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NJRonbo
Nov 26, 2011, 05:34 PM
All the stores are selling iPod Touch 4th generation.

My kids are telling me there is a 5th generation.

However, from what I can tell, the 5th generation only adds a 64GB and the color white.

All I am interested in is an 8GB iPod Touch. Is the 4th generation the latest model?

Thank you in advance.



tack1
Nov 26, 2011, 05:35 PM
I hope there is not a 5th because I just bought the 4th, 32gb white, for my daughter and I want the latest one!

Firestar
Nov 26, 2011, 05:36 PM
There really isn't a 5th generation. If there was, it would have been released this September, but instead they added a white model. The 64GB model has been an option ever since the 3rd generation.

The 4th generation is the latest model.

GeniusJon
Nov 26, 2011, 06:41 PM
It comes in white.

iEvolution
Nov 27, 2011, 05:22 PM
"5th" gen introduced a white model. Thats it. No RAM changes. No processor updates.

Really the current generation is still the 4th generation.

tablo13
Nov 28, 2011, 01:24 AM
Apple doesn't call the newest iPod touch a 5th gen.

hcho3
Nov 28, 2011, 11:52 AM
It comes in white. That's a lot of upgrade.

likethesoup2
Nov 28, 2011, 11:57 AM
It comes in white. That's a lot of upgrade.

Whew . . . Captain Obvious there . . .

Chi-mex
Nov 28, 2011, 03:47 PM
5th gen dont exist (yet). At there previous press conference where they unvieled the iphone 4s, they just said that the itouch 4th gen is now in white and they are dropping the price to $199 instead of $219.

BrunoWill
Nov 29, 2011, 12:46 AM
There is only white version of iPod Touch, but I think it's really not a big deal.

Thetonyk123
Nov 29, 2011, 07:00 AM
5th gen dont exist (yet). At there previous press conference where they unvieled the iphone 4s, they just said that the itouch 4th gen is now in white and they are dropping the price to $199 instead of $219.

I think it was instead of $230 if I'm not mistaken

Confuzzzed
Nov 29, 2011, 07:15 AM
The information above is all correct regarding the colour and price change beeing the only 'real' changes. Although, if you read the teardown by ifixit, there are a couple of areas which MAY be different. Namely the board and some connections. I suspect they amount to nothing but if you want to be certain you are buying the very latest mode, I would purchase the white one because that didn't exist before September 2011.

Also, you can check your product's manufacturing date on http://www.powerbookmedic.com by inputing the product's serial number.

Chi-mex
Nov 29, 2011, 03:08 PM
I think it was instead of $230 if I'm not mistaken

meh. either, or.

Firestar
Nov 29, 2011, 03:13 PM
The information above is all correct regarding the colour and price change beeing the only 'real' changes. Although, if you read the teardown by ifixit, there are a couple of areas which MAY be different. Namely the board and some connections. I suspect they amount to nothing but if you want to be certain you are buying the very latest mode, I would purchase the white one because that didn't exist before September 2011.

Also, you can check your product's manufacturing date on http://www.powerbookmedic.com by inputing the product's serial number.
Actually, they did exist before that, they just weren't retail.
I think it was instead of $230 if I'm not mistaken
It is.

SamFisher
Nov 29, 2011, 03:49 PM
Nothing, except a new colour.

LeighAnna Jones
Nov 29, 2011, 07:07 PM
There is no 5th generation. They just added a white color to the 4th.

pashafans
Nov 30, 2011, 08:28 PM
Well, there is no iPod 5th, the Final generation of iPod doesn't support video.

old-wiz
Dec 1, 2011, 10:27 AM
Well, there is no iPod 5th, the Final generation of iPod doesn't support video.

what? this makes no sense. iPod Touch does support video.

Tech Elementz
Dec 3, 2011, 06:48 PM
what? this makes no sense. iPod Touch does support video.

Doesn't have to make sense... He was being sarcastic. :)

Plutonius
Dec 3, 2011, 10:19 PM
All the stores are selling iPod Touch 4th generation.

My kids are telling me there is a 5th generation.

However, from what I can tell, the 5th generation only adds a 64GB and the color white.

All I am interested in is an 8GB iPod Touch. Is the 4th generation the latest model?

Thank you in advance.

There is just a 4th generation and you can now get it in white.

Spectrum Abuser
Dec 3, 2011, 11:58 PM
Your kids are mis-informed. There is no 5h generation iPod Touch as of 12/4/11. All Apple did was refresh the 4th generation line with a new color and software update.

Bonch
Dec 4, 2011, 02:02 AM
As mentioned, the 5th gen has a faster processor and GPS.

