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iPods Still Exist and Apple Just Upgraded Them All

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Forgetting that iPods existed until just this moment, Apple just quietly updated its iPod lineup bringing the iPod Touch up-to-date with its current iPhone hardware. That means an improved A8 chip (compared to the old A5) and an 8-megapixel camera just like the iPhone 6.

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The sixth-generation iPod Touch also comes with the M8 coprocessor, which means you can do all the fancy fitness tracking that an iPhone 6 can also do. The available colors are blue, pink, red, silver, space grey, and gold and start at $199 for 16GB and works its way up to a brand new 128 GB option for $400.

Also the Shuffle and Nano get a little bit of love too with the same new color options.

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So if it has the same processors, same cameras, etc as the iPhone 6, and costs $200 compared to the phone’s $650, what does that extra $450 get you? Are they really charging more than tripple just to add the CDMA/HSPA/LTE etc. radios?