Apple today announced the release of the much-anticipated new iPod touch. The new device is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, which brings improved performance in games, and for the first time on iPod, immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences and Group FaceTime.
The device features a 4-inch Retina display, and the A10 Fusion chip brings up to twice the performance and three times better graphics to the new iPod touch.
The new device starts at $199 (US) for the 32GB model, and is also available in $299 (US) for the 128GB and $399 (US) for the 256GB models. The new iPod touch is available to order on apple.com and in the Apple Store app starting today and in stores later this week. iPod touch is available in six finishes; space gray, white, gold, blue, pink and (PRODUCT)RED.
The new iPod touch models are available to order starting today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE, UK and US.
“We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music and so much more wherever you go.”
The new iPod touch delivers AR experiences across gaming, education and web browsing. AR features include shared AR, persistent AR, which is tied to a specific location, and image detection.
For more information, or to purchase the new iPod touch, visit the Apple website.