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Apple iPod touch (6th Gen, 2015) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB Specs

Identifiers: 6th Gen - MKH42LL/A* - iPod7,1 - A1574 - 2899*

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Apple iPod touch 6th GenWith a quick glance at the iPod touch 6th Gen models and the previous iPod touch 5th Gen models, it would be easy to confuse them for one another, but the iPod touch 6th Gen is a very different beast internally.

The iPod touch 6th Gen models each have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS "retina" display with a 1136x640 native resolution (326 ppi), dual cameras -- an 8 megapixel rear "iSight" camera with LED flash that can shoot 1080p video and a front-facing 1.2 megapixel "FaceTime HD" 720p camera -- and support for Bluetooth 4.1, and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi in addition to the expected AirPlay, Siri, music, photo, video playback, and iOS app functionality.

Internally, this model is powered by a 1.1 GHz dual-core A8 processor and it has 1 GB of RAM and the option of 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash storage. Battery life is an Apple-estimated 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video playback.

The iPod touch 6th Gen models use aluminum "unibody" cases available in six different color choices -- a dark "space gray," gold, silver, hot pink, blue, and red. The "space gray" option has a black glass front whereas the other five color options have white glass fronts.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPod touch 5th Generation (A1421/A1509) and the iPod touch 6th Generation (A1574)?
  • What are all the differences between the iPod touch 6th Generation and the iPhone 6?

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July 15, 2015 N/A
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 2015.
1 (2 Cores) 2004
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 iPod7,1 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.
N/A N/A
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 iPod7,1 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.
1.1 GHz* Apple A8*
Details: *Apple reports that the iPod touch 6th Gen has a dual core "A8 chip with 64-bit architecture" as well as an "M8 motion coprocessor." Apple does not specify clockspeed or the number of cores, although the third-party Geekbench benchmarking app was the first to determine that the A8 processor has dual cores and runs around 1.1 GHz. AnandTech determined that the graphics processor is a four core PowerVR GX6450, just like the iPhone 6. The iPod touch 6th Gen also has a three-axis gyroscope and an accelerometer.
1 GB* 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
Details: *Apple provides no information regarding the RAM used in the iPod touch models, but software analysis and physical inspection has determined that the iPod touch 6th Gen has 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM onboard.
3500, 7000, 14,000, 28,000 20,000
Details: Apple no longer provides an estimated song or photo capacity for the iPod models, however, using Apple's former criteria "based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding," the iPod touch 6th Gen models can hold roughly 3500, 7000, 14,000, or 28,000 songs, respectively for the 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB options.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPod touch 6th Gen is capable of charging and syncing by USB via the Lightning connector. It does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.
USB, Audio Lightning, Headphone
Details: The iPod touch (6th Gen) models have a "Lightning" port that connects to a computer via USB.
Handheld iPod touch 6th Gen
Details: N/A
Colors Multi-touch
Details: Aluminum "unibody" cases with a glass front offered in six different color choices -- a dark "space gray," gold, silver, hot pink, blue, and red. The "space gray" option has a black glass front whereas all other color options have white glass fronts.

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?
4" Color 1136x640 (326 ppi)
Details: All iPod touch (6th Gen) models have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS display with a 1136x640 native resolution at 326 ppi. Apple also reports a 800:1 typical contrast ratio and a 500 cd/m2 typical brightness.
802.11a/b/g/n/ac 4.1
Details: The iPod touch (6th Gen) supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 4.1.
None 8 Megapixels*
Details: *These iPod touch 6th Gen models have dual cameras. The rear 8 megapixel "iSight" camera with LED flash supports HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio), tap to focus while recording, Slo-mo video (120 FPS), time-lapse, cinematic video stabilization, 3x zoom, and video geotagging over Wi-Fi. It has a f/2.4 aperture and also sports autofocus, backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter, and a five-element lens. The front "FaceTime HD" camera has a f/2.2 aperture and takes 1.2 megapixel photos and HD video (720p HD). It has a backside illumination sensor, auto HDR for photos and videos, burst mode, exposure control, a timer mode, and more.
Lithium Ion 40 Hours
Details: The iPod touch 6th Gen models officially provide an Apple-estimated 40 hours of battery life for music playback and 8 hours for video playback.

