Current iPod Touch Now 1,000 Days Old With No Sign of New Model

The seventh-generation iPod touch is 1,000 days old as of today, with no apparent sign of a new model on the way.

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In May 2019, Apple unveiled the seventh-generation iPod touch. With 32 months having now passed since the seventh-generation iPod touch's launch, it is now the oldest device in Apple's lineup. Apple's next-oldest device still on sale is the AirPods Pro, which were released in October 2019 and hit 847 days old today.

The iPod touch is Apple's least expensive iOS device, starting at $199. With a 4-inch Retina display, it is also the smallest iOS device and the only remaining iOS device with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The iPod touch is most popular as an entry-level device in the Apple ecosystem, particularly for children, and is also a common choice in retail settings due to its pricing and form factor.

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It is notable that the seventh-generation iPod touch was a very minor update, featuring the A10 Fusion chip from the iPhone 7 and a 256GB storage option for the first time. Every other aspect of the device, including the camera specifications and color options, were the same as the previous, sixth-generation iPod touch. In terms of major updates, the iPod touch was last redesigned almost 10 years ago in 2012 at the same time as the ‌iPhone‌ 5. Since then, it has had two minor refreshes in 2015 and 2019.

Looking at the Apple devices that the company sold for the longest time, the seventh-generation iPod touch is still some way off the 2013 "trashcan" Mac Pro, which went 2,182 days without an update before the launch of the modular 2019 ‌Mac Pro‌.

The iPod touch is the only iPod product that Apple still sells following the discontinuation of the iPod nano and iPod shuffle in July 2017. Despite the hopes of some iPod enthusiasts and excitement around the potential nostalgia of reviving the classic iPod design with the click wheel, there have been no rumors of an eighth-generation iPod touch, or of any new iPod models at all, meaning that the future of the entire iPod brand and product line stands in question.

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Top Rated Comments

Phil77354 Avatar
13 weeks ago
And in other news, Apple adds the iPod touch to its 'Vintage Product' list but forgets to stop selling them first.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rocketpig Avatar
13 weeks ago
I have young kids who love to play music on their already-old iPods. I’d snatch up new models if Apple ever released them but I’m not going to spend $200 on three year old hardware.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
13 weeks ago
Time for it to go. Still miss my old classics but these are ready for that big apple store in the sky.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
13 weeks ago
We’ll probably get an update 2023 or 2024, based on historical timing.

Apple tends to refresh it only when the old one can no longer run the current iOS. Basically whenever A10 is no longer supported by iOS.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macropanda Avatar
13 weeks ago
I'd love a refresh on these. Would be perfect for kids that aren't really old enough for a phone but want something with a camera, games for car journeys and their banking app etc.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NoSoup4U Avatar
13 weeks ago
The iPhone SE picks off a lot of the iPod demand. Or a hand-me-down iPhone.

Insert an unactivated SIM card, and many kids can get by with wifi calls via FaceTime audio. Plus free-texting phone plans have gotten a lot cheaper, cancel the landline...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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