Updated 06:14 AM EST, Sun, Dec 05, 2021

iPod Touch 6th Generation vs iPod Touch 5th Generation: What's The Difference? Price, Specs, Features & Everything You Need to Know

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Apple has recently announced a new iPod Touch, and one of the most notable features incorporated in the music device is its more powerful processor. Fans of the tech giant's music gadget might wonder how the brand-new iPod Touch 6th Generation compares to its predecessor.

Listed below are the differences of the new iPod Touch from the iPod Touch 5th Generation.

Processor, Battery, and OS

Perhaps the most touted feature in Apple's press release announcing the iPod Touch 6th Generation is the device's A8 chip, which the corporation designed. The processor provides 10 times faster graphics performance that suits gamers well. An M8 motion coprocessor also helps power the gadget.

The A8 chip is also being utilized in the iPhone 6, Apple wrote. The iPod Touch 6th Generation boasts of a great battery life, and runs using iOS 8.

The iPod Touch 5th Generation, in contrast, runs using Apple's A5 chip and iOS 8. The device is equipped with a 512 MB RAM and 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacity, Phone Arena wrote.

Display and Camera

According to the corporation's press release, the new iPod Touch comes with a 4-inch Retina display and Metal technology, as well as an 8 megapixel iSight camera with enhanced FaceTime HD feature for taking better selfies. With the advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, users can utilize features such as slow motion and burst mode.

The iPod Touch 6th Generation has the same 1136 x 640 resolution screen with 326 ppi pixel density like its predecessor, Apple wrote. The device comes in space gray, blue, gold, pink, and silver color options.

The iPod Touch 5th Generation is equipped with a 5-megapixel iSight camera armed with a LED flash and ƒ/2.4 aperture, Apple's official site noted. The device, which comes with a Retina display, has a 1.2 MP front shooter for taking selfies, Phone Arena added.

Other Features

The new iPod Touch comes with three times faster Wi-Fi and the recently launched Apple Music service as well. Apple Music customers now have access to "streaming music service, Beats 1, Apple's first ever live radio station, and Connect, where artists can communicate directly to fans," the company's press release added.


The new iPod Touch sells at $199 for the 16GB variant, $249 for the 32GB, and $299 for the 64GB model, Apple noted. The music device is already available for purchase through the Apple Online Store, Apple's retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

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