- Is the iPod worth it in 2021?
- Should I get an iPod touch in 2021?
- Do they still make iPods in 2020?
- Is iPod touch 7 worth buying?
- Is iPod Touch good for music?
- What is an iPod Touch used for?
- What is the difference between iPod 6 and 7 generation?
- Should I buy my 7 year old an iPod touch?
- Is iPod 6 still supported?
- Are iPod 6 and 7 the same size?
For most people, the iPod touch is not worth buying in 2021. While the $199 entry-level price point is very attractive, the iPod touch sports a chip that is almost half a decade old. It also has pretty weak cameras by today’s standards.
As in 2021, there’s almost no reason to buy this iPod. For many people, it’s a better investment to spend $100 more and buy the base-iPad model. With a bigger screen, better processor, and improved cameras, it takes advantage of the Apple Pencil, as well as the Smart Keyboard, perfect for homeschooling.
Apple still makes the iPod touch, but the company does not make any of the iconic iPods anymore – that is iPods with scroll wheels. If you want a classic iPod, you’ll need to buy one used and it will be almost a decade old at least. As for the iPod touch, Apple last updated it in 2019.
The new iPod touch is fantastic for gaming and listening to music alike, with the new A10 Fusion chip making AR experience better than ever. It’s also relatively inexpensive, and could be a ideal entertainment device.
Playing music on the iPod touch is seamless, and it generally sounds great, with the new support for FLAC likely to appeal to audiophiles. Unlike with its predecessors, however, Apple has emphasized the gaming capabilities of the new iPod touch over its music playback capabilities – and it handles games superbly.
As with other iPod models, it can be used as a music player and a handheld gaming device, but it can also be used as a digital camera, a web browser and for messaging.
The iPod touch 6th Gen models, have a dual-core 64-bit 1.1 GHz A8 processor as well as an M8 motion coprocessor and 1 GB of RAM. The iPod touch 7th Gen models, on the other hand, have a much faster dual-core 64-bit 1.6 GHz A10 Fusion processor and 2 GB of RAM.
For younger children, or children who are more likely to damage an electronic device, the iPod touch 7 is a better “starter” device. Your child can listen to music, watch videos, play games, and FaceTime with grandma and grandpa.
The iPod touch 6th Gen models, are fully supported by iOS 8 and iOS 9 as well as iOS 10 and iOS 11 except for minor features.
There are a myriad of internal changes to the seventh generation iPod Touch that Apple released on Tuesday, but that outside has stayed the same. The dimensions of the new iPod Touch match that of the previous both coming in at 4.86 x 2.31 x . 24 inches and a weight of 3.10 ounces.