Difference between gen5 and gen6?

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

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    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

    Jun 17, 2014
    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

    Oct 22, 2012
    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

    Aug 4, 2009
    Thanks, will look at getting a 6th gen to keep it up to date
  5. me7 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2013
    Definitely. The 5th gen is painfully slow under recent iOS versions.
  6. venomgt95 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2014
    I dont have a 5th gen but maybe iOS 9 will fix that?
  7. deaglecat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
  8. moderately macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    I don't think so. They seemed comparable. I did not get systematic about it.

    Solid upgrade for me.
  9. deaglecat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    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

    Aug 4, 2009
    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

    Mar 9, 2012
    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

    Feb 9, 2014

    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.
  13. dogslobber macrumors 68020


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
  14. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2009
    Thanks, that is useful, odd they call the 6th gen the 7.1, must be a typo.
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    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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