For those of you who were hoping that Apple would launch the new iPod touch 6th generation this year, then there is a chance that this might not happen, although we will have to wait and see what happens next month. However, the iPod touch iOS 8 update should help to cure your 6G desire – well for now.
We should remind you that it is only the iPod touch 5th generation that is supported by iOS 8, and so if you wish to benefit from the latest mobile operating system from Apple, then you might want to think about upgrading. Having said that, we would advise you to hang on a month, as you never know if the iPod touch 6G could be released during the iPad event, as that was when the current model was released, albeit back in 2012.
There are several new features within iOS 8 that will help to give the iPod touch 5G a new lease of life, and one of the most popular would have to be health. There are so many fitness fanatics out there who use their iPod as a way to keep track of their health; this is done with the use of third-party apps, and accessories. However, by using the built-in Health app, third-party apps and hardware will be able to sync with this new platform.
It’s also going to benefit from Siri, as Apple has made a few improvements to the service and is now more like Google Now. This means you will no longer have to touch your device in order to activate Siri to ask it something.
@marcoarment And I think one reason Apple is supporting iOS 8 on the 5th Gen iPod Touch is because they will not be updating it this year.
— Siamak Masnavi (@siamakmasnavi) September 12, 2014
There are a majority of iPod touch 5th generation owners out there who rely on their devices to take and store their photos, as you can store your complete iPhoto library on them as well. Sorting through photos can be a tiresome task, but by installing iOS on your touch today, you will now be able to organize your photos into albums. This does not apply to your iPhoto library, just on those taken on your iPod touch.
One of the biggest improvements has to be Handoff and Continuity, as your iPod touch will now be able to communicate with your other iOS devices better than ever before, which in turn will help to give your touch a new lease of life.
There are still many other improvements coming with iOS 8, and this will cure the need for an iPod touch 6G, for some, but not all