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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.

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5 replies on “Lilbits 302: The first iPod touch with a 64-bit chip?”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. I just checked the Apple store – I didn’t even realize they still made iPods.

      1. 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…

        1. 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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