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A totally blind user wants to make use of the KNFB reader but does not want a cell phone, some of the reviews I have read suggest that it works best on the iPhone 6, other reviews suggest that that iPod touch 5 is a suboptimal version of the iPhone 5. I have near zero knowledge about smart phones and less about apple devices.

Is it possible to tell if an iPod touch 5 will provide the same level of function with the KNFB reader as users are seeing with the app on the iPhone 6?

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    I would imagine that the iPhone 6, since it has technology that is two years closer to current than the iPod touch 5, including a much better camera, would work better, but I don't know that for sure.
    – tubedogg
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 20:28

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There is no iPod Touch 6. In fact, the iPod Touch hasn't been updated in 2 years and even at launch did not have as good a camera as the the iPhone 5 it was introduced with (the iPod Touch camera is coverable to the iPhone 4S or maybe even the iPhone 4?). I can't speak about the KNFB reader specifically, but the newest iPhone (6 and 6 plus) are much faster than the iPod Touch 5 from 2012, so no, the older hardware in the iPod Touch 5 cannot provide the same level of functionality.

Whether the functionality in the ipHone 6 is enough of an improvement to make the cost worthwhile is a question only the user can answer.

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  • +1 As the KNFB reader is a converts images to audio text, it sounds like waiting for the iPod Touch 6 to launch is the better choice, she has been without out until now, waiting a couple more months should be fine. Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 22:26
  • I would not assume there will be an iPod Touch 6 in a few months.
    – lbutlr
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 3:54

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