NEW YORK – Apple is refreshing its iPod Touch music player for the first time in nearly three years, as the company seeks to make music a central part of its devices once again.
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The new Touch has a faster processor and better cameras, plus a software update that enables Apple Music, a $10-a-month service that offers unlimited playback of millions of songs. Apple Music launched June 30 as music fans increasingly embrace subscriptions over pay-per-song services such as Apple's industry-leading iTunes.
The iPod was Apple's first successful foray beyond personal computers. Interest has waned, though, as many people now use smartphones such as the iPhone to listen to music.
The starting price remains at $199.