Apple today announced the unexpected: a new iPod touch. Mind you, we’re only talking about spec bumps here, but guys, the iPod lives to see another day, even though it only receives two notable upgrades.
Those upgrades include a processor from 2016 and a storage spec that’s been around for years at this point on many smartphones. The seventh-generation iPod touch comes with an A10 Fusion chip, the same one found in the iPhone 7. You get 32GB of baseline storage, with 128 and 256GB configurations available at checkout. Obviously, the new iPod also comes with iOS 12 which brings AR compatibility and Group FaceTime.
Other than these upgrades, however, the iPod touch is remaining pretty much the same. It still comes with a small 4-inch 1136×640 screen, a physical home button with no Touch ID sensor, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.2MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.1, and a single down-firing speaker. On the plus side, you get a headphone jack. It also still comes with a Lightning port.
Apple will sell the new iPod touch for $199, $299, and $399 depending on which storage option you select. It’s available starting today from Apple’s website, Apple Stores, and select retailers. The device comes in Space Gray, White, Gold, Blue, Pink, and (PRODUCT)RED.