iPod touch 5G

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iPod touch 5G (Model A1421)
iPod touch 5G (Model A1509)


There are two variants.

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

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

Application Processor

The iPod touch 5G makes use of the Apple A5 SoC.


The iPod touch 5G 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 inch (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 @ 30 FPS
  • Connector: Lightning

Camera Spec Limitation

The iPod touch 5G's cameras, both front and rear camera are capable with Low Light Boost feature introduced in the iPhone 5 by Apple. But the feature is disabled by default. You can enable it by jailbreaking your iPod touch and installing the Cydia tweak called LLBiPT5, developed by PoomSmart

The camera with Low Light Boost activated will increase the maximum ISO from 640 to 1600.