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Apple unveils first new iPod since 2015, and the nostalgia is real

Talk about a blast from the past.

May 28, 2019
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In a world where streaming giants such as Spotify and Apple Music are dominating the game, Apple is determined not to let us forget where we came from. Long gone are the days of Limewire and scouring the internet for album art you could upload onto your iPod.

Now, Apple has revived our nostalgia with the announcement of its first iPod Touch since 2015.

Check out all the details on the latest product upgrade below!

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The seventh generation iPod Touch will have an A10 Fusion Chip (same as an iPhone 7) and will run “twice as fast” as the previous model, according to Apple.

The recently unveiled Touch is said to have an additional storage option of 256GB for $399.

Aside from the updated Fusion Chip and increased storage option, the rest of the iPod Touch will remain unchanged. This means it will continue to boast a 4-inch display, home button, camera and more.

While the chip parallels only to that of the iPhone 7, it will allow for more features. This includes Group Facetime, which was previously unavailable on the Touch.

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The seventh generation Touch is now available for purchase via the company’s website. It starts at $199 for the 32GB model, $299 for the 128GB model and $399 for the recently announced 256GB option.

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The first iPod Touch made its debut in 2007, changing the game for music listeners everywhere. In 2014, Apple announced the retirement of the iPod Classic as the streaming game took over the industry.

Do you still use your iPod to listen to your favorite songs or do you prefer to stream from Spotify and Apple Music? Would you purchase the latest version of the iPod Touch? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.