Apple launches 6th generation iPod touch with A8 chip, 8MP camera, 128GB storage option, and more


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As reports had indicated, Apple today refreshed the iPod touch with some major internals upgrades.

The sixth-generation iPod touch comes with upgraded and faster internals and more storage options. Apple has replaced the A5 chipset found inside the fifth-generation iPod touch with a new 64-bit dual-core A8 chip in the latest generation iPod touch. The device now also features a motion co-processor for tracking steps, elevation, distance walked, and more.

Other internal upgrades include 1GB RAM, a new 8MP camera as found on the iPad Air 2, more storage options and faster Wi-Fi. The updated rear camera is also capable of shooting pictures in burst mode and recording sl0-motion videos at 120fps. While the front camera retains the same resolution as its predecessor, it now features bigger pixels for better quality.

Despite the major internal upgrades though, the sixth-generation iPod touch retains the same display size and resolution (4-inches, 1136 x 640) as its predecessor.

Apple also claims in the spec sheet of the sixth-generation iPod touch that the device is capable of “fast charge” under which it can be charged to 80% in about 2 hours, with a full charge taking nearly 4 hours.

Apple will continue to offer the base variant of the iPod touch with 16GB of storage space for $199 followed by a 32GB variant for $249 and the 64GB variant coming in at $299. There is also a new 128GB storage option which costs $399 and will be available exclusively through Apple. The new iPod touch will be available in six new colors, three of which are completely new. This includes space gray, (Product)red, silver, pink, blue and gold.

[Via Apple]

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