My thoughts after 24hrs with new touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by superdudeo, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    Screen is lovely

    Battery life is excellent, far better than my 4s.

    Wi-Fi seems a little weak

    No mains adaptor apple? Lame

    Not possible to view battery on %. Lame

    Not being flat on a surface is more annoying that I expected.

    A physical do not disturb button is needed similar to iPhone.

    Lack of auto brightness is more annoying than I expected.

    Pictures are better than anyone should expect on such a thin device
     
  2. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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  3. iGuy38 macrumors member

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    Wi-fi weak? Do you mean you're not getting full bars or the speeds are slow?
     
  4. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    Hummmm on the battery part. Mine will drain by at least 20% in about 20 hours of Sleep mode (no active WiFi/BT).
     
  5. superdudeo thread starter macrumors regular

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    The signal strength seems weak not the speed.

    Re battery: I get about 7 hours of usage, and it dropped about 3% last night.
     
  6. aquaboi924 macrumors member

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    yup, slow for me too...it took a few mins to update some apps on it while it took only a few seconds on my iphone4...they're both running ios6...
     
  7. darkxsky86 macrumors newbie

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    What i've notice with my new touch is that the battery life seems inconsistent. I was able to enable the battery % in the status bar and it jumps around a lot. Dropping down to 57 then going back up to 62. I was watching an episode of the office(~20 mins) on netflix and battery only dropped by 4%. However when viewing the news, news360 app for instance battery life drops by practically double that in about 30 mins. So that would mean i would get much better usage just watching netflix given the fact that wifi is constantly streaming with video and audio going on. Doesn't make a lick of sense to me.
     
  8. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to know your battery consumption comparing to touch G4.

    the capacity is higher i know but i think A5 chip used in Ipad 2 could help lower juice consume same as it did ipad 2.
     
  9. iGuy38 macrumors member

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    How???
     
  10. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Plist edit method. Pretty easy if you know what you are doing.

    You can enable battery % on ipod touch 4g without jailbreaking it you can use backup bot for itunes. Thats how i enabled it on mine. Step 1: goto http://www.icopybot.com/ibackupbot_setup.exe download and install it if you have windows. Step 2: Next create a backup of your device in iTunes and then CLOSE iTunes (or else you may run into problems later on) do not lock the backup with a password. Step 3: Open iBackupBot. Click the backup you just made Next click "Path" to sort by Path. Step 4: Look for Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist and double click it. On the registration screen that comes up, hit cancel. Step 5: Find <dict> and create a new line after it. Then add this:
    <key>SBShowBatteryLevel</key>
    <true/>

    Step 6: Hit CTRL + S or just the save button at the top left corner of that editor window. Now close the window.
    Step 7: Right click that same backup you just edited
    Step 8: click restore
    Step 9: Done! If you don't see the changes, reboot your iPod.
    Enjoy I hope you found this useful!

    (Quoted from Lester1234 on Apple discussions board. Here is the link to my source. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3952155?start=0&tstart=0)
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Settings>General> Usage> Show battery % isn't there? :confused:
     
  12. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Not for the Touch.
     
  13. Blackened macrumors regular

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    what does this mean, it's there in settings

    and battery percentage is there for me, and I haven't jailbroken since early 4g
     
  14. darkxsky86 macrumors newbie

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    I believe he meant to say
    "A physical do not disturb button is needed similar to iPhone"
     
  15. Blackened macrumors regular

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    oh I gotcha now
     
  16. superdudeo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Battery life really is so much better. I'm on 5 hrs usage and 12 hrs standby and still on 51%. Must be the lack of 3g. Still, I've been tethering also.
     
  17. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    my biggest gripe is the lack of an actual charging brick. Yes, its great that you supplied a cable and all, but now my kid has to steal an iphone, iPad or iPod charging brick from something that is already being used in our house.
    What, for the $300 that you bent me over for, you couldn't include a means to charge self sufficiently?
     
  18. pachi macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a problem with wifi too. It drops in areas where my 1st gen is not having a problem. I'm not sure what to do and I'm very disappointed.
     

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