What are the chances the new A8 iPod Touches have 2GB RAM in them?

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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  2. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    I don't think so, the A8 comes with the M8 coprocessor and 1GB of RAM.
     
  3. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    Not a chance. The iPod touch always has lesser specs than the corresponding iPhone. I was surprised that it even got the A8 instead of the A7.
     
  4. iKoopa macrumors member

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    Agreed with this. I was one of the few who thought the it was a possibility of the A8 over the A7; however, 2GB over 1GB? Never... Or, not anytime soon.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Pretty low, unless we are going to see the 6S ahead of the normal fall schedule which there haven't been any indications of they won't let the iPod touch be ahead of the iPhone for that long.

    I think the only reason for the A8 processor is so that they can get away with leaving it as is with maybe some color changes for the next two to three years without it getting too far behind.
     
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    None of the above. I rate it "Hahahahahahahahaha."
     
  7. TWD98j macrumors regular

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    My thoughts exactly. This new iPod Touch is a rather strange hybrid if I may say so. It's a "kind of" iPhone 5S on the outside and "kind of" iPhone 6 on the inside.

    I'm not surprised they kept the screen at 4", as I'm sure they are saving their bigger screens for the iPhones, especially with how many new iPhone 6S' they are looking to ship this year. Since they obviously consider the % of iPod customers to be very small right now, they aren't going to expend valuable resources (large display screens) on the iPod product line.
    I'm also confident that the RAM is likely 1GB, for the same reason.

    I am, however, sort of surprised that the A8/M8 were included. I thought for sure that Apple would give A7/M7 to put it in line with the 5S/Air/Mini. So, props to Apple for giving the new Touch a one-up over those product lines. However, I am also surprised that they opted to NOT include Touch ID. Apple's decision to omit Touch ID is probably for the same reason as the smaller screen and the amount of RAM, but still, given how much apps have started to implement Touch ID now, not having one on an an iOS device in 2015 feels like a serious step backward.

    One thing I wonder, is will the Apple Watch be able to pair with this new iPod Touch? Or will the Watch still require an iPhone 5 and later? I'm assuming that the iPhone would still be required, but since it doesn't really say....

    Not like I am planning on or even thinking about buying one anyway. Bring on the iPhone 6S Plus!!
     
  8. iKoopa macrumors member

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    Good question but I doubt it. If it isn't compatible with the current A6 - A8 devices that aren't iPhones, it'd be weird for just the iPod Touch to be the only one supported of the bunch.
     
  9. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I don't want to sound mean, but I think there is 0% chance of this iPod touch having 2GB of RAM. Not even the iPhone 6 has 2GB of RAM, so it would be extremely unlikely for the iPod touch to have that much. Besides, the A-chips are usually paired with a certain amount of RAM. For example, A5 with 512MB of LPDDR2 RAM, A6 with 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM, A7 and A8 with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM (the only exceptions being the A5X and the A8X).

    Besides, there is no way they would go from 512MB to 2GB in one step. Not to mention that Apple only sees 2GB of RAM as a necessity for the iPad's multitasking feature (at least for now).
     
  10. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    It'll probably get 1gb of RAM. I can't wait for the reviews to be out to be certain :)
     
  11. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    Due to the fact the iPod Touch lack cellular capabilities... The Apple Watch wouldn't be compatible, but what I'm really intrigued with what's going to happen with the Mini & Air line. There is no doubt that the Mini will receive a favorable update. Possibly the 8X found in the Air 2 w/ 2GB of RAM or just an 8 w/ 1GB of RAM.
     
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    I really hope Apple stops the degradation of the Mini. The Mini should have been a smaller Air 2. It followed the same price upgrade, but was shorted on the specs upgrade. There was no valid reason for them to do that to the fans of the Mini and I hope the sales reflect that.
     
  13. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    TOTALLY AGREE. I think the only difference in the iPad air and mini line should be size. Even if the mini 4 has the exact same specs of the air 3, I'm jumping ship to the iPad Air 3
     
  14. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    Iphone 6 is $650 and have 1g ram.

    and yes, apple will put 2g ram in a $199 touch.
     

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