Apple introduces new iPod Touch with updated processor, extra storage
A slightly newer processor and iOS 12 out of the box
After previously using 2014’s Apple A8 inside the iPod Touch, Apple has finally updated the processor and included the slightly newer Apple A10 Fusion inside the seventh-generation iPod Touch. This chip was first introduced in September of 2016 and can currently be found inside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Like the previous model, the iPod Touch starts at $199 for the 32GB variant but increases to $299 for the 128GB option. If neither of these configurations are impressing you, a new 256GB model is also available to purchase for $399. Regarding colors, the device is available in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Pink, Blue, and Product RED.
Unsurprisingly, Apple’s seventh-generation iPod Touch arrives pre-installed with iOS 12. This means buyers will have access to a variety of features including Screen Time, grouped notifications and, of course, lots of Animojis. However, thanks to today’s refresh, the device will also support Apple’s ARKit and Group FaceTime, two things that weren’t previously possible due to a lack of power.
No physical changes: the headphone jack remains
Following in the footsteps of the fifth and sixth-gen iPod Touch models that were announced in 2012 and 2015 respectively, the latest offering arrives equipped with a small 4-inch Retina display that is surrounded by massive bezels.
Due to the fact that Apple hasn’t made any physical changes to the iPod Touch chassis in almost seven years, the new iPod Touch also doesn’t integrate Touch ID or Face ID. The positive side to this is the fact that the iPod remains as one of the few Apple products to still include a 3.5mm headphone jack, although AirPods can still be used with the device if you wish to do so along with an Apple Music subscription.
Moving away from these features and over to the cameras, the iPod Touch includes some pretty bad cameras. The front sensor sports a measly 1.2-megapixel resolution which is inexcusable in 2019 while over on the rear sits an 8-megapixel snapper, the same one used on the iPod Touch Apple introduced four years ago.
Should you buy the new iPod Touch?
If you simply want access to Apple’s ecosystem without the premium price tag and aren’t bothered about 4G LTE then sure, the iPod Touch will probably cover all your needs. However, if you’re looking to purchase the $299 or $399 versions, purchasing an iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 while on offer is probably a wiser decision. After all, while you won’t have access to the same amount of storage, the displays are significantly larger, the cameras are drastically better, there’s Touch ID, and performance is either on par or better depending on which one you buy.
Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016
posted on May 28, 2019, 8:55 AM 31
Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
posted on May 28, 2019, 10:07 AM 6
posted on May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM 0
Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
posted on May 28, 2019, 5:09 PM 2
Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018
posted on May 28, 2019, 9:57 AM 6
posted on May 28, 2019, 1:09 PM 0
Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012
posted on May 29, 2019, 3:52 PM 0
Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 13, 2012
posted on May 28, 2019, 10:24 AM 1
Posts: 177; Member since: Aug 08, 2012
posted on May 28, 2019, 10:29 AM 0
Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016
posted on May 28, 2019, 12:38 PM 2
Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 10, 2017
posted on May 28, 2019, 10:30 AM 0
Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 15, 2017
posted on May 28, 2019, 12:26 PM 0
posted on May 28, 2019, 12:59 PM 0
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):