Apple revamps iPod Touch, hikes storage to 256GB, prices start 18,900 in India

  • The new iPod Touch starts at 18,900 for the 32GB model, 28,900 for the 128GB model and 38,900 for the 256GB model
  • It is the most affordable iOS device

San Francisco: Apple on Tuesday introduced the new iPod Touch which packs the A10 Fusion chip designed to bring improved performance in games and offer Group FaceTime, making it easy to chat with family members, friends or colleagues simultaneously.

The new iPod Touch starts at 18,900 for the 32GB model, 28,900 for the 128GB model and 38,900 for the 256GB model and is available through Apple authorised resellers and select carriers, Apple said in a statement.

"We're making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality starting at just $199," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing.

"The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod Touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music and so much more wherever you go," Joswiak added.

The new iPod Touch comes in a 256GB capacity, giving plenty of space to download music for offline listening through Apple Music or the iTunes Store.

With Apple Music, subscribers can access a catalogue of over 50 million songs, thousands of playlists, Beats 1 Radio and daily editorial selections from music experts.

Subscribers can create their own playlists, watch music videos, listen to Beats 1 shows from their favourite artists on demand and share music with their friends.

The iPod Touch comes with a 1.2MP front- and 8MP rear-facing cameras. It also provides augmented reality (AR) experiences across gaming, education and web browsing, Apple said.

The iPod Touch is considered by many as a stepping stone to the world of iPhones. Barring cellular connectivity and few other functionalities, it more or less offers the same experience as top-end iPhones in a fraction of the price.

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