Apple iPod Touch 2015 Philippines Price, Full Specs, Key New Features

The Sixth Generation iPod Touch is now officially available in the Philippines. You can get the Cupertino company's portable media player via Apple Store online as well as all popular distribution channels including Beyond The Box and Kimstore.

Apple iPod Touch 2015

The 2015 model looks almost identical to its now discontinued predecessor from 2013. Both have the same form factor, build, and standard color options - namely, Black, White, Yellow, Pink, and Sky Blue. One obvious difference in terms of design, however, is that this year's iPod Touch no longer has a lanyard loop at the back.

Apple iPod Touch 2015

Some key specifications of the 2013 model were also retained on the refresh. Users get the same 4-inch 1136 x 640 pixels Retina Display, 1.2 MegaPixel front cam, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage space options, and battery life of around 8 hours when watching videos or 40 hours when listening to music.

Apple iPod Touch 2015
I would like to give credit to Mr. Dom Esposito for all of these iPod Touch 2015 photos.

Apple iPod Touch 2015

Despite all their similarities, there are two areas where the 6th gen iPod Touch is clearly superior compared to the 5th gen. First, the new one has an improved 8 MegaPixel camera with ƒ/2.4 aperture, five-element lens, and backside illumination versus just 5 MegaPixel on the old model. Second, and perhaps more importantly, the 2015 version is powered by the Apple A8 chipset with M8 motion co-processor that's the same as what's inside the Apple iPhone 6. This powerhouse chip is even complemented by a 1GB of RAM (versus on 512MB on the 5th gen) for vastly improved multi-tasking on iOS 8.

Apple iPod Touch 2015, iPod Touch 6th Gen

So how much is it? Apple iPod Touch 2015 prices start at Php 12,590 for the 16GB model and goes as high as Php 18,590 for the 64GB variant. There's also 128GB Apple-Store-Only model that sells for Php 24,990.

iPod Touch 6th Generation

Should you get it? If you're a big Apple fan but you're not keen on spending around Php 40,000 on an iPhone just to be on the iOS ecosystem, the iPod Touch should be your best option (apart from getting a second-hand previous-gen iPhone, that is). Frankly, though, I think that - at this point - spending almost Php 13,000 on a device with such small screen and lacking phone functionality might not be the wisest thing to do given the vast number of great Android smartphones in this price echelon. But that's just me -- a tech blogger who loves iOS and Android with equal intensity but for different reasons.

TechPinas Portable Media Player Technical Specs Table (TPMPTST)
Name Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation (2015)
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions123.4 x 58.6 x 6.1 mm
Weight 88 grams
Available Colors Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Sky Blue, Red (Apple Exclusive)
Operating System iOS 8
Display 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology, Retina display, 1136 x 640 pixels resolution at 326 pixels per inch, 800:1 contrast ratio (typical), 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical), Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Processor Apple A8 Processor with M8 Motion Co-Processor
Camera Main: 8 MegaPixels
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Backside illumination
Improved face detection
Exposure control
Panorama (up to 43MP)
Burst mode
Tap to focus
Photo geotagging over Wi-Fi
Timer mode

Front: 1.2 MegaPixels
ƒ/2.2 aperture
720p HD video recording
Backside illumination sensor
Auto HDR for photos and videos
Improved face detection
Burst mode
Exposure control
Timer mode
Video Capture Main: 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
Tap to focus while recording
Slo-mo video (120 fps)
Time-lapse video
Cinematic video stabilisation
Improved face detection
3x zoom
Video geotagging over Wi-Fi

Front: 720p HD, 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback Video: AirPlay Mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio: Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit

Photo: Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG formats
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, Lightning 9-pin dock connector
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1 technology
Maps location-based service
Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB (Apple Exclusive) storage options, non-expandable
Sensors Accelerometer, 3-axis Gyroscope
Battery Built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery
Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours
Uptime Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 8 hours when fully charged
Value-Added Features One of the thinnest iDevices ever, 4-inch display, iOS8 out of the box, new Apple EarPods
Announcement July 2015
Availability July 2015
Price Official SRPs via Apple Store ~
16GB - Php 12,590
32GB - Php 15,590
64GB - Php 18,590
128GB - Php 24,990 (Apple exclusive capacity)