Apple introduces new iPod touch with A8 SoC, 8MP camera

For the past couple weeks now, we’ve been anticipating Apple finally doing something fresh with its stagnant iPod family, and word was that we’d be seeing the introduction of some new devices this week. Well, yesterday’s rumored launch may not have happened, but it turns out it was only a matter of time before these new iPods were ready to land, and today Apple reveals its latest iPod touch.

The new iPod touch is a big step forward in therms of processing power from the previous version, ditching the old A5 SoC for a modern 64-bit A8 chip. It upgrades the old 5MP camera to a new 8MP sensor, while also improving upon its front-facer. WiFi support is extended with new higher-speed connectivity. And just as teased, we’re seeing the arrival of new color options.

That said, the new iPod touch is still a four-incher with the same general design as the previous edition, including its 1136 x 640 display and lack of Touch ID scanner.

In addition to the new iPod touch, Apple’s bringing new color options to the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, but without any corresponding hardware upgrades. Pricing for the new iPod touch starts at just about $200 for the 16GB model, all the way up to $400 for 128GB – a new max capacity for the series.

Source: Apple

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