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In basic terms, the original Apple iPod touch (1st Gen) effectively is an iPhone without the "phone", EDGE support, integrated camera, and Bluetooth capabilities, although software originally was comparatively limited as well.
Like the iPhone, it features a "multi-touch" sensitive 3.5" display with 320x480 resolution -- albeit a lower quality one -- an accelerometer that allows the device to "know" whether it is being held in portrait or landscape mode and switch automatically, an ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness, and built-in support for Wi-Fi (802.11b/g). Storage includes 8 GB, 16 GB, or beginning February 5, 2008, 32 GB of flash memory.
Bundled sotware includes a version of the Safari web browser, YouTube, calendar, contacts, clock, and calculator applications, as well as the same audio, photo, and video functionality (it originally lacked the phone, e-mail, text, stocks, maps, weather, and notes applications from the iPhone, but beginning January 15, 2008, Apple began selling the Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather, and Notes applications for US$19.99, and on February 5, 2008, began including these applications with all models).
The iPod touch uses a slightly thinner and shorter design that is quite similar to the original iPhone, but the outer "trim" surrounding the display is black instead of silver, the headphone jack is on the bottom -- and not recessed -- and it lacks a speaker and microphone. Battery life is 22 hours for music playback and 5 hours for video playback.
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|Introduction Date:||September 5, 2007*||Discontinued Date:||September 9, 2008|
|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.
*32 GB model added to the line up on February 5, 2008.
Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2007.
|Processors:||1||Geekbench 2 (32):||137|
|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 iPod1,1 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.
|Geekbench 3 (SC):||N/A||Geekbench 3 (MC):||N/A|
|Details:||The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this iPod touch. 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 iPod1,1 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.
|Processor Speed:||400 MHz||Processor Type:||Samsung ARM*|
|Details:||*Apple provides no information on the processor used in the iPod touch models, but it uses an Apple branded processor, believed to be a Samsung ARM running at 400 MHz. For more information, please refer to the disassembly "guide" from the always excellent iFixIt.|
|Onboard RAM:||128 MB*||Storage Capacity:||8, 16, 32 GB|
|Details:||*Apple provides no information regarding the RAM used in the iPod touch, but software analysis has confirmed it has 128 MB of RAM.|
|Song Capacity:||1750, 3500, 7000||Photo Capacity:||10,000, 20,000, 25,000|
|Details:||Apple reports that the 8 GB model can hold "up to" 1750 songs, the 16 GB model "up to" 3500 songs, and the 32 GB model "up to" 7000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". Likewise, the 8 GB model can hold as many as 10,000 photos, the 16 GB model can hold as many as 20,000 photos, and the 32 GB model can hold as many as 25,000 photos.
Additionally, Apple reports that the 8 GB model can hold "up to" 10 hours of video, the 16 GB model "up to" 20 hours of video, and the 32 GB model "up to" 40 hours of video.
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge||Firewire Support:||None|
|Details:||The original iPod touch is capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector, but it cannot sync or charge via Firewire "400".
The original iPod touch also does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer, although third-party software -- like that from site sponsor TouchCopy -- is available.
|Connectivity:||USB, Audio*||Ports:||Dock, Headphone*|
|Details:||*The iPod touch supports video out via the dock connector port like the iPod classic (6G) models. Annoyingly, video out is only available while using an Apple cable, an Apple dock or another accessory with an "Apple Authentication" chip.|
|Case Type:||Handheld||Form Factor:||iPod 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?
|Built-in Display:||3.5" Color||Display Resolution:||320x480 (163 ppi)|
|Details:||The iPod touch has a 3.5" 320 by 480 at 163 ppi resolution display.|
|Standard Wireless:||802.11b/g||Standard Bluetooth:||None|
|Details:||The iPod touch has built-in wi-fi (802.11b/g) capabilities.|
|Details:||The iPod touch does not have mobile phone capabilities or an integrated camera.|
|Battery Type:||Lithium Ion||Battery Life (Music):||22 Hours|
|Details:||The iPod touch provides an Apple-estimated 22 hours of battery life for music playback and 5 hours for video playback.
