Apple released a new iPod Touch for 2019 just a few weeks ago. It costs $ 200 and has a small, low resolution screen. If you already own an iPhone after the iPhone 5, there is no reason to even. Probably the same case if you have a recent iPad. If, however, you have never owned a the device or you have in the past and want to come back, at 200 USD, the iPod Touch is now the cheapest entry point.
In his review of the iPod Touch 2019, my colleague Patrick Holland very clearly explains why, despite its appeal to some consumers, most will want to ignore the iPod Touch. And although I can fully understand and agree with many of his arguments, I finally see it differently.
I am a strong supporter of the iOS, and especially the Apple App Store, for almost 11 years since the purchase of the iPhone 3G in 2008. It is There are two simple reasons for this: I like the interface and its evolution, and the selection of games and apps on the App Store has never disappointed me.
That's really it. I have an iPhone XS Max and I do not need the iPod Touch at all, but I am excited by those who use it. And here are three reasons why I think the iPod Touch is a bargain at $ 200.
Later this year, Apple will launch, a subscription game service where you pay a monthly fee to play iOS games designed by some of the world's leading game developers. Annapurna Interactive, manufacturer of Donut County, and Mistwalker, directed by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, are the most exciting for me.
Apple expects to have 100 exclusive and non exclusive games for launch service, and others to come later. You sign up for the service and then download the Apple Arcade games of your choice at no extra cost.
The best thing about this service for owners of the iPod Touch, which has no cellular connection, only Wi-Fi, is that each game will be playable offline. This means that you can play your games as you see fit, even if you are on the train or at the back of a carpool vehicle.
A subscription will cost the same price for an individual or a family of six and will be compatible with iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.
I have not been so excited about an iOS update since iOS 7. It's at this point that Apple has put up the "flat" look of the icons. ; applications. With iOS 13 it'sthat has me the most stunned.
Honestly, what caught my attention is simply the fact that the dark mode will be a purposefully designed feature – and not just a– It looks cool in the screenshots.
In addition, iOS 13 will also bring aand editing options, as well as . Sign In allows users to connect to apps and sites on their iPod Touch using their AppleID ID instead of their email address, which, according to Apple, will prevent them from being tracked online and relentlessly targeted by ads.
AR becomes more real
The iPod Touch will work with. This includes the iOS app , which allows you to virtually measure things in the real world by giving you a truly flexible digital ruler. With Pokemon Go or the highly anticipated and waited Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, is nice of . And even if it did not inspire me at first, the more useful applications that I find, like Measure, are numerous, the more I become a believer.
To be sure, you will needto enjoy some of the high-end AR applications, but for simple measurements and to find Pokemon, the new iPod Touch can handle it.
Bonus: he has a headphone jack
Yes, you can use Bluetooth headphones or connect your wired phones to the 3.5mm jack on the bottom edge, as we did before.
That interests you or not, so I will not talk about that anymore.
Or not. I mean, the Touch is not for everyone. But it's pretty cheap and offers enough current features, as well as smart solutions for a strategic future, so you get what you pay for if you decide to get started.
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