Apple released another iPod Touch for 2019 only half a month back. It valued $200 and has a small, low-resolution screen. If you officially own an iPhone past the iPhone 5, there’s no reason to even consider purchasing the iPod Touch. Likely a similar deal the iPod Touch is currently the least expensive iOS entry point.
In his survey of the iPod Touch 2019, despite its appeal to specific consumers, most will need to skip the iPod Touch. And keep in mind that I can totally understand and agree with a considerable lot of his points, ultimately I see it differently.
I’ve been a stubborn supporter of iOS, and all the more explicitly the Apple App Store, for nearly 11 years, since purchased the iPhone 3Gin 2008. There are two simple reasons for that:
- I like the interface and its evolution,
- game and app selection in the App Store has never disillusioned me.
That’s truly it. I have an iPhone XS Max and totally have no need for the iPod Touch, however, I’m excited for those of you who do. And here are 3 reasons I think the iPod Touch is a near steal at $200.
Not long from now Apple will launch Apple Arcade, a membership-based games service where you pay a monthly fee to play iOS games made by some of the world’s top game developers. The most exciting for me incorporate Annapurna Interactive, makers of Donut County, and Mistwalker, headed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.
Apple hopes to have 100 exclusive and nonexclusive games arranged for the service at launch, with additionally coming later. You’ll agree to accept the service and then download any Apple Arcade game you wish at no extra cost.
The best thing about this service for owners of the iPod Touch, which has no cellular association, just Wi-Fi, is that every game will be playable offline. That implies you can play your games to your heart’s content regardless of whether you’re on the train or in the back seat of a carpool vehicle.
A membership will price the equivalent for individuals or a family of six and will be perfect across iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV.
I haven’t been this amped up about an iOS update since iOS 7. That’s when Apple actualized the “flat” look of app icons. With iOS 13 it’s the dark mode that has me the most jazzed.
Truly, what grabbed my eye was basically the way that dark mode will be an intentionally designed feature — not only altering of the colors– that just looks cool in screenshots.
Additionally, iOS 13 will likewise bring a recently planned camera interface and editing options, just as Sign In with Apple. Sign In gives users a chance to log in to apps and sites on their iPod Touch using their AppleID rather than their email address, which Apple says will keep them from being followed online and relentlessly targeted with ads.
AR gets more real
The iPod Touch will work with AR applications in the App Store. That incorporates the iOS application Measure, which lets you virtually measure things in the real world by giving you an extremely flexible digital ruler. With Pokemon Go or the upcoming and exceedingly foreseen Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, AR is somewhat turning into a thing. Also, however, I wasn’t excited about it initially, the more useful apps I discover, like Measure, the more I’m becoming a believer.
Certainly, you’ll need an all the more dominant gadget to exploit a portion of the high-end AR apps, however, for simple measuring, and for discovering Pokemon, the new iPod Touch can handle it.
Bonus: It has a headphone jack
That’s right, you can use Bluetooth headphones, or plug your wired ‘phones into that 3.5mm jack on the base edge, much the same as we used to do back in the day. That either advance to you or not, so I’ll say no more about it.
Or don’t. I mean, the Touch isn’t for everybody. Be that as it may, it’s cheap enough and offers enough current highlights, just as some smart strategic future-proofing, to be merit your money if you choose to take the plunge.