A flash-based iPod from Apple that is essentially an iPhone without the phone. Introduced in 2007, the first iPod touch models came with up to 16GB of flash memory, later increased to 32GB and beyond. The touch broke away from the illustrious click wheel that helped make the iPod successful and replaced it with a touch screen interface and one physical button. In 2008, a thinner touch added a speaker, physical volume control and increased battery life.|
The touch Is a Computer
Version 2.0 of the operating system, available since July 2008, turned the iPod touch into a mobile computer just like the iPhone (see App Store). Except for telephone and cellular data access, almost everything people do on the iPhone can be done on the touch. Wireless access is via Wi-Fi. See iPod and iPhone.
Dual Cameras in the 4th-Generation
In 2010, the 4th-generation iPod touch made a big splash by adding front and rear cameras for stills, HD video recording and FaceTime video calling to other 4th-generation touch and iPhone 4 users. See iPhone 4.
The 4th-generation touch features video calling with other 4th-generation touches and iPhone 4s. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)