iPod Touch (3rd Generation)

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iPod Touch (3rd Generation)
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iPod Touch, 3rd generation
iPod Touch (3rd Generation)
Also known asiPod Touch 3G
iPod Touch 3
Product familyiPod Touch
TypeMobile device
Release dateSeptember 9, 2009
Introductory price$299
Operating systemiOS 5.1.1, English
System on a chipARMv7-A32 Samsung S5L8922 @ 600 MHz
Memory256 MB (DRAM)
Storage32 GB flash memory
Display3.5 in (8.9 cm) 480x320
GraphicsPowerVR SGX535
Connectivity1 30-pin connector, 1 Audio jack

The iPod Touch is an Apple mobile device that looks very similar to an iPhone, but lacks the ability to use cellular data and some other features that the iPhone has. The iPod Touch was the last product remaining in the iPod lineup before Apple discontinued them on May 10, 2022. The 3rd generation iPod Touch was released in September 2009, unveiled at Apple's media event. This generation of iPod Touch had a 32 GB and 64 GB variant.

Collection Specifics

I got this iPod Touch at a White Dove Thrift Shoppe, a Phoenix-area thrift store chain, for just $6 on January 21, 2023. I also got my 1st gen iPod Nano at the same time for the same price.

Operating System

The 3rd generation iPod Touch originally shipped with iPhone OS 3.1, which came out on the same day as the iPod, and the last version to officially support it is iOS 5.1.1 from May 7, 2012. When I bought the device, it was running iOS 5.1.1 and I restored it to factory default iOS 5.1.1 to remove personal data from the previous owner.

Since then, I have jailbroken the device with redsn0w in order to get some use out of it still.