Difference between gen5 and gen6?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by vexorg, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    I've been struggling to find the difference between 5th gen and 6th gen. Apple's page doesn't help much
     
  2. LMC91 macrumors member

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    6th gen has newer and more powerful internal hardware, rather than any real outside differences, such as having an A8 chip instead of the A5 in the 5th gen. It has a 8mp camera that can also do slow motion, instead of the 5mp in the 5th gen. 6th gen also got rid of the loop thing at the back. Probably some other stuff too that's been upgraded.
     
  3. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Outside look pretty much the same. If you look at it from front facing then you can't tell at all. The loop is gone and they gave it an A8. Screen same size. It's an overall improvement beside the same smaller screen.
     
  4. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, will look at getting a 6th gen to keep it up to date
     
  5. me7 macrumors regular

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    Definitely. The 5th gen is painfully slow under recent iOS versions.
     
  6. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    I dont have a 5th gen but maybe iOS 9 will fix that?
     
  7. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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  8. moderately macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so. They seemed comparable. I did not get systematic about it.

    Solid upgrade for me.
     
  9. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    well I binned my gen 6 after a few days of poor battery usage. my gen 5 is much better.

    (not science - just my perception)
     
  10. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's for my son, he has a 4th gen at the moment, and the apps stopping is one problem, the other is the battery life has dropped significantly now.
     
  11. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    Get a 6 gen unless the price on the 5 gen is a steal. Much more capable device. And longer support cos 64bit
     
  12. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I have both and the the 5th generation still works great and isn't painful with iOS 9. Most of the time I can hardly tell the difference. The main difference for me is the lack of RAM causes stuff in the background to be dumped too quickly.
     
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  14. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that is useful, odd they call the 6th gen the 7.1, must be a typo.
     
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    In terms of performance, it's the biggest jump for any iOS device ever, but in terms of design, it's basically the same.
     

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