For me is painfully slower on 9 vs 8. Always used it for simple tasks, no problem till I last updated.
As for battery, I can't tell.
But for music, podcasts, light apps, performance is just much worse than 8.
At least, for the time being.
Not sure they will be fixing things especifically for ipod 5 in next iterations.
Looks like it demands more ram where there is not (just guessing)...
I'd be interested in hearing opinions (both good and bad) of those who have updated their Touch 5G to IOS 9.
You can do it, but it's somehow slower and more troublesome that on iOS 8, at least on the 9 current version, specially for music and podcasts.Would you guys say a 5th gen on iOS 9 would suffice for Music/minimal app use, and light safari browsing? Or is it THAT bad that i should just keep my stuff?
Tried it. Actually, I've got a new one after a call for repair on an unrelated issue. After restoring, it looks pretty much the same as previously : /I wiped it and did a fresh install and setup as new and now it has zero issues. Maybe you should try that?
This is the iPhone 4S test however it has the same specs as an iPod touch 5 just a lower pixel count (theoretically it should be ever so slightly quicker due to having less pixels to push)IOS 9 seems faster to me. Could you please link the time testing studies you are referring to.