Apple introduced the new iPod touch. At a glance, it could easily be mistaken for a iPhone. The new iPod touch starts at $199 and is available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store now. It will become available in stores later this week.
Previous versions of the iPod touch focused on music. The new iPod touch has more to offer. It has an Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip which brings improved performance in games and immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences – which is a first for the iPod series.
It also has Group FaceTime, which makes it easy for people to simultaneously chat with several people. FaceTime calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection.
The new 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. Apple Music subscribers can access a catalog of over 50 million songs, thousands of playlists, Beats 1 Radio and daily editorial selections from the world’s best music experts.
This fall, gamers can look forward to Apple Arcade, a game subscription service with over 100 new and exclusive games with no ads or additional purchases, with the ability to download games for offline play. It appears that at least some of these games would be playable on the new iPod touch.
I think the new iPod touch could be a good thing for parents who don’t think their child is ready for their very own smartphone, but do want a way to easily contact their child. The kid can use the new iPod touch to play games that don’t come with ads or micro transactions. Parents can have some control over how much music their child downloads.
The new iPod touch starts at $199 (US) for the 32GB model, $299 (US) for the 128GB model, and $399 (US) for the 256GB model. It comes in six finishes: space grey, white, gold, blue, pink and (PRODUCT) RED.