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By Dan Moren

iPod touch amazingly not dead, gets update

Looks like rumors of an update to Apple’s odd-man-out iOS device were not just sound and fury: the iPod touch has gotten speed-bumped to an A10 Fusion chip—a significant improvement over the old A8. Apple says it now supports features like AR and Group FaceTime, as well as “providing better game performance.”

Given that Apple also spends some time in its press release talking about Apple Arcade, it’s clearly pushing the iPod touch’s reputation as a gaming device.

As before, 32GB and 128GB configurations go for $199 and $299 respectively; Apple’s also added a 256GB option for $399. Otherwise, the device is identical in specs and appearance to its predecessor.

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[Dan Moren is a tech writer, novelist, podcaster, and the Official Dan of Six Colors. You can email him at dan@sixcolors.com or find him on Twitter at @dmoren.]