Question about the Ipod touch

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

  1. super michael macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    I was wondering in the new Ipod touch 5 what new things does it have that the Ipod touch 4th gen doesn't have?

    What are the different in hardware and software?

    My friend has the Ipod touch 4th gen and I be getting the Ipod touch 5th gen, I would like to know the difference.
  2. shoes222 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    -Dual Core A5 Chip (same processor as the iPhone 4S)
    -EXACT same IPS 4" screen that's in the iPhone 5 (the 4th gen iPod touch isn't an IPS display)
    -Fingerprint resistant coating on the display
    -iSight 5MP/1080p back camera (upgraded from .7MP)
    -LED Camera flash for back camera
    -1.2 MP/720p HD front camera (upgraded from VGA)
    -Bluetooth 4.0 (upgraded from 2.1)
    -WiFi now supports 5GHz bands
    -New "Lightning" dock connector
    -New "Loop" wrist strap included
    -New earbuds included (dubbed earPods)
    -Improved battery life for video playback
    -Solid Unibody Aluminum Construction

    -Panoramic Picture Mode
    -Flyover and Turn by Turn Navigation in Maps

    I believe that's everything. You're welcome.
  3. super michael thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Thanks for the list @shoes222, it seems the Ipod touch 5th is a big improvement over the Ipod touch 4th generation. It seems all this waiting has paid of.

    I wanted to get the Ipod touch 5th gen 2 years ago, but didn't have the money to buy, then 1 year ago I was waiting for the 5th generation to be released but wasn't, now the 5th generation will be out and no issue buying it.
  4. windowpain macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2008
    I have the 4gen and will be getting the 5th.

    The 4th is a good ipod, and it is a very useful device to have.
    The main reason I am upgrading though is the camera.
    On the 4th the video camera is pretty good, but the still camera is truly awful.

    Having a useable camera for me is well worth the upgrade.
    The A5 chip is also very welcome.
  5. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    I would wait until you see how much RAM the new Touch has.
  6. sineplex macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2010


    if it had data sim like the ipad i'd snap it up straight away...
  7. super michael thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Your right let wait until we know how much ram there are in the Ipod touch, its weird that apple doesn't mention rams. So when people get the Ipod touch 5th gen is that when we know how much ram it has?

    Lets hope they don't put low memory ram and make the memory ram as good as the Iphone 4 and 4s or better.
  8. coolguy879 macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2012
    I think the iPod touch 5G will have 512 or 768 MB if RAM. 1GB (1024 MB) seems unlikely.
  9. jacobss, Sep 14, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

    jacobss macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2012
    Since it has the new processor, the memory must be 512 same as the iPhone 4S, seems obvious to me.
  10. shoes222 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Conventional wisdom says the new iPod touch will have 512 MB of RAM.
  11. OldCorpse macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    I believe that the IPT4 already has this:

    -Fingerprint resistant coating on the display

    so that's not "new" to the IPT5...
  12. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    Slightly off topic, I still can't believe the iPT4 only had 256mb of RAM. My freagin' iBook G4 from 2005 came with that much RAM. o_O
  13. rovex macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2011
    Not necessarily unless he intends to move on to iOS 7 which i suspect will place significant strain on the hardware if it turns out as 512mb.
  14. shoes222 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Not to troll, but both the iPhone 4 and 4S and iPad 2 have 512 MB of RAM as well, and given the large userbase of those items, I'm sure iOS 7 can support 512 MB RAM Devices.

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