Apple has just surprised everyone by releasing a new iPod Touch. The new model looks the same as the one it is replacing and it only comes with faster internals and more storage.
The 7th gen iPod Touch retains the same 4-inch Retina display and a regular Home button sans Touch ID. It does come with a notably faster A10 Fusion chip. Apple first used the A10 chip inside in the iPhone 7 and later debuted its more powerful Fusion variant inside its iPad Pro lineup. Apart from the faster internals, the new iPod Touch comes with 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage.
“We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music and so much more wherever you go.”
The base variant is priced at $199, while the 128GB and 256GB variants are priced at $299 and $399, respectively. This is the first time that Apple is selling the iPod Touch with 256GB of storage.
The new iPod Touch can be purchased from Apple’s online store starting today. It is available in six colors: space gray, white, gold, pink, blue, and (PRODUCT)Red.
It is kinda amazing to see Apple push the new iPod Touch as a gaming and AR device with only a 4-inch Retina Display. The iPod Touch already found very few takers and this refresh is unlikely to change things much. It is also a shame that Apple is selling the base variant of the iPod Touch with a measly 32GB of storage.