Apple announces a new… iPod touch

Apple is
updating the iPod touch
with an A10 Fusion system-on-a-chip.
Other than that, it looks pretty much like the old iPod touch with
a 4-inch display, a classic home button and many different color
options.

The A10 Fusion
chip
was first introduced with the iPhone 7. In other words,
the new iPod touch performs more or less just like an iPhone 7.
Just like the previous version of the iPod touch, it supports iOS
12. But you can now launch ARKit apps and start group FaceTime
conversations — the A8 wasn’t powerful enough for those
features.

This is a surprising move as the iPod touch hasn’t been
updated since 2015. Many people believed that Apple would focus on
the iPhone as there’s less demand for a smartphone without
cellular capabilities. The device doesn’t support Touch ID or
Face ID, so you’ll have to use a good old passcode. But it’s
worth noting that there’s a headphone jack at the bottom of the
device.

And yet, the iPod touch is cheap when you compare it to an
iPhone. Apple is releasing three different models. For $199, you
get 32GB of storage, for $299, you get 128GB of storage, and for
$399, you get 256GB of storage — a 32GB iPhone 7 currently costs
$449. It is available in six different colors and should be
available today on Apple’s website and later this week in retail
stores.

There are many potential use cases for such a device. It can be
a great standalone music and video player for kids or people who
don’t want to get a smartphone. You can also use it as a remote
to control music on your Sonos speakers and other connected
speakers.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
Apple announces a new… iPod touch