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Apple finally updates the iPod Touch

The iPod Touch receives an update amidst declining sales.

The iPod Touch has been in need of an update for a long time, and this is the first time Apple has made changes to the handset since 2012. The device still retains its size, with a 4 inch retina display, but a lot of the internals have been refreshed. New color options are now available as well, and it now comes in gold, space gray, silver, blue, and pink.

Desperately in need of a processor update, the new iPod Touch has been outfitted with the A8 chip, 64-bit architecture, and Metal for better performance. These changes, according to Apple, mean up to ten times better graphics performance, and the processor itself is 6 times faster than the last. The M8 coprocessor also means that for the first time ever, fitness tracking apps will work with the iPod Touch. An 8MP rear-facing iSight camera and improved front-facing camera make for great-looking pictures and video, and iOS 8 comes pre-installed so users can take advantage of the new photos app and other new features.

Apple's iPod Touch has finally received its long-awaited refresh, and this could help to improve the declining sales for the device. The addition of a 128GB model is particularly good news, especially for those hoping to make the most of Apple Music's downloading capabilities. As far as pricing goes, the new iPod Touch starts at $199 for the 16GB model. 


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Joseph Lambert, 2015-07-16 (Update: 2015-07-16)