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iPod Touch
A first-generation iPod touch
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn
Product familyiPod
TypeMobile device
Release dateSeptember 5, 2007 (2007-09-05)
DiscontinuedSeptember 9, 2008; 15 years ago (September 9, 2008)
Operating systemOriginal: iPhone OS 1.1
Last: iPhone OS 3.1.3, released February 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
System on a chipS5L8900
CPUARMv6 Samsung S5L8900 400/412 MHz
Memory128 MB DRAM
Storage8, 16, or 32 GB flash memory
Display3.5 in (89 mm) diagonal (3:2 aspect ratio),
multi-touch display,
LED backlit TN TFT LCD,
480×320 px at 165 PPI
800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 500 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical)
GraphicsPowerVR PowerVR MBX LITE GPU
Input
Connectivity
Online servicesApp Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, MobileMe
Dimensions110 mm (4.3 in) H
58 mm (2.3 in) W
7.1 mm (0.28 in) D
Mass115 g (4.1 oz)
SuccessoriPod Touch (2nd generation)
RelatediPhone (1st generation)

The first-generation iPod Touch, (colloquially known as the iPod Touch 1G,[1] iPod Touch 1, or original iPod Touch) is a multi-touch mobile device designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-based user interface. The first device of the iPod Touch series, it was unveiled and released at Apple's media event on September 5, 2007. It is compatible with up to iPhone OS 3.1.3 which was released on February 2, 2010.

Unlike the iPhone, the iPod Touch does not have a speaker or a camera. A speaker was added in the second generation, while a camera was added in the fourth generation.

History

The first-generation iPod touch was released after the first-generation iPhone as a companion device. It had similar features, but a thinner design with an all-metal back except for a small corner cut out for WiFi 802.11 b/g, allowing it to use Safari to browse websites. It used the same 30-pin connector as the first-generation iPhone and previous iPods, allowing most iPod accessories to work with the iPod touch.

The back of a first-generation iPod touch. This model has a custom engraving (visible near the top), which Apple offered at the time.

Features

Software

It fully supports iPhone OS 1 to iPhone OS 3, though it received different features at different times from the first-generation iPhone. It also did not have the iPod app as it was an iPod, and instead had the Music app for playing music and podcasts, with a separate Videos app to watch videos. It also received the iTunes Store app before the iPhone did - the first-generation iPod touch received the iTunes Store app on launch with iPhone OS 1.1 on September 14, 2007, while the first-generation iPhone received the iTunes Store app on September 27, 2007, with the release of iPhone OS 1.1.1.[2] It also had Calendar, Clock, Calculator, and Photos apps preinstalled.

The iPhone OS 2.0 update introduced the App Store, but unlike the iPhone, it was not available for free. Free iOS updates were not available on the iPod touch until iOS 4, which is not supported on this model.

An unofficial port of Android 2.3 Gingerbread called iDroid supports the first-generation iPod touch.[3]

Emulation

In December 2022, Internet user Martijn de Vos, also known as devos50 has reverse engineered this device to successfully create a QEMU emulation of this device, running iPhone OS 1.0.[4]

References

  1. ^ Neil Bergman; Mike Stanfield; Jason Rouse; Joel Scambray; Mike Price (July 30, 2013). Hacking Exposed Mobile: Security Secrets & Solutions. McGraw Hill Education. p. 49. ISBN 9780071817011.
  2. ^ Kim, Arnold (September 27, 2007). "Apple Releases iPhone 1.1.1 Update [Updated]". MacRumors.
  3. ^ "Main Page - iDroid Project". 2015-04-04. Archived from the original on 2015-04-04. Retrieved 2024-01-15.
  4. ^ Espósito, Filipe (2022-12-24). "Developer successfully emulates first version of iPhone OS on a computer with QEMU". 9to5Mac. Retrieved 2023-03-08.