Apple iPod touch 3rd generation

Apple iPod touch 3rd generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • Display: 3.5 inches, 480 x 320 pixels
  • Chipset: S5L8922
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • OS: iOS
  • Battery: 789 mAh
  • Released Date: 09-09-2009



Device Type Mobile
Model iPod Touch (3rd generation)
Released September, 2009
Status Discontinued


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT LCD
Size 3.5 inches
Resolution 480 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 165 PPI
Features Capacitive, Multi-touch, Ambient light sensor


Dimensions 109 x 61 x 8 mm
Weight 115 g
Protection Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on the front
Colors Black


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. S5L8922
CPU ARMv7-A32 Samsung S5L8922 600 MHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX535
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 256 MB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32GB/64GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, 3-axis gyroscope
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology Stereo


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 789 mAh
Battery Life 30 hours (music), 6 hours (video)
Charging USB 2.0 or power adapter


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. No
Front Camera No
Video H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b/g
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. WiFi-assisted GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I noticed a slight difference, particularly the absence of the camera. The processor upgrade, though, is evident in the faster web browsing experience, as demonstrated using Safari. It's a significant improvement, taking only about five or six seconds to load.
- VRKapps
User Reviews 2 I found that with 256 megabytes of RAM and a single-core CPU running at 600 megahertz, this iPod Touch falls short in comparison to modern devices. Trying to download apps reveals its limitations, as it struggles with basic ones like Twitter due to an outdated operating system.
- Hooty
User Reviews 3 Personally, I enjoyed the various games available on the progressive app store and the ability to load Shrek movies for on-the-go viewing. Additionally, the device provided ample storage for a vast collection of music tracks.
- iBungler - Tech Videos
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Increased 256 MB RAM and storage options (32GB or 64GB).
- 3.5-inch LCD multi-touch display.
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) connectivity.
- No built-in camera.
- Lower resolution display (480 x 320 pixels at 165 PPI).
- 789 mAh battery capacity may result in shorter battery life.

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10

Back in the past, the Apple iPod touch 3rd generation captured users with its classic design and unique features. Released back in 2009, this Apple device has its pros and cons, offering a mix of nostalgia and practicality.

Design and Display

The iPod Touch 3rd Gen retains the sleek design, featuring the iconic Apple logo on its back.

Its 3.5-inch LCD multi-touch display, with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels and 165 PPI, showcases a timeless appeal.

Hardware and Performance

Powered by a 600 MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM, the device delivers a decent performance for tasks like web browsing and music playback.

With memory options of 32GB or 64GB, it compensates for the lack of a camera.

Operating System and Compatibility

Running on iOS 5.1.1, the iPod Touch 3rd Gen faces limitations in app compatibility, restricting users to older applications.

Unfortunately, there's no option to upgrade to newer iOS versions.

Connectivity and Battery

Connectivity features include Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR), essential for music streaming and file sharing.

However, the 789 mAh battery may raise concerns about its longevity.


The Apple iPod touch 3rd generation stands as a nostalgic relic with a reasonable price point and increased storage options. While it may not cater to the demands of modern users, it serves as a dedicated music player and a platform for vintage gaming.

If you're drawn to classic Apple gadgets and can overlook its limitations, it might be a charming addition to your tech collection.

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