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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.
Apple has refreshed its iPod line. The iPod Touch gets the most love with all new internals but there’s a fresh coat of paint for the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano too.
The new iPod Touch has a better camera – jumping from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels – which puts it in line with the iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPad Air 2.
Apple has also updated the image sensor processor and added burst and slo-mo modes. The front-facing camera hasn’t had a resolution bump but it does not feature burst mode for swifter selfie capture.
The Touch also has cinematic video stabilization now, which should make it a lot better at capturing videos on the move.
There’s also the 64-bit A8 chip under the hood for better graphics and gaming.
Exercise fans will be pleased to find the ‘M8’ chip, which tracks fitness data, steps and elevation in the current generation of iPhones, has made its way to the Touch.
One other spec change is that the device now supports the faster AC Wi-Fi standard.
The new iPod Touch is available in 16GB ($199), 64GB ($299) and 128GB ($399) models, in space gray, silver, gold, pink, red, and blue
Meanwhile, the iPod Shuffle and Nano are now available in the new colors.
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