Category Archives: iPod Touch
Geekbench has some early benchmarks from the iPhone 5 and Apple’s latest iPod touch. Though it’s a nice improvement over previous models, the fifth generation iPod touch didn’t fare so well when compared to other Apple handhelds.
The new iPod touch scored a 619, which places it right below the iPhone 4S (654) and well above the original iPad (454). It pales in comparison to the iPhone 5, which scored an impressive 1573. Much of this discrepancy can be attributed to the A6 processor and 1 GB RAM present in the iPhone 5. In comparison, the iPod touch includes an A5 processor and 512 MB of RAM.
Now that the wait is finally over and Apple have officially started shipping out the iPod touch fifth-generation to consumers, we can truly get an insight into what the new portable media player is like from an aesthetic and technical aspect and how it actually stacks up against its predecessor as well as the sixth-generation iPhone.
The embedded chart shows a selection of recorded scores that have been captured using the cross-platform processor benchmark test which is designed to give an extremely quick and accurate measurement of processor and memory performance on any device.
A wide range of Apple products have also been tested to give an insight into the performance levels of the different model iPhones, iPads and iPod touches with some very interesting results.
As you might already know, a new version of Redsn0w has been released which apart from many other features adds support for restoring to an older or same version of iOS 5.x firmware.
So if for any reason you feel the need to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a firmware like iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x which Apple isn’t signing, the following guide should help you do just that.
Before jumping on the how-to instructions, it is important that you carefully read the low down below:
How To Jailbreak iOS 6 With Official Cydia On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS And iPod touch 4G Using Redsn0w 0.9.15b1
iPhone Dev-Team have just updated Redsn0w, adding full support for final public release of iOS 6 on select devices with official version of Cydia, along with tons of new features which are detailed after the jump.
Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 for both Windows and Mac not only adds support for tethered jailbreak of iOS 6 on A4 based devices, but also for re-restoring and downgrading of select devices from iOS 6 to an older firmware, or in case of re-restoring, from iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x.
First and foremost, it is important to note this is a tethered jailbreak and is only meant for devices boasting an A4 processor (or below), namely:
With the holiday buying season just around the corner, we’re starting to hear and see evidence of some fun iOS-related accessories to pick up this year. Brookstone has started off by supplying us with a Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Spy Tank (US$149.99) to test. Come along for a ride!
The Rover 2.0 is a futuristic little streamlined tank powered by two treads, one on either side. A small WiFi antenna screws into the top, and six AA batteries are loaded into the bottom. Flip on the power switch and the Rover sets up its own WiFi network. It seems to take about a minute for a little blinking green LED to appear atop the tank, signifying that the network is up and running.