The image above features the 4th-generation iPod touch from Apple. It shows a front view of the touch, and labels the hardware features that are explained below. Knowing what each one does will help you enjoy your iPod touch.
- Camera - One of the touch's two cameras. Since it faces the user, this one is especially important for use with FaceTime. It can take photos and video at 800 x 600 at up to 30 frames/second.
- Volume buttons - The two buttons on the side of the touch let you raise and lower its volume.
- Home button - This button is used for multitasking, restarting the touch, and quitting crashed apps. It also brings you back to the homescreen from any app and is involved in rearranging icons.
- Speakers - The touch's speakers are located at the device's bottom.
- Dock Connector - Where you plug in the USB cable to sync the touch with a computer.
- Hold/Sleep Button - Lock the touch with this button, which is also used to restart the touch.
- Headphone Jack - Headphones are plugged into the jack to the right of the Dock Connector.
- Camera - On the back of the touch, this camera takes just under 1-megapixel photos (960 x 720) and records video at up to 720p HD.
- Microphone - Located next to the camera on the back, this tiny pinhole is a microphone used in recording video, among other applications.