IPod Touch

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The iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as iPod touch) is a brand of iOS-based all-purpose mobile devices designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-controlled user interface.wikipedia
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IOS

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The iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as iPod touch) is a brand of iOS-based all-purpose mobile devices designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-controlled user interface.
It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, and iPod Touch; it also powered the iPad prior to the introduction of iPadOS in 2019.

IOS version history

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iPhone OS 2.0, released on July 11, 2008, introduced the App Store, which allowed third-party applications for the first time.
iOS is a mobile operating system, developed by Apple Inc. for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and HomePod.

Apple Inc.

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The iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as iPod touch) is a brand of iOS-based all-purpose mobile devices designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-controlled user interface.
Apple would achieve widespread success with its iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad products, which introduced innovations in mobile phones, portable music players, and personal computers respectively.

App Store (iOS)

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iPhone OS 2.0, released on July 11, 2008, introduced the App Store, which allowed third-party applications for the first time. Apple operates an online store, allowing users to buy and directly download music, videos and third-party software. With this account one may download music and videos from the iTunes Store, apps from the App Store, or books from the iBook store.
Apps can be downloaded on the iPhone smartphone, the iPod Touch handheld computer, or the iPad tablet computer, and some can be transferred to the Apple Watch smartwatch or 4th-generation or newer Apple TVs as extensions of iPhone apps.

Portable media player

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Similarly to an iPhone, it can be used as a music player, digital camera, web browser, note-logger, and handheld gaming device.
In 2007, Apple introduced the iPod Touch, the first iPod with a multi-touch screen.

IPod

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The iPod Touch is currently the only product in Apple's iPod product line, following the discontinuation of the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle on July 27, 2017. The fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the iPod touch both feature a new dock connector, called "Lightning", which replaces the 30-pin dock connector on older iPhone, iPad and iPod models.
Apple introduced a new 8-pin dock connector, named Lightning, on September 12, 2012 with their announcement of the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod Touch, and the seventh-generation iPod Nano, which all feature it.

IPod Touch (5th generation)

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An exception was the fifth generation, in which the low-end (16 GB) model was initially sold without a rear-facing camera. iOS 6, which was released on September 19, 2012 to the fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch models, contains 200 new features including Passbook, Facebook integration and Apple Maps. Starting with the 4th generation iPod Touch, a camera and microphone were added, and starting with the 5th generation iPod Touch, support for AirDrop and an LED flash were added. The fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the iPod touch both feature a new dock connector, called "Lightning", which replaces the 30-pin dock connector on older iPhone, iPad and iPod models.
The fifth-generation iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as the iPod touch, and colloquially known as the iPod Touch 5G or iPod Touch 5) was unveiled at Apple's media event alongside the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012, and was released on October 11, 2012.

Apple Books

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iOS 4.0, released on June 21, 2010, introduced iBooks, FaceTime, and multitasking. With this account one may download music and videos from the iTunes Store, apps from the App Store, or books from the iBook store.
It was announced, under the name iBooks, in conjunction with the iPad on January 27, 2010, and was released for the iPhone and iPod Touch in mid-2010, as part of the iOS 4 update.

FaceTime

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iOS 4.0, released on June 21, 2010, introduced iBooks, FaceTime, and multitasking.
Support for the fourth generation iPod Touch (the first model of iPod Touch equipped with cameras) was announced in conjunction with the device's release on September 8, 2010.

Siri

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Apple limited some features, most notably the voice control system Siri, to the iPhone.
Siri has since become an integral part of Apple's products, having been adapted into other hardware devices over the years, including newer iPhone models, as well as iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, AirPods, Apple TV, and HomePod.

ITunes Store

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With this account one may download music and videos from the iTunes Store, apps from the App Store, or books from the iBook store.
The iTunes Store is available on most Apple devices, including the Mac (inside the iTunes app), the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod touch, and the Apple TV, as well as on Windows (inside iTunes).

