So I talked to an Apple Rep...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by WuLabswuTecH, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. WuLabswuTecH macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2011
    So I called customer support today and talked to an Apple rep. I asked what the tehcnical differences between the iPod touch 4g pre October 2011 vs the iPod touch 4g post October 2011 were. Her response was:

    1) Color
    2) Comes preloaded with iOS5
    3) Better camera (now is 1 MP, will be about 3MP)

    Other than that, there were no changes she mentioned worth noting, most of the changes are due to iOS 5 and not the hardware according to her.

    I also asked her if there would be a new processor, she said there would not. She also said Siri would not be compatible with the iTouch/iPod touch (don't want to anger anyone!). It is only available on the iPhone 4s.

  2. wbham macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2010
    New Zealand
    She was wrong about the camera, it still only takes 960 by 720 stills (According to Apples specs website).
  3. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    Specs on a web page can be wrong and so can info from a customer support phone person.
    Until the new Touches are available to be examined and taken apart there will be questions on what is new. Most of us believe there must be some new things about it.
    It could have a slightly better camera or more Ram or even a better display. Wait a week or two for the final word on this. We've always had to take them apart to know for sure what's in it.
  4. iDave macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    Has the part number for the black one changed? If not, there are no changes, as I suspect.
  5. zepica macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010
  6. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C

    I'm just curious as I want to pick up an iOS device, but I don't really want to wait if there is no reason.

    Most likely, I'll pick up an 8GB iPod, then return it if there are any changes, if not, I'll be able to use my iPod for an extra week.
  7. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2011

    I guess we'll have to wait till the tear down to see if it has

    better camera
    512MB RAM
    oleophobic screen
    improved ambient light sensor
  8. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2010
    I ordered one and have to wait until the 12th for it to ship. (8gig black) If they were the same wouldn't they just send me one straight away?
  9. Techwriter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    Perhaps you have to wait because the official release date for iOS 5 is October 12.
  10. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    iOS5 software?
    You can download from itunes.

    Camera did not change.

    They just added white color and called it a day.
  11. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    No because the pre-installed software is different. Possibly some of the packaging too (the fold out documentation thingy might reflect some iOS 5 stuff). But make no mistake, you are getting the exact same innards as the one I have that I bought in September 2010.

    Sad, but true.
  12. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yep pretty lame upgrade this time.
  13. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2010
    Aww darn I was hoping they had a better excuse for making me wait :p
  14. zepica macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010
    Try to order it from apple store, and you will see.
  15. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    I can't figure out whats holding back a 128gb touch.

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