After almost 3 years, Apple has finally updated their iPod lineup. Back at WWDC in June, Apple quietly removed the iPod Classic from their website, much to the dismay of some. Since it was the iPod Classic that helped jump-start Apple’s rise to the top, this was a disappointment to the Apple faithful.
Today, Apple has released updated versions of the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, and iPod Touch. The iPod shuffle and iPod Nano have seemingly just been refreshed to include a few new color options. The Shuffle and Nano will both be available in the following colors:
- Space Gray
The iPod Nano starts at $149 for the 16GB model, while the iPod Shuffle will run you only $49, but only has 2GB of storage. That’s not much use for more than just a couple of smaller playlists, but Apple has decided to keep it rolling due to its convenience.
The biggest change was to the iPod Touch. The color options are the same as what’s been updated for the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, however, it’s what underneath the hood that makes these changes a bit surprising.
Apple has moved away from the A5 processor, instead, opting for the 64-bit A8 processor, which is the same as what is in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The camera has been moved from 5MP to 8MP, which is a welcome sight to see, pun intended. Finally, Apple has also changed the storage options, and these options now match what’s available for their iPhone counterparts, with one exception.
Apple has opted to keep the 32GB model of the iPod Touch, which is a step in a different direction from what is happening with the iPhones. The pricing model for the iPod Touch can be found here:
- 16GB iPod Touch – $199
- 32GB iPod Touch – $249
- 64GB iPod Touch – $299
- 128GB iPod Touch – $399
While expected, it should still be noted that every new iPod Touch is shipping with iOS 8.4 and Apple Music. The iPod Nano and Shuffle still need to be connected to iTunes in order for music to be loaded onto the devices.
Are you going to try and pick up one of the updated iPods? Or with today’s technology, are these a thing of the past? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the comment section below.