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Going from an IpT4 to an IpT5, as meaningful as from IpT3 to IpT4?

07-04-2013, 01:05 AM
#1
Going from an IpT4 to an IpT5, as meaningful as from IpT3 to IpT4?

EDIT: in case it wasn't clear, "IpT" means Ipod Touch!

I thought going from non-Retina to Retina on my IpT3 to IpT4 was huge. Now, the "extra row of icons" only seems nice, but not quite so essential as the Retina one. Has any of you with the larger Iph5/IpT5 screen found it to be more worth it? I know this a bit subjective, but I'm looking for subjective opinions, and if they're helpful, all the better.

I have gotten some updates to the games I already have that state the "Retina+" screen resolutions are supported. Off the top of my head, those such as Carcassonne and Plants Vs. Zombies. I have non-game apps like Documents To Go that does support this.


Other features I don't think I care so much about...
Faster processor - why is it after each new model, the current one we have just lags? It's a vicious cycle. Generalizations aside, this actually probably would be another good reason to update
Better load times, better performance from "meatier games", and more dynamic memory "system memory" (not to be confused with storage), are things I should've initially seen!


5 MP digicam - 5 MP is a huge improvement over the IpT4's 0.8 MP cam, but honestly, my Galaxy s2 does that just fine and better. If I upgrade to a better Samsung phone, I'll still be covered here

different colors - I do admit, this most minor feature stands out more, as it'd be easier to find a yellow Ipod Touch when it falls into the crack of a couch cushion, or below the seat of my car, rather than the current black model (fine color too, but it doesn't make it easier to find)

Siri - My IpT is often NOT on wifi, so Siri will be inoperable throughout most of my usage. I wish the smartphones had Siri/Galaxy/whatever BB and Windows Phone uses had this utility available offline!

ios6 - I heard some "meh" things about ios6. It's actually slower when some folks updated to it (mostly Iphone 4/s users IIRC), has that whole "maps fiasco" on it (although I thought it was fixed, and again, I use my Galaxy s2 smartphone for maps anyways). Otherwise, no discernible difference. While I deliberately kept my IpT4 at ios5, I don't hate ios6. I'm neutral about it. The IpT5 comes with ios6, I'll just go with it.


Anything else stand out for those of you who went from IpT4 to IpT5?

EDIT: made some clarifications
thanks for all the responses so far!

Last edited by ackmondual; 07-04-2013 at 08:38 PM. Reason: clarifications, and thx!
07-04-2013, 02:37 AM
#2
i would think the biggest difference is LTE. beyond that, nothing much.

edit: lol whoops, didnt notice we were talking about the touch. nevermind, i have no experience in the matter ahah

Last edited by Sylvr; 07-06-2013 at 12:39 AM.

07-04-2013, 02:47 AM
#3
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For me the biggest thing was simply games didnt crash !

More and more games on my ipod touch 4 (or IpT4 as you like to call it) kept crashing time and time again as it simply wasnt as powerful enough.

Thats the sole reason i upgraded, dont have any crashes with any of the 'big name games' i buy for my ipod touch 4, sorry IpT4.

As for Siri I cant stand that and i've had it turned off since i got my device, waste of time. Dont care for colours either, i've gone for the standard black. As for the small hoop so you can hold it, nah havent bothered with that.

Dont know why you havent upgraded to iOS 6, to be fair i dont notice a huge difference but i think its good to keep up with the latest OS, looking forward to iOS7 in September time.

But the bigger screen, and better processor so games dont crash, that was worth it alone
07-04-2013, 12:01 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
For me the biggest thing was simply games didnt crash !

More and more games on my ipod touch 4 (or IpT4 as you like to call it) kept crashing time and time again as it simply wasnt as powerful enough.

Thats the sole reason i upgraded, dont have any crashes with any of the 'big name games' i buy for my ipod touch 4, sorry IpT4.

As for Siri I cant stand that and i've had it turned off since i got my device, waste of time. Dont care for colours either, i've gone for the standard black. As for the small hoop so you can hold it, nah havent bothered with that.

Dont know why you havent upgraded to iOS 6, to be fair i dont notice a huge difference but i think its good to keep up with the latest OS, looking forward to iOS7 in September time.

But the bigger screen, and better processor so games dont crash, that was worth it alone
You don't have to call it "IpT"... i'm just using the shorthand b/c I'm lazy. And if I'm using a smartphone to type this, I especially wanna reduce the amount of keystrokes.

Hmm, perhaps games will load faster too.

With ios6, am concerned that some of my saves and data won't make it through, like when I upgraded from ios4 to ios5. Although at this point, I'm sure whatever I was retained from that migration will likely make it over to ios6 anyways, so it seems to be moot. However, I'm currently on a very slow wifi connection, so upgrading now may not be as practical.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylvr View Post
i would think the biggest difference is LTE. beyond that, nothing much.
LTE is only for Iphones, not Ipod Touches

Last edited by ackmondual; 07-04-2013 at 09:28 PM.
07-04-2013, 12:47 PM
#5
Don't forget iOS 7 support so you can use a controller. But if you want one, get one. The iPod 4 is dying.
07-04-2013, 01:00 PM
#6
You get Airplay. And you get demanding games, like LIMBO and Bastion!

Device: iPhone 6 Plus 64GB
iOS Favorites: Alto's Adventure, VVVVVV, Wayward Souls, BADLAND, IMPOSSIBLE ROAD, Super Hexagon, NightSky, Superbrothers:Sword&Sworcery, Perfect Cell, Nihilumbra
Now Playing: Fugl Alpha
07-04-2013, 01:06 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,589
Yep good shout on AirPlay. I use that a lot

I was 'a bit' worried if I upgraded to ios6 about my saves etc. I have 500 apps on my iPod touch. Didn't have a problem with any
07-04-2013, 01:16 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Yep good shout on AirPlay. I use that a lot

I was 'a bit' worried if I upgraded to ios6 about my saves etc. I have 500 apps on my iPod touch. Didn't have a problem with any
Your touch 4 handles ios 6 well compared to 5? Its the only device I havent updated but seeing that ios 7 is coming and it probably wont run on a 4th gen I might upgrade to 6 if the performance is there. I usually update everything but my touch did took a significant hit in performance migrating from ios 4 to 5 so im not quite sure.

I have lots of games in there, only 4gb free of the 59 or so you actually get.

Favorite games: LittleWing Crystal Caliburn, Legends of Yore, Hook Worlds, Phoenix HD, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Spectral Souls, Bastion, Avadon, Dariusburst SP, Aquaria, King of Dragon Pass & Starbase Orion
07-04-2013, 02:19 PM
#9
running faster and less crashes is what happened for me on the switch. definitely worth it
07-04-2013, 02:46 PM
#10
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Location: England
Posts: 10,589
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeanTuna View Post
Your touch 4 handles ios 6 well compared to 5? Its the only device I havent updated but seeing that ios 7 is coming and it probably wont run on a 4th gen I might upgrade to 6 if the performance is there. I usually update everything but my touch did took a significant hit in performance migrating from ios 4 to 5 so im not quite sure.

I have lots of games in there, only 4gb free of the 59 or so you actually get.
Sorry I need to update my user info. Bought an iPod touch 5 last August and sold my iPod touch 4