New iPod Touch Uses a 2nd Rate Retina Display?

I know this is the last thing any of you wanted to hear, but the guys over at 9 to 5 Mac have discovered that the Retina Display on the iPod Touch 4g may not be up to par with the iPhone 4′s. A video comparing the two shows that the iPod’s screen has a much lower viewing angle than the IPS display found on the iPhone, causing it to become blurry when viewed from the side. This isn’t really a big deal, since you usually use your device head-on. The product page for the iPod Touch also omits several features that are found on the iPhone 4′s tech specs, such as the 800:1 contrast ratio and oleophobic screen. (Didn’t really expect that one anyways.)

Considering an unsubsidized iPhone 4 costs $599 and the iPod Touch 4g starts at just $229, you can’t really expect to have the same top-of-the-line parts. (Ahem, camera.) You get what you pay for, and what is included on the latest iPod is certainly good enough. If you were never told, you would probably never even find out.

[9 to 5 Mac]

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