IPOD TOUCH SIXTH GENERATION APPLE
When the iPod Touch appeared in September 2007, Fergie topped the Australian music charts, John Howard was in power, and the final Harry Potter novel was becoming the top-selling book of the year.
Flash forward eight years and the iPod Touch is back, perhaps so Apple can remind us of its music credentials.
Nostalgia isn’t the only reason to buy it. The sixth iPod Touch is incredibly lightweight at 88g. It is also smarter and faster than its predecessors, with hardware that almost matches the iPhone 6.
It uses the same A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor, and features double the RAM of the past iPod Touch at 1GB. The result is a device that can ably run the most demanding apps, which is particularly useful for those who use it for games.
The iPod Touch’s main camera is also better than before, with an eight-megapixel resolution and the ability to capture slow-motion video.
But it’s not quite as advanced as the iPhone 6 model.
Original iPod Touch users should note this model features Bluetooth and a built-in speaker. But its screen size is still 4 inches, it has no GPS chip to track runs, and no Touch ID fingerprint sensor for security.
The newest, and possibly the last, iPod Touch should appeal to young gamers, dedicated fitness fans and the nostalgic.
$279-$579 / APPLE.COM/AU