The latest iPod touch is finally with us and it looks like it could prove to be a hit with the consumers. After suffering a little bit from neglect since 2012 Apple popped up with an iPod announcement last week that saw its iPod touch product get a revamp featuring a the new A8 CPU that powers its iPhone 6 models. There’s also the shiny new colors and 8-megapixel iSight camera thrown into the mix. What’s more interesting though is the significant jump in processing power that accompanies the A8 chipset, something that is immediately evident in this EverythingApplePro video that compares the latest iPod touch’s speed capabilities against a list of its predecessors.
How will the latest iPod touch 6 compare against the version launched in 2012? Or even against two or three-generations ago? Will the user-interface and processes such as multi-tasking feel immediately snappier and quicker to respond? Is it worth parting with additional cash to upgrade from the 2012 model? It’s important to understand initially that due to restrictions within iOS all of the iPod touch models tested were actually running different versions of Apple’s mobile OS. That will of course slightly affect performance as iOS has been optimized over time.
Connecting all devices to the same power source and flicking it on from a cold start allowed the latest iPod touch to kick into action before all others. This initial spring to life was followed through with the sixth-generation device getting to the homescreen first, followed closely by the fourth and third-generation iPod touch. Processes such as loading and interacting with the App Store actually seem extremely painful on the earlier model devices. So much so that the video creator actually has to cut past the loading phase.
Next up, loading Call of Duty: Zombies, of course. The iPod touch is one of Apple’s most popular personal music players, but it is essentially just a stripped down iPhone that consumers love to download and play games on. So, just how fast do the individual generational devices launch a processor intensive game such as Call of Duty: Zombies? Well, as you might expect the sixth-generation device kills the competition again thanks to the powerful A8 that breathes life into the device.
Check out the video for yourself, but the results are as expected. If it’s speed and performance you’re after then the sixth-generation iPod touch is what you’re after.
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