iPod touch 4G speed test vs iPad, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS
If you’re wondering how the iPod touch 4G competes against the rest of Apple’s iOS lineup, this video shows the boot time of the currently relevant devices; the newest iPod touch 4G, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPhone 3GS (sorry iPhone 3G, you’re slow with iOS 4 anyway).
Here’s the breakdown of the iOS boot times:
- iPad: 19.04 seconds
- iPod touch 4G: 26.4 seconds
- iPhone 4: 28.64 seconds
- iPhone 3Gs: 32.8 seconds
Interesting that the iPad is so much faster, and then somehow the iPod touch is quicker than the more powerful iPhone 4… moseying along at the end is the iPhone 3GS at a still respectable speed. The more I learn about the new iPod touch the more I think it’s a great deal.
Notice they didn’t even bother testing the iPhone 3G, probably because the “3G” now stands for the 3000 seconds it takes to perform any task since iOS 4 doomed the older iPhone hardware into oblivion (ok on a serious note if your iPhone 3G is terribly slow, get the iOS 4.1 download, it does help a bit).
There’s a few other videos over at AppleInsider if you’re curious, they compare the iPod touch cameras and displays to the iPhone 4. It’s probably not too surprising to learn that the iPhone 4 has a better camera and display though, thanks to the IPS screen and higher megapixels.