It could also be useful for schools looking for inexpensive Apple devices.
As for the question of who the is for, it's not entirely clear.
This is probably a good starter device for a younger child that needs access to games, Face Time, i Message, and other features, but there are also potential business applications, as this is an affordable device for something like mobile checkout.
To download i OS 6.1.6 firmware for your i Pod touch 4th generation, visit IPSW.me, select your device and click download. (Alternatively, you can use this link to download directly).
The firmware is downloaded from Apple's server and safe to use.
As with the previous-generation , there are thick bezels at the top and bottom of the device.
The bottom bezel houses a Home button, but unlike the i Phone, there's no Touch ID built in.
The A10 chip in the is running at 1.6GHz compared to 2.3GHz in the 6th-generation i Pad and , both of which use the A10 chip.
Apple is undoubtedly underclocking the processor to save battery life.
For those of us who spent our later high school years pretending we had fancy smartphones when in fact we were just scamming our friends with i Messages sent via an i Pod touch and a good Wifi connection, it's eleventh grade all over again.
Apple announced Tuesday that it is dragging the i Pod touch out of 2015 (when it was last updated) with a new A10-Fusion chip—the same one Apple puts into its i Phone 7s, which are still powerful phones despite their age—and an increased emphasis on gaming and augmented reality. In its release, Apple made sure to highlight its upcoming gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade, which will be available in the fall.
There's also no Face ID, because the has no biometric authentication system at all.