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At Apple's "It's Only Rock and Roll" media event last week, the company introduced new iPod touch models with 32 GB and 64 GB capacities, advertising the devices as offering "up to 50 percent faster performance". Macworld has performed speed tests comparing the new iPod touch to the previous-generation model, and found that on a number of tasks the new model does meet or exceed Apple's performance claims.

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The speed tests conducted were similar to ones run in June on the iPhone 3GS, and while the new iPhone running Apple's just-released iPhone OS 3.1 was not included in the latest comparison, the new iPod touch appears to even be slightly faster at some tasks than the iPhone 3GS.

But it's not just in benchmarks such as these where the new iPod wins out. Just as the iPhone 3GS was faster than the iPhone 3G at everything, the new iPod touch feels much faster at any task you throw at it: applications launch (and quit) faster, Web pages load more quickly, processor-intensive games and programs perform better -- you name it.

We'll be testing the latest iPod touch's performance -- compared to both the previous touch and the iPhone 3GS -- for our official review, but it's clear that Apple has beefed up its newest touchscreen device.

Article Link: iPod Touch Speed Tests Confirm Apple's Claims of 'Up to 50% Faster Performance'
 

eawmp1

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Snappier...just no snapshots.

This has been a year of questionable upgrades (MacPro, iPod Touch). At least the iPhone and the Nano rose to the occasion). Just bought 2 iPod Touches (2G) at a significant discount and not regretting it a bit.
 

peepboon

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well see it on the positive part guys... nothing really major has come out this year... i mean snow leopard is great but its not a whole new OS now is it?

The fact that nothing major has changed just adds more speculation that they're just too busy with the damn tablet... a good thing or a bad thing?
 

cababah

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Really? Faster even than iPhone 3GS in some cases?

Maybe that is because it has all the same specs but without having to include software and operation for being a phone.

Random thought: The iPhone 3GS has been out for several months and the new 3G iPod Touch just came out with comparable graphics capabilities. By the time there are games that fully utilize the 3GS/iPod Touch specs (if ever) there will be a bigger better iPhone. When will developers get to catch up to put out good apps for current devices????
 

kockgunner

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Is seems like a lot of posters already have iPod touches and were waiting to upgrade. A product is barely a year old yet they feel the need to sell it and replace it with a new one. If Apple came out with an iPod with a camera, I bet people would be complaining how obsolete their iPod is and how Apple keeps on updating their products too much. Buy an iPod when you need a replacement or absolutely need that new camera, not just because it's the latest and the greatest.

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Random thought: The iPhone 3GS has been out for several months and the new 3G iPod Touch just came out with comparable graphics capabilities. By the time there are games that fully utilize the 3GS/iPod Touch specs (if ever) there will be a bigger better iPhone. When will developers get to catch up to put out good apps for current devices????

I was wondering this too. There was so much hype about FW 3.0 and Open GL and stuff in the beginning, but the iPhone still has no apps that make particular use of those features. Once, it's past December into the new year, it will already be unwise to buy an iPhone since June is when they usually release a new one. I feel like my iPhone 3GS was just a point upgrade until the multi-core mobile chips come out :(
 

cavemonkey50

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Yeah... That was a bit weird... 3.1 is all I know... Maybe it's a typo (i doubt it's an early seed they've installed for testing purposes)

3.1.1 is the same as 3.1, just for iPod touches. The build number is one number greater than the iPhone 3.1 build, indicating there was only a minor change (perhaps related to the hardware difference between the two devices).

Any new versions released next would be 3.1.2 or 3.2.
 

wizard

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The version number is correct!

Yeah... That was a bit weird... 3.1 is all I know... Maybe it's a typo (i doubt it's an early seed they've installed for testing purposes)

That is the correct version number of the iPod Touches. There was a last minute update for some reason. Some speculate that it is due to the camera being removed.
 

wizard

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As to the testing keep up the good work.

What I really want to see is a bit of detective work. That is I want to find out the following:
  1. How much RAM is contained in the latest rev iTouches.
  2. What is the GPU implemented in the device.
  3. Is that GPU running at the same clock rate as the iPhone 3GS
  4. What is the clock rate of the CPU
  5. For that matter how does the CPU differ from the one in the 3GS
  6. What is the data rate the device can sustain over WiFi

Frankly even a bit of that info above would really add spice to the reporting and complement the test data.

Dave
 

nagromme

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glad to see apple lives up to it's talk. but again, where's the camera?

It doesn't have a camera. That was a reliable rumor, but it didn't happen (and Apple never said it would). It just got faster, better graphics and more storage for the same price.

Cheer up: the Touch is apparently not thick enough for the nice still-capable auto-focus camera in the iPhone anyway :) If anything, it would (will eventually?) get the small, video-only camera as seen in the Nano. So new Touch owners aren't missing all that much--just a nice rumored extra. And OLD Touch owners shouldn't need to get every new model anyway. I'm on the every-other-year plan myself :)
 

wizard

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I don't buy that!

Speed bumps aren't all that attractive when there are no new hardware features otherwise.

First; off this rev has me thinking about getting an iPod Touch even though I have an iPhone. There are two reasons. One is the speedier interface and the other is the acres of flash. Well those two and it would be a good test platform.

Second; the value equation is much better and that is a good reason to buy also. Faster, more flash and other enhancements for less $$$$$$$, is a good thing in my book.

Plus I really don't care about the camera. I have one on my iPhone and I hardly use it. I could do better with water colors applied with cinders.



Dave
 

Chimpy

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It's so tempting to upgrade my old Touch even though I don't really need it...damn you Apple and your beguiling ways!
 

Eidorian

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First; off this rev has me thinking about getting an iPod Touch even though I have an iPhone. There are two reasons. One is the speedier interface and the other is the acres of flash. Well those two and it would be a good test platform.

Second; the value equation is much better and that is a good reason to buy also. Faster, more flash and other enhancements for less $$$$$$$, is a good thing in my book.

Plus I really don't care about the camera. I have one on my iPhone and I hardly use it. I could do better with water colors applied with cinders.



Dave
It seems like a waste if you already have an iPhone.
 

ramuman

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For a reference, I just received a time of 15.4s on SunSpider on my 3GS running iPhone OS 3.1.
 
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