iPod touch Why no iPod touch 4th gen support?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by tevion5, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. tevion5 macrumors 68000

    tevion5

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    If the iPod touch 4th gen has the same single core A4 processor as the iPhone 4, why not support it alongside it?

    True multitasking sounds tough to run on anything older than the dual core A5 but if one A4 product can take it why not the other?

    Does anyone know why this is the case?
     
  2. clockworkorange macrumors regular

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    I would assume its the lack of RAM.

    With iOS 6, the iPod touch could barely keep up with the demand for RAM.
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 4 has twice the RAM. Plus with iOS 7's new eye candy, if it were on a 4th gen iPod it would explode into a black hole due to how intensive it would be for the iPod to handle. I'm betting that the iPhone 4 will struggle with the new UI.
     
  4. tevion5 thread starter macrumors 68000

    tevion5

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    It has less RAM? Oh well then that makes perfect sense of course. Thanks for the answer.
     
  5. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 5 could barely run with the pathetic amount of RAM the 4th gen touch had.
     

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