Apple Refreshes iPod Touch With Better Camera, ChipJune 18, 2018
Apple quietly revealed new iPods today with new colors and better specs.
Two weeks after launching Apple Music, Cupertino today beefed up its lineup of iPods to go along with its new streaming service.
The tech giant quietly unveiled what it calls “the best iPod touch yet,” along with a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink, and blue. The new iPod touch features an 8-megapixel iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD camera for sharper selfies, the Apple-designed A8 chip with 10 times faster graphics performance, and the M8 motion coprocessor for better fitness tracking. That A8 chip, which is also used in the iPhone 6 , will allow for a “more immersive gaming experience,” Apple said.
It has a 4-inch Retina display and comes with Apple’s iOS 8 mobile OS.
The new iPod touch starts at $199 for the 16GB model; the 32GB is $249 and 64GB is $299. For the first time, Apple has also released a 128GB iPod touch for those who need extra storage. That version will set you back $399.
“iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod, and iOS product marketing, said in a statement. “With big advancements like the A8 chip and the 8-megapixel iSight camera, customers can experience next-level gameplay, take even more beautiful photos and enjoy their favorite music, TV shows and movies.”
The new iPods are available for purchase today in Apple retail stores and online. You can also buy the iPod nano ($149) and shuffle ($49) in the new colors.