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N/A 8 Hours
Details: Apple does not provide estimated battery life for photo playback or web browsing, but does estimate "up to" 8 hours of video playback.
MKH42LL/A* 6th Gen
Details: *MKH42LL/A is the order number for the iPod touch 6th Gen in silver with 16 GB of storage. Also in silver, with 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of storage, respectively, the order numbers are MKHX2LL/A, MKHJ2LL/A, and MKWR2LL/A. In gold, with 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MKH02LL/A, MKHT2LL/A, MKHC2LL/A, and MKWM2LL/A. In space gray, with 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MKH62LL/A, MKJ02LL/A, MKHL2LL/A, and MKWU2LL/A. In hot pink, with 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MKGX2LL/A, MKHQ2LL/A, MKGW2LL/A, and MKWK2LL/A. In blue, with 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MKH22LL/A, MKHV2LL/A, MKHE2LL/A, and MKWP2LL/A. Finally, in (PRODUCT) RED, with 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MKH82LL/A, MKJ22LL/A, MKHN2LL/A, and MKWW2LL/A.
A1574 (EMC 2899*) iPod7,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers can refer to more than one model, but can be used to uniquely identify the iPod touch 6th Gen. The EMC number is not externally located and cannot be used readily for identification.

Also see: All iPod touch models with the A1574 Model Number, the 2899* EMC Number, and the iPod7,1 Model Identifier.
iOS 8.4 (12H143) Current*
Details: This model is fully supported by the last version of iOS 9. It is supported by the current version of iOS 10, as well, although it does not support the Raise to Wake, Rich Notifications, or Ride-Booking features.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models support iOS 10? Do some models "partially" support iOS 10? Which ones?
4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 3.10 oz. (88 g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (123.4 mm x 58.6 mm x 6.1 mm).
OS X 10.7.5 Windows 7
Details: If syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC is desired, the iPod touch 6th Gen models require a Mac running OS X 10.7.5 or later or a PC running Windows 7 or later and iTunes 12.2 or later.
Apple reports that the iPod touch 6th 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 6th Gen supports "H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 4.1 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; 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."
The iPod touch 6th Gen models ship with "Earpods" (headphones, A1471) and a Lightning to USB cable.

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US$199, US$249, US$299, US$399* US$199, US$249, US$299, US$399*
Details: *All colors are the same price. Pricing varies only by capacity. 16 GB is US$199, 32 GB is US$249, 64 GB is US$299, and 128 GB is US$399.

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Global original prices for the iPod touch (6th Gen, 2015) 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$249, C$299, C$369, C$499 R$1.429, R$1.779, R$2.099, R$2.699
MXN $3699, $4599, $5499, $7499 US$199, US$249, US$299, US$399*

Original Prices - Europe

€239, €289, €349, €469 €229, €279, €339, €449
DKK 1,749, 2,199, 2,649, 3,499 €239, €289, €349, €469
€239, €289, €369, €489 €229, €279, €339, €449
€239, €289, €349, €469 €239, €289, €349, €469
€221,43, €269,78, €327,80, €434,15 €229, €279, €339, €449
NOK 2.090, 2.590, 3.090, 3.990 €239, €299, €369, €489
€229, €279, €339, €449 SEK 2.295, 2.895, 3.495, 4.495
CHF 229, 279, 329, 449 £159, £199, £249, £329

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 1,498, 1,898, 2,298, 2,988 HK$1,588, HK$1,988, HK$2,388, HK$3,188
Rs 18,900, 22,900, 26,900 Rp 2,999,000, 3,799,000, 4,599,000, 5,999,000
¥24,800, ¥29,800, ¥36,800, ¥48,800 KRW 279,000, 329,000, 389,000, 499,000
RM 779, 979, 1,179, 1,599 PHP 12,590, 15,590, 18,590, 24,990
S$278, S$348, S$398, S$588 NT$6,790, NT$8,290, NT$9,890, NT$12,990
THB 7,200, 8,900, 10,900, 14,500 VND 6,999,000, 8,799,000, 10,499,000, 13,999,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$279, A$349, A$419, A$579 NZ$349, NZ$429, NZ$499, NZ$679


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