AdrianK
Dec 4, 2011, 05:17 AM
As mentioned, the 5th gen has a faster processor and GPS.
No it doesn't and nobody said that.

TheSuperSteve
Dec 4, 2011, 07:42 AM
What is difference between 4th and 5th Gen iPod Touch?

One exists and the other does not.

batting1000
Dec 4, 2011, 02:31 PM
There is no 5th gen, but rather the 4th generation lineup was refreshed with the addition of a white option. The 64GB version is not new to the iPod touch, but rather the latest iPhone. The latest model is inn fact the 4th generation.

Nicolas4ever
Dec 4, 2011, 03:28 PM
There is no 5th generation iPod touch.Only the white option was added.

NJRonbo
Dec 4, 2011, 03:37 PM
Okay, guys, thank you for the responses.

I think an entire page of saying the same thing pretty much has driven the answer home.

Appreciate the help.

Joe5536
Jan 14, 2012, 08:55 PM
I hope there is not a 5th because I just bought the 4th, 32gb white, for my daughter and I want the latest one!

the 5 gen is just 64 gb more memory

gladoscc
Jan 15, 2012, 12:14 AM
5G does not exist.

mrsir2009
Jan 15, 2012, 02:00 AM
Yeah its just the colour. Nothing else. It was silly of Apple to make a new generation for a colour change...

marcusj0015
Jan 15, 2012, 02:39 AM
there is no gen change. it's a 4g in white now. <-- only difference.

Ivan P
Jan 15, 2012, 03:23 AM
the 5 gen is just 64 gb more memory

No, the 4th gen has always had a 64GB option (as did the 3rd gen). I have a 64GB 4th gen from late 2010.

goosnarrggh
Jan 16, 2012, 06:30 AM
Yeah its just the colour. Nothing else. It was silly of Apple to make a new generation for a colour change...

To clarify for posterity (to avoid confusion just in case this thread ever comes up again), Apple never claimed that the white iPod touch constitutes a whole new generation.

If you go to this page (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1353) on their support website, they clearly show that the icon for new white iPod touch model is identified as a "4th generation" device.

donlab
Jan 16, 2012, 09:28 AM
Okay, guys, thank you for the responses.

I think an entire page of saying the same thing pretty much has driven the answer home.

Appreciate the help.

I just want to make sure you know that there is no 5th Gen. Apple added a white ipod touch to the lineup but its really a 4th gen device.

LULZ

kezzers
Oct 8, 2012, 11:01 PM
everyone who replied is stupid. there is a 5th generation the difference isnt that big but the front is white and apple added colors to the back you have a choice of white black blue pink and yellow. the 5th generation is also thinner and has a bigger screen and a better camera resolution.:apple:
hope this helped

ninaco
Oct 8, 2012, 11:28 PM
everyone who replied is stupid. there is a 5th generation the difference isnt that big but the front is white and apple added colors to the back you have a choice of white black blue pink and yellow. the 5th generation is also thinner and has a bigger screen and a better camera resolution.:apple:
hope this helped

You resurrected an old thread from january. :). I don't think the people who replied were stupid. :D

LadyX
Oct 10, 2012, 10:53 AM
everyone who replied is stupid. there is a 5th generation the difference isnt that big but the front is white and apple added colors to the back you have a choice of white black blue pink and yellow. the 5th generation is also thinner and has a bigger screen and a better camera resolution.:apple:
hope this helped

It's an old thread. No one knew there's going to be a 5G iPod Touch :)

Rad-o
Oct 10, 2012, 10:59 AM
It's an old thread. No one knew there's going to be a 5G iPod Touch :)

It's like going to the past :p

george-brooks
Oct 10, 2012, 02:47 PM
everyone who replied is stupid. there is a 5th generation the difference isnt that big but the front is white and apple added colors to the back you have a choice of white black blue pink and yellow. the 5th generation is also thinner and has a bigger screen and a better camera resolution.:apple:
hope this helped

oh the irony

Rocko1
Oct 10, 2012, 04:34 PM
All the stores are selling iPod Touch 4th generation.

My kids are telling me there is a 5th generation.

However, from what I can tell, the 5th generation only adds a 64GB and the color white.

All I am interested in is an 8GB iPod Touch. Is the 4th generation the latest model?

Thank you in advance.

http://gifs.gifbin.com/062010/1275389857_naked-gun-facepalm.gif

myrtlebee
Oct 10, 2012, 08:12 PM
Image (http://gifs.gifbin.com/062010/1275389857_naked-gun-facepalm.gif)

You're in the same boat with kezzers I see...

taran420
Oct 10, 2012, 08:19 PM
You're in the same boat with kezzers I see...

