Apple today revealed new iPod Touch models with enhancements to power, capability and communication. It’s now powered by the Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip (iPhone 7), which improves game performance, and for the first time on an iPod, immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences and Group FaceTime. There’s also a new 256GB ($399) storage capacity model, alongside the 32GB ($199) and 128GB ($299) offerings. “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,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. Read more for a video explaining some of the new features and additional information.
“The new iPod touch also provides fun and productive AR experiences across gaming, education and web browsing. AR is even more engaging and immersive with the new capabilities of shared AR, persistent AR, which is tied to a specific location, and image detection, making it possible for the new iPod touch to magically bring to life 3D objects like toys and sculptures,” said Apple in a press release.