 8MP rear facing camera, capable of recording video in 1080p resolution 30fps, and slow-motion video in 720p at 120fps. The camera also supports different photo features, such as burst photos, HDR photos, and panoramic photos. The front facing camera is a FaceTime HD camera capable of taking photos at 1.2MP, and recording video in 720p at 30fps. This camera also features auto HDR for video recordings, and burst photo capabilities.[4] This device is the first iPod touch to come in a 256 GB storage option— the highest capacity ever offered on an iPod, surpassing the 160GB capacity of the sixth-generation iPod Classic, which was discontinued in 2014.

Accessories[edit]

The seventh-generation iPod touch ships with Apple EarPods, and an Apple Lightning to USB charging cable.[4] The device also supports the Apple AirPods, and EarPods with Lightning Connector.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Hara, Andrew (May 29, 2019). "2019 iPod touch: First look, initial impressions, & benchmarks". AppleInsider. Quiller Media, Inc. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  2. ^ O'Hara, Andrew (May 29, 2019). "2019 iPod touch: First look, initial impressions, & benchmarks". AppleInsider. Quiller Media, Inc. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Sohail, Omar (December 2, 2016). "Apple A10 Fusion Is Definitely Fast, But Its GPU Bit Is a Whole New Story". Wccftech. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Apple Inc. "Apple - iPod touch - Technical Specifications". Apple Inc. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "New iPod touch delivers even greater performance". Apple Newsroom. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

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Preceded by
iPod Touch (6th generation)
iPod Touch (7th generation)
2019-present
Succeeded by
None; latest model