Okay, So Apple Isn’t Quite Done with the iPod Just Yet

With sales of the iPod (and all standalone portable digital music players) in freefall, I’ve often wondered how much longer Apple will want to continue in this space.  The answer seems to be “a little bit longer.”

Today the company announced some updates to the iPod Touch line.  For $219, you can now get a 16GB version in your choice of colours (pink, yellow, blue, silver, space grey and (PRODUCT) RED) with a 5 megapixel camera that also does 1080p HD video recording and a front-facing Facetime camera.

If 16GB isn’t enough, you can have a 32GB model for $269 or a 64GB version for $319.

All of them will be available in Canada in the coming days.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Okay, So Apple Isn’t Quite Done with the iPod Just Yet

  • June 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I found a 128gb micro sd card. ipod is now completely dead to me

  • June 27, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    The iPod Touch is a really great entry device to the iOS ecosystem if you don’t need/want an iPhone. Developers love them too for testing.

    I don’t feel too strongly about them myself, but I hope they keep Nanos around for a while, and ideally go back to the square clip style which is awesome for running. I feel like the modern video version wrecked what was appealing about them.

  • June 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

    All I want is bluetooth compatibility for the iPod classic and life would be good.


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