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Apple releases a new iPod Touch – Here’s what’s new

After hinting at some new iPods in the release of iTunes 12.2, Apple releases refreshed versions of their iPod Touch (sixth-generation), iPod Nano & Shuffle on Wednesday. The new iPod Touch features an A8 chip, an 8 megapixel iSight camera, new line of colors and more. Check out what’s new after the jump.

The last iPod Touch was released in 2012, since then Apple has kinda left it alone while it understandably focuses on it’s iPhone line-up (iPhone 6, 6 Plus). This year, the iPod Touch receives it’s biggest upgrade yet.

The latest iPod Touch features the same A8 chip that is used in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus which means everything is snappier, and it runs Apple’s M8 coprocessor. We also see an improved FaceTime HD camera which includes a burst mode for those all important selfies. There’s also three times faster Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

The A8 chip allows the new iPod Touch to run Metal-optimized games and graphics-heavy apps with ease. Apple also claims that the sixth-generation iPod Touch is six times faster than its predecessor and 10 times faster in terms of graphics performance.

Compared to the previous model, the screen resolution hasn’t changed, it is still 4 inches, with a pixel resolution of 1136×640.

The rear facing iSight camera has also been updated, now packing 8 megapixels (as opposed to 5 in the previous model), with slo-mo (at 120fps), burst mode and timelapse. It can also capture 1080p video at 30fps.

The full line up of colors are space grey, gold, silver, pink, blue and product RED

The new iPod Touch models will start at $199 running up to $399 for a 128GB model

The iPod Nano and Shuffle only received a minor cosmetic change, new colors, there’s no new hardware improvements
For more information, check out Apple’s website

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