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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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4th Gen vs. 5th Gen

I just noticed that Apple.com has refurbished 32gb 4th Gen for $179. Don't know if this is significant savings or their usual refurb price. My question is this: is it worth it for a $100+ upgrade to the 5th gen? I was looking for an upgrade in storage space from my current 8gb Touch . One advantage of buying the 4th gen is not having to concern myself with the lightning adapter.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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Do a search -- this has been discussed ad nauseam.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:06 AM   #3
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Yes, it's worth getting the 5th gen.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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Is there anyone who are using or had used the iPod Touch 5G? Would you mind sharing your experience?
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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4th Gen vs. 5th Gen

Yes the iPod Touch 4G was laggy IMO on iOS 6 and the 5G was a big upgrade and noticeably faster and very smooth. Another good thing is that it comes in colors and the camera is 5MP+ a 4" screen.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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Yes the iPod Touch 4G was laggy IMO on iOS 6 and the 5G was a big upgrade and noticeably faster and very smooth. Another good thing is that it comes in colors and the camera is 5MP+ a 4" screen.
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I guess it is probably because the iPod touch 4G was already 2 years old and also because of technology advancements.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 10:11 AM   #7
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Just get the 5th gen.... you'll never look back. The connector issue is not worth it. imo.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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Just get the 5th gen.... you'll never look back. The connector issue is not worth it. imo.
It doesn't really matter. The new connector is faster and more reliable.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 11:25 AM   #9
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All I can say is yes, it is worth it 100% the 5th gen is much better.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 03:34 PM   #10
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The screen is far better for one...it's the same as the iPhone and doesn't fade into nothing as you view it at an angle.

The Camera, processor, RAM - everything is better.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:37 PM   #11
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Just get the 5th gen.... you'll never look back. The connector issue is not worth it. imo.
I must say lightning is much better at keeping dust out of the connector then the 30 pin connector. Too bad my dock doesn't work though
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:55 PM   #12
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Is there anyone who are using or had used the iPod Touch 5G? Would you mind sharing your experience?
My experience has been stellar. Get one. The 4th gen is not worth it for anything more than $120 in my opinion.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 10:57 PM   #13
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It doesn't really matter. The new connector is faster and more reliable.
New connector has nothing to do the transfer speed. Its the same.

For the OP, if you dont own an Iphone 4 or above. Ipod touch 5 is a good choice, camera is amazing.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 12:29 AM   #14
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Thank you all for the input. Clear choice is the Gen5
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 01:24 AM   #15
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New connector has nothing to do the transfer speed. Its the same.

For the OP, if you dont own an Iphone 4 or above. Ipod touch 5 is a good choice, camera is amazing.
According to apple, the new lightning connector is faster
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 01:29 AM   #16
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According to apple, the new lightning connector is faster
Lightning connector still use the USB 2.0 technology according to their website. Speed is unchanged.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:13 AM   #17
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Lightning connector still use the USB 2.0 technology according to their website. Speed is unchanged.
I meant that apple claimed that lightning connector actually makes the iPhone faster and charge more efficiently.
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4th gen is RIDICULOUSLY underpowered for iOS 6 and they should by no means still be selling it in 2013. Yes get the 5th gen
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 05:40 PM   #19
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4th gen is RIDICULOUSLY underpowered for iOS 6 and they should by no means still be selling it in 2013. Yes get the 5th gen
Lol I'm still using the 4th gen which is like 1 1/2 years old
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 06:40 PM   #20
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Lol I'm still using the 4th gen which is like 1 1/2 years old
They lag so much! I fix them for people and they are build like **** too
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 07:07 AM   #21
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They lag so much! I fix them for people and they are build like **** too
I know. The back part really s***s as scratches accumulate really fast. Another thing is that they are pretty old now and their specs are outdated.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 09:53 AM   #22
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Lol I'm still using the 4th gen which is like 1 1/2 years old
I've got you beat. I'm still using a 2nd gen iPod Touch. I use it mainly at work to stream Pandora and an older version of Slacker Radio.
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They lag so much! I fix them for people and they are build like **** too
The 5th gen is a lot harder to repair in my opinion. Just look on ifixit. Also my 4th gen performs fine for my needs
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 09:26 PM   #24
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Quite happy with my 4G model. Works great for what I use it for.
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 04:38 AM   #25
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I've got you beat. I'm still using a 2nd gen iPod Touch. I use it mainly at work to stream Pandora and an older version of Slacker Radio.
Classic!
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