The refreshed iPod Touch with new earpods is introduced during Apple Inc.'s iPhone media event in San Francisco (Photo : Reuters)
With the latest iPod Touch now available, it won't take long for it to accidentally fall from the owner's pockets or hands.
The iPod Touch Fifth Generation (5G) features a 4-inch Retina Display screen with a pixel resolution of 1,136x640, five-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connection. It also plays music and videos.
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The folks at JailBreakNation.com performed the drop test to test how durable the device is when dropped a several heights.
For the first drop, the device is about five-feet high with the bottom of the device facing the concrete floor. As it drops, the iPod Touch 5G is recording.
The result was a "dent" on the side of the latest iPod, but no damage on the screen itself, and still recording.
The second drop, at the same height level, but this time dropping on its back.
The result saw the iPod Touch 5G flip a few times, ultimately lying face first, but no damage to the screen.
The third drop is the face first drop at the same height. Once the device dropped, it "tilted to the side" therefore a fourth drop will take place.
The result, the screen is "still operational" but there are scratches to the side. The video was still running and appears to have no visible scratches on it.
As for the back of the iPod Touch 5G, it was "relatively protected."
Later, a scratch test was performed using a key to the screen, but no scratches were made. Next, a knife was used to scratch the test but the screen is "pretty scratch-proof."
Now onto the back of the device, the key did leave a mark but can easily be rubbed off. With the knife, the scratches are visible and despite trying to rub it off, it can still be seen.
Of course, a standard user won't purposely knife their iPod Touch, but in any case, a protective case could easily help avoid the scratches on the side or back of the device.