Apple debuts new iPod touch with support for AR, Group FaceTime

Apple has debuted a new iPod touch with enhancements to power, capability and communication. It’s the last remaining member of the iPod family.

The new iPod touch sports an Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip that brings improved performance in games, and for the first time on iPod, immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences and Group FaceTime, making it easy to chat with family members, friends or colleagues simultaneously, according to Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. 

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AR is even more engaging and immersive with the new capabilities of shared AR, persistent AR, which is tied to a specific location, and image detection, making it possible for the new iPod touch to magically bring to life 3D objects like toys and sculptures, he adds.

The new iPod touch starts at $199 for the 32GB model, $299 for the 128GB model, and $399 for the 256GB model from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary). It’s available in six finishes; space gray, white, gold, blue, pink and (PRODUCT)RED.

The new iPod touch models are available to order starting today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE, UK and U.S.