Apple Releases iOS 8.4 For 2015 iPod touch 6, Benchmark Results

With the announcement of new iPod line for 2015 refresh, Apple has pushed out iOS 8.4 firmware for the new A8-powered iPod touch 6 to keep it in line with rest of the iOS device lineup. The firmware file is now right away available for download.

The iOS 8.4 was a big release which brings with it Apple’s new music streaming service called Apple Music. Users also get the luxury of a 24/7 live Internet radio station dubbed as Beats 1, hosted by big names in the music industry as Zane Lowe and Dr. Dre among others.

For iPhone and iPad, including the old, fifth-gen iPod touch, iOS 8.4 firmware file were available to download and today Apple releases it for 2015 iPod touch 6. In the unlikely event of your new iPod touch getting slow or buggy, then you’ll need the firmware file to restore fresh from iTunes, and we’ve added a link to it at the foot of this post.

Apple’s sith-generation iPod touch comes with new colors, including gold option, and has internal hardware that packs a serious punch, such as the 64-bit A8 chip that is found in iPhone 6. It also sports 8MP iSight camera module which promises to take photos much better than before.

iPod touch (2015) comes with same 4-inch Retina Display as iPod touch 5. A big inclusion added is of Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Apple has decided to keep it off its new music player, like the new iPhones and iPads feature Touch ID, but at its price down equation.

Now that the iPod touch 6 benchmarked, according to the early testing. The A8 processor in the new iPod touch appears to be running at 1.10GHz per core, which is a bit slower than 1.39GHz per core the iPhone 6 runs at presumably to manage battery life. In Geekbench 3, the 2015 iPod touch scored 1379 on the single-core test and 2440 on the multi-core test right out of the box.


When compared it to the A5 iPod touch scored 215/410 on Geekbenck’s single and multi-core tests. Conclusion here is that the new sixth-generation iPod is six times faster and a massive improvement over the fifth-generation iPod.


The new iPod touch ships with Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 8.4, so it works with Apple Music out of the box. Available in several new colors, the iPod touch is priced at $199 for the 16GB model, $249 for the 32GB model, $299 for the 64GB model, and $399 for the 128GB model.

You can download iOS 8.4 for iPod touch 6 from the link given below. Since iPod touch 6 ships with iOS 8.4 pre-installed, you may not need to download this firmware file just yet. You can But we recommend downloading anyway as it might be required the road for jailbreak (once TaiG, or PP pushes out an update for it) or other purposes.

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