If you are one of those very few people who still use the iPod for their music needs, then Apple has good news for you. Apple has finally announced the long due iPod 7 touch. The newest iteration of the device that changed how people listened to music in 2001 is not as mind-blowing as we were hoping. Though for some people it would still be the best device to listen to music.
The market of the music players has been going down since the arrival of smartphones. Smartphones serve many other purposes other than listening to music or mild gaming. As a result, people usually buy smartphones only. Though some people prefer traditional music players and the new iPod 7 is for them. It may not turn may heads up, but it will definitely be enough for most consumers out there.
Like me, if you are someone who desperately wanted the all screen display, Face ID and better camera in this new device, then you are going to be disappointed. Although these features do not justify their place, it would have turned many heads up. If we are talking about the wrong things first, let me add another item. There is still no Touch ID; we are getting the aged home screen button from the iPhone 5 era. In this day and age where privacy mishaps are very common, a company can at least provide a fingerprint scanner for its customers. Especially Apple, “The champion of Privacy” should have done that.
Enough with the bads, let’s talk about the new stuff. They have greatly improved the performance of the iPod. It now comes equipped with the A10 Fusion SoC. The processor may seem overkill for a music player, but it is required for the new AR capabilities of the iPod. AR seems an excellent addition for the iPod, but the functionality is still questionable. Additionally, the new processor will also help if you are planning on playing games on the iPod.
Though the screen space may not be enough for you to play games, it still measures 4-inches only. Coming to another “improved” feature, they have updated the cameras. The back camera is now 8 megapixels, and the front one is only 1.2 megapixels. It will allow you to have a group FaceTime calls with your friends. The back camera is capable of recording 1080p 30fps videos which is enough for the iPod.
Lastly, the pricing of the device varies with the storage configuration. It can go from $199 for the 32GB variant to $399 for the 256GB version. $399 for the music player is something we can only expect from Apple. The new iPod 7 Touch is available to order on Apple website starting today.