New iPod touch to spot 1136-by-640-pixel display and 32nm A5 chip
Details about the next iPod touch were released on Twitter by iPhone unlocker ‘Chronic’. The device’s codename was revealed as N78AP, and the product will feature a 1136-by-640-pixel display.
In a Twitter post, iOS hacker and iPhone unlocker ‘Chronic’ (Will Strafach), revealed that the next iPod touch (which is expected to be released alongside the next iPhone tomorrow, at Apple’s September 12th event in San Francisco) goes by the internal codename “N78AP” at Apple.
“it's not even worth leaking to press friend's this close to launch”, Chronic Tweeted. “so: the new iPod5,1 is code name N78AP, and sports a 1136×640 display”
The 1136-by-640-pixel display will probably end up matching the resolution of the iPhone 5.
The iPod 5,1 will also feature a “S5L8942X” processor. These numbers look like random gibberish at first sight, but the codename aligns with the 32-nanometer A5 chip located in the current iPad 2 and Apple TV.
For the next iPod, this can be viewed as a pro and a con. The good part is that the 32 nm processor has been shown to use 16% less battery, which means, of course, longer use between charges. The con of the matter is that details suggest the iPod5,1’s processor will be slower than the one which will feature in the next iPhone (almost universally referred to as the ‘iPhone 5’).
But maybe that’s actually not such a bad thing. The closer that Apple’s smart iPod device has gotten to the iPhone where specs are concerned, the more dissatisfied users have frequently been. That’s why discussions have spawned about adding wireless data capabilities to the iPod touch, even further blurring the lines between it and its smartphone sister.
It is, perhaps, wise to ensure that there is a clear distinction between both products and their respectable markets.
Whatever the case, fans of the device will be pleased to finally see a new one released by Apple, since the current generation was released two years ago, in September of 2010.
Source: Apple Insider