This version of the iPod touch Generation 5 was introduced without a press release as an entry-level iPod touch device. It featured a similar design as previous Generation 5 models, but lacked the rear 5-megapixel iSight camera and had no spring-loaded connector to attach an iPod touch loop wrist strap.
This entry-level model was only offered with 16 GB of internal storage and was only available with a black glass front and metallic silver back.
Like its predecessors, this version of the iPod touch Generation 5 had a 4-inch Retina Display (1136×640 at 326 ppi). The front-facing 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera could record video at 720p. Wireless connections included Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and it allowed AirPlay.
This iPod touch used a 1 GHz dual-core A5 processor with 512 MB of RAM. Internal storage options included 16, 32, or 64 GB. It could run iOS 9.3.5 and supported Siri.