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Apple typically releases new iPhone and iPad models every year. But the company hasn’t launched a new iPod touch since 2012.
The latest version is the 5th-gen model which features an Apple A5 dual-core ARM COrtex-A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, at least 16GB of storage, and a 4 inch, 1136 x 640 pixel display.
But there’s a report making the rounds that Apple will launch a new iPod touch soon. There’s a good chance that Apple will update processor, which means this could be the first iPod touch with an Apple A7 or later processor based on ARMv8 64-bit technology.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
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- Rumor: Apple may finally be updating the iPod touch
It’s expected to be available in new colors including gold, blue, and pink as well as black and white. [iGeneration]
- This could be what the new 2015 model Moto G smartphone looks like
The phone is expected to have a 5 inch, 720p display, 1GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. It’s not a big upgrade from the 2014 model… but it might have a shiny new design. [Nowhere Else]
- Microsoft releases Office 2016 for Mac
Microsoft will also be launching the new Office Universal apps for Windows when Windows 10 launches July 29th. That’s the new touch-friendly version of the classic office suite. [Office Blogs]
- OnePlus 2 will be smaller than the OnePlus One, but have a bigger battery
A few folks from the company held an Ask Me Anything session on reddit this week, but just about the only new details they announced were that the phone would have a 3,300 battery and that it’d be at least a little smaller than last year’s model. The OnePlus 2 will officially be unveiled later this month, but for more details you can also check out our roundup of everything we know about the phone so far. [/r/Android]
- You’ll need a USB flash drive to upgrade to Windows 10 on cheap tablets
Have one of those dirt cheap Windows tablets with just 16GB of storage? Your device doesn’t actually have enough disk space to handle the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. But all you need is a USB flash drive that you can use for temporary external storage. [Thurrott]
- Microsoft Band gains support for web tiles, Cloud APIs
The wearable is becoming quite a bit more than a simple fitness tracker. The web tile support lets just about anyone create an app that can display web content on the Microsoft Band using little more than an RSS feed and some web tools. [Lumia Conversations]
I’m surprised Apple is bothering to update it — doesn’t it run against the cheapest iPad in terms of being a low-end multimedia consumption device? But then I considered, maybe lots of parents buy these for their young kids as a substitute for them being too young to have a smartphone.
Wow, for what those cost you could just buy a cheap android phone and a 64gb SD card. I guess some people just have to have that Apple name on stuff.
I just checked the Apple store – I didn’t even realize they still made iPods.
Yeah, only the iPod Classic was discontinued… the others just haven’t been updated in years…
Though, the iPod Touch is mainly a iPod in name only as it’s really just a cheaper but crippled and stripped down version of the iPhone… complete with iOS and the ability to run most iOS apps…
All the other iPods were dedicated media players and didn’t run on iOS… and this is still true of the Nano and Shuffle models…
Your second paragraph answers the question I had, which was what would possibly be the advantage of one of these things being 64 bit. Not being familiar with the models I had assumed they were just dedicated music players.
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