The rumors have been overruled and the myth has been busted. There weren’t exactly any doubts about the latest iPod touch being on par with the new iPhone 5 in terms of performance, but this test puts all the gossips to rest.
According to Geekbench’s performance tests, iPhone 5 is significantly faster than the newest iPod touch in performance benchmark scores.
The result is hardly surprising since the engine horsepower in the latest iPod touch is one generation behind that of the iPhone 5. The latest iPod touch is equipped with a dual-core Apple A5 800 MHz CPU and scored 617 points in the performance benchmarks, turning out to be slower than even the iPhone 4S which scored 653.
iPhone 5, equipped with a dual-core Apple A6 1300 MHz processor boasts a gigantic score leap of 1573 points, making it the fastest Apple mobile device.
Interestingly, iPod touch 5 is in fact slower than any iOS device manufactured in 2011. In 2011 Apple released iPad 2 and iPhone 4S which are faster than iPod touch 5. Then again, Apple only gives their products enough juice to make them “work” and they work pretty good if I may say so myself.
We’ll let you see the screenshot of the chart below for reference. Notice the huge performance difference between the first-gen iPhone and the iPhone 5. The puny hamster scored only 136 points, but we still love you hamster.