So it turns out the iPod Touch is still around and apparently still relevant, as Apple rolls out an upgraded version with new features and a lower price tag.
Apple updated the hardware to be more on par with iPhones and improve the performance of games. This includes support for immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences and access to Group FaceTime, which makes it easy to chat with multiple friends, family members or co-workers simultaneously.
The new iPod touch pricing starts at RRP AUD$299 for the 32GB model and works up to AUD$599 for the new 256GB model.
“We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before,” says Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Vice President of Product Marketing. “The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod Touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music, and so much more wherever you go.”
Like previous generations, iPod Touch offers access to Spotify, Apple Music, the iTunes Store and stacks of other music-related content and the App Store is where you find the games. Coming later this year, Apple Arcade is a game subscription service with over 100 new and exclusive games with no ads or additional purchases required. Each title will be available to download for offline play.
The new Apple iPod Touch models are available to order and should arrive in stores from early next week.