After a short amount of time offline, the Apple Online Store is back up and running — selling a refreshed line of iPods, featuring some feature upgrades, and a nifty new gold color option.
Apple has released new iPod shuffle, nano, and touch devices, representing the first major upgrade for the product lines since way back in 2012. While the shuffle and nano both get the new gold color — alongside five other color options — the biggest upgrade is reserved for the iPod touch.
The touch now boasts an 8-megapixel camera which brings it in line with the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, as well as a 64-bit A8 processor and Bluetooth 4.1.
The 16GB iPod touch costs $199, the 32GB model costs $249, 64GB model costs $299, and the 128GB iPod touch will set you back $399.
In addition to the gold, silver, space gray, pink and blue color options, Apple is also offering a Product Red iPod color options in support of the elimination of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Unlike the other color options, this will be sold exclusively through Apple.
While history suggests that these are likely to be the last iPod overhauls for a while, it’s certainly nice to see Apple dust off the product line which helped turn around its fortunes back in the early 2000s.