New iPod touch lacks iPhone 5 features

 

By Posted 12 Sep 2012, 03:40

A brand new iPod touch could be a surprise showing at the Apple event today, and while it might include the same screen ratio as the new iPhone at around 4-inches, it will apparently miss out on many of the iPhone 5 features including the Apple A6 chip.

The iPhone 5 has been rumored to be running on a quad-core processor, which Apple may unveil at their event as the A6 chip. This will be the first time we’ve seen the elusive A6 chip in an Apple device, after the new iPad was still confirmed to be running on the Apple A5X chip which featured in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 before it.

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After so much talk about the iPhone 5 and even a smaller 7 to 8-inch iPad appearing at Apple’s event, we could have forgotten all about a new iPod Touch debut and the fact that it could mimic the iPhone 5 with a taller display in the region of 4-inches. Unsurprisingly though, reports are emerging that Apple won’t power the new iPod Touch with the same chip as the iPhone 5.

Instead we may even see the A5X passed down to the iPod Touch, which would still be a considerable upgrade in performance compared to the A4 chip that currently powers the 4th generation model. If Apple are planning to make more features changes from the iPhone 5 to the new iPod Touch, what should consumers expect to be cut next?

Siri would be a nice addition to the iPod Touch, but we still don’t see it happening since Apple has still yet to release Siri for the iPhone 4, essentially forcing an upgrade on consumers. The 4th generation iPod Touch didn’t feature a full Retina Display with IPS either so is this another key area that Apple needs to provide this time around?

It’s clear that there’s still a huge market for the iPod Touch for those that want a portion of the iOS features without phone functions. What would you like to see upgraded for the new iPod Touch though to secure your purchase?

  • self

    Alan, slight mistake.

    The 4th generation iPod Touch does have a Retina Display.

    • NgTurbo

      I actually meant the full Retina Display with IPS like on the 4/4S, but i’ve updated post to make it more clearer. Thanks for pointing that out! :)