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Amazon today has a new discount on Apple's 32GB iPod touch from 2019, now priced at $179.95, down from $199.00. This is a match of the previous low price that we've seen on Amazon for this model, and one of the lowest we've tracked yet for the 2019 iPod touch. Only the Silver color is available at this price.

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Apple updated the iPod touch one year ago in May 2019 with the A10 Fusion chip for faster speed, a 4-inch display, and 8-megapixel rear camera. The iPod touch family still sports a Home button without Touch ID, and it retains the same design as the previous sixth-generation model from 2015.



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Article Link: Deals: Apple's 32GB iPod Touch From 2019 Drops to $179.95 on Amazon ($19 Off)
 
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Can you use this for Pokemon Go with a hotspot? I know it doesn't have a GPS. Just curious if anyone knows.
 

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Might as well pick up a used iPhone 8 64GB for $225, better in every way.

Edit: I wouldn’t recommend anything older than iPhone 8. You’d be missing out on a TrueTone display, which adjusts the screen color temperature to match your environment in real time. It’s a huge improvement to the screen - once you have it there’s no going back.
 
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I do wonder how much longer Apple is going to keep this product around, doing only the bare minimum to maintain iOS support - it's received little more than chip updates since the 5th gen was introduced in 2012. Given it's inclusion in the base iPad the A10 probably still has a lot of life left in it, so I could see them continuing to sell this as is for another couple years.
 

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Might as well pick up a used iPhone 8 64GB for $225, better in every way
Or a brand new iPhone 7 Plus for $199 at Walmart.

On another note... I wish Apple would build a dedicated music player that wasn’t just a gimped iPhone. I would love something with a tactile scroll wheel (like the old days) and, more importantly, a kick ass DAC. These things are toys.
 
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Agreed, or if you are just looking for a cheap basic portable music player or something for the kids picking up a refurbished (original) iPhone SE seems like a better idea to me.
I disagree, the last iPod I half was crazy thin and felt amazing in the hand. People always complain about the sacrifices Apple makes for thinness but I’d love it if iPhones were that thin.

Can you tether to your Apple Watch’s internet connection? That would be amazing!
 

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was JUST thinking about getting a Touch. Facetiming my iPad to watch the toddlers in the driveway has been so great. But currently I'm using my iPhone, ha. Who else uses this method of a nanny-cam? Any pro-tips for me?
 
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I disagree, the last iPod I half was crazy thin and felt amazing in the hand. People always complain about the sacrifices Apple makes for thinness but I’d love it if iPhones were that thin.

Can you tether to your Apple Watch’s internet connection? That would be amazing!
I owned a 6th gen iPod Touch at one point, and agree that the thinness felt great, but the really poor battery life ruined it for me. The 1st gen SE is only a bit thicker and has much better battery life, but I guess it depends on what trade offs you are willing to make (thinness vs battery life).

As far as I know there is no way to tether to an Apple Watch - it would probably kill the battery way too fast anyway.
 
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I wish the AppleTV remote app was like a small icon driven screen, like the old "smart remotes", vs. basically just emulating the touch controls of the actual remote. I'd score one of these as a permanent remote to leave in the main TV area. :cool:

Can you use this for Pokemon Go with a hotspot? I know it doesn't have a GPS. Just curious if anyone knows.

I recall back when my daughter was really into it, that it will work, but the location (since it's just guesstimating via WiFi) can be way off, so it causes a really inconsistent experience.
 

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Would be nice for a dedicated music pro device, maybe multiple speakers with better audio chip etc etc. be nice to habe that type of device, im still sporting pretty old ipod for back patio for radio, music etc. (Dislike to i lose streaking so to txt or calls if use the iphone)
 
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I owned a 6th gen iPod Touch at one point, and agree that the thinness felt great, but the really poor battery life ruined it for me. The 1st gen SE is only a bit thicker and has much better battery life, but I guess it depends on what trade offs you are willing to make (thinness vs battery life).

As far as I know there is no way to tether to an Apple Watch - it would probably kill the battery way too fast anyway.
Yeah, it probably would :(
 

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I do wonder how much longer Apple is going to keep this product around, doing only the bare minimum to maintain iOS support - it's received little more than chip updates since the 5th gen was introduced in 2012. Given it's inclusion in the base iPad the A10 probably still has a lot of life left in it, so I could see them continuing to sell this as is for another couple years.

The iPod touch is a very popular device in retail business. It is small enough be carried around easily by retail employees and inventory workers. Combined with various scanner and credit card processing devices, it is a great choice. That is why Apple did not change the case during the last refresh. Companies wanted a plug-in replacable device.
 

WestonHarvey1

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iPhone 7 can be had for $200, and serves all the same purposes. I am not sure why anyone would buy an iPod in 2020.

It's for kids. It's smaller and lighter. The colors are more fun. It has a headphone jack so kids can use their school headphones without looking for the lightning adapter.
 
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Guda.FL

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I owned a 6th gen iPod Touch at one point, and agree that the thinness felt great, but the really poor battery life ruined it for me. The 1st gen SE is only a bit thicker and has much better battery life, but I guess it depends on what trade offs you are willing to make (thinness vs battery life).

As far as I know there is no way to tether to an Apple Watch - it would probably kill the battery way too fast anyway.

i used my SE as an ipod. Once cellular services off with just wifi, it lasted a very long time. Until i forgot and left it out in the rain.
 

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It's for kids. It's smaller and lighter. The colors are more fun. It has a headphone jack so kids can use their school headphones without looking for the lightning adapter.
The form factor is not great for kids. My son prefers games on the iPhone 7 to the old SE (similar form to iPod) I use as an MP3 player. SE is great for exercise, but the screen is very small. I have never heard of children being able to use personal devices during class time. If I bought a $200 device for one them, it would certainly be locked away in a plastic case of whatever color they chose.
 
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