iPod touch 3rd Generation Datasheet

iPod touch 3rd Gen
Source: apple.com – iPod touch 3rd Gen

The Apple iPod touch 3rd Generation is a widescreen iPod with a touch screen designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2010 as part of the iPod series. The iPod was introduced on September 9, 2009, and its price started at $299.

The third generation of the iPod touch features a 600 MHz Samsung ARM Cortex A8 processor, 3.5″ multi-touch LCD Display, 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory, 256 MB of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, accelerometer, Dock connector, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and up to 30 hours of battery life.

This iPod was discontinued on September 1, 2010, and has been replaced by the iPod touch 4th Generation. Today iPod touch 3rd Generation is 14 years old!

iPod touch 3rd Generation Details

IntroducedSeptember 9, 2009 – 14 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 1, 2010 – 13 years ago
Last Software UpdateMay 25, 2012 – 12 years ago
Time on the Market357 days (11 months)
Time of Support32 months (2 years)
Model IdentifieriPod3,1
Model NumberA1318
Order NumberMC008LL/A (32 GB)
MC011LL/A (64 GB)
Original Price$299 (32 GB)
$399 (64 GB)
Weight4.05 oz. – 114 Grams
Dimensions4.3” H x 2.4” W x 0.33″ D
10.92 cm H x 6.09 cm W x 0.83 cm D

iPod touch Tech Specs


ProcessorSamsung ARM Cortex-A8
Processor Speed833 MHz (running at 600 MHz)
Number of Cores1


Storage32 GB
64 GB


Memory256 MB LPDDR


Graphics CardPowerVR SGX535
Number of Cores1


Display3.5″ widescreen LCD Display
Resolution320 x 480
Pixel Density163 ppi


Sleep / Wake up
Volume + / –


SensorsAmbient light


Ports1 – 30-pin dock connector
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Audio InNone
Audio OutHeadphones


Audio FormatsAAC
Protected AAC
Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3)
Apple Lossless
Photo FormatsJPEG
PSD (Mac only)
Video FormatsH.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiPhone OS 3.1 / iOS 3.1
Maximum OSiOS 5.1.1
iTunesiTunes 9 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.4.10 or later
Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity789 mAh
Battery LifeVideo playback: Up to 6 hours
Audio playback: Up to 30 hours
Charge TimeAbout 4 hours
2 hours to 80%
Power AdapterCharging via USB 2.0 or power adapter

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