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iPod Touch History

The iPod Touch is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, handheld game console, and Wi-Fi mobile device designed and marketed by Apple, Inc. It adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line and is the first iPod with wireless access to Apple's App Store. It also shares essentially the same hardware as the iPhone.

 

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The court case continues despite Apple winning the $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung in August on the patent-infringements. According to US District Judge Lucy H. Koh, she will consider Samsung's bid to change the verdict, or throw it out entirely, based on "allegations of juror misconduct."

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Some news about the amount of dollars involved with the patent-infringements between Apple and Samsung.

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“The foundry for the A5 is confirmed to be Samsung. Basically, we put our device in for a cross section and the images show the same contacted gate pitch and the same high-k metal gates, so we are comfortable with this conclusion,” Chipworks said.

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After a quick search, I found that the processors from the iPad 2 and the iPod Touch 5th Generation, according to this article, are almost the same found in Samsung's products. 

 

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Samsung is seeking to add the iPod Touch 5G, iPad 4, and iPad Mini to the infringement contentions now since the Apple products “were not yet available when Samsung submitted its original contentions on June 15, 2012 or its first motion to supplement its infringement contentions on October 1, 2012.”

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Samsung and Apple have some litagation issue about patent infringement.  I have not yet looked into this, but will be interesting how things end up.

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A major difference is the camera. The iPod Touch 5G has a five-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, Siri, FaceTime, and iMessage, among a few new features.

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I own the iPod Touch 5th Generation and I am happy to have a high quality camera and listen to music all in one product. 

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The latest iPod touch 5th Generation takes the best features of the iPhone 5, like the taller 640x1136 pixel, 4-inch screen and the iOS 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 'iPod touch loop'.

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From owning the first, third and now the fifth iPod Touch generation, I can say this is by far the most beautiful design and lightest iPod yet.  All I can say is that this is what fun should be when listening to your music on-the-go.

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On 09.09.09 the 8GB iPod touch received Voice Control, bundled remote earphones and a price tag of $199.

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This is the iPod Touch 3rd Generation with new features.

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The second generation touch got a built-in speaker and, crucially, App Store access.

Smaller, lighter and sleeker than the previous model, Jobs described the touch-take-two as the "funnest" iPod yet.

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By September 2008, the second generation of the iPod Touch was released.

 

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Steve Jobs has referred to the iPod Touch as the “training wheels” for the iPhone.

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In fact, it's [iPod Touch] basically an iPhone without the phone and camera - it runs OS X, has 802.11n WiFi, and is a bit smaller than the iPhone.

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The iPod Touch was first introduced on September 5, 2007.

 

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Introduced in September 2007, the iPod touch was the iPhone without the phone (or the camera, or bluetooth). In other respects, the hardware was virtually identical to the iPhone, and it used the same Operating System.

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