Say hello to the new iPod Touch!
This entry was posted on Friday, September 14, 2012.
It may have taken a backseat amid all the hoopla surrounding the iPhone 5 (and the still rumored iPad Mini), but the iPod Touch has just received its first refresh in a couple of years. The last iPod Touch was a rather impressive device as it managed to integrate the (then) latest and greatest dsplay tech that Apple had in store, was relatively affordable for a larger group of people globally than most Apple products, and did all the things that an iPhone 4 could, apart from actually making a voice call. The latest iPod Touch may not be as revolutionary as the Touch from 2010, but it certainly is a worthy successor. Read on to find out more.
The last iPod Touch was thin and lightweight by all means, but its latest version takes the portability stakes to a whole new level altogether. It is a scarcely believable 6.1 mm thick, and weighs just 88 grams. The brushed aluminium back replaces the fingerprint magnet that was the back of the previous iPod Touch as well.
The screen has had its size increased from 3.5 inches to 4 inches, but Apple has managed to stick to its 'Retina Display' moniker for the new Touch as well. That feat has been achieved by bumping up the resolution significantly, just like in the iPhone 5. The camera is a 5 MP iSight shooter as well, a welcome change from the atrocious camera available in the previous gen iPod Touch.
The iPod Touch has had a dual core A5 chip thrown in for good measure. While it certainly is a rung below the iPhone 5's A6 processor, Apple claims that the new Touch's processor can offer up to twice the speed and 7x the processing speed of its predecessor.
All in all, the new iPod Touch seems like a solid Apple product. The only hitch is that there is no budget 8 GB version to target. It starts at a 32 GB model at $299, and 64 GB for $399. The upcoming launch of the iPad Mini (i.e. October or so) may undercut the Touch as well, and render it pointless.