So the rumors were true after all! Apple has brought back a refurbished iPod touch with a variety of colors, a faster processor, better cameras, fitness tracking capabilities and Apple Music. You can say that the new iPod is an iPhone minus the phone capability.
The iPod touch is available in several colors including silver, gold, space gray, pink and blue, all looking fabulous with their PVC-free aluminum body. Under the hood is the 64-bit A8 processor, the same that has been used in the iPhone 6. It also has M8 motion coprocessor that takes care of the fitness tracking.
The new iPod touch has a 4-inch (diagonal) retina display with 1136 x 640 pixels and 326 ppi resolution, an 8MP iSight camera with f/2.4 aperture, autofocus and 1080p HD video recording capability. There is a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and 720p HD video recording capability. Apple has added popular features such as slo-mo and burst mode to give improved photo and video quality.
Apart from this there’s the fingerprint sensor, Siri intelligent assistant, Wi-Fi and Apple Music. Apple claims a battery life of up to 40 hours for audio playback and up to 8 hours for video playback. The device runs iOS 8.
Apple Music is available through the Music app and Apple is offering 3-month free trial to the users. After that, they will have to pay a $9.99 per month membership fee for individual accounts and $14.99 per month for a family plan with up to six family members.
It is obvious that Apple has revived its iPod line because it wants to popularize its new music service. The iPod touch is available since Wednesday from Apple’s online store as well as its retail stores and authorized resellers with prices starting from $199. The lowest 16GB version costs $199, the 32GB version costs $249, the 32GB version costs $299 and the top-end 128GB model costs $399. The 128GB version and the (PRODUCT) RED model will be exclusively sold through the Apple store.