New iPod Touch Launches With 64-Bit Apple A8 Processor and 128GB Storage

By Gerald Lynch on at

We told you so. Having not given its iPod Touch line a tinker since 2012, many had thought that Apple may be finally preparing to put its iconic music player line out to pasture. But today it's putting out a brand new line of iPod Touch players, complete with the iPhone 6's A8 64-bit processor.

Apple claims that the processor will provide the latest iPod with 10 times the graphics performance of their predecessors, which is great news for gamers, seeing as the iPod Touch pretty much signed the death warrant for the dedicated gaming handheld. In addition, the iPod Touch will make use of an 8MP rear iSight camera and an "improved" front-facing FaceTime ready camera. A 4-inch Retina display returns, but the Wi-Fi module is now three times faster than that previously found in the iPod Touch of old. In addition, the new iPods come with the M8 coprocessor, which means you can do all the fancy fitness tracking that an iPhone 6 can also do.

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The launch comes hot on the heels of Apple Music's grand opening, with Apple pushing the streaming service heavily alongside the new music players. In fact, the five new shades the 2015 iPod Touch will come in (space grey, silver, gold, pink and blue) seem very similar to the overall feel of the Apple Music branding. SYNERGY.

The new iPod Touch starts at £159 for the 16GB model, £199 for 32GB and £249 for 64GB. The entire iPod range goes on sale in the five new colours today. In addition, Apple for the first time will be launching an iPod Touch in a 128GB model for £329. [Apple]