The Apple Store was down, but it’s back online and Apple has officially refreshed its iPod family. The biggest changes were applied to the iPod touch, which now sports more updated hardware that brings it closer to the iPhone 6, but there are new color options, too.
The new iPod touch is equipped with a 64-bit A8 processor, a new 8-megapixel camera — up from 5-megapixels — a M8 co-processor for motion tracking and iOS 8.4 with Apple Music. There’s a 128GB model now, too, which will sell for $399, and that joins a 16GB model for $199, a 32GB model for $249 and a 64GB model for $299. It also features a 4-inch Retina display and an improved FaceTime HD camera.
“iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing. “With big advancements like the A8 chip and the 8 megapixel iSight camera, customers can experience next-level gameplay, take even more beautiful photos and enjoy their favorite music, TV shows and movies.”
Meanwhile, Apple also refreshed the iPod nano and iPod shuffle with new colors, all of which apply to the iPod touch, too. You’ll find gold, a darker blue and a new pink option to choose from, in addition to black and silver.