Remember the iPod Touch (opens in new tab)? It's that Apple device that looks and acts like an iPhone, only without the phone part. The device plays movies, music, and it makes for a great handheld gaming console that can fit into your pocket. The iPod Touch is still around, and is now more vibrant than ever thanks to a colorful upgrade.
According to Apple, the iPod Touch line now comes in six different colors: pink, yellow, blue, silver, space gray, and red. The device is also offered in three capacities: 16 GB ($199), 32 GB ($249) and 64 GB ($299). All three are equipped with a 5 megapixel iSight camera, a 4-inch Retina display, and the latest build of the colorful iOS 7 platform.
"With the revolutionary App Store on iPod touch, users in 155 countries have access to over 1.2 million apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including hundreds of thousands of games," states the PR. "Customers also have the iTunes Store at their fingertips, giving instant access to an incredible selection of music, TV shows, movies and books to purchase and download directly to their iPod touch."
The specs show that the iPod Touch screen has an 1136 x 640 resolution (326 ppi), a fingerprint-resistant olephobic coating, and a max brightness of 500 cd/m2. Additional features include dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a built-in rechargeable battery, an accelerometer and three-axis gyro, the company's new "lightning" connector, and more.
To purchase an iPod Touch today, head here (opens in new tab). For those wanting the Red model, it can only be purchased from Apple's online or brick-and-mortar retail stores.
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The iPod Touch is still a great device, as is the iPod Classic. Would love to see a total refresh on the line however with some storage options on the Touch closing the gap and the Classic. No reason a 128GB, even a 256GB, Touch can't be made for the price a 64GB has cost the past 3 or 4 years.
Honesty I usually pin apple as the company to do this to make more money... but this time around, they're really just appealing to their customers it seems.
I don't think that's the case. I think it's more they don't see a need to have an iPod Touch as well as the iPhone, which to me is shortsighted. They could utilize the space in the iPod Touch not used for the phone chips to put in a much better DAC to have the Touch be THE music device people would want to use, as well as equal the RAM to what the iPhone has and a bit better battery and then save money by using the same frame as the iPhones use.
Need something smaller? GS5.