New 6th Generation iPod Touch Released by Apple
Apple has released hardware updates to the iPod line, with iPod Touch receiving improved hardware specifications and new colors, and iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle receiving new color options.
The revised 6th generation iPod touch specifications mean the device is much faster, as hardware is now closely in line with that of iPhone 6 models, with the notable difference of having a 4″ Retina display, and unlike iPhone, no cellular connection capabilities.
For those interested, the iPod Touch 6th generation tech specs are as follows:
- A8 CPU
- M8 motion coprocessor for steps and fitness tracking
- 8 megapixel rear facing camera
- FaceTime HD front facing camera
- 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB sizes available
- Silver, space gray, blue, pink, gold, and red
- Ships with iOS 8.4 preinstalled
Pricing for the revamped iPod touch starts at $199 for 16GB and goes up depending on storage capacity, to $249 for 32GB, $299 for 64GB, and $399 for the 128GB model.
Separately, Apple released updated iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle hardware which feature new color options, but otherwise no change in hardware or software. Prices for those devices start at $49 and $149, but given the dramatically more significant features available to iPod Touch, it would generally be recommended to spend the extra $50 for the revised iPod Touch to get a more powerful device.