Confirming rumors, Apple announced on Tuesday (28) the 7th generation iPod Touch: it has A10 Fusion processor – the same as the iPhone 7 – and versions of 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB in six different colors. It maintains the compact design, 4-inch screen and Home button without fingerprint reader. The device will cost between R $ 1,699 and R $ 3,299 when it is launched in Brazil.
The new iPod Touch has an A10 Fusion processor, present in the iPhone 7 and the iPad (2018). Apple seems to be a fan of this chip, and not least: it has similar performance to the Core i5 and i7 sixth generation notebook computers (from the U series).
The A10 Fusion makes the iPod Touch compatible with ARKit’s augmented reality. In addition, it guarantees up to 2x faster performance and up to 3x better graphics, according to Apple; this is in comparison to the previous generation iPod, launched in 2015 with the A8 processor.
In addition, the 7th generation iPod Touch offers a new 256 GB storage option. This will be useful for some services of the manufacturer, such as Apple Music and the future Apple Arcade, subscription that will give access to more than 100 new and exclusive games.
Other than that, the hardware is basically the same as before. Here we have a 4-inch Retina display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and 1.2 MP FaceTime HD camera for 720p videos.
iPod Touch costs up to R $ 3,299 (US $ 399 in the USA)
The new iPod Touch is “the most affordable iOS device,” says vice president of marketing Greg Joswiak in a statement. However, this does not mean that it is cheap in Brazil. These are the prices here and in the USA:
- 32 GB: R $ 1,699 (US $ 199)
- 128 GB: R $ 2,499 (US $ 299)
- 256 GB: R $ 3,299 (US $ 399)
In the box, only iPod touch, Apple EarPods headphones and a Lightning to USB cable are included; there is no adapter included for the outlet. (This was also the case in the previous generation.)
The 7th generation iPod Touch is on sale in 28 countries, including the USA, in six different colors: pink, silver, space gray, gold, blue and (Product) RED. The purchase of the red model contributes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. Brazil will receive the new models “soon”.
iPod Touch 7th generation (2019) – technical file:
- Screen: 4-inch IPS, 1136 x 640 resolution, 326 ppi
- Processor: Apple A10 Fusion
- Storage: 32 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB (iOS and included apps occupy between 10 GB and 12 GB)
- Back camera: 8 megapixel f / 2.4, Full-HD (1080p) video recording, 720p slow motion at 120 fps
- Frontal camera: 1.2 megapixel f / 2.2, 720p video recording, automatic HDR for videos
- Drums: up to 40 hours of music playback, up to 8 hours of video playback
- Operational system: iOS 12
- More: Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.1
- Dimensions: 123.4 x 58.6 x 6.1 mm, 88 g