Yesterday, Apple introduced the next generation iPod Touch, which features an A8 processor. Today, James Dempsey has released a summary of Apple’s newly released iOS device.
Developers have often turned to the iPod Touch as a relatively inexpensive testing device. The previous generation of the device was released nearly four years ago and sits at the very low end of devices that are compatible with iOS 8 and 9.
The new sixth generation iPod Touch features a 64-bit CPU, which makes it easier for developers to test their apps against Apple’s latest CPU. Much like the previous generation, the new iPod Touch still has a 4-inch Retina display, so developers will still need an iPhone to test against larger screen sizes.
“It is interesting to note that every iOS device that Apple currently sells, except the iPhone 5c, has a 64-bit processor.”
Apple’s new iPod Touch, which features an A8 chip and 8 Megapixel iSight camera, starts at $199 and comes in brand new colours that match the colour scheme of the iPhone and iPad.