Apple has refreshed its iPod Touch lineup with some major hardware improvements, and new color options. The 6th generation iPod Touch is the first specs refresh since 2012. The new iPod Touch 6G now has the colors to match the new iPod nano and iPod shuffle which also got refreshed alongside iPod Touch.
iPod Touch 6G offers huge hardware improvements over its predecessor i.e. iPod Touch 5G, new color options, and more storage variant. The latest iPod Touch comes in new shades of space gray, blue, red, silver, pink and a new gold color option.
Hardware improvements in the new iPod Touch include a huge bump in the processor from the A5 chipset found inside the fifth-generation iPod Touch to a new 64-bit A8 chip and a new motion co-processor to keep track of your steps, distance walked, elevation and more.
Other new features include a new 8MP camera, 1GM of RAM module, faster Wi-Fi and more storage options e.g. 128GB model. The new camera in the new iPod Touch is also capable of shooting in Burst mode and recording slow motion videos at 120fps. The front-facing camera stays with the same resolution, but with bigger pixels for better picture quality.
Despite offering some great internal specs, the sixth-generation iPod Touch retains the display size and resolution of its predecessor at 4-inch screen size with 1136 x 640 pixels. The iPod Touch 6G is also said to be capable of “fast charge” to 80% level in about 2 hours while a complete charge may take about 4 hours.
In addition to the new 128 storage option, Apple will continue to offer 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models as well. The 16GB iPod Touch 6g models will run you $199, the 32GB variant available for $249, 64Gb for $s99, and the highest 128GB storage model will cost you $399. The 128GB iPod Touch 6g model will only be available through Apple.