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iPod Touch 2019… What was Apple thinking?

Apple announced a new iPod Touch last night (28 May 2019, Singapore)

May 29 – status is still “coming soon” – Apple Singapore store

Price:
32GB – S$ 299.00
128GB – S$469.00
256GB – $S639.00

So it’s almost S$ 200.00 cheaper the the “iPad”
S$ 430.00 cheaper that the cheapest iPhone right now (iPhone 7)

My question… Who is this thing for?

Apple only upgraded the processor to A10 (same processor used by the iPhone 7)

Main camera only records 1080 videos (front facing is even worse at 720)

So why am I complaining?

I am actually a guy who has been waiting and hoping for a new iPod Touch.

With the right specs, it would have been the perfect device for me.

I presently have 2 iOS devices, an iPhone 8 and an iPad mini 4.

iPad mini 4 – for my guitar’s iRig 2, It connects to the headphone jack

iPhone 8 – for my DJI Mobile, Mavic Air, MadV 360 and GoPro

So I can get rid of my iPad mini if the iPhone has a headphone jack!

I can’t use the new iPod Touch on my DJI mobile since I prefer to future proof my videos by capturing everything in 4K.

I need a device with GPS for my Mavic Air and MadV 360 (to Geotag photos)

So who is this thing for?

Gamers? – I bet they have an iPhone XS Max
Kids? – they’re either using a new iPhone or their parent’s old iPhone.
Audio guys? – there are better DAC players in the market
Netflix? – I bet you have an iPad

So there’s only one reason I can think of on why Apple still sells the iPod Touch… They  have a lot of 4 inch screen in their parts bin and they need to get rid of it!

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