Smart & Connected Life iPods & MP3 Players 68 68 people found this article helpful How Much Does an iPod Touch Cost? Pricing doesn't vary much among retailers by Sam Costello Writer Sam Costello has been writing about tech since 2000. His writing has appeared in publications such as CNN.com, PC World, InfoWord, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Sam Costello Updated on January 27, 2020 Apple iPods & MP3 Players Working From Home Headphones & Ear Buds Smart Home Smart Watches & Wearables Travel Tech Connected Car Tech iPods & MP3 Players Tweet Share Email The seventh-generation iPod Touch—the latest iteration of an MP3 device that first debuted in 2007—comes in just three models. Here's how the prices break down. Prices and configurations are current as of January 2020, per Apple.com. Apple Three Models, Three Prices Storage capacity is the only difference among the three models. Apple's pricing is as follows: Model Price 32 GB iPod Touch $199 128 GB iPod Touch $299 256 GB iPod Touch $399 This model was the first update since 2015, with a new A10 Fusion processor that delivers the same smooth, fast performance and crisp display as the iPhone. Does the iPod touch Ever Go On Sale? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Apple controls the pricing of its devices very tightly, and demand keeps prices high. You might find annual holiday and back-to-school sales as well as promotions from individual retailers, but these aren't likely to save you more than $20. If you're looking to snag an iPod Touch for a more reasonable price, consider a sixth-generation iPod Touch. Apple doesn't make it anymore, but you should be able to find lots of used devices online. As with any memory-based device, buy the highest-memory model you can afford. iOS and its built-in apps use up 8-11 GB—up to 69% of the storage capacity on the 16 GB model. The songs, apps, games, photos, and videos you store will eat up the rest very quickly. Memory can't be added, so going for the higher-capacity model will give you a device you can use longer and more conveniently before you're tempted to upgrade again. Other Costs When Buying an iPod touch The prices here don't include sales tax. Plus, you'll likely buy a few iPod accessories, such as: A case (expect to spend $20-$40)AppleCare extended warranty ($59)A second charging cable to bring to work or when traveling ($19)A power adapter for a wall socket ($19)Airpods ($159+) or other high-end headphonesScreen protectors More from Lifewire How to Get a Great Deal on the iPod touch The History of the iPod touch iPod nano: Everything You Need to Know How to Set up & Sync iPod Touch 10 Things That Make the iPhone and iPod touch Different How Much Does an iPhone 4S Cost? The History of the iPod Nano History of the iPod: From the First iPod to the iPod Classic Everything You Need to Know About the iPod touch How to Restore Your iPod Touch to Factory Settings How to Get a Good Deal on a Used iPod How to Reset a Frozen iPod touch How to Set up an iPhone or iPod Touch for Kids How to Get GPS Functionality on an iPod Touch How to Set up FaceTime on Your iPod Touch Can You Install Apps on the iPod nano?