Apple updated the iPod Touch for the first time in years by adding Apple's A10 Fusion chip and a new 256GB model. The new chip allows for Group FaceTime calls, better gameplay and the ability to run augmented reality apps. The 32GB model costs $199, the 128GB model costs $299 and the new 256GB model costs $399.But as an iPhone without the phone, does the iPod Touch still have a place in the world? It still plays music -- be it MP3s or on streaming apps like Apple Music and Spotify -- but so does your phone. You can watch videos from iTunes, Netflix or YouTube and play a long list of great games -- but on a tiny 4-inch screen. So yes: The iPod Touch remains a capable all-around portable media player, especially for kids who aren't ready for a phone (and parents who aren't ready for another wireless subscription bill). But it's not the only game in town: There are plenty of suitable substitutions for your portable music-and-game-playing needs. Let's have a look.Disclosure: … [Read more...] about 7 things to buy instead of the new iPod Touch
caption The iPod has been one of Apple’s most iconic devices in its history. source Apple Apple introduced a new iPod touch this week. But it’s tough to call this iPod touch “new.” This model is a minor update of the last iPod touch from 2015, which itself was a modest update from the iPod touch from 2013. Apple is keeping the iPod alive, but just barely. The 2019 iPod touch – a brand-new device – is running on a chip Apple introduced back in 2016. The new iPod touch says a lot about Apple right now. Read more: Apple just released a new iPod touch for the first time since 2015 Profitability over everything Apple is one of the most valuable and most profitable companies in the world. But to achieve this level of success, Apple walks a very fine line to create quality, high-end products for customers that are also not too expensive to make. Apple must regularly make decisions to balance quality and profitability. Take … [Read more...] about The new iPod says a lot about Apple as a company right now
Apple released a new iPod touch on Tuesday, saying it makes frequently used features like FaceTime perform even better. The device uses Apples A10 Fusion chip to improve gaming performance and an "immersive AR experience," for the first time on the iPod, according to a release. The AR feature work across gaming, education and web browsing. The device's chip also improves Group FaceTime and gaming features. The new 265GB iPod touch is available in space gray, white, gold, blue, pink and red on apple.com today and in stores later this week. Pricing starts at $199 for the 32GB model, $299 for the 128GB model and $399 for the 256GB model. "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," Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of Product Marketing said in a release. "The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod touch has always made it ideal for … [Read more...] about Apple’s new iPod Touch gets A10 Fusion chip, starts at $199
Apr 02, 2:10 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Lorraine Lorenzo 04/02/19 AT 1:25 AM It’s been almost four years since Apple updated everyone’s favorite iPod Touch, and based on previous reports, the new variant was supposed to be introduced last month.The device, which is referred to now as the iPod Touch 7, was assumed to make an appearance along with a new iMac, iPad Air and iPad Mini models but to no avail. This hasn’t deterred Apple fans, however, and continue to hope that the seventh generation device will be released sometime this year.The reason for hoping comes from reliable reports that the Cupertino company is working on something new for the iPod Touch this year. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, for example, is quite certain a new iPod Touch with an upgraded processor will be introduced this 2019. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith, on the other hand, said that he has uncovered some … [Read more...] about iPod Touch 7 Release, Features: Could Apple Offer Something New?
If you were sad when Apple's iPod Shuffle was discontinued in 2017, you might find some solace in learning that the Mighty Vibe ($86, £80) is essentially the new iPod Shuffle for the streaming era. Except it has nothing to do with Apple or (blech!) iTunes. Instead it's just for Spotify, the most popular subscription streaming music service in the world. With a 0.7-ounce (20-gram) body made of plastic instead of aluminum, it's not quite as small or swanky looking as the Shuffle. But it's pretty tiny and is designed to clip onto a piece of clothing -- just like the Shuffle was.Those similarities aside, the Mighty Vibe has two key features missing from the Shuffle: Bluetooth wireless connectivity and the ability to download any song you want from Spotify. The caveat is that you have to be a Spotify Premium subscriber to use it. That'll cost you $10 (£10 or AU$12) a month. Some people experienced Bluetooth hiccups with Mighty's first-generation player. Addressing … [Read more...] about Mighty Vibe review: This Spotify player is the iPod Shuffle I always wanted