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Apple iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011) 8, 32, 64 GB Specs

Identifiers: 4th Gen - MC540LL/A* - iPod4,1 - A1367 - 2407

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Apple iPod touch 4th Gen, 2011The 2011 version of the iPod touch (4th Generation) is identical to the iPod touch (4th Gen), except that it was offered in white in addition to black and the entry-level model was offered at a lower price. The black configurations even share order numbers with the original iPod touch (4th Generation) models.

Like its predecessor, the iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011) resembles a "phone-less" version of the iPhone 4.

The iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011) also lacks the 3G/EDGE mobile phone networking capability, A-GPS (it does support mapping by triangulating position via Wi-Fi hotspots, though), and the digital compass, and has a lower quality roughly 0.70 megapixel rear camera without a flash, too.

Otherwise, however, the iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011) is largely similar to the iPhone 4, and includes a 3.5" 960x640 (326 ppi) "Retina display," (albeit a lower quality non-IPS one), FaceTime video calling functionality -- via Apple ID or e-mail address rather than exclusively phone numbers -- using the integrated microphone and front-facing VGA camera, iMovie editing support and 3-axis gyroscope, as well as 720p recording capability (again, using a lower-quality camera).

Like the iPhone 4, the iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011) also is powered by an Apple A4 processor but it only has 256 MB of RAM (rather than 512 MB), and 8 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage (rather than 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB like the iPhone 4). Battery life is an Apple-estimated 40 hours of playback for music and 7 hours of playback for video.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the 2010, 2011, and 2012 iPod touch 4th Generation (A1367) and the iPod touch 3rd Generation (A1318)?
  • What are all the differences between the iPod touch 4th Generation and the iPhone 4/iPhone 4S?

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October 4, 2011 September 12, 2012
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2011.
1 374
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPod4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
209 209
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPod4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1.0 GHz* Apple A4
Details: Apple provides no official information on the processor in this model, but it has the same custom ARM-based "system on a chip" as its predecessor. Apple refers to this processor as an "Apple A4" (S5L8930) and it integrates the CPU, graphics, the memory controller, and I/O functions.

*Obviously, Apple has not released the clockspeed of this processor either. However, it is of variable speed with a maximum clockspeed of 1 GHz. It commonly runs around 750 MHz to 800 MHz.
256 MB* 8, 32, 64 GB
Details: *Apple provides no information regarding the RAM used in the iPod touch models. However, software analysis has determined that this particular iPod touch has 256 MB of RAM like its predecessor.

Also see: Is it possible to add external storage to the iPod touch? How?
1750, 7000, 14,000 10,000, 40,000, 90,000
Details: Apple no longer provides an estimated song or photo capacity for the iPod models, however, the 8 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB configurations can hold up to 1750, 7000 and 14,000 songs, respectively, using Apple's former criteria "based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding."
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPod touch 4th Gen models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector, but it cannot sync or charge via Firewire "400". It does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.
USB, Audio* Dock, Headphone*
Details: *Note that this model does not support video out via the headphone jack, it only provides video out via the dock connector.
Handheld iPod touch 4th Gen
Details: N/A
Black, White Multi-touch
Details: The patented "multi-touch" interface allows one to control the functions of the system by dragging one or more fingers across the display.

Also see: How does the "multi-touch" interface introduced with the iPhone work? Who developed the "multi-touch" interface originally?
3.5" Color 960x640 (326 ppi)
Details: The iPod touch (4th Gen) models have a 3.5" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch "retina" display with a 960x640 native resolution at 326 pixels per inch (unlike the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, it is non-IPS).
802.11b/g/n* 2.1+EDR
Details: *Apple notes that this model only supports the 2.4 GHz frequency of 802.11n Wi-Fi.
None 0.7 Megapixels*
Details: *The iPod touch 4th Gen models have dual cameras. The rear camera supports HD video recording (720p up to 30 FPS with audio), and can take 960x720 still photos (roughly 0.7 megapixels). It does not have a flash or autofocus support. The front mounted camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided "FaceTime" software over a Wi-Fi network, takes VGA quality photos and video up to 30 FPS.
Lithium Ion 40 Hours
Details: The iPod touch 4th Gen models officially provide an Apple-estimated 40 hours of battery life for music playback and 7 hours for video playback.

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N/A 7 Hours
Details: Apple does not provide estimated battery life for photo playback or web browsing, but does estimate "up to" 7 hours of video playback.
MC540LL/A* 4th Gen
Details: *The black configurations of this model share the exact same order numbers as their predecessors and are identical. MC540LL/A refers to the 8 GB configuration of the 4th Generation iPod touch in black. The 32 GB and 64 GB configurations are MC544LL/A and MC547LL/A, respectively. The white versions, with 8 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of storage, are order number MD057LL/A, MD058LL/A, and MD059LL/A, respectively.
A1367 (EMC 2407) iPod4,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All iPod touch models with the A1367 Model Number, the 2407 EMC Number, and the iPod4,1 Model Identifier.
iOS 5.0 iOS 6.1.6*
Details: *This model is partially supported by iOS 6. Most notably, it does not support Maps, Siri, Panorama, and FaceTime over cellular. It is not compatible with iOS 7 or later versions of the iOS at all.

Also see: Which iPod touch models fully support iOS 6? For models that "partially" support iOS 6, which features are and are not supported?
4.4 x 2.32 x 0.28 3.56 oz. (101 g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (111.0 mm x 58.9 mm x 7.2 mm).
Mac OS X 10.5.8 Windows XP SP3/Vista
Details: Apple reports that these iPod touch models are compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, and iTunes 10.5 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with USB 2.0, Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later, and iTunes 10.5 or later."
Apple reports that the iPod touch 4th Gen models support "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
Apple reports that the iPod touch models sync iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".
Apple reports that the iPod touch 4th Gen supports "H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats, MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats, [and] Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
All iPod touch 4th Gen models shipped with earphones and a dock connector to USB cable.

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US$199, $299, $399 US$50-US$150
Details: The 8 GB configurations originally were US$199, the 32 GB configurations were US$299, and the 64 GB configurations were US$399.

Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Global original prices for the iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

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Original Prices - North & South America

C$199, C$299, C$399 R$729, R$1.079, R$1.429
MXN $3199, $4799, $6399 US$199, $299, $399

Original Prices - Europe

€199, €299, €399 €199, €299, €399
DKK 1,499, 2,249, 2,999 €209, €309, €409
€199, €299, €399 €189, €289, €389
€199, €299, €399 €199, €299, €399
€189,13, €284,18, €379,21 €189, €289, €389
NOK 1.490, 2.290, 3.090 €199, €299, €399
€189, €289, €389 SEK 1.895, 2.895, 3.895
CHF 209, 319, 429 £169, £249, £329

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 1,498, 2,298, 2,998 HK$1,588, HK$2,288, HK$3,088
Rs 13,500, 19,900, 25,900 Rp 2,499,000, 3,799,000, 4,999,000
¥16,800, ¥24,800, ¥33,800 KRW 269,000, 399,000, 549,000
RM 699, 1049, 1399 PHP 11,490, 16,990, 22,990
S$288, S$428, S$588 NT$7,490, NT$10,990, NT$14,490
THB 6,500, 9,900, 12,900 VND 6,499,000, 9,799,000, 12,999,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$219, A$329, A$439 NZ$289, NZ$429, NZ$579


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