The sixth generation iPod Touch comes with a 4-inch retina display, an improved 8MP Camera and is powered by a faster and powerful Apple A8 Chip, the same 1.4 GHZ Dual Core Processor that powers Apple’s iPhone 6.
Weight – 87.9 grams
The 6th Generation iPod Touch is a great looking device and a pleasure to hold. It has the same hand friendly size as that of iPhone 5, which makes it easy for Kids to hold the device.
The wafer thin body of iPod (just 6.1 mm thick) is made out of Matt Anodized Aluminum, making it less slippery and more resistant to smudges and scratches.
The new iPod is an incredibly light device, weighing only 87.9 grams.
Resolution – 1136 x 640 (326 ppi)
The 6th Generation iPod Touch comes with an impressive 4″ Retina Display. The screen is coated with fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, which makes the Screen less likely to get smudgy.
The 4 inch display looks brilliant, videos and pictures really come to life due to high resolution Retina display @ 326 ppi.
RAM – 1 GB
As mentioned above, 6th Generation iPod Touch has the same 64 bit Apple A8 Processor that powers iPhone 6.
The improved processing power combined with Apple’s efficient iOS software puts iPod 6 on par with iPhone 6, except for the fact that you cannot make cellular calls using an iPod.
Rear Camera – 8 MP, 1,080p
The rear facing camera of the new iPod has been upgraded from 5 MP to 8 MP and the front Camera remains the same 1.2 MP as found in the previous generation iPod.
The rear camera allows you to take good quality still pictures and record videos in 1,080p Full HD quality. The camera supports Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama Shooting Modes.
Expandable Memory – None
The base model of iPod comes with 16 GB of internal storage and you can go up the scale (by paying more) up to 128 GB.
The iPod Touch is basically a WiFi only device and does not support Cellular Connection. The 6th Generation iPod supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.
This allows the iPod Touch to connect to the faster 5 GHz network whenever it is available, providing the end user with a faster and smoother browsing experience.
iPod Touch is powered by the latest version of Apple’s super efficient iOS 9 software. The device is up-gradable to the upcoming iOS 10 update.
Video Playback – 8 hours
6th Generation iPod derives its power from an ordinary 1,030 mAh battery, rated to provide 40 hours of Music Playback and 8 hours of Video Playback with screen set to 50% brightness.
The actual battery life is expected to be lower, considering that not many users will be setting their device to 50% brightness.
Free Video and Text Messages
Most customers buy iPod Touch for its entertainment value – music, videos and games. However, another iPod utility that is attracting value buyers is its ability to function as a phone wherever a WiFi network is available.
The new iPod touch comes pre-loaded with apps like FaceTime and iMessage. Using iMessage, iPod users can send unlimited text messages to friends and family.
FaceTime allows iPod users to connect with family and friends via a video chat – it is practically like having a phone without paying any monthly subscription fees.
As per Apple’s website, the headphones for iPod Touch were tested on 124 different prototypes to create “Apple Perfect” headphones worthy of being called EarPods!
Apple designers and engineers tested 124 different prototypes of the EarPods on over 600 people to create Apple EarPods. The result? A really comfortable fit and incredible sound. – Apple
iPod Touch 6 Specifications
|Size (L x W)||4.86″ x 2.31″|
|Screen size||4 inches|
|Resolution||1136 x 640 (326 ppi)|
|Processor||Apple A8, Dual Core, 1,400MHz|
|Storage||16, 32, 64, 128 GB|
|Battery Life||40 hours Music, 8 hours Music|
|Camera Front||1.2MP, 720p HD|
|Camera Rear||8MP, 1080p HD, 30FPS|
|Colors||Gray, Pink, Blue, Red, Gold|
Compared to iPhone, iPod Touch makes an economical choice as a gift for your high school kids. As mentioned by many reviewers, buying an iPod Touch is the cheapest way to experience the Apple Ecosystem and get used to iOS.
In addition to the device cost, you will also be saving a lot in phone charges. Your kids will be able to keep in touch with you through text messages, voice and video calls via WiFi, without incurring expensive phone bills.
In general, iPod 6 Touch is still a great device for playing games, watching videos, listening to music, browsing the web and making free calls over a WiFi Network.