Apple has officially introduced a new iPod touch: featuring an A10 Fusion chip, and an optional 256 GB of storage. While not impressive, the updated iPod is aimed squarely at a younger market. Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPod touch.
“We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before,” says Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing.
Earlier this morning, Apple updated its iPod touch with “enhancements to power, capability, and communication at a remarkable price.” The new iPod touch features an A10 Fusion chip that will allow the new iPod to receive AR capabilities and Group Facetime.
As far as design, the iPod touch has remained nearly untouched since this design was introduced in 2012. The same 4-inch Retina display and large bezels are still present. Despite advances in biometric authentication, there’s still no Touch ID or Face ID, just a plain home button.
Apple also announced that the iPod touch now comes with a 256 GB storage option. “iPod touch comes in a new 256GB capacity, giving plenty of space to download music for offline listening through Apple Music or the iTunes Store,” says Apple.
On the new iPod touch webpage, Apple highlighted its Apple Arcade service and touting the A10 Fusion brings “three times faster graphics” than before.
The new iPod touch starts at $199 for the 32 GB model, $299 for the 128GB model, and $399 for the 256 GB model. It’s offered in six finishes; space gray, white, gold, blue, pink and (PRODUCT)RED. It’s available now.