— Forbes (@Forbes) July 16, 2015
Even Appleheads have to admit that Apple’s been slowing down on its production of new and innovative tech. The Apple Watch was the last big gadget the company dropped a few months ago, but how much have you really heard about them since? Yesterday (July 16), however, the company finally unveiled its newest item: a gold iPod touch. Wait, what?
Yes, the newest technology from Apple is an upgraded iPod touch, but we promise that it’s not as boring as it sounds. The sixth generation iPod, updated for the first time in three years, comes with plenty of new features that make us wonder if this isn’t a lost piece of tech after all.
The new iPod touch, along with the existing iPod nano and iPod shuffle, are now available in hot pink, dark blue, and gold– which has proven to be a particularly popular color for Apple tech. Inside, there’s also an M8 coprocessor and an A8 chip, making using apps, playing games, and streaming music easier than ever before. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera, which means that the new touch is basically an iPhone without what Gizmodo calls “the technological venereal disease that is a two-year AT&T contract.”
I know what you’re thinking: why bother? There are plenty of reasons why people might still want a high-tech iPod, regardless of how much music their other devices can store and stream. The main two reasons it comes down to are size and ability. Laptops and iPads cannot go everywhere an iPod can, and depending on your current phone, whether you have an iPhone or one of those other brands, you may be looking for a faster, better gadget to store all your music. Not to mention the snazzy camera or the fact that many developers are working on new apps that don’t require wireless in the traditional sense. At the very least, the updated iPod is another vehicle to push Apple Music to the mainstream. Think of it this way, the iPod touch is like an iPhone for beginners, without the hassle of minutes, data, and plans from phone companies.
Even if you’re dying to just have the latest iPhone, the iPod touch might be a good substitute for the time being. The touch starts at $199 for 16GB and $399 for 128GB.
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— The Verge (@verge) July 15, 2015
Apple just unveiled its newest gadget. Are you dying to have it, or is it a total dud?