“Updated” 8GB iPod touch has lower price, not better gaming

by admin September 15, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Those considering the iPod touch for gaming might want to steer clear of the not-so-new 8GB model, which is just last year’s model with a lower price. The best gaming performance will come from OpenGL ES 2.0-capable hardware, which is only included in the pricier 32GB and 64GB models.

Apple spent a lot of time during the September iPod event talking about how the iPod touch was a great gaming device. However, in an effort to bring down the price on the 8GB model, Apple left it saddled with last year’s graphics capabilities. Plenty of holiday shoppers might not know or care about the differences, but it does create additional splintering of Apple’s mobile platform at a time when the uniformity of the platform is seen as one of its biggest assets.

Read more: arstechnica.com