Apple left the iPod touch in a dormant state for years, but that changed on Wednesday when Apple released the sixth-gen iPod touch, which seems to have nearly everything you’d expect from a 4-inch iPhone 6c. Sometimes we wish we could be a bit rough and tumble with our iPhones, but this is where an old iPod Touch can come in handy.
Many people now listen to music on smartphones rather than iPods, though. It no longer updates the iPod annually as it usually does with its top sellers.
The radio station will remain free, even for users who do not pay the 9.99 a month to stream artists, and Apple has made the service integral to its latest operating system on iPhones.
The iPod Touch has much of the same features as the iPhone, and runs on the same operating system, but it doesn’t allow users to make calls or send text messages. The M8 motion coprocessor of the iPod Touch offers fitness tacking capabilities. Another important thing is to turn off Find My iPhone (Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone), Passcode (Settings > Passcode), and Wi-Fi connection. It has the company’s latest A8 chip, the similar processor incorporated in the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6.
Geekbench scores suggest the new iPod Touch is at least six times faster than the prior generation unit.
“Customers can experience next-level gameplay, take even more lovely photos and enjoy their favourite music, TV shows and movies”, said Apple’s vice-president of iPhone, iPod and iOS product marketing, Greg Joswiak. Buyers can either visit Apple’s online store or visit any of the retail outlets to purchase the new iPod Touch. There’s no barometer to measure steps climbed and no fingerprint Touch ID sensor to unlock the device. There’s also no Apple Pay, the technology for making payments at stores. The Touch screen is 4-inches while the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.
The centerpiece of Apple Music is Beats 1, which bills itself as a first global radio station, and will include guest hosts such as pop legend Elton John and rap entrepreneur Dr. Dre. When we try to sync; iTunes deny to copy songs from Apple Music. Users lose access, though, once they cancel. Pricing for the updated iPod Touch initiates at $199 for the 16GB model.
A new 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and new color choices (silver, space gray, gold, blue, pink, and red) round out the technical specifications.
The company also launched for the first time a 128GB model for $399.