O 7th generation iPod Touch was launched without fanfare in Brazil: it is an iOS device with a 4-inch screen, Home button without a digital reader and A10 Fusion processor – the same as the iPhone 7. It is being sold in 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB in six different colors, costing between R $ 1,699 and R $ 3,299.
The new iPod Touch was announced in May as “the most affordable iOS device”, according to Apple. It just isn’t cheap; check prices in Brazil and the USA:
- 32 GB: R $ 1,699 (US $ 199)
- 128 GB: R $ 2,499 (US $ 299)
- 256 GB: R $ 3,299 (US $ 399)
As always, shipping is free, and the order can be delivered to São Paulo the next day. But why would anyone buy a 32 GB iPod Touch for the price of an intermediate Android phone? And why does the 256 GB model cost as much as the SamsungGalaxy S10?
Worse, why does Apple sell the iPod Touch without the plug adapter? It only comes with EarPods headphones and a Lightning to USB cable.
The new iPod Touch has an A10 Fusion processor, which has performance similar to the sixth generation Core i5 and i7 for notebooks (U series). Thanks to this chip, it is compatible with ARKit: it is possible to use it in augmented reality applications.
This is the main upgrade; the rest remains basically the same as the previous generation. The Retina display maintains 4 inches; the Home button does not have a fingerprint reader; and the rear camera has 8 megapixels.
The 7th generation iPod Touch is available in six colors: pink, silver, space gray, gold, blue and (Product) RED. Will anyone buy?
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
With information: MacMagazine.