Without fanfare, Apple offers a new iPod touch – brought technically on the stand or in fresh colors. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS makes the check: Is it worth the 6th generation?
The iPod range of products treated Apple recently very neglected. While new in recent years iPhone – and iPad variants were in abundance, had to wait for fans of the music player long on an update. Already rumors made the rounds that Apple due to falling sales the iPod will bury quietly – but you know, condemned live longer: In time for the launch of Apple’s streaming service Music there are fresh models with the latest technology. ULTIMTE TECH NEWS the 6th generation iPod has grabbed and tried touch.
iPod touch: Scharfes Retina-Display
The optical improvements on iPod touch fall subtly from: The dimensions are absolutely identical, and the display remains unchanged. So the 4-inch Retina screen dissolves as the previous model with 1136×640 pixels. In terms of color and brightness, nothing has done. Also makes nix: The display is still excellent for a compact multimedia player that allows you to play music and videos in addition, launch apps or surf the net. With Apple’s operating system iOS 8 iPod touch moves from a functional point quite close to an iPhone 6 zoom – the money for the service plan you can, however, save the iPod touch, because he has a radio module not in the 6th edition.
iPod touch: Floater Player
More has been done inside the iPods: Apple Built-up its predecessor even the meanwhile in the tooth’s A5 processor, now of the drives iPhone 6 known A8 chip to the player. This becomes immediately apparent: The new iPod touch responds faster to inputs and scrolls liquid through long music lists. But quite as snappy as the iPhone 6 he is not, the clock of the processor is less with 1.1 GHz as the major smartphone brother.
iPod touch: 8-Megapixel-Camera
Also a new camera has donated Apple: Instead of the 5 iPod touch snaps photos with 8 megapixels. On the iPod display, the difference makes barely noticeable, the photos of the 5th and 6th generation see virtually the same. In the magnification on the PC monitor you can see a little finer details in the images of the new model, but in daylight a stronger image noise. What is better is a matter of taste. Lapse and burst shooting were already possible with its predecessor, but new is the slow motion at 120 frames per second (in 720p).
iPod touch: The missing
The new iPod touch Apple has selectively improves – but a few more amenities that the iPhone 6, and the iPod would be good: Missing the testers have a brightness sensor, which automatically adjusts the back light. Also desirable for a possible 7th generation: Touch ID. Then you might also unlock your iPod fingerprint sensor and would not need a four-digit code more.
iPod touch: availability and price
The iPod touch with 16, 32, 64 and – also new – 128 gigabytes of storage space, the latter model, but exclusive to Apple. Prices range between 229 and sporting hefty 449 euros. Like its predecessor, Apple offers the colors Space Grey, Silver, Pink, Blue, Red and recently Gold. Supplied located next to the device known Apple headphones Ear-buds. While these are some of the better-pack headphones, real music fans but still retrofitting.
iPod touch: Conclusion
Small but beautiful update! The iPod touch in the 6th generation has changed in detail: The faster processor makes for a more upbeat operation, the camera gets a slow motion function. There is now also a version with 128 gigabytes of memory, also the popular Apple Gold as a color variant. The display is still sharp and bright, a brightness sensor would have been but fine. Overall, a good introduction to the Apple world and specially for those interested, the Apple Music also want to use the road without iPhone – because it costs almost three times.
iPod Touch 5. Gen.
|iPod Touch 6. Gen.|
|Display Size||4 inches||4 inches|
|Resolution||1136×640 Pixel (Retina)||1136×640 Pixel (Retina)|
|Memory||16, 32, 64 Gigabyte||16, 32, 64, 128 Gigabyte|
|Colors||Gray, Silver, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red||Gray, Silver, Pink, Gold, Blue, Red|
|RAM||512 Megabyte||1 Gigabyte|
|Camera||5 Megapixel i Sight||8 Megapixel i Sight|
|WLAN||a/b/g/n 2,4 GHz und 5 GHz||a/b/g/n/ac 2,4 GHz und 5 GHz|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.1|
|Connections||Lightning, headphones||Lightning, headphones|
Apple Music – well worth the service?
The fact that Apple just now casts a new iPod on the market, is no accident: It was only recently launched the in-house streaming service Apple Music, which is firmly integrated in the Music app on the iPod. For EUR 9.99 per month you get unlimited music on your smartphone, similar to rival Spottily has shown us (which app you can install on your iPod touch by the way also).