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  • Here Are the Specs of Apple's New 6th Generation iPod Touch


    Apple launched an all-new refreshed lineup of iPods on Wednesday ranging from iPod touch to iPod shuffle to iPod nano. Along the entire lineup, Apple added new colors to choose from, but the iPod touch also received a much-needed spec bump with modern internals that are worth the upgrade from the fifth generation device.

    Benchmarks captured from TechCrunch via Geekbench on Wednesday reveal that the A8 chip in the iPod touch 6th generation, despite being much faster than the A5 chip in the iPod touch 5th generation, still isn't as powerful as the A8 chip that comes in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As it turns out, the chip is under-clocked at just 1.1 GHz, while the iPhone 6 Plus' version of the A8 chip is clocked at 1.39 GHz, but the throttled clock speed makes sense for battery life since the iPhone 6 Plus has a significantly larger battery than that of what's in the iPod touch 6th generation.

    That's not that big of a deal though, and those upgrading are sure to be able to tell the difference in performance, especially with the improvements to the GPU and gaming performance that comes in the A8 over the A5 thanks to Metal. The new CPU means that the iPod touch also gets an M8 co-processor for motion detection, which means much more accurate movement with power efficiency built-in.

    The processor scores a 1379 on a single-core Geekbench test, while it scores a 2440 on a multi-core test. Not too shabby!

    In terms of RAM, the new iPod gets 1GB of memory to play with, which is a huge upgrade from the pitiful 512MB in the previous generation. This will mean users can have more tabs open at once in Safari, or more applications running in the background without iOS having to put things into hibernation due to lack of memory.

    Apart from the upgraded 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and FaceTime HD front-facing camera, another improvement discovered in the new iPod touch 6th generation is that it comes with Bluetooth 4.1 low-energy and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

    Should you get one? If you have an up-to-date iPhone, there's really no need unless you need another device for your music or a test device for jailbreaking. If you have a previous-generation iPod touch on the other hand, then this is a worthwhile upgrade.

    Source: TechCrunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Here Are the Specs of Apple's New 6th Generation iPod Touch started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. robby65's Avatar
      robby65 -
      Nice have 2 iPods that have crack in screen and insurance
      now to wait on B/buy stocking the newer ones
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      I'm really shocked they didn't make the iPods bigger like 4.7 and 5.5in. Or at least just the 4.7
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      That's a pretty good upgrade from the previous Touch. 1gb RAM, finally! And AC wifi is very fast.
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      Finally!!! A 128gb iPod.
    1. crslaeme's Avatar
      crslaeme -
      No Touch ID WTFFFF
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by crslaeme View Post
      No Touch ID WTFFFF
      What would they use that for?
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      What would they use that for?
      Apple pay online. Unlocking your device. Passwords for apps. Apple pay in stores since your device doesn't have to be on the Internet to use... The Apple pay in stores part needs nfc but why would Apple not include it if they included it in the 5s?
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Apple pay online. Unlocking your device. Passwords for apps. Apple pay in stores since your device doesn't have to be on the Internet to use... The Apple pay in stores part needs nfc but why would Apple not include it if they included it in the 5s?
      True. I was just thinking of more phone aspect as I didn't think anything past just to unlock the device with music on it.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Gold one on the way.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Where's the updated iPod Nano with 128 Gb? [emoji22]
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Apple pay online. Unlocking your device. Passwords for apps. Apple pay in stores since your device doesn't have to be on the Internet to use... The Apple pay in stores part needs nfc but why would Apple not include it if they included it in the 5s?
      People want it to do the same and cost just as much as an iPhone but don't want an iPhone. Tf?
    1. crslaeme's Avatar
      crslaeme -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nuff Said View Post
      People want it to do the same and cost just as much as an iPhone but don't want an iPhone. Tf?
      Lmao well it's easy pay 199.99 for iPod or pay 199.99 for phone plus 80 bucks for 24 months a total of 2119.99 no tax included for iPhone
    1. sheltons.iphone's Avatar
      sheltons.iphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by crslaeme View Post
      Lmao well it's easy pay 199.99 for iPod or pay 199.99 for phone plus 80 bucks for 24 months a total of 2119.99 no tax included for iPhone
      Oh wait, aren't you paying for cellular service with that???
      Stupid logic.

      Basically what you're doing is either buying an iPod AND an iPhone + service, or just an iPhone + service....bc I bet you're going to have a cell phone no matter which you choose, aren't you???
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Apple pay online. Unlocking your device. Passwords for apps. Apple pay in stores since your device doesn't have to be on the Internet to use... The Apple pay in stores part needs nfc but why would Apple not include it if they included it in the 5s?
      Because they'd still rather you buy a 5S or 6 over the ipod touch .. and adding it means it costs more to manufacture ..

      The ipod touch is meant to be slim and do it's job.. not have all of the bells and whistles of the phones
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      More tabs open in Safari? Ugh, I can't even get 1 tab to stay where it's at when I switch over to text and then check an email. Switching back to Safari reloads the browser page completely and loses where I was at.
    1. oldskoolsk8r's Avatar
      oldskoolsk8r -
      Wow people still buy these?? No thanks


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1. rdrfn555's Avatar
      rdrfn555 -
      Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolsk8r View Post
      Wow people still buy these?? No thanks


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      Shouldnt you be "newskoolsk8r" ?
    1. justinpotter81's Avatar
      justinpotter81 -
      Geez that's a rather redonkulous "upgrade", you might as well go for an iPad mini or iPad
    1. ThuD Muffin's Avatar
      ThuD Muffin -
      Throw in cellular capabilities and touch ID and that'd make a killer 4" iPhone
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by gldoorii View Post
      More tabs open in Safari? Ugh, I can't even get 1 tab to stay where it's at when I switch over to text and then check an email. Switching back to Safari reloads the browser page completely and loses where I was at.
      It does this on 1GB devices too. Being 64bit with 64 and 32bit versions of most iOS resources loaded simultaneously it may be just as limited on available memory. That's why the iPhone 5 has more available memory than an iPhone 5S. An iPhone 5S has more available memory than a iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 has move available memory than an iPhone 6 Plus because the higher resolutions require more. That's why iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C are far more usable than the devices that came later.