Finally, the new i Pod touch runs i OS 6, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system in all its glory, which means that both Panorama – a new mode for taking panoramic photos, and Siri, Apple's intelligent voice-activated personal assistant, are available here.
Note: neither of these two features work on a i Pod touch 4th Generation running i OS 6. The new i Sight camera lets you take your best shots. When you see the new i Pod touch for the first time, you won't believe your eyes.
Facebook integration gives you plenty to post about. But when you hold it in your hand - that's when you get how unbelievable it is.
Using Your i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod Using i Tunes Community Q&A Apple releases frequent updates for the i Phone, i Pad, and i Pod touch.
These updates range from small security updates to full-blown revisions of the operating system.
It is recommended to install the latest available updates to keep your i Phone secure and get access to the latest features.
In an age where your phone can hold all the music you own you may be wondering why you might still need an i Pod touch 5th Generation.
The answer is that the i Pod touch is not just an i Pod anymore.
While Apple still sells the old fashioned i Pod Classic and has just rebooted with the i Pod nano 7th Generation, the i Pod touch has taken over as the champion of the i Pod brand – it's essentially a media player par excellence that has morphed into a handheld gaming console thanks to the sheer number of excellent, and very cheap, games available via the App Store.
It's this gaming and app angle that really gives the touch its raison d'être.
If you can't afford the premium tariffs that the i Phone attracts and you still want to take advantage of the thousands apps that Apple's App Store holds then the i Pod touch is your cheapest route to entry.
The latest i Pod touch 5th Generation takes the best features of the i Phone 5, like the taller 640x1136 pixel, 4-inch screen and the i OS 6 software update with Siri, and adds a few little quirks of its own, like a choice of coloured backs (black, grey, pink, yellow, blue and a sixth Product Red) and a new strap called an 'i Pod touch loop'.
Along the way the camera has been upgraded to an i Sight camera with a built-in flash that's capable of 1080p video recording and the processor has been upped to a dual-core A5 chip, giving it twice the processing power of the previous single-core A4 chip.
Both the screen size and the faster processor are important for gaming, but more of that later. The new 5th gen is available only in 32GB and 64GB flavours.