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Send unlimited text messages. Listen to your favorite albums. Share good times with friends over FaceTime. Get your single-player and multiplayer game on. Capture priceless moments in HD video. iPod touch has so much built in, it’s crazy. In a good way.

Messages with iMessage

Your two-thumb typing skills are about to be put to some serious use. Say h-e-l-l-o to iMessage, the new text messaging service for all iOS 5 users. It’s free over Wi-Fi, so you can say as much as you want, and then say more. iMessage also lets you send a picture, share a video, or text a location. This is definitely going to have people talking. Learn more about Messages

FaceTime

FaceTime on iPod touch lets you hang out, catch up, and goof off with friends when you can’t be there in person. With just a tap, your iPod touch can make a FaceTime call to someone else’s iPod touch, iPad 2, iPhone, or Mac over Wi-Fi.1 Witness a prank in action. Or watch your friend on the other side of the country crack up at your stories from last night. All you need to get started is an Apple ID and an email account. You can choose an email account you already have or, if you prefer, set up a new one. You’ll never see fun the same way again. Learn more about FaceTime

Game Center

Game Center on iPod touch lets you add more players to your gaming network. Invite friends to join. Then totally dominate them. See how your score ranks against your friends and other players of each game. Compare achievements. Put together a select group of friends to play with or have Game Center suggest some new friends based on the games you play. You can even choose to go up against people you don’t know in a multiplayer game. So get in the game. And get your friends in it, too. Learn more about Game Center

Camera with HD Video Recording

“You should have seen it!” is a thing of the past. Because with iPod touch, you’ll always have a great HD video camera with you. So when your dog does that thing where he sounds like he’s talking, you’re ready to capture it in all its glory. In high-definition 720p video. You can record video in low-light settings, thanks to the advanced backside illumination sensor. You can even edit and create your own mini blockbuster right on iPod touch using the iMovie app — with Apple-designed themes, titles, and transitions. It’s available on the App Store for $4.99. Learn more about HD video recording Learn more about video editing with iMovie

App Store

Tap App Store and you’ll find over 500,000 apps — including over 100,000 game and entertainment titles. With more added every day. Thanks to iCloud, new apps you buy on your iPod touch automatically download to your iPad or iPhone.2There are apps for anything and everything — from giving videos you shoot a vintage feel to letting you take on the role of a cunning secret agent. You can download them fast. Many of them are free. And all of them make your iPod touch that much more of a necessity. Learn more about the App Store

Music + iTunes

With iPod touch, you don’t just play your music. You hear it, and see it, in entirely different ways. Let Genius create a mix or a playlist for you automatically with music you already own and love. Flick through albums in Cover Flow. Or give iPod touch a shake to shuffle your songs. Craving some new music? iTunes is only a tap away. Browse millions of songs you can buy and download right on the spot. And thanks to iCloud, your purchases automatically download over Wi-Fi to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC, too.2 Learn more about Music Learn more about iTunes

Videos

Your favorite movies and TV shows are now playing on a subway train or plane near you. Because you can buy or rent movies and purchase your favorite TV shows right on iPod touch. Shop the iTunes Store and choose from thousands of must-see titles. Learn more about Videos

Mail

Whether you have one email address or five, iPod touch lets you manage it all. View and open attachments. Format text. Drag to rearrange names in address fields. Add or delete mailbox folders. Search the body of messages. And with iCloud, you get a free email account that stays up to date on your iOS 5 devices and Mac or PC.3 Learn more about Mail

Safari

Safari on iPod touch now includes Reader, a handy feature that removes annoying ads so you can read articles without distractions. Want to read a story but don’t have time? Add it to Reading List and read it later. iCloud keeps your Reading List updated across all your devices, in case you want to check out the story on your Mac or iPad instead. Learn more about Safari

Photos

So many hilarious, unforgettable, I-can’t-believe-you-just-did-that moments are in the photo library on your iPod touch. And new features in iOS 5 give you more control over the photos you take. Crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye right on iPod touch. Even organize your photos in albums. With Photo Stream in iCloud, all the photos you shoot on iPod touch automatically appear on your other devices. Learn more about Photos

Maps

Maps on iPod touch shows you where you are and how to get to where you want to be. Or maybe you’re craving something sweet. Type what you’re looking for—“ice cream,” for example—and see what’s nearby. Learn more about Maps

Reminders

A new feature called Reminders makes iPod touch seem like a sticky note come to life. Create a list for whatever you don’t want to forget — homework assignments to finish, chores to do, concert tickets to buy. Set a deadline and Reminders will send you a notification to keep you on track. Learn more about Reminders

YouTube

From tweens with incredible vocal skills to bizarre-but-real TV commercials, YouTube is a video wonderland. And with the YouTube app on iPod touch, you can keep yourself entertained for hours on end. Learn more about YouTube

Nike + iPod

Get the most out of your workouts with the Nike + iPod Sensor (sold separately) and iPod touch. The sensor slips into your Nike+ shoe and wirelessly transmits data about your workout to your iPod touch. The Nike+ app even works with cardio equipment in many fitness centers. Learn more about Nike + iPod

Voice Memos

If you have something to say, say it. Voice Memos on iPod touch will record it. Whether it’s a lecture on covalent bonds or your friend’s goofy made-up song, you can keep it for posterity. Trim your memos on iPod touch, then sync them to iTunes to use in your podcast or share. Learn more about Voice Memos

Find My iPod touch

You know your iPod touch is here somewhere because you had it like 10 minutes ago. Don’t freak out. Find My iPod touch was made for situations like this. When you first get your iPod touch, set up Find My iPod touch. Then if you misplace it, you can find its approximate location on a map. Display a message or play a sound to help you find it. You can even remotely wipe it clean of your personal information, if you need to.4 Learn more about Find my iPod touch

More Built-in Apps

Keep all your news and magazine apps in Newsstand. Write about anything and everything in Notes. Do quick math with Calculator. Check the weather. And watch your investments with Stocks. Learn more about Built-in Apps

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