Geekbench benchmarks for the new iPod touch prove Apple has made lots of improvements to the fifth-generation device, with its dual-core A5 chip making significantly faster than as its predecessor. When compared with iPhone performance, however, the iPod touch is lagging far behind.
Despite the same 800MHz processor, the new iPod touch is still slightly slower then the iPhone 4S, and not even half as fast as the iPhone 5.
The iPod touch, which has 512MB of RAM, scored 617 in the latest Geekbench tests, a big improvement over the 378 points scored by its predecessor. It’s also faster than the original iPad, which scores 454 — but didn’t quite meet the iPhone 4S, which scores 653.
As for the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch doesn’t even come close. Its dual-core A6 processor, clocked at 1300MHz, means it scores a whopping 1572 in Geekbench tests, far more than any other iOS device. Only the third-generation iPad comes remotely close, with 823 points.
While the new iPod touch may look like a great alternative to the iPhone 5 for those who don’t need the phone, then, it’s hardly going to provide you with the same experience. While the device certainly isn’t sluggish, there will be a noticeable difference at times — especially when it comes to gaming.
Because of the hype on the iPhone 5, there are really no one talking about the possible iPod touch. Most people assume that the iPod touch will be gone for good this year or soon because it is not refreshed last year. And people just assume that the iPad mini which is said to be announced in October 2012, will replace iPod touch. But we think the iPod touch will still be around for at least the next few years.
With that, we found a very interesting new iPod touch concept design by Guilherme. It looks classy and very close to the expected iPhone 5 design with a larger 4 inches display and thinner body. Guilherme also have a concept design for the iPod classic but we are very skeptical about that design.
Anyway, we think that the iPod touch will be refreshed and announced alongside the iPhone 5 this coming event. Stay tuned.
The Apple WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) 2012 will start in a few hours time and many people are really excited on what will be announced this time around. Especially when the ticket to this year’s WWDC got sold out in the 1st 2 hours it went on sale. Tim Cook does asked everyone of us to expect more from Apple despite the passing of the one and only Steve Jobs. Lets now just sit back and see how and what Apple will do to or rather Tim Cook will do to show the world he is indeed the rightful one to be the CEO of Apple. iOS 6 will certainly be announced. Click here to know more on what we expected to be announced in WWDC 2012.
These are the few live blog available for you to follow all the actions. Engadget will be our personal favorite.
Or you can stay tuned with littlegeeko with all the essential updates on WWDC 2012!!
The Apple’s App Store just hit 25 billion app downloads. The countdown just clicked over at about 9.45PM PST. Apple has promised a $10,000 gift card to the person who downloaded the 25,000,000,000 billionth app. The winner will be notified shortly and revealed on the countdown’s web page. Did you guys try your luck? We certainly did!! =)
The countdown began on February 17th and proceeded at an estimated rate of 49 million app downloads a day. It took the wildly popular App Store just four years to reach the 25 billion download mark. By contrast, it took eight-and-half years for 16 billion songs downloaded to be downloaded from the iTunes Store. This is why Apple is taking the App business so seriously. The Android market is doing fine with 10 billion downloads in December 2011. Let’s just stop here.
The Apple Online store one-day event’s pricing is out! (6th January 2012). Price are slashed for the iPad 2, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and many more including accessories. But no price slash for iPhone 4S, highly expected but still sad.
- iPad 2 – from RM1378 (Save RM121)iPod Touch – from RM628 (Save RM71)
- iPod Nano – from RM414 (Save RM35)
- MacBook Air – from RM2788 (Save RM311)
- MacBook Pro – from RM3388 (Save RM311)
- iMac – from RM3488 (Save RM311)
- Magic Trackpad – RM184 (Save RM35)
- Apple Magic Mouse – RM194 (Save RM35)
- Time Capsule 2TB – RM928 (Save RM71)
- Apple Wireless Keyboard – RM194 (Save RM35)
- AirPort Express Base Station (802.11n) – RM294 (Save RM35)
- iPad 2 Smart Cover Leather (RED) – RM254 (Save RM45)
- Microsoft Office Home & Student 2011 – RM590 (Save RM64)
- AirPort Extreme base station – RM528 (Save RM71)
Head over to the Apple Store Malaysia now!
*this is a one day sale so hurry!!!*
Happy New Year to everyone!!! Everyone is just starting to take off the year 2012, with the Chinese New Year just around the corner. And Apple is making 2012 more interesting with a 1-day Chinese New Year offer on the 6th of January.
If you are going to buy any Apple products, just hang on for a few days and get them on a slashed price. No news on how much cheaper Apple will be pricing its products this year but the following last year’s offer, Apple slashed up to RM141 on iPods, RM131 on iPads and additional RM331 discounts on its MacBooks and iMacs. Check this year’s offer this 6th January to find out this year’s offer. If you are lucky, we might also see price slashed on the new iPhone 4S! That’s a little bit too impossible.
See you all on the 6th, here! Anything in mind?
10 years after Apple won the Technical Grammy for its contribution in the music industry, Grammy has decided to recognize the impact of iPod and iTunes on the music industry and name the former CEO and Apple founder Steve Jobs for the “outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity” Grammy award.
No one can deny how Apple change the music industry and how the industry was revived back in the down times of music (Click here if you do not know). But it is sad to have the award given only after Steve’s death. But mostly it is always the case.
Wonder who will be collecting the award on Steve’s place.