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.
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."
“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.
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.”
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.
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'.
On 09.09.09 the 8GB iPod touch received Voice Control, bundled remote earphones and a price tag of $199.
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.
Steve Jobs has referred to the iPod Touch as the “training wheels” for the iPhone.
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.
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.