Lol it's always funny when people trying to be funny fail.

So was the fourth gen change just a colour change?? :P

Troneas
Oct 10, 2012, 08:26 PM
everyone who replied is stupid.

people who dont follow apple related news 24/7 are stupid but those who necro 10 month old threads are brilliant?

tamadrums01
Oct 29, 2012, 12:37 AM
Correction to all!!!! There is a new itouch. It isnt named 4 gen or 5 gen. The apple site labels it as the thinnest and lightest itouch ever. The software is upgraded as is the hardware. They might as well have labeled it "5th gen" but they didnt. It isnt "white", only the face of it is white. The sides and backside are actually alluminum in a chosen color of the available colors. Cameras and audio have been changed. Siri comes on the new one. the camera also has a flash too. Video quality is better. The standard earbuds are also "better" I personally dont care for their buds. But if u dont believe me look for yourself on the apple site. Your welcome!

mrkramer
Oct 29, 2012, 12:46 AM
Correction to all!!!! There is a new itouch. It isnt named 4 gen or 5 gen. The apple site labels it as the thinnest and lightest itouch ever. The software is upgraded as is the hardware. They might as well have labeled it "5th gen" but they didnt. It isnt "white", only the face of it is white. The sides and backside are actually alluminum in a chosen color of the available colors. Cameras and audio have been changed. Siri comes on the new one. the camera also has a flash too. Video quality is better. The standard earbuds are also "better" I personally dont care for their buds. But if u dont believe me look for yourself on the apple site. Your welcome!

You realize this is an old thread and there wasn't a 5th gen iPod touch at the time, and all of the upgrades you are mentioning in your post also hadn't been released yet, right?

Bachtia112
Oct 29, 2012, 01:35 AM
I really love the 4th!!

racoonboy
Oct 29, 2012, 03:14 AM
Some people just want to add to their total post.

HowardSmith
Oct 29, 2012, 03:30 AM
Okay, guys, thank you for the responses.

I think an entire page of saying the same thing pretty much has driven the answer home.

Appreciate the help.

You must have used SEARCH as you woke up a thread that is over a year old:p

stephie101
Nov 5, 2012, 04:07 PM
there is a 5th generation ipod touch because i have one and they come in red, blue, green, yellow, and so on. you can buy it from target, radio shack and any where else that sells them.

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There is a 5th gen. it comes in lots of colors other than white.

AdrianK
Nov 5, 2012, 06:16 PM
there is a 5th generation ipod touch because i have one and they come in red, blue, green, yellow, and so on. you can buy it from target, radio shack and any where else that sells them.

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There is a 5th gen. it comes in lots of colors other than white.
We know ;)

TPadden
Nov 22, 2012, 05:52 PM
there is a 5th generation ipod touch because i have one and they come in red, blue, green, yellow, and so on. you can buy it from target, radio shack and any where else that sells them.

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There is a 5th gen. it comes in lots of colors other than white.

Old news. I just got a 6th Gen and it is transparent ..........:cool:

iLLUMI
Nov 22, 2012, 08:58 PM
Old news. I just got a 6th Gen and it is transparent ..........:cool:

Man that is so cool! Well I went and got the tinted version! :p
I couldnt decide between the tinted iSunnies (sun glasses) or the tinted version of the transparent 6th Gen that you got. The iSunnies are cool but you have to keep taking them off to use. The 3D holographic display is awesome however.
I'm happy with my 6th gen tinted transparent iPod touch with infinite battery life and 3D holographic display.
iOS 30.1.1 works like a dream! If fact the whole deal is an absolute dream. :p

Looking forward to next years Apple iCar. That is going to be so awesome to drive. All app based, touch screen control panel, three-axis gyro steering controls, accelerometer and a breakometer. Niiiiiice! :p
Oh and Apple are introducing Find My iCar too, so if your car is stolen you can track it with your iPad Macro Mini Nano Touch Phone. How cool! :p 2031 is going to be an awesome year. :D

DRGTG
Nov 22, 2012, 09:29 PM
I hope there is not a 5th because I just bought the 4th, 32gb white, for my daughter and I want the latest one!

Plutonius
Nov 22, 2012, 10:39 PM
I hope there is not a 5th because I just bought the 4th, 32gb white, for my daughter and I want the latest one!

If you bought this (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipod/family/ipod_touch) iPod Touch, it's the 5th gen iPod Touch.

TacticalDesire
Nov 27, 2012, 06:35 PM
Never mind