Today is a big day for Apple iPod lovers as the company has announced a completely refreshed version of its iPod lineup, including the iPod touch, shuffle and nano.
The iPod touch has seen the most upgrades as it now houses an all new 8MP iSight camera on the back along with a 64-bit Apple A8 chip, which is the same SoC that’s running on the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. This is combined with the Apple M8 motion coprocessor, so the company has used the latest hardware onboard the new iPod touch.
However, the iPod touch is still lacking the much anticipated Touch ID sensor, as Apple looks to keep it limited to the iPhones and the new line of iPads. The refreshed iPod touch will now be sold in Space Gray, Gold, Silver, Pink, Blue and the Apple Store exclusive Product Red variant.
The new iPod touch will be available in 16, 32, 64 and an Apple exclusive 128GB model priced at $199, $249, $299 and $399 respectively. The iPod shuffle and the nano will be available in the aforementioned colors as well, but not much else has changed on the hardware front.
“iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing.
“With big advancements like the A8 chip and the 8 megapixel iSight camera, customers can experience next-level gameplay, take even more beautiful photos and enjoy their favorite music, TV shows and movies.”