IPhone 5

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The fifth generation iPod Touch gained the ability to take panoramic photos, a feature shared with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.
At the unveiling, Apple announced the iPhone 5 and also introduced new iPod Nano and iPod Touch models.

IOS 6

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iOS 6, which was released on September 19, 2012 to the fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch models, contains 200 new features including Passbook, Facebook integration and Apple Maps.
iOS 6.1.6 was released on February 21, 2014, specifically for the 4th generation iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS, with fixes for SSL connection verification.

Apple A5

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On June 8, 2015, it was announced at the WWDC that the iPod Touch fifth generation would support iOS 9, along with other A5 Chip devices.
The A5 commercially debuted with the release of Apple's iPad 2 tablet, and also powers the iPhone 4S, iPod Touch fifth generation, Apple TV third generation, and the iPad mini first generation.

Smartphone

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It connects to the Internet only through Wi-Fi base stations, does not use cellular network data, and is therefore not a smartphone.
The iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and second or third-generation Apple TV all use iOS, which is derived from macOS.

Cydia

However, Saurik, developer of Cydia, made a tool called Cydia Impactor.
Cydia is a package manager mobile app for iOS that enables a user to find and install software not authorized by Apple on jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices.

IMessage

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In June 2011, iOS 5, the fifth major release of iOS software, was announced at Apple's WWDC 2011, which added notification, messaging and reminder features.
iMessage is accessible through the Messages app on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later, or on a Mac running OS X Mountain Lion or later.

IPod Touch (4th generation)

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Starting with the 4th generation iPod Touch, a camera and microphone were added, and starting with the 5th generation iPod Touch, support for AirDrop and an LED flash were added.
The iPod touch (4th generation) (colloquially known as the iPod Touch 4G or the iPod touch 4) was the 4th generation iPod Touch by Apple Inc.

Apple ID

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To purchase content on the iPod Touch, the user must create an Apple ID or have an existing account.
It has been reported as occurring on both iPhone and iPod Touch devices as well as in iTunes.

IPhone

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Similarly to an iPhone, it can be used as a music player, digital camera, web browser, note-logger, and handheld gaming device. The fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the iPod touch both feature a new dock connector, called "Lightning", which replaces the 30-pin dock connector on older iPhone, iPad and iPod models.
The Braille Displays for iOS program was announced by Apple coinciding with the release of the iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch (3rd Generation).

IPod Touch (6th generation)

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The fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the iPod touch both feature a new dock connector, called "Lightning", which replaces the 30-pin dock connector on older iPhone, iPad and iPod models.
The sixth-generation iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as the iPod touch, and colloquially known as the iPod touch 6G, iPod touch 6, iPod touch (2015) or iPod 6, is a multipurpose handheld device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-based user interface.

IPod Touch (7th generation)

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The fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the iPod touch both feature a new dock connector, called "Lightning", which replaces the 30-pin dock connector on older iPhone, iPad and iPod models.
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.

JailbreakMe

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Jailbreaks for the iPod Touch first surfaced a month after the first model was released in September 2007, when hackers released JailbreakMe 1.0 (also called "AppSnapp") to jailbreak iPhone OS 1.1.1.
Jailbreaking allows users to install software that is not approved by Apple on their iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad; JailbreakMe automatically includes Cydia, a package management interface that serves as an alternative to the App Store.

List of iOS devices

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The devices include the iPhone, the iPod Touch which, in design, is similar to the iPhone, but has no cellular radio or other cell phone hardware, and the iPad.

Lightning (connector)

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The fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the iPod touch both feature a new dock connector, called "Lightning", which replaces the 30-pin dock connector on older iPhone, iPad and iPod models.
Lightning is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created and designed by Apple Inc. Introduced on September 12, 2012, to replace its predecessor, the 30-pin dock connector, the Lightning connector is used to connect Apple mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods to host computers, external monitors, cameras, USB battery chargers, and other peripherals.