iPhone and iPOD Touch Differences

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I'm looking at doing an application for the iPhone for a software company. They are offering me an iPOD Touch to use as a test unit, even though the iPhone is the target platform. Are there known differences which could hinder my development if I am only testing on a live unit of the iPOD Touch?

Could there be a problem that I might not identify such as using the 3G or 2G stack on GSM problem that won't show if I use only the wifi on the Touch? This is a pretty open question, but this project is somewhat simple, but it could lead to more projects on the platform, so as much information as possible would be best.
Question by:HangingClowns
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    Expert Comment

    Safari and most other applications on the iPhone and Touch are identical .. the most obvious thing you won't be able to test is speed/performance of your App over 3G as the Touch will be using the much faster WiFi Internet connection.

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    That should not be a big problem as they both are similar in most of the cases.

    iPod Touch lacks following features which are in iPhone,-

        * GPS
        * Bluetooth
        * Speaker as it uses headphones only
        * Phone (Cellular network connection)
        * Camera
        * Microphone
        * Vibration

    So if you are using any of the above features in your application, iPod Touch proves to be a wrong choice for testing.

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