4th Gen vs. 5th Gen

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by cheisA1A, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Do a search -- this has been discussed ad nauseam.
     
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    Plutonius

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    Yes, it's worth getting the 5th gen.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Is there anyone who are using or had used the iPod Touch 5G? Would you mind sharing your experience? :D
     
  5. Zmanbaseball2, Mar 28, 2013
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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.
    http://youtu.be/f-9whOq38vA

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Just get the 5th gen.... you'll never look back. The connector issue is not worth it. imo.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    It doesn't really matter. The new connector is faster and more reliable.
     
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    All I can say is yes, it is worth it 100% the 5th gen is much better.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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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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    Thetonyk123

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    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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    TacticalDesire

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    My experience has been stellar. Get one. The 4th gen is not worth it for anything more than $120 in my opinion.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for the input. Clear choice is the Gen5
     
  15. macrumors member

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    According to apple, the new lightning connector is faster
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    Lightning connector still use the USB 2.0 technology according to their website. Speed is unchanged.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    I meant that apple claimed that lightning connector actually makes the iPhone faster and charge more efficiently.
     
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    bwillwall

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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
     
  19. macrumors member

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    Lol I'm still using the 4th gen which is like 1 1/2 years old
     
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    bwillwall

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    They lag so much! I fix them for people and they are build like **** too
     
  21. macrumors member

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    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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    LaurieAnn

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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.
     
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    Thetonyk123

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    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
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    Quite happy with my 4G model. Works great for what I use it for.
     
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    Classic!
     

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