Apple today introduced an all-new iPod touch that features a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD camera for selfies, the Apple-designed A8 chip with the M8 motion coprocessor (same as iPhone 6). The new iPod touch (2015 model) essentially brings all the features of iPhone 6 except cellular service and a smaller 4-inch screen (same as iPhone 5/5s/5c) for $199 with 16GB of storage. In a nutshell, it has all the power of iPhone 6 in a slimmer iPhone 5 sized touchscreen device. Apple calls it its best iPod yet.
With the A8 chip, the same used in the iPhone 6, users can play even more immersive games for hours at a time, all the while with great battery life. iPod touch offers a 4-inch Retina display with incredible graphics performance and compatible with thousands of Metal-optimized games. With the advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, iPod touch owners, for the first time, can have fun with popular features including slo-mo and burst mode, while capturing memories and everyday moments with gorgeous photos and videos. Three times faster Wi-Fi lets customers stay in touch with friends and family through FaceTime calls, and download movies and TV shows with ease.
iPod touch comes with iOS 8 and a collection of powerful built-in apps. Send unlimited voice and video text messages through iMessage over Wi-Fi, quickly make edits to your photos with the Photos app and keep track of your fitness and wellness with the Health app. With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store, along with photos and calendars. Parents can also create Apple IDs for children which includes Ask to Buy where parental permission is required for all purchases.
Apple also unveiled a new lineup of colors for all iPod models, including space gray, silver, gold, pink and blue.
Pricing & Availability
- $199 (US) for 16GB
- $249 (US) for 32GB
- $299 (US) for 64GB
- $399 (US) for 128GB (only available from Apple’s online or retail stores.
iPod touch (2015 model) requires a Wi-Fi connection or a Mac or PC; USB 2.0 port; Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later; Windows 7, Windows 8 or later; and iTunes 12.2 or later. An Apple ID is required for some iPod touch features.