Apple has introduced a new iPod line-up, including a iPod touch (top photo) and “reinvented” iPod nano.
The new iPod touch is the thinnest iPod touch ever and features: a 4-inch Retina display; a 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording; Apple’s A5 chip; Siri, the intelligent voice assistant; and iOS 6. It comes in a s new thin, light anodized aluminum design. For the first time ever, iPod touch comes in five colors.
The new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever featuring: a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display; navigation buttons; and built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening. It comes in seven new colors.
With Apple’s dual-core A5 chip inside, iPod touch delivers up to twice the processing power and up to seven times faster graphics than the fourth generation iPod touch, all while maintaining battery life of up to 40 hours of music playback and up to eight hours of video playback, according to Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Its iSight camera boasts autofocus, support for 1080p video recording with video image stabilization, face detection and an LED flash, and anew panorama feature that lets you capture gorgeous panoramic photos by simply moving the camera across a scene.
Every new iPod touch comes with a color-matched iPod touch loop, a wrist strap you can use while taking photos, recording video and playing games. It also includes: built-in Facebook integration with ability to post directly from Siri; Shared Photo Streams via iCloud; and other key iOS features like iMessage, FaceTime, Mail and Game Center. Now you can wirelessly display your iPod touch screen right on your HDTV with AirPlay Mirroring, allowing you to stream photos, videos, music, apps and play games on your big screen TV.*
The new iPod nano features: a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display; a home button to quickly get back to your home screen; and buttons to control volume and play, pause or change songs without looking. It sports built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening with Bluetooth-enabled headphones, speakers and cars.
At 30 hours, the new iPod nano offers the longest music playback of any iPod nano yet. It also packs fitness features including a pedometer and support for Nike+.
Both the iPod touch and iPod nano come with the new Lightning connector that Apple says is smaller, smarter and more durable than the previous connector. The all-digital Lightning connector features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each accessory requires, and it’s reversible so you can instantly connect to your accessories. The Lightning-to-30-pin Adapter is also available to connect iPod touch and iPod nano to legacy 30-pin accessories.
The iPod touch and iPod nano also come with the new Apple EarPods featuring a “breakthrough design for a more natural fit, increased durability and an incredible acoustic quality typically reserved for higher-end earphones,” says Schiller.
Pre-orders for the new iPod touch in pink, yellow, blue, white and silver, black and slate begin Sept.14 through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) for a suggested price of US$299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model. The new iPod touch will be available in October through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
The fourth generation iPod touch is available in black and white for $199 in a 16GB model and $249 in a 32GB model.
The iPod nano will be available in October in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for a suggested price of $149 in a 16GB model through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
The iPod shuffle is available today in pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate for a suggested price of $49 in a 2GB model through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. (PRODUCT) RED models of iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod touch are available through the Apple Online Storeand Apple’s retail stores.