Apple refreshed it's iPod line today. This is both an expected and unexpected move all at the same time. For a while, the iPod (specifically the iPod touch) has felt like a sitting duck in a sea of devices that have swam passed it and left it for dead. Between the iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, it's easy to see why one would question whether or not there's room for this thing.
Nevertheless, Apple went ahead and gave the iPod touch it's biggest update in almost three years. It now features an A8 64-bit CPU (same one as in the iPhone 6), 8MP camera, and a generous 128GB storage configuration.
It seems odd to me that they wouldn't refresh the entire device by giving it a larger display- 4 inch feels kind of cramped compared to the 6 and 6 Plus. Some people have even told me they were hoping for the touch line to include a cellular option. To those folks, I would say "it's called an iPhone".
It's been quite a few years since I've had the need for a stand-alone iPod, so it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that I won't be picking one up. Still, it will be interesting to see if this is the beginning of a new chapter in the iPod's life or the final nail in it's coffin. And the new colors definitely aren't helping.