Apple Refreshes its iPod Lineup: Did you miss them?

After various speculations and rumours, Apple has refreshed its iPod lineup. After the Apple Store went down for a couple of hours, it came back online with a refreshed iPod family. Hitting stores Wednesday are new iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle models.

The biggest changes were made to the iPod Touch. “iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing. “With big advancements like the A8 chip and the 8-megapixel iSight camera, customers can experience next-level gameplay, take even more beautiful photos and enjoy their favorite music, TV shows and movies.”


This update brings iPod even closer to iPhone, making it a 4-inch iPhone 6. A new 8-megapixel camera replaces the 5-megapixel camera from the older model. The upgrade includes cinematic video stabilization, slow motion video and burst shooting. All iPod Touch models retain the 4-inch retina display, but some updates include the same A8 processing chip found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the M8 motion control co-processor for improved motion data tracking.

Meanwhile, Apple also refreshed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle with new colors, all of which apply to the iPod touch, too. You’ll find gold, a darker blue and a new pink option to choose from, in addition to black and silver. Entry price for the iPod Touch remains $199 for the 16-Gigabyte model. Larger models include 32GB ($249), 64GB ($299) and a new 128GB model ($399), available only at Apple retail stores and the online store. Priced at $149, the iPod Nano has 16 Gigabytes of memory, the $49 iPod Shuffle has 2 Gigabytes.


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