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Apple Refreshes The iPod Touch With An A10 Fusion Chip And Bigger Storage

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Apple's new iPod touch comes with an A10 Fusion chip and up to 256 GB of storage.  ( Apple )

Apple has taken the wraps off the new seventh-generation iPod touch.

It's the Cupertino brand's first iPod touch in four years. To be exact, its predecessor launched all the way back in 2015.

iPod Touch 2019

Compared with previous models, the new iPod touch is more or less the same, from the design to the numerous color options it comes in. The main difference is in the processor, as it's equipped with an A10 Fusion chip, the same one that the iPhone 7 debuted with. On top of that, it can be configured with up to 256 GB of native storage. In contrast, the older version topped out at 128 GB.

Those are pretty much where the upgrades and improvements end. At any rate, it sports a 4-inch display with a 1,136 x 640 resolution (326 ppi), an eight-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front snapper, and a physical home button. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, for the record.

It can be considered as an iPhone without cellular connectivity. That said, it can provide a decent iOS experience. However, it doesn't feature things like Face ID or Touch ID, and it's using Bluetooth 4.1 rather than the newer Bluetooth 5.0.

The new iPod touch starts at $199 for the 32 GB version. The 128 GB model is priced at $299, while the 256 GB model is at $399.

Already Expected

Back in March, rumors have said that Apple is working on a seventh-generation iPod touch. Obviously, they turned out to be true, even though they got the date wrong.

This could possibly be a good buy since it's a more affordable way to gain access to the iOS ecosystem, not to mention that Apple Arcade is around the corner, which could have exclusive games and the like. In short, it's a good media player and mobile gaming device, although it's a little on the pricey side.

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