All of sudden Apple has updated the iPod Touch with a new processor and a higher storage tier while it decided to keep the rest unchanged. The newer version of the iPod comes with the A10 Fusion chipset, that’s the very same chipset used on the Apple’s iPhone 7. Of course, it’s not the best offering the market right now, but it’s a decent upgrade over the A8 found on the previous model.
With the arrival of the new variant, additional features are enabled. Owners of the new iPod Touch will be able to make Group FaceTime calls, which can include up to 32 people. Furthermore, it also adds support for AR features in apps that use Apple’s ARKit framework. As previously mentioned, the new variant does not only include a newer chipset but also comes with 256GB storage. It now joins the previous 32GB and 128GB options.
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Apart from that, the rest of the product has been left untouched. This means that users are still going to win a 4-inch LCD panel with 1136×640 of resolution. It does include an 8MP camera on the rear, and a 1.2MP camera on the front. iPod Touch includes a single loudspeaker but lacks FaceID and TouchID, 3D touch and Haptic feedback, so there’s no practical security standard or fancy feature. However, it retains the classic 3.5mm headphone jack, after all, it’s an old device.
The new iPod Touch starts at $199 for the 64GB model, $299 for the 128GB and $399 for the 256GB model. The price of the newest high-tier variant easily reaches the price of many smartphones with impressive specifications, so unless that you’re an avid Apple user or iPod Touch fan, you probably will find a better option in the market that gives more value to your money. The new iPod Touch can be purchased through this link.