On Tuesday, Apple released the first new iPod since 2015, iPod Touch 7, available for online order in 27 countries starting right now.
The company says that, compared to the older model, the updated version will offer up to two times faster CPU performance and up to three times faster graphics. The new iPod touch is getting a slight hardware upgrade. It will run on the A10 Fusion chip. The iPod touch is "twice as fast as before," Greg Joswiak, Apple's product marketing vice president, said in a statement.In fact the new iPod touch performs more or less just like an iPhone 7.
The new iPod touch can support Group FaceTime calls and augmented reality apps. It has a new 256 GB storage option, which is the biggest storage capacity Apple has ever put in an iPod. The new iPod touch looks similar to the older ones with a physical home button, a small four-inch display. The new iPod touch starts at $199 for the 32 GB storage option and goes up to $399 for the 256 GB option. The upcoming Apple Arcade gaming subscription service will be a key part of the device. Apple’s gaming subscription isn’t designed to stream games to iOS devices. Instead, it’s a subscription game service for titles that can be installed from the App Store. More than 1 billion people have downloaded games from the App Store, and there are more than 300,000 games available already.