Apple’s 5th generation iPod touch is beginning to trickle out to stores and homes across the world. The iFans iPod touch forums are currently buzzing with activity, as more and more people report that their devices have begun to ship to their homes. There’s also reports flying around the internet that Apple’s own retail stores have begun putting the device up for sale, alongside the new Nano.
Beyond the expected unboxing videos which accompanies the launch of such a high-profile device, we’ve also seen benchmarks begin to trickle out. Specifically, the results of a Geekbench test have been well-publicized, with the 5th generation iPod touch hitting iPhone 4S-level numbers. That is a phenomenal increase over the power of the iPod touch 4G, and should also make 4S owners happy: the A5 chip will likely continue to receive mass support in apps because the iPod touch ships with it today.
Reviews have yet to be released, though it seems likely that major news sources will be posting theirs within the next few days, with tonight being the earliest time. Regardless, it seems as if the 5th generation iPod touch is a very worthy upgrade from the 4th generation. Will you be getting one? Or, better yet, do you already have one? Sound off in the comments!