Now, that trend has changed and people mostly listen to music from their smartphones. By contrast, Apple sold 169 million iPhones in the same period.
By now, there aren’t many Apple products you can’t get in gold, and sometimes it feels a bit like a ploy to distract consumers from the fact that Apple hasn’t made a drastic or exciting design update in quite some time.
Yet the iPod Touch, which shares a number of similarities with the iPhone has been given a significant upgrade.
Of course the Touch can’t connect to mobile networks; a Wi-Fi connection will be needed for streaming music and listening to live radio. Apple didn’t care enough to update the iPod nano’s software and bring it onto the same level as the iPod touch or iPhone with Apple’s reimagined design philosophy. “12,600) small computer without cellular service is a pretty good price”, Kay said.
The new iPod nanos got nothing like the special treatment Apple once gave to them. No touch ID fingerprint sensor, no improvements in screen, but we suppose the new power specs do the job for those looking for the most budget iOS device. One expert notes, that not everyone want an iPhone…and this product will be far more successful than anyone expects.
The A8 chip is also in the iPhone 6 and along with this Apple has also introduced the 8 motion co-processor for better fitness tracking. The company says that with this new chip, general tasks can be completed six times faster than it used to and graphics performance will be ten times faster giving users a “more immersive gaming experience”. There’s an 8 megapixel iSight camera on the back, and a front-facing FaceTime HD camera for all your selfie needs.
Moving to the App Store on iPod touch, it is now available over in 155 countries, with around 1.5 million apps across 24 categories. A refreshed 4-inch iPhone with Apple Pay support and an A8 processor-in parity with last year’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but not this year’s models-might make sense. The screen remains at 4in (10cm), as measured diagonally, even though iPhones have gotten bigger at 4.7in (12cm) and 5.5in (14cm). You also have an option to purchase the 128GB model at $399. No, I can’t have a bazillion songs, videos or apps on my little 16 GB iPod touch but that’s okay.