The iPod touch Generation 5 featured a new design from previous models. It was thinner, smaller, and available in space gray (dark gray back with a black glass front), and silver, pink, yellow, blue, and red (color back with a white glass front). The back of the case included a spring-loaded protruding metal circle that allowed an iPod touch loop wrist strap to be attached. The iPod touch loop shipped with the 32 and 64 GB models, but not this 16 GB model.
The iPod touch Generation 5 had a 4-inch Retina Display (1136×640 at 326 ppi). Its rear camera was a 5-megapixel iSight camera with and LED flash that could record video at 1080p. 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.