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).

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“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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