Apple Launches New iPod touch Starting at $249 CAD; Nano, Shuffle Updated [u]

Apple has launched its new iPod touch, which comes with an upgraded A8 chip with M8 motion coprocessor, 8MP iSight camera and new colours: space grey, silver, gold, pink and blue. The addition of the A8 CPU means these new iPod touch models have the same CPU family as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 (A8X).

Ipod touch new

“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 $249,” 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 favourite music, TV shows and movies.”

Wi-Fi is now 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and also gains cinematic movie stabilization, according to The Loop.

The Canadian pricing for these new iPod touch models is as follows:

  • $249 (CAD) for 16GB
  • $299 (CAD) for 32GB
  • $369 (CAD) for 64GB
  • $499 (CAD) for 128GB (available only through Apple)

You’ll also notice from the images above the iPod touch ‘loop’ has been eliminated.

Also in these new colours are the iPod nano ($179) and Shuffle ($59), for the same price. The Shuffle gains a new dedicated VoiceOver button, which supports 29 different languages:

new ipod shuffle

These new iPods are also available in (PRODUCT)RED as well for the same price. Anyone going to jump on these?


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  • Nick Cameron Greene

    250$ for 16 gigs seems crazy to me. I guess less is more now that Apple relies so much on iCloud but I really feel like 32 gigs should be the new minimum for on board memory. That or find a number in between. 24 gigs maybe?

  • 16GB is definitely tiny nowadays, especially since the iPod touch is being pushed as a gaming device. Some games top 1GB easily.

  • definingsound

    How do these compare to iPhones? Are they about even with the 5c or the 6? The price looks attractive, $400 discount in exchange for no cell network coverage.

  • Clarified the article, thanks for bringing this up.

    A8 means it’s the same as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. iPad Air 2 has A8X.

  • jabohn

    Nothing about the screen sizes? Same as the iPhone 5?

  • Riddlemethis

    Sadly,the RAM is only 1 GB.

    For a “gaming” device, that simply doesn’t cut it. I was looking to ditch my old Touch, but looks like I have to keep it.

  • Riddlemethis

    it appears to be a 4 inch screen.

  • The body has stayed the same, aside from the lack of the ‘loop’.

  • OliChabot

    That means the 12MPX camera rumored on the 6S is mainly true. They wouldn’t put the same camera on a 250$ iPod compared to a 800$ iPhone.

  • definingsound

    I’ve heard that iOS is well optimized such that 1gb is a reasonable quantity. iPhone 6 has 1gb RAM, no one has made issue with this. Android on the other hand requires 2gb at present time.

    Any way you slice it, $250 for an $750 phone minus the cell network is a competitive, attractive price. The ipad only receives a $100 discount for the same fat-trimming network delete.