Apple’s newly released and much needed update to the iPod touch has seen the much maligned music and baby iPhone receive a new lease of life, once again making it a viable alternative for those that don’t want a cellular plan but like the idea of using iOS on something smaller than an iPad. We’re not sure why it’s taken Apple so long to get an update out the door, but now it’s here the iPod touch is worth consideration once again.

With that consideration inevitably comes comparison, not just with the iPod touch that came before it, but also the current flagship iPhone, the iPhone 6. Here we take a look at all three devices, comparing them across a range of features and specifications so you can see just how improved the new iPod touch 6 is compared to the old one and, importantly, how it compares with the iPhone 6 as well.

iPod touch 6 comparison

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.

Let’s get started.

iPod touch 6 (6th-generation 2015)
Dimensions: 4.86 inches / 2.31 inches / 0.24 inch
Weight: 3.10 oz (88 grams)
CPU: A8 64-bit
Clock Speed: 1.1GHz
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 1043mAh
Screen Size: 4-inch
Resolution: 1136×640 at 326 ppi with 800:1 contrast
Camera Megapixels (rear/front): 8MP / 1.2MP
Camera Aperture (rear): ƒ/2.4 aperture
Camera Flash: Single LED
NFC/Apple Pay: No
Bluetooth: 4.1
WiFi: A,B,G,N,AC
Touch ID: No
Cellular: No
Colors: Blue, Space Gray, Silver, Pink, Red, Gold
Storage Capacity: 16/32/64/128GB
Price: $199/$249/$299/$399

iPod touch 5 (5th-generation 2012)
Dimensions: 4.86 inches / 2.31 inches / 0.24 inch
Weight: 3.10 oz (88 grams)
CPU: A5 32-bit
Clock Speed: 1GHz
RAM: 512MB
Battery: 1030mAh
Screen Size: 4-inches
Resolution:  1136×640 at 326 ppi
Camera Megapixels (rear/front): 5MP/1.2MP
Camera Aperture (rear): ƒ/2.4 aperture
Camera Flash: Single LED
NFC/Apple Pay: No
Bluetooth: 4.0
WiFi: A,B,G,N
Touch ID: No
Cellular: No
Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Silver, Black
Storage Capacity: 32/64GB
Price: No longer on sale

iPhone 6 (2014)
Dimensions: 5.44 inches x 2.64 inches x 0.27 inch
Weight: 4.55 oz (129 grams)
CPU: A8 64-bit
Clock Speed: 1.4GHz
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 1810mAh
Screen Size: 4.7-inch
Resolution: 1334×750 at 326 ppi with 1,400:1 contrast
Camera Megapixels (rear/front): 8MP/1.2MP
Camera Aperture (rear): ƒ/2.2 aperture
Camera Flash: Dual LED
NFC/Apple Pay: Yes
Bluetooth: 4.0
WiFi: A,B,G,N,AC
Touch ID: Yes
Cellular: Yes
Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Storage Capacity: 16/64/128GB
Price (unlocked): $649/$749/$849

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