Following Launch of Music Service, Apple Updates iPod After Three Years

Apple today introduced a new iPod touch, the first major update to the product in nearly three years.

The new iPod, which comes in space grey, silver, gold, pink and blue, features a new 8-megapixel iSight camera, an improved FaceTime HD camera, the Apple-designed A8 chip, and the M8 motion coprocessor.

Apple updated the iPod because the device has renewed relevance following the launch of Apple Music.

“iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing.

The new iPod touch starts at $249 for the 16GB model.