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Two days back Taimur, resident admin here at Redmond Pie, tweeted that a post comparing iPhone 4 with iPod touch 4G / 3G would be going up soon. Well, if you can read this, it means we’ve fulfilled our promise!

Taimur got his 4th gen iPod touch recently and took some pretty-pretty photographs comparing the overall look, thickness, front/back and Retina Display. The photos verify a lot of what we know about the 4th gen iPod touch so far which I’ll get into later in the post. See the photos below!!

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonFrom Left to Right: iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonFrom Left to Right: iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisoniPod touch 4G on the Left, iPod touch 3G on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonFront: iPod touch 4G on the Left, iPod touch 3G on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisoniPod touch 4G on the Left, iPhone 4 on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonFront: iPod touch 4G on the Left, iPhone 4 on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonBack: iPod touch 4G on the Left, iPhone 4 on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonBack: iPod touch 4G on the Left, iPhone 4 on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonBack: iPod touch 4G on the Left, iPod touch 3G on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonStacked: From Top to Bottom – iPod touch 4G, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3G

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonRetina Display: Non-IPS Panel on iPod touch 4G on the Left, IPS Panel on iPhone 4 on the Right

iPod touch 4G 3G iPhone 4 comparisonRetina Display (You can see the difference here): Non-iPS Panel on iPod touch 4G on the Left, IPS Panel on iPhone 4 on the Right

The iPod touch 4G has the same overall chassis as the older iPod touches, but it is remarkably thin compared to them. iPhone 4 is 9.9mm thick whereas it’s phone-less brother, a mere 7.2mm. It is the thinnest pocket computer ever*!!

Internally speaking, the latest iPod touch has very similar components to iPhone 4 i.e. A4 processor, Retina Display, HD video recording. But there are a few places where the touch lags behind…

It doesn’t have 512MB of RAM (like the iPhone 4 does) nor does it have the same Retina Display (the difference is visible in last photo; viewing angles are better on iPhone 4).

Still, minor hardware differences aside, the iPod touch 4G is, as Jobs would say, a magical device. You can have most of the iPhone 4’s features for less than half the price! Be sure to read our iPod touch 4G review!

*Assumed from anecdotal observation

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