iPhone vs. iPod Touch Reviews

iPhone vs iPod touch
iPhone, iPod touch images copyright Apple Inc.

When you're considering buying a touchscreen-based multimedia and web device from Apple, choosing the iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 6 vs the new 6th generation iPod touch can be tricky.

After all, the touch is slimmer and lighter, but the iPhone has a phone and Internet access virtually anywhere, to say nothing of the 6 series' Touch ID fingerprint scanner, huge screens, improved cameras, and Apple Pay support.

On the other hand, getting those features adds $50-$120 (or more) each month to the cost of an iPhone (that being the price of a monthly service plan), while the iPod touch works just fine without any monthly fees and delivers full iOS 9 support, full App Store compatibility, a great camera, and a speedy processor.

Given that the devices are so similar, making the choice can be tough. In an effort to help those considering an iPhone vs. iPod touch, the chart below allows you to compare the devices head to head. And the links give more background about them.

Luckily, they're both great, so whichever you choose, you won’t be sorry!

iPhone and iPod touch Reviews

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iPhone vs. iPod touch

 6th gen. iPod touchiPhone 6 PlusiPhone 6
Capacity16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Screen size (inches)
/Resolution
4 /
1136 x 640
5.5 /
1920 x 1080
4.7 /
1334x750
ProcessorApple A8Apple A8Apple A8
Motion Co-ProcessorApple M8Apple M8Apple M8
Battery LifeVideo: 10 hours
Audio: 40 hours
Talk/Video: 14 hours
Audio: 80 hours
Talk/Video: 14 hours
Audio: 50 hours
A-GPSNoYesYes
Cameras8 megapixel
& 1.2 megapixel
8 megapixel
& 1.2 megapixel
8 megapixel
& 1.2 megapixel
Video Camera1080p HD1080p HD1080p HD
Apple PayNoYesYes
Touch IDNoYesYes
Apple WatchNoYesYes
PhoneNoYesYes
4G LTENoYesYes
Wi-FiYesYesYes
Size (in inches)4.86 x
2.31 x
0.24
6.22
x 3.06
x 0.28
5.44
x 2.64
x 0.27
Weight (in ounces)3.106.074.55
iOS 9 Support?YesYesYes
Monthly FeesNo$50 and up$50 and up
Price$199-$399$299-$499
(w/ 2-year contract)
$199-$399
(w/ 2-year contract)