Should I upgrade from the iPod touch 4th gen. to iPod touch 5th gen.?

I have the iPod touch 4th gen. and I feel I should upgrade but am not sure. Just want some other people's opinions. Also which color is better for a back black or blue?

11 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The 5th generation iPod touch is certainly a worthy upgrade from the last iPod touch. It has the faster a5 chip, larger screen, Siri, and a better camera. It also supports iOS 7, which is something you can't say about the 4th Generation iPod touch (even though it really should support iOS 7 because it is just as powerful as the iPhone 4). Something to keep in mind is that the 1st Generation iPad Mini is just as powerful as the iPod touch and you can get it for the same price. Decide if you need something small or more productive (because of the iPad Mini's bigger screen). I myself have both an iPad Air and an iPod Touch and I use my iPod touch when I can't bring my iPad with me and when need a good camera. Keep in mind that the 5th Generation iPod touch may be outdated by the end of the year because Apple will probably announce the 6th Generation iPod touch. While the 5th Generation iPod touch may be a worthy upgrade, you may still be better off getting the 1st Generation iPad Mini or just waiting.

    • Answered by Benjamin J from Glen Allen
    • Jan 23, 2014
  • Im only 12. And yes i know that my answer is kinda obvious but i really think you should upgrade to the 5th gen ipod is extremely cool and it has an amazing camera.(that is of course if you like to take pictures.)And it has an amazing picture. the color you should get is blue but thats just coming from me.

    • Answered by William D
    • Dec 9, 2012
  • Is up to you, well I think you should upgrade to the newer iPod because you see that 5th generation Touch is more improve and more powerful than the the 4th also 5th generation have Siri and the loop. The loop is something like a wrist band preventing the iPod from dropping. Hope this help you a lot I would appreciated it.v

    • Answered by Ting V from Sabah
    • Dec 7, 2013
  • I disagree with Raul's implication that you can't use the iPodTouch 5th generation for email. I use it for email! It comes with the same "mail app" as the iPhone, exactly the same, and I use it regularly for both my Yahoo and iCloud accounts. I love it! The only difference would be that the iPhone comes with cellular capability, including the cellular phone itself and the cellular data capability, whereas the iPodTouch requires WiFi for "connectivity." Basically the Touch is an iPhone without the cellular connectivity. With the phone, you can get your email wherever you can get cellular reception, whereas with the iPod Touch you can only retrieve new incoming email if you have a WiFi connection. However, once you've brought your email "into" the inbox (or moved it into a folder), you can read it even without the WiFi because the mail is resident on the internal storage.

    • Answered by Eve B from Boynton Beach
    • Jan 28, 2014
  • Well the IPod touch 5th gen is more expensive and you could buy a tablet that's cheaper than the IPod touch 5th gen, But if you want the new features like siri and IOS 7 and the better camera than go for it.

    • Answered by John B from Kelowna
    • Dec 3, 2013
  • Yes, the iPod 4 gen is not being sold anymore. That is because it is not compatible with the iOS 7 and is very slow. Once a new apple product comes out they get rid of the old version.

    • Answered by Ryan G from Reston
    • Jan 30, 2014
  • Well I feel that the Ipod touch 5th gen is better because: it has a better camera, faster hard drive, better resolution. The bad sides with the 5th gen is that its very expensive, the screen is bigger( it dosent fit me because im 13) and also it depends what you are using it for, if you are using it for games the get an iPod, but if for other stuff (eg like emails) get an iphone which is worth it for the price and what you get. Hope this comes in handy and you make the right decision.

    • Answered by Raul V
    • Jan 13, 2014
  • i just switched and wow.. its sooo much better then the 4th well worth it!

    • Answered by Nate V from Redding
    • Apr 15, 2014
  • i think you should because if you upgrade its faster and the new upgrade is really good

    • Answered by Yusuf M from Bristol
    • Mar 18, 2014
  • I think you should get the 5th gen because it has an amazing camera and it is very cool my friend has one and I am obsessed so I am about to get the 5th gen in BLUE

    • Answered by Lisa S from Knoxville
    • Jan 28, 2014
  • Yes I should upgrade to the iPod touch 5th generation

    • Answered by Lyly L from Richmond
    • Oct 15, 2013