“64-bit. That’s the biggest improvement in the new iPod Touch range introduced by Apple today – but you wouldn’t believe that looking at the press release, which enthuses about the five new colors and incredibly useful 8-megapizel [sic] camera,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld. “The release does say this about the processor, ‘The Apple-designed A8 chip with 10 times faster graphics performance for a more immersive gaming experience, and even better fitness tracking with the M8 motion coprocessor.'”
“By migrating the device to a 64-bit chip Apple is clearly signaling just how very important it feels it is to unify all its products for this new faster processor,” Evans writes. “While I am a little disappointed at the lack of Force Touch or Touch ID support (so no Apple Pay) in the product, I can’t help but reflect that these new devices could also be a good way to get rid of any stockpiled Home buttons Apple may possess, particularly if it truly does plan to abandon these in favor of Force Touch displays in the next few months.”
Evans writes, “All the same, these seem to bring significant enhancement to the range and in doing so sets a high bar of expectation for the next iPhone, which now seems even more likely to break new ground for technological sophistication.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The iPod touch can live without Touch ID and there is no way on God’s green earth that Apple would debut Force Touch on an iPod touch via press release before first unveiling it during a special media event for iPhone 6s/Plus.
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