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  • ltcommanderdata - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Someone needs to tear down or go through the software on these "new" iPod Touch to see if Apple at least up the RAM to 512MB like the A4 in the iPhone 4. Apple never releases RAM specs for their devices so I wouldn't have expected an announcement whether they made the change or not. 512MB would go a long way to improving the usability of the iPod Touch even if it didn't get the A5. Reply
  • tipoo - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    I doubt it, if all they mentioned was a price drop the internals are probably the same. Would be nice though. Reply
  • CharonPDX - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    What with all the demos of how much better gaming is on the iPhone 4S, combined with the very game-centric marketing of the iPod Touch... Reply
  • tipoo - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Yeah, that's a bummer. With the A5 the Touch would be about half as powerful as the PS Vita in both CPU and GPU, with the A4 its not even close. Since they advertise the gaming aspect heavily that's a big letdown. But I suppose they want as many sales as possible to go to the iPhone instead. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Why is the phrase "Good Enough" capitalized? Did I miss a joke or something? Reply
  • icrf - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Standard cliche, one of those defined things without being defined. Kind of like doing something The Right Way or releasing something Real Soon Now. Reply
  • tipoo - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Another year without an update, poor guy. There's a lot they could have done with it, Toshiba is replacing the 160GB drives in the Classic with 240GB ones, and they could have elongated the screen like the Zune 120, or added wifi sync or bluetooth, but nope, none of the above.

    Also, its a bummer the Touch won't be getting the new SoC, Anandtech's own graphics benchmarks show the A4 is quite long in the tooth compared with current SoC's, and if they want the Touch to compete with dedicated handheld consoles then the performance isn't even close to the Vita's quad A9 processor + quadSGX 543 graphics.

    I was somewhat excited by the prospect of a 4+ inch iPhone, having used Android phones that large it feels cramped going back to iPhones. Too bad.
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  • MadMan007 - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    As the only remaining 'mainstream' high capacity player, and one of the only few decent brand ones available at all, they really ought to update the classic. 250GB 1.8" drives have been available for a while. Although it might seem excessive, it would hold nearly my whole music collection in lossless format, or for normaly people a lot of high bitrate music and video.

    Too bad they didn't decide to offer a 160GB and a 250GB.

    Also, they really should have upgraded the capacity of the Touch, 25nm flash has been available for long enough.
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