iPod touch (5th generation)

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iPod touch (5th generation) (Model A1421)
iPod touch (5th generation) (Model A1509)


There are two variants.

Hardware differences between the two are almost nonexistent (i.e. they're almost identical). The name used in firmware is iPod5,1.

On 26 June 2014, Apple refreshed model the iPod touch (5th generation) (A1421) to add a 16 GB model with the iSight camera included, discontinuing the iPod touch (5th generation) (A1509) in the process.

Application Processor

The iPod touch (5th generation) makes use of the Apple A5 SoC.

Latest compatible iOS Version

iOS 9.3.5 (13G36) is the latest version supported on iPod touch (5th generation). iOS 10 is not supported.


The iPod touch (5th generation) makes use of the BCM4334 for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi communication.

Common Specifications

  • Display: 4.0" 1136x640 LED-backlit IPS display at 326 ppi (Retina Display)
  • Size: 4.86 inches (123.4 mm) (height) x 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) (width) x 0.24 inches (6.1 mm) (depth)
  • Battery: 40 hours of audio, 8 hours of video
  • RAM: 512 MB DRAM
  • Voice Assistant: Siri
  • Front camera: 1.2 MP photos and 720p videos at 30 FPS
  • Connector: Lightning Connector