Apple iPod Touch Portable MP3 Player, 16GB

Last updated: April 27, 2023

You'll find the Apple iPod Touch 6th Gen extremely responsive, which means when you tap on something, you'll get results. It boasts a 64-bit A8 processor and upgraded RAM, On a full charge, you'll get 40 hours of audio playback and eight hours of video, but the biggest benefit of the iPod is that you can access apps. It also has an 8-megapixel camera to let you snap pictures while you're out and about.

We looked at the top MP3 Players and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best MP3 Player you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: With a mighty processor, 40 hours of audio, eight hours of video and access to the App Store, the iPod Touch 6th Gen has it all.

In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the Apple iPod Touch Portable MP3 Player, 16GB placed 9th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Pod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. You can use it to access the iTunes Store and the all-new Apple Music service.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Responsive 64 bit A8 processor.
Much more than an MP3 player, the sixth-gen Touch is really a powerful pocket iPad, offering speedy access to apps, games and the web while you rock out to your treasured tunes.
- T3
Excellent app selection.
- PC Mag
If you will be traveling somewhere without Wi-Fi, don't worry - you can easily add songs from your iTunes library or other MP3s too.
The sheer power increase brought upon by the presence of the A8 SoC is instantly noticeable, but it’s the RAM increase that is perhaps the biggest win for the 6th generation effort.

What reviewers didn't like

Expensive compared to competitors. A few reports of faulty players that fail to charge/power on after a few months of use.
Pathetic built-in speaker.
- T3
Not an audiophile music player.
- PC Mag
Lightning port is a reset
The camera doesn’t feature all of the advanced features of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, so it’s still not quite up to that level yet, but it’s unquestionably better than the 5-megapixel shooter it replaces.
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