11 May 2022
Apple has launched a new iPod Touch with a new chip. This device is packed with an A10 Fusion system-on-a-chip. Apart from this alteration, the new iPod touch looks exactly the same as the old one. It has the same four-inch display with the usual home button and is available in a wide range of colour options.
To refresh your memory, the A10 Fusion chip made its first appearance in the iPhone 7. In simple terms, it’s raw performance will be somewhat the same as that of the iPhone 7. As expected, the new iPod touch will run on iOS 12. On the bright side, this chip allows for ARKit apps and group FaceTime conversations which weren’t possible on the previous iPod touch owing to its lower powered chipset. The device is equipped with a 3.5mm jack but unfortunately doesn’t support Touch or Face ID which means users will have to resort to the traditional passcode unlock.
The new Apple iPod touch will be available for sale in three different variants. The 32GB model will be priced at $199 while the 128GB one will be sold at $299. The highest end model with 256GB will be priced at $399. It will be available in six different colours and should be available on Apple’s website as well as offline stores later this week.