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iPods are still a thing, Apple insists

It just released an upgraded version of the iPod Touch which has the same processor and camera as the iPhone 6.

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WITH THE LAUNCH of Apple Music and more people owning smartphones, a number of questions were raised about the future of the iPod.

Launched in 2001, the device was a massive hit for Apple but the popularity of the iPhone and music streaming services meant it was relegated to the background.

Yet the iPod Touch, which shares a number of similarities with the iPhone has been given a significant upgrade. The new version comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and runs on an Apple A8 processor, similar to the iPhone 6.

The 4-inch retina display is the same size as the iPhone 4 and Apple’s music streaming service will also be included as part of it. It also includes the M8 motion coprocessor for fitness tracking and Apple claim it offers three-times faster WiFi connectivity.

The iPod Shuffle and Nano are also still available to buy, having received a cosmetic update.

The iPod Touch comes in four different versions, the cheapest version is 16GB and costs €239 while the most expensive version with 128GB costs €469. It’s the first time a 128GB model has been included with the device.

The update comes two months before Apple traditionally announces the newest edition of the iPhone range. It’s believed that the new device will include a force touch display, which can tell the difference between a soft and hard press.

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