Apple has unveiled the 6th-gen iPod Touch, featuring a faster chip and its biggest-ever storage capacity, alongside new colours for the existing iPod family.

Following the customary rumours and the tell-tale Apple Store downtime, the new iPod Touch has appeared online.

The 6th-gen iPod Touch features the latest A8 chip, as used on the iPhone 6, for "10x faster graphics performance" and the M8 motion processor to help with fitness tracking.

The 8 megapixel iSight camera is new and there's an improved front-facing Facetime HD camera complete with new photo features.

There are four storage sizes, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and, for the first time, 128GB. These are priced at £159, £199, £249 and £329.

All iPod models are now available in five colours: space grey, silver, gold, pink and blue. Some eagle-eyed users of iTunes 12.2 had already spotted the new colourways.

More after the break

The new models come with iOS 8, so Apple Music is of course accessible via the new-look Music app, as it is on iPads and iPhones.

As before, the iPod Touch features a 4-inch Retina screen with an 1136 x 640 resolution, 1080p HD video recording, wi-fi, Bluetooth, Airplay and Siri voice control.

Read our iPod Touch (5th gen) review 

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landzw's picture

Darn i was hoping  for a

Darn i was hoping  for a larger screen, i know we shouldn't judge things by the size of them but 4inches has just become to small with hand held devices 


ID.'s picture

Still waiting for one that at

Still waiting for one that at least matches the storage of my old iPod Classic 160gb, but I think I'm a bit of a relic for wanting to store my whole music collection on an iPod losslessly.

Graham Luke's picture


Relic, ID? Not at all.

I too like to store all my music on the one device and my Classic 160Gb is integral to my music playing.

I had hoped there might be some significant improvements in DAC and amp components to match the plethora of new players that are stealing Apple's thunder but as they're pretty good already, I can live with it. 

Neilmanc's picture

Ipod Touch 6th Generation

It appears you can only buy the 128 GB model direct from Apple and therefore you presumably get only 12 mths warranty. Big blow to us consumers  and to retailers like John Lewis!