Apple Updates the iPod touch

Apple has updated the iPod touch; it was last refreshed back in 2015. The company has added the A10 Fusion chip to the device. While not the newest, this is a much faster processor than the previous model. It is available with three levels of storage: 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB, and is priced at $199, $299, and $399.

I remember back in the day when people with iPod classics would have loved a 256 GB device (the biggest iPod classic held 160 GB). The iPod touch is still a great device if you have a large music library, and it’s perfect for a kid who wants to play games on a small device yet not have cellular access. Or let a kid use it to take photos; while it’s not the best camera in an Apple device, and it’s only 8 Mp, it’s still a great way for kids to get into photography.

When this was announced yesterday, many people on Twitter were mocking this update, suggesting that no one uses the iPod touch any more. Alas, they are very wrong. It’s widely used in industry, in warehouses, as point of sale devices, and in health care. Even Apple’s retail stores uses iPod touch devices (at least in the UK). So while this may not be a big seller to individuals, that’s not Apple’s only market.

Oh, and it has a headphone jack. Just saying…