3 ways iPod Touch 2019 earns its $200 price

CNET | 6/15/2019 | Eric Franklin
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The new iPod Touch is a great gateway into the upcoming iOS 13.

Apple released a new iPod Touch for 2019 just a few weeks back. It costs $200 and has a small, low-resolution screen. If you already own an iPhone past the iPhone 5, there's no reason to even consider buying the iPod Touch. Probably the same deal if you own a recent iPad. If however you've never owned an iOS device or have in the past and want back in, at $200 the iPod Touch is now the cheapest entry point.

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In his review of the iPod Touch 2019, my colleague, Patrick Holland very clearly lays out why, despite its appeal to certain consumers, most will want to skip the iPod Touch. And while I can totally see and agree with many of his points, ultimately I see it differently.

I've been a stubborn supporter of iOS and more specifically the Apple App Store for nearly 11 years, since I bought the iPhone 3G in 2008. There are two simple reasons for that:

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That's really it for me. I have an iPhone XS Max and absolutely have no need for the iPod Touch, but I'm excited about those of you who do. And here are three reasons I think the iPod Touch is a near steal at $200.

Apple expects to have 100 exclusive and non-exclusive games lined up for the service at launch, with more coming later. You'll sign up for the service and can download any Apple Arcade game you wish at no additional cost.

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Apple Arcade, on Mac, iPad and iPhone.

The best thing about this service for iPod Touch owners -- which has no cellular connection, only Wi-Fi -- is that every game will be playable offline. That means if you're on the train or in the backseat of a carpool...
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