Apple has announced a big makeover for the iPod touch. The new smartphone will be powered by the Apple A10 Fusion chip, the same SoC found inside the popular apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the 2018 iPad. Apple is also introducing a 256GB variant of the iPod touch.
The last time the iPod touch got a big makeover was in July 2015 alongside upgrades to the iPod shuffle and iPod nano. According to Apple says the new iPod touch offers up to two times faster CPU, and up to three times better graphics performance.
iPod touch — what’s new
The older versions of iPod touch did not support Group FaceTime video calls and ARKit, so it’s no surprise that Apple is heavily touting the presence of these features on the new device. As before, the iPod touch packs a 4-inch display, the same size as the iPhone SE.
Apart from the faster chip, the rest of the iPod touch specifications seem unchanged. The device packs a 1.2-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear shooter.
Like before, the iPod touch is just 6.1mm thin and weighs 88 grams, which makes it the lightest iOSdevice.
Battery life is rated at up to 40 hours for music playback, and up to 8 hours for video playback.