There are no ways to send text messages from an iPod Touch using traditional methods. However, some apps can get around this.
Portable media players
The iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as iPod touch) is a multi-purpose pocket computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc with a touchscreen-based user interface. It can be used as a music and video player, digital camera, handheld game console, and personal digital assistant. It connects to the internet through Wi-Fi base stations and is therefore not a smartphone, though its design and operating system are very similar to Apple's iPhone. As of May 2013, 100 million iPod Touch units have been sold.
As a consumer electronics device, the iPod Touch is sold using a deliberately simple generation system. All models of a generation normally have identical features, processors, performance and available operating system upgrades, differing only in outer color and internal storage space. An exception is the currently available fifth generation, as the cheapest (16GB) model is sold without a rear-facing camera for taking photographs, and lacks the iPod Touch loop.
Industrial Design is the use of both applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, functionality, and/or usability of a product, and it may also be used to improve the product's marketability and even production. The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions for problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development, and sales.
Industrial design can overlap significantly with engineering design, and in different countries the boundaries of the two concepts can vary, but in general engineering focuses principally on functionality or utility of products whereas industrial design focuses principally on aesthetic and user-interface aspects of products. In many jurisdictions this distinction is effectively defined by credentials and/or licensure required to engage in the practice of engineering. "Industrial design" as such does not overlap much with the engineering sub-discipline of industrial engineering, except for the latter's sub-specialty of ergonomics.
IOS version history
Text messaging, or texting, is the act of typing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS); it has grown to include messages containing image, video, and sound content (known as MMS messages). The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region. It may simply be referred to as a text in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Philippines, an SMS in most of mainland Europe, and a TMS or SMS in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Text messages can be used to interact with automated systems to, for example, order products or services, or participate in contests. Advertisers and service providers use direct text marketing to message mobile phone users about promotions, payment due dates, etcetera instead of using mail, e-mail or voicemail.
Apple iPod Touch Portable Audio Device
Apple Inc. provides updates to the iOS operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch through iTunes, and since iOS 5.0, also through over-the-air software updates. With the June 6, 2011 announcement of iOS 5.0, a USB connection to iTunes is no longer needed to activate iOS devices; data synchronization can happen automatically and wirelessly through Apple's iCloud service. The most recent major update, iOS 7, sees the addition of many new features, including a new flat theme, AirDrop support, and Control Center.
Apple's iOS did not have an official name until the release of the iPhone software development kit (iPhone SDK) on March 6, 2008. Before then, Apple marketing literature simply stated that their iPhone runs a version of "OS X", a reference to iOS' parent operating system. When introduced, it was named iPhone OS. It was renamed iOS on June 7, 2010, as iPhone was no longer the only device to run iOS. Apple licensed the "iOS" trademark from Cisco.