In a world where the 'cheap' iPhone costs £750, it's not often that you hear about Apple releasing something that actually seems affordable. But it does happen from time to time, the only catch being that it's always the same product: the iPod Touch. It's the iPhone without the phone, and it's £500+ cheaper to boot. Today Apple has announced a brand new one, with the same low price tag and ct down features of iPod Touches in days gone by.
Cut down is the right word too, since the iPod Touch's guts are a bit behind the latest batch of iPhones. Instead of carrying around an A12 chip, for instance, it has an A10 that first appeared in the iPhone 7 back in 2016. With prices starting at £200 you probably wouldn't expect cutting edge hardware, but still.
But the A10 means that this latest model, simply called iPod Touch, can handle AR and Group Facetime. Apple also mentions that it will support whatever games launch with Apple Arcade when it arrives later this year. Aside from that everything seems to be the same. The display is still the teeny 4-inches, and the camera is still the same. The home button is still there too, and there are no fancy features like Face or TouchID as far as we can tell. Mercifully it still has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and remains pretty much the only handheld Apple device that does.
Three versions of the iPod Touch are available, coming with 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB of storage, and costing £199, £299, and £399 respectively. Colourwise you have pink, blue, silver, dark grey, gold, and (Product)Red. Obviously that last one is just red, but it means a portion of the money goes to towards fighting HIV and AIDS.
Oh and there's no waiting, so you can buy one for yourself right now.