Apple announced the new iPod touch powered by A10 Fusion chip that’ll deliver more power for user’s gaming needs as well as enable immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience and Group FaceTime.
The new iPod touch starts at $199 — making it a suitable lightweight alternative for enjoying music, games and more while on-the-go. It is available on apple.com and in Apple Store app starting today. iPod touch will also be available in brick and mortar stores later this week.
“We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with a performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality starting at just $199,” said 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.”
The iPod touch comes in the following three variants:
- iPod touch 32GB: US$199
- iPod touch 128GB: US$299
- iPod touch 256GB: US$399
The device is available in six colours: space grey, white, gold, blue, pink and red.
The new iPod touch boasts of a 256GB internal storage, which is a lot of space for downloading music for offline viewing via Apple Music or iTunes Store.
Available in over 100 countries, Apple Music has north of 50 million songs to choose from, Beats 1 Radio, daily editorial selections and more. Users can also create their own playlists, listen to on-demand Beats 1 shows with their favourite artists and share music with friends and family.
In addition to the unparalleled music experience, the new iPod touch also offers three times faster graphics performance — making it a good companion for gamers too.The company has also announced that they’ll be releasing Apple Arcade this fall — a game subscription service that will complement the existing set of free games on App Store with more than 100 exclusive games with no ads or additional in-game purchases. These games will also be available to download for offline play.
“The new iPod touch also provides fun and productive AR experiences across gaming, education and web browsing. AR is even more engaging and immersive with the new capabilities of shared AR, persistent AR, which is tied to a specific location, and image detection, making it possible for the new iPod touch to magically bring to life 3D objects like toys and sculptures.”
The new iPod touch will be available in the Apple Store app in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
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