This isn't the next generation of iPod touch: It's still the same general design Apple introduced back in 2012. Gone is the old 32-bit Apple A5 chipset; in its place is the scorching fast Apple A8. Gone also is the old 5-megapixel iSight camera, replaced with a much better 8-megapixel iSight. There's also a better front-facing FaceTime camera, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a fresh exterior...
The new iPod touch 6 has a better camera and faster processor than ever before. It's also small, so you can take it everywhere, and relatively inexpensive, which makes it accessible even for kids. With no data contract to worry about, and a million and a half apps in the App Store, it's small screen with big potential. That's especially true in the summer, and with these fun projects!
iPod touch has often been considered the gateway to the App Store—the least expensive way possible to get into Apple's ecosystem and run iOS apps. That remains as true today as it's always been, but with the new iPod touch 6 there's also a lot more you can do. Yes, it remains the perfect first device for kids, but now it's also become the perfect secondary device for people of all ages.
The new iPod touch 6 has an 8 megapixel iSight camera, much bigger and better than 5 megapixel shooter on the previous generation iPod touch 5. To see how well it works, I took it out for a shoot and put it up against the last iPod touch, and the 8mp, Apple A8-powered iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6!
iPod touch has leapt from the distant past—okay, 2012—into the present with a new Apple A8 chipset, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an 8 megapixel camera, a 128GB option, and a full palette of new colors. But should you get it, or should you consider the slightly bigger iPad mini?
It has yet again been reported that Apple will be releasing new iPod models this week. According to 9to5Mac sources, Apple will roll out new iPod nano and shuffle color options, as well as a gold iPod touch later today.