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Old Jun 8, 2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Will iOS 7 be a lagfest on the iPod Touch 5th Gen.?

Already I'm noticing lag on my 5th Gen. Touch... not as much as the 4th Gen. but still there. I only have 43 apps, (and seldom have more than a few open at the same time) but once a week or so I re-start the player and this frees up some RAM. Often, my Nano is faster at browsing music files.

My Xperia Z has 2Gbs of RAM. I don't think 512mb on the Touch is enough to make it very future-proof. What do you think?



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Old Jun 8, 2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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53gb of music? Do you never get bored of songs?
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 02:44 PM   #3
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Of course 512MB is enough, you have lag because you don't even have enough HD space to UPDATE your iPod. It is recommended you leave some space.
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Old Jun 8, 2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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I've actually got around 2Tbs of music, so that 53Gb is just a small subset.

Having just 1Gb of space left shouldn't matter regarding lag or lack of it - the space is there to be filled.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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are you jailbroken? if you are then that explains why the lag is there

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I've actually got around 2Tbs of music, so that 53Gb is just a small subset.
lol. lossless music or something?
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 11:51 PM   #6
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I'm getting slight lag on an iPhone 5. So while maybe not a "lagfest" expect lag to be somewhat present. I can't even imagine what it'll be like on the iPhone 4.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 12:33 AM   #7
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Haven't seen much lag on my 5th gen. It's nowhere near as fast as my nexus 4 but I'm surprised at how fluid it is given the hardware it has. I'm guessing it will have the occasional stutter with iOS 7 just as it does with iOS 6. Maybe a bit worse with 7 but it will be FAR better than the 4th gen attempting to run iOS6.

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I'm getting slight lag on an iPhone 5. So while maybe not a "lagfest" expect lag to be somewhat present. I can't even imagine what it'll be like on the iPhone 4.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 02:18 AM   #8
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Yar, more to worry about Iphone 4 with 512 ram and A4. Old old old chip used in Ipod touch 4 which is now officially out of Apple store.

Ipod touch 5 is considerbly new. It was released less than a year and another touch 16gb just released with same spec. IOS7 should run really smooth on this device.

Restart your device once a week is very normal. I have to restart my Iphone 4 once every 3-4 days to free up ram. I think its what should be done anyway. From my understanding, ios will shut down tasks on its own when realized that ram is running out. In such case, even if you have 1 or 2g of ram, restart once a week is inevitable.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 02:38 AM   #9
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Double tap the Home button. Close all apps not used frequently. Congratulations. Your iPod is like new again.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 05:53 AM   #10
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Double tap the Home button. Close all apps not used frequently. Congratulations. Your iPod is like new again.
This isn't lag caused by having too many apps open; I can just have the music app open and sometimes there is lag.

No, it isn't jailbroken, and the lag is nothing like the 4th Gen. running ios6, but it's definitely there and noticeable, unlike when the player was new.

Re-starting the player once a week does seem to free up a lot of RAM until the next time, like the 250mb shown here, but eventually the available RAM will decrease to around 13 to 15mbs shown in the OP.



Now I don't think the Xperia Z is the best of phones...but at least the Sony has enough RAM - why couldn't Apple have put at least 1Gb of RAM in the Touch?


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Old Jun 11, 2013, 09:31 AM   #11
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It's working fine for me on my iPod 5th generation. However, when I click on some apps, they open up slower than on iOS 6. Not sure why though...
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 10:43 AM   #12
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It's working fine for me on my iPod 5th generation. However, when I click on some apps, they open up slower than on iOS 6. Not sure why though...
Because it's a Beta and has bugs. Plus no apps technically support it yet. Things will be ironed out with time.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 03:58 PM   #13
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well the question is "Will iOS 7 be a lagfest on the iPod Touch 5th Gen.?". the answer is yes, when it's a stable release, i'm running ios 7 beta 1 on my ipod touch 5 and it lags a lot, if it were my "main" device i would go back to ios 6 right away, but because i don't really need to use it now so i'm keeping ios 7 beta running to try new things

as for why your ipod touch 5 running ios 6 but still lags, i don't know, i thought it's because you store too much music/apps/videos,...
but my ipod touch when it was running ios 6 and i had about 3 gbs left didn't lag,
you my want to do a factory reset (back up first of course) to see if things get better
or go to the apple store
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Stop worrying for the moment. This is a first developer preview, they're always sluggish.
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 06:16 PM   #15
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Already I'm noticing lag on my 5th Gen. Touch... not as much as the 4th Gen. but still there. I only have 43 apps, (and seldom have more than a few open at the same time) but once a week or so I re-start the player and this frees up some RAM. Often, my Nano is faster at browsing music files.

My Xperia Z has 2Gbs of RAM. I don't think 512mb on the Touch is enough to make it very future-proof. What do you think?

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well the question is "Will iOS 7 be a lagfest on the iPod Touch 5th Gen.?". the answer is yes, when it's a stable release, i'm running ios 7 beta 1 on my ipod touch 5 and it lags a lot, if it were my "main" device i would go back to ios 6 right away, but because i don't really need to use it now so i'm keeping ios 7 beta running to try new things

as for why your ipod touch 5 running ios 6 but still lags, i don't know, i thought it's because you store too much music/apps/videos,...
but my ipod touch when it was running ios 6 and i had about 3 gbs left didn't lag,
you my want to do a factory reset (back up first of course) to see if things get better
or go to the apple store
Just curious, whats the battery life like? Cause on iOS 6, I can easily milk out 10 or 9 hours of light browsing
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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Ya, the battery life on my iPod is insanely good presently - I much prefer reading books and listening to music on it versus my Xperia Z.

And just music and books I don't notice a lot of lag (except going through long lists in the music player sometimes).
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Old Jun 15, 2013, 06:05 AM   #18
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I think it has enough ram. I have the ipt5 and I don't have any lag. Everything is smooth and fast. In fact, I find that there is more lag on my samsung galaxy note with 1GB of ram.
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are you jailbroken? if you are then that explains why the lag is there
You are so uninformed about jailbreaking.
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Shouldn't lag too much as the ipad mini and the ipad 2 (same specs except clock speed) are also getting it. Main device you gotta worry about is the iPhone 4
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Am I the only one who hasn't had the best battery performance with the 5th gen?
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 12:31 AM   #22
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i have ios 7 on my ipod 5 and it is slow if there are a few demanding games in the background, and on beta 1 it tends to restart itself every now and then if it is strained too much. hopefully in september they will give it 1GB of ram
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i have ios 7 on my ipod 5 and it is slow if there are a few demanding games in the background, and on beta 1 it tends to restart itself every now and then if it is strained too much. hopefully in september they will give it 1GB of ram
You can't add ram software side if that's what you mean.
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lol. lossless music or something?
All WAV straight out of the DAW no doubt. Who needs compression!
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It's working fine for me on my iPod 5th generation. However, when I click on some apps, they open up slower than on iOS 6. Not sure why though...
Probably debug code, which needs additional time.
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