With the new iPod Touch 5th generation product line, Apple is touting that the device will offer 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video playback. These are slight increases over the 4th generation iPod Touch model. The back camera has been improved to a 5-megapixel camera that is backside illuminated (aka a light), f/2.4, 5-element lense and the same sapphire crystal lens cover that will be in the iPhone 5. Note that this is a 5-megapixel camera and not the same 8-megapixel camera seen in the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5. Nevetheless, the back camera will shoot in 1080p HD. The good news is that the front camera has been dramatically improved (just like the iPhone 5) and will sport a 720p HD camera and will also support the new panorama feature and have Siri. Let’s not forget that the front screen has been upgraded to be the same wider 4″ Retina Display that the iPhone 5 is getting.
The iPod Touch will feature the dual-core A5 processor chip that is the beefiest and most powerful CPU ever to be rolled out in this line. Games should run better than ever, comporable to the iPhone 4S which has the same chip. Note that the iPhone 5 will sport the newest chip, the dual-core A6 processor. Even so, this A5 chip is pretty powerful and should run most games just fine.
For those of you that love to throw out all your old iPod accessories so you can buy new ones will love the fact that the 5th generation of iPod Touch will utilize the new Lightning connector port. This port is smaller than the old connector port and is purported to be smarter, more durable and reversible. If you want to buy an adapter so you don’t have to throw away hundreds (thousands?) of dollars worth of accessories, an Apple-made adapter can be purchased in the Apple Store for $29.
The Apple iPod Touch will go on sale on September 14th and be available online or in Apple Retail Stores.