New iPod touch A5 chip same as iPad 2 or iPhone 4S?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tann, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    So, the new iPod touch 5th generation has an A5 chip, we assume it is shrunk down from the iPhone 4S/iPad 2 size (like the new iPad 2) but do we know if it is the same as the iPad 2 or the same as the 4S?

    The iPad 2 had a 1ghz dual core, the 4S an 800mhz. If it's the former it'd be pretty cool!!
  2. shoes222 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    I'm sure the A5 chip has exactly the same chip speed as the 4S. Apple loves re-using hardware to save on manufacturing costs. Hence why I'm nearly positive the new iPod touch will also have 512 MB of RAM.

    Interestingly, the way Apple has rated their chips, is they would put a 1GHz processor in each of their last few phones, and then underclock it to 800Mhz. I expect exactly the same for the new iPod Touch. As you would expect, the iPad requires a little bit more power because it's a bigger device, so that's why it uses the full 1 GHz speed.
  3. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    It supports Siri, so it has to be based on the iPhone 4s version. The iPad 2's chip lacks the earSmart processor.

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