The title says it all: I wonder, does the 5th iPod Touch generation have a magnetometer? There was an Availability matrix for iOS devices up to iPhone 4 / iPad 2 / iPod touch 4G — The 4G didn't have a magnetometer sensor.

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The iPod touch (5th Generation) does not have a magnetometer (digital compass) sensor.


Here is table about which device has which sensor.

Look to magnetometer compatibility.

So sensor is absent on iphone + iphone 3g + any iPod including iPod 6 gen.

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