iPod touch 6th and 5th generation differences


Everyone is keen to know that what are the differences between the iPod touch 5th Generation and the iPod touch 6th Generation? So in this article I will tell you the differences which you are looking for.

Although the iPod touch 5th Gen and iPod touch 6th Gen models can be visually differentiated by the presence or absence of the iPod touch loop and rear camera. The most definite way to externally recognize the iPod touch 5th Gen and 6th Gen models is by the Model Number which in typed on the back of each device.

The iPod touch 6th Gen models with a rear camera but without an iPod touch loop, are model number A1574. The 16 GB and 32 GB and 64 GB iPod touch 5th Gen models with a rear camera and an iPod touch loop share model number A1421, and the low end 16 GB iPod touch 5th Gen without a rear camera and without an iPod touch loop is model number A1509.

iPod touch 6th and 5th generation differences

iPod touch 6th and 5th generation differences

Still it is quite easy to mix up the 5th and 6th generation iPod. So it is necessary to evaluate them and knows the interior differences. Covering the dimensions of the device, its weight and screen size, the comparison also covers less tangible differences such as CPU speed and the amount of RAM the devices carry.

So let’s check out the detailed differences of iPod Touch 6th from the iPod Touch 5th Generation.

External Differences

The iPod touch 5th Gen and iPod touch 6th Gen models look quite similar. Both lines have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen "Retina" display with a 1136x640 native resolution, a bottom mounted "Lightning" port, and use aluminum "unibody" cases of the same dimensions with the same gently rounded edges.

There are three different iPod touch 5th Gen lines -- the original 32 GB and 64 GB configurations released in 2012, the "low end" 16 GB configuration introduced in 2013, and the final entry-level 16 GB configuration introduced in 2014.

The final entry-level 16 GB and original 32 GB and 64 GB configurations of the iPod touch 5th Gen were available in six different colors – gray, silver, pink, yellow, blue, and red. The low-end 16 GB iPod touch 5th Gen (A1509) only was offered in silver, but it has a black front rather than a white one like the other models in silver. It also has cheaper black plastic volume control and on/off buttons rather than aluminum ones like the higher-end iPod touch 5th Gen configurations.

The iPod touch 6th Generation models also are available in six colors -- including silver, "space gray" and red options -- but dropped the yellow, pink, and blue options in favor of a gold color, brighter "hot pink" and darker royal blue.

Internal Differences

Internally, the iPod touch 6th Gen is a huge upgrade to the iPod touch 5th Gen. Both present the equal 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video playback, but otherwise have little in common internally.

The iPod touch 6th Gen models have a much faster dual-core 64-bit A8 processor as well as an M8 motion coprocessor and 1 GB of RAM. They also support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. while the iPod touch 5th Gen models have a dual-core A5 processor and 512 MB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.

The iPod touch 6th Gen models have storage options of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB, as well as a larger capacity 128 GB option and iPod touch 5th Gen models has Storage options of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB.

iOS Support & Software Differences

The iPod touch 5th Gen and iPod touch 6th Gen models do not require a "host" computer for management of music and other files, but if you want to do so, than the iPod touch 5th Gen models require a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer or a PC running Windows XP SP3 or newer. On the other hand the iPod touch 6th Gen models only support OS X 10.7.5 or newer or Windows 7 or newer.

The iPod touch 6th Gen models are completely supported by iOS 8 and iOS 9, but cannot run previous versions of the iOS. While the iPod touch 5th Gen models are fully supported by iOS 6, iOS 7, and iOS 8 and support also is guaranteed for iOS 9.

Camera Differences

The new iPod Touch comes with 8 megapixel iSight camera with enhanced FaceTime HD feature for taking better selfies. With the advanced specs users can utilize features such as slow motion and burst mode. The iPod Touch 6th Generation has the same ƒ/2.4 aperture. The iPod Touch 5th Generation is equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera equipped with a LED flash and ƒ/2.4 aperture.

So if you are thinking whether to buy an iPod touch 5th Gen or 6th Gen. The iPod touch 5th Gen worth consideration having the same beautiful display. The iPod touch 6th Gen is very fast and provides faster graphics with a better rear camera and more storage.
So get your iPod touch now, have fun and feel free to share your views in comments.
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