iPod touch 5 upgrade - have you noticed a increase in wifi speed or reception?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by sineplex, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. sineplex, Oct 29, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012

    sineplex macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2010
    Considering a purchase.

    If you've upgraded from the iPod touch 4 to iPod touch 5 have you noticed a increase in wifi speed or reception?
  2. riptide747 macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Yes, this is because it uses the A5 processor instead of the A4 used in the iPod Touch 4th generation. The Wi-Fi reception may not be any different, but the speed of the iPod itself has increased with the better processor and increased RAM.
  3. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    Didn't have an iPod touch 4 - but do have an iPad 2 and my new iPod touch 5.

    My touch 5 has much better reception and range than my iPad. An example: I have a 52-step staircase leading down a bluff on my property. Can't even see my house from the bottom of the staircase. My iPad's never picked up the signal that far from my house. My iPod shows three bars.

    Am very pleased with it.
  4. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Comparing my 3rd gen to my 5th gen, I get better reception (range) on my 5th gen.
  5. Ozonekill macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    The iPod touch 5 opens web pages faster then the 4. This is be because of the A5.
  6. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    ← Downward Crow's Head
    As the owner of 4th and 5th generation iPod touches, I've noticed that the 5th generation has far better reception (and therefore speed in some cases). The 4th gen used to lose connection a few hundred meters away from a building with a router, but its sucessor has full bars in the same places.

    I've also noticed Bluetooth never skips while the device is in my pocket or behind something, which beats the 4th gen.
  7. sineplex thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2010
    great to hear. my brother had an ipod touch 4 and reception was bad. but the ipad 2 had great wifi.

    good stuff - thanks :)

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