We knew the new iPod touch had its processor cranked a bit higher (500MHz vs. 412MHz) than its predecessor and the results prove it.  The reason for Apple cranking up the juice on the iPod touch vs. the other devices (including older iPod touches) is still unknown but Apple appears to be intent on distinguishing otherwise almost identical hardware with software changes.  The iPod touch appears to be a gaming device first while losing other capabilities for navigation…

 

At the same time as giving the device more ooomph, the latest firmware is denying iPod touch users one of the major features of the 2.2 firmware, Google Streetmaps.  It was purposely disabled (because of the accounting – you have to pay for features?).  Not to worry jaibreakers, You can enable it again fairly easily.

Will we continue to see the lines diverge?

via engadget

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