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28th May 2019

Apple announces the return of the iPod Touch

Carl Kinsella

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It’s set to be a much cheaper alternative to the iPhone.

Apple has announced its first updates to the iPod Touch product for the first time in four years.

While the iPod Touch won’t have the same capacity as the iPhone, it will be able to support Group FaceTime. As far as sophistication, the device will come with the A10 Fusion chip – meaning its performance will be in line with the iPhone 7.

The screen and size will remain the same, and the new device will be able to support Augmented Reality apps.

Most importantly, the iPod Touch will be a lot cheaper than an up-to-date iPhone, with US prices starting at $199 for the 32gb version. That price goes up to the $299 for the 128gb version and $399 for the 256gb version, which matches the largest amount of storage available to the iPhone X.

An iPhone XS currently sets you back a minimum of €1,179.

“We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing, ahead of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

“The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music and so much more wherever you go.”