Since the ipod touch 4th gen, the ipod touch has not been receiving equal hardware as the equivalent iphone. The iPhone 4 had the A4 chip and 512gb or ram. The iPod Touch 4 had the A4 chip and 256gb ram. That year the ipod touch was only behind by having half as much the ram as the iphone. Because of this the iphone 4 is able to run iOS 7 and the ipod touch isn't. Then, the iPhone 4s came out with the A5 (dual core, unlike the A4) and 512gb ram, while the ipod touch remained the same. Now the iphone has the next gen chip AND double the ram. The next year, the iPhone 5 came out with the A5 and 1gb of ram. The ipod touch 5 had the A5 and 512gb of ram. Now the ipod touch was in the same place as last year, with a processor one gen behind and half the ram. This year, the iPhone 5s received the A7 chip, but retained 1gb of ram. Thus the ipod touch is now behind by TWO processor gens and half the ram. (Also, the iPhone 5c came out, which is still one processor gen ahead of the ipod touch and with double the ram). IF THIS CONTINUES: I predict that next year the iPhone 6 will have the A8 processor with 2gb of ram and the ipod touch 6 will have the A6 and 1gb of ram. The following year, the iPhone 6s will have the A9 and 2gb of ram, while the ipod touch 6 with have the A6 still and 1gb of ram. Thus it will be 3 processor gens begind and half the ram. TL;DR The iphone gets a new processor every year, while the ipod touch gets a new one every two years, and always has half the ram of the iphone. Every two years, the ipod touch will fall one processer gen farther away from that of the iphone release the same year. What do you guys think of this? Will apple ever change this up? There are a few ways they could do this. Have an Ipod touch xS, like the "S" iphone models. Just up the processor. Or, they could jump a processor every time they upgrade the ipod touch. If this continues, the ipod touch will not even be able to support the latest iOS when it comes out. That will be pathetic. Alternately, we may have reached a point of "good enough hardware". I say this because last year's iphone 5 runs blazingly fast, and is hardly any slower than than 5s, even in processor intensive tasks. Perhaps the ipod touch will simply be 10, the 20, then 30 percent slower than the iphone, but the lower price tag will justify it and elite users will just shun the ipod touch forever after a point. Or the ipod touch will slowly be replaced by the iPhone "C" model. I personally do not want this to happen as I love the thinenss and lightness of the ipod touch. This year however, I returned my iPod touch 5th gen and got an iPhone 5 from someone who was buying the 5s. I will probably never buy another ipod touch if nothing changes. (Note: I realize that the ipod touch has other relationships with the iphone, such as always getting a worse camera but getting a very similar screen. However these are not the main point of this thread.) Again, any thoughts?