Report: Apple said to be working on a new iPod touch

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According to some new reports, Apple may be working on updating its iPod touch, which was last updated in 2015. In an effort by Apple to increase its Services segment, and reach younger customers, a new iPod touch makes sense. Here’s everything we know so far.

The current 6th-generation iPod touch was introduced on July 15, 2015, and brought a host of new color, an A8 chip from the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and an 8-megapixel camera. It was then updated again on July 27, 2017, that simplified the line up to 32 GB and 128 GB models only.

According to a new report by Macotakara, Apple is currently in the process of revising the iPod touch. “According to several suppliers, Apple is working on developing a new iPod touch 7th Generation,” says the report.

In October of this year, a tweet sent by Twitter user @KILIKLIU showed that he noticed iTunes seeing his iPod touch 6th-generation showing up at a 7th generation:

This then prompted YouTuber @iup_date to release a video detailing Apple possibly hinting at a new iPod touch. You can watch that video here.

With Apple focusing on expanding its service offerings, an entry-level iOS device such as the iPod touch will help increase its iOS user base, thus allowing for more Apple Music subscriptions, iCloud storage upgrades, and even more App Store purchases. This will also work to get younger buyers into the Apple ecosystem.

The current generation iPod touch can be had with 32 GB of storage for $199, and 128 GB of storage for $299.

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