Updated iPod Touch to Carry 1136x640 Display, 32-Nanometer A5 Chip?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In addition to his disclosure that the updated iPhone and iPod touch are likely to support a panorama photo mode, developer Will Strafach has also posted several Tweets sharing hardware details on the updated iPod touch.

    According to Strafach, the updated iPod touch will carry a taller 1136x640 display, the same dimensions said to be coming to the iPhone 5 and in line with leaked photos from May said to show the iPod touch's taller front panel. Strafach also says that the new iPod touch carries an internal code name of N78AP.


    Leaked photo of claimed taller iPod touch front panel
    In a separate Tweet, Strafach says that the new iPod touch will use the S5L8942X application processor, which corresponds to the die-shrunk 32-nanometer A5 system-on-a-chip introduced in the revised iPad 2 and third-generation Apple TV earlier this year. The iPhone 5 is expected to carry a more powerful chip.


    Comparison of A5 from iPhone 4S (left) and 41% smaller A5 from Apple TV and revised iPad 2 (right)
    Apple has been rumored to be splitting its iPod touch line, perhaps keeping a current A4-based model with 960x640 display at the low end in order to achieve the lowest entry-level pricing possible while bringing the upgraded hardware to higher-end models.

    9to5Mac has also posted a few additional details on Apple's iPod plans, noting that the new iPod nano carries a code name of N31 while the updated iPod shuffle appears to be a very minor revision with tweaked code name of N12B.

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  2. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    These rumors are getting good.:D

    I need to upgrade the a new 64GB touch. My 4th gen is getting a bit long in the tooth. I want a larger display. I want Siri, and more storage. Yes there is iCloud, but I don't always have WiFi.
  3. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    If they update the screen resolution on the iPod touch, how will anyone know that I have the iPhone?
  4. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    The CPU thing doesn't surprise, seeing as how the touch got snubbed for the A5 when the 4S hit.
  5. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    The current iPod touch has the same screen resolution as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.. So what are you talking about?:confused:
  6. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Shame it won't get the processor used in the iPhone (i.e. A5X or A6)
  7. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    The A5X is the same as the A5. Only difference is the A5X has a better GPU to drive the more pixels on the iPad screen.
  8. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    Day before keynote event = throw **** against the wall and see what sticks.
  9. juannacho macrumors regular


    Apr 26, 2011
    Hmm! Could be a slightly cheaper option for testing app development for the new resolution...

    Not entirely sure I need to displace my iPhone 4S just for testing!

    Will have to see how many other (or not) new goodies the phone gets tomorrow I guess!
  10. shartypants macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    OMG, here we all thought they were coming out with the iPhone 5, but its really going to be an iPod Touch 5!! :eek:

  11. JAQ macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    Purgatory MI
    If this thing has LTE (or even 3G) data, I'll be all over it.
  12. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    That's not the only difference. The A5X has a different interconnect scheme to give enough bandwidth to feed the GPU and the massive display on the retina iPad.

  13. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    So THIS is what he's doing instead of replying to my unlock request. ;)
  14. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    Hmm...my iPhone 4S display seems better than my 4th Gen iPod touch display.
  15. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    curiously why wouldnt the ipod touch users just buy an iphone? apart from kids with ipod touches, i get that. its a bit 2004 to carry a seperate ipod around no?


    why dont you just get the new iphone?
  16. makingdots macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    You're much worried about bragging that you own the latest gadget to others than using it?
  17. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Its because its IPS not because it has more pixels.
  18. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    Is Siri coming to iPod touches??
  19. jacksnowden1993 macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2012
    Lancaster, UK
    I worry a little about the amount of different models of products Apple is going to have on the market after this most recent lineup update. Apple grew as a company focused on simplifying its lineup, and knowing what the user wants better than the user themselves.

    Now the customer has to choose between an iPhone 4, 4s or 5. iPad 2, 3 or mini. iPod touch old or new. Macbook Pro 13''/13''r/15''/15''r.
  20. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    If the iPod gets a dual core A5 I am really wondering what the iPhone will get.
    I thought the iPhone will get an 32nm A5 clocked at 1Ghz
  21. wlossw macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    I really thought that if they brought out an iPad mini that the touch would serve no purpose and be discontinued. Seems like an awful lot of overlap. It will be interesting to see if they release a new iPad mini and/or iPod touch.

  22. Technarchy macrumors 603


    May 21, 2012
    The A5 has plenty of muscle so the new iTouch should perform well.
  23. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    I have a feeling this is all being done to CONSOLIDATE the lineup.

    There will be no iPad 2 after the mini comes out. Your iPad line is:

    iPad mini (with fewer options)
    iPad retina (with it's options)

    There will be no regular MBPs after the release of the 13" retina. Your MB line is:

    MBA 11" and 13"
    MBP Retina 13" and 15"

    There will continue to be 3 iPhones on the market at once. You iPhone lineup is:

    iPhone 4 (free)
    iPhone 4S ($99)
    iPhone 5 ($199)

    *all beginning pricing*

    The iPods are the tricky part. I'd say they go nano and touch. The shuffle will probably be phased out or (my hope/wish) they replace it with the iWatch.

    Just my thoughts.
  24. toshmac macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    agree with the overlap, but they're still selling like hotcakes
  25. KazKam macrumors regular


    Oct 25, 2011
    Oh, I don't know. Maybe the $2000 2-year contract? Maybe?

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