Apple announced a new version of the iPod touch. While the number of people who used a dedicated device for listening to music on the go may have fallen since the glory days of the first iPod, the announcement of the new iPod Touch 7 is quite exciting for some fans.
The first iPod, released in 2001, changed how people listened to music. After the release of the iPod, the music players market rose exponentially until the first smartphone devices surfaced. Since smartphones can perform a large number of tasks besides playing music, they became a reliable alternative to music players.
The new iPod Touch 7 will not receive any prizes for innovation, but the device remains a solid choice. Sadly, features like Face ID or a superior camera are missing. While not essential, they would have been a great addition to the device. Users who care about their privacy but favor accessibility will be disappointed by the fact that Touch ID is not available, even if the home screen button is offered. From a company who prides itself of championing privacy such a glaring omission is a bit questionable.
iPod Touch 7 Announced By Apple With AR, Face Time, And More
The most considerable change comes in the form of the A10 Fusion SoC introduced with the iPhone 7, which also powers the new iPod Touch 7. The processor may seem a bit outdated, but it a considerable improvement for the device, which now offers new AR capabilities. That means that owners will be able to enjoy ARKit apps and Face Time conversations, features that didn’t work on the iPod Touch 6 since the A8 processor was too weak for such tasks.
The announcement of the new iPod Touch 7 was quite surprising since the iPod Touch line hasn’t been updated since 2015, and many fans thought that Apple ditched the series.
iPod Touch 7 also presents the iconic headphone jack that can be found on the bottom of the device. The price for the new iPod Touch 7 starts at $199 for 32 GB of storage, and users can also opt for the $299-valued 128GB or $399-priced 256GB versions. iPod Touch 7 will arrive in retail stores in the following days.
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