iPod touch 4th Generation Datasheet

iPod touch 4th Generation
Source: apple.com – iPod touch 4th Generation

The Apple iPod touch 4th Generation is a widescreen iPod with a touch screen designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2010 to 2013 as part of the iPod series. The iPod was introduced on September 1, 2010, and its price started at $229.

The fourth generation of the iPod touch features an 800 MHz Apple A4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, 3.5″ Retina multi-touch LCD Display, 8 GB / 16 GB / 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory, 0.7 Mpix Rear camera, and VGA front camera for FaceTime video calls, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, Dock connector, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and 40 hours of battery life.

On September 1, 2010, Apple introduced the basic configuration of the iPod touch with 8 GB for $229, 32 GB for $299, and 64 GB for $399.

On October 4, 2011, has dropped the price of the 8 GB model to $199.

On September 12, 2012, Apple discontinued 8 GB and 64 GB versions, in the same time model with 16 GB was available just for $199, and 32 GB for $249.

This iPod was discontinued entirely on May 30, 2013, and has been replaced by the iPod touch 5th Generation. Today iPod touch 4th Generation is 13 years old!

iPod touch 4th Generation Details

IntroducedSeptember 1, 2010 (8 GB / 32 GB & 64 GB) – 13 years ago
September 12, 2012 (16 GB) – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 12, 2012 (8 GB & 64 GB) – 11 years ago
May 30, 2013 (Entirely) – 11 years ago
Last Software UpdateFebruary 21, 2014 – 10 years ago
Time on the Market32 months (2 years)
Time of Support41 months (3 years)
Model IdentifieriPod4,1
Model NumberA1367
Order NumberMC540LL/A (8 GB Black)
ME178LL/A (16 GB Black)
MC544LL/A (32 GB Black)
MC547LL/A (64 GB Black)
MD057LL/A (8 GB White)
ME179LL/A (16 GB White)
MD058LL/ (32 GB White)
MD059LL/A (64 GB White)
Original Price$229 (8 GB until October 4, 2011)
$199 (8 GB from October 4, 2011)
$199 (16 GB from September 12, 2012)
$299 (32 GB until September 12, 2012)
$249 (32 GB from September 12, 2012)
$399 (64 GB)
Weight3.56 oz. – 100 Grams
Dimensions4.4” H x 2.3” W x 0.28″ D
11.17 cm H x 5.84 cm W x 0.71 cm D

iPod touch 4th Gen Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A4
Processor Speed1 GHz (running at 800 MHz)
Number of Cores1


Storage8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB


Memory256 MB LPDDR


Graphics CardPowerVR SGX535
Number of Cores1


Display3.5″ Retina widescreen LCD Display
Resolution960 x 640
Pixel Density326 ppi


Sleep / Wake up
Volume + / –


SensorsAmbient light
Three-axis gyroscope


Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n (802.11n 2.4 GHz only)
Ports1 – 30-pin dock connector
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Camera2 – Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera, VGA-quality photos, and video up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
Audio In1 – Microphone
Audio Out1 – Speaker
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack


Audio FormatsAAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
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 OSiOS 4.1
Maximum OSiOS 6.1.6
iTunesiTunes 9 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity930 mAh
Battery LifeVideo playback: Up to 7 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Charge TimeAbout 4 hours
2 hours to 80%
Power AdapterCharging via USB 2.0 or power adapter

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