Site sponsor Other World Computing has replacement batteries that are higher capacity than the stock models as well as cases, headphones, speakers, and other accessories.
|Battery Life (Photos):||N/A||Battery Life (Video):||5 Hours|
|Details:||Apple does not provide estimated battery life for photo playback or web browsing, but does estimate "up to" 5 hours of video playback.|
|Apple Order No:||MA623LL/A*||Apple Subfamily:||iPod touch|
|Details:||*MA623LL/A is the order number assigned to the original 8 GB configuration and MA627LL/A refers to the original 16 GB configuration. On February 5, 2008, Apple added new software to the 8 GB and 16 GB versions and changed the model numbers to MA623LL/B and MA627LL/B, respectively. The 32 GB model introduced February 5, 2008 was assigned model number MB376LL/A.|
|Apple Model No:||A1213 (EMC N/A)||Model ID:||iPod1,1|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers can refer to more than one model, but in this case, they can uniquely identify the original iPod touch.
Also see: All iPod touch models with the A1213 Model Number, the N/A EMC Number, and the iPod1,1 Model Identifier.
|Pre-Installed OS:||iPhone OS 1.0*||Maximum OS:||iPhone OS 3.1.3|
|Details:||*Apple originally provided no official information about the operating system that the iPod touch used, but it originally was identified as a version of "OS X" distinct from Mac OS X. On March 17, 2009, upon unveiling a developer's preview of the third version of the operating system, Apple started referring to it as the "iPhone OS" and on June 7, 2010, Apple changed the name again to simply "iOS". This model is not capable of running versions of the operating system beyond iPhone OS 3.1.3.|
|Dimensions:||4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31||Avg. Weight:||4.2 oz. (120 g)|
|Details:||In inches - height by width by depth (110 x 61.8 x 8 mm).|
|Mac Support:||Mac OS X 10.4.10||Windows Support:||Windows XP SP2/Vista|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod touch is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X 10.4.10 or later, and iTunes 7.4 or later."
It is compatible with a "PC with USB 2.0, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, and iTunes 7.4 or later."
|Audio Support:||Apple reports that the iPod touch supports "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."|
|Photo Support:||Apport reports that the iPod touch syncs iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".|
|Video Support:||Apple reports that the iPod touch supports "H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats."|
|Incl. Accessories:||Shipped with "earphones, [a] USB cable, dock adapter, polishing cloth, and stand."|
|Original Price:||US$299, US$399||Est. Current Retail:||US$30-US$80|
|Details:||The original 8 GB iPod touch was offered for US$299, the 16 GB was US$399, and the 32 GB introduced February 5, 2008 was US$499.
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).
Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
Global original prices for the iPod touch (Original/1st Gen) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.
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Original Prices - North America
|Canada:||C$329, C$449, C$519||United States:||US$299, US$399|
Original Prices - Europe
|Austria:||N/A||Belgium:||Ôø299, Ôø399, Ôø459|
|Denmark:||DKK 2299, 2999||Finland:||Ôø309, Ôø409|
|France:||Ôø309, Ôø409, Ôø469||Germany:||Ôø299, Ôø399, Ôø459|
|Ireland:||N/A||Italy:||Ôø299, Ôø399, Ôø459|
|Netherlands:||Ôø299, Ôø399, Ôø459||Norway:||NOK 2.490, 3.290, 3.790|
|Portugal:||Ôø289, Ôø389, Ôø449||Spain:||Ôø289, Ôø389, Ôø449|
|Sweden:||SEK 2.895, 3.795, 4.495||Switzerland:||CHF 469, 649, 839|
|United Kingdom:||Ôø199, Ôø269, Ôø329|
Original Prices - Asia
|Japan:||Ôø36,800, Ôø48,800, Ôø59,800||Singapore:||N/A|
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
|Australia:||A$419, A$549, A$629||New Zealand:||NZ$479, NZ$649, NZ$749|
Ten of the most popular Q&As about the iPod line follow.