Apple Overhauls iPod Touch and iPod Nano Line

  • With iOS 6, Siri, iPod Touch Gets Boost
  • Available in Oct, iPod Touch 32GB starts at $299
  • iPod Nano's 16GB is $169
Alongside the launch of a taller and lighter iPhone 5, Apple has also introduced a refreshed version of its portable music players, the iPod Touch and iPod Nano. 
 

  • With iOS 6, Siri, iPod Touch Gets Boost
  • Available in Oct, iPod Touch 32GB starts at $299
  • iPod Nano's 16GB is $169
Alongside the launch of a taller and lighter iPhone 5, Apple has also introduced a refreshed version of its portable music players, the iPod Touch and iPod Nano. 
 
The now lighter and thinner iPod Touch, which bills itself to be measuring 6.1-millimeter thin and weighing 88 grams only, features an even more powerful processor, the A5 chip that can give seven times faster graphics versus the previous iteration of this music player. 
 
Plus, battery life is improved in the iPod Touch to sustain 40 hours of music playback and eight hours of continuous video playback 
 
With a 4-inch screen (versus its former size of 3.5) that is similar with the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod Touch receives an 1136 x 640-pixel Retina display, also near what comes in the sixth-generation smartphone.
 
Since this device comes with Apple’s latest mobile software, iOS 6, this makes sense to see iPod Touch’s productivity to improve and find the voice-activated assistant app Siri integrated in the gadget.  
 
Then it looks like Apple has expected the iPod Touch to make a killing as an alternative point-and shoot camera with its now 5-megapixel-sporting iSight rear-facing HD camera. This feature is packed with backside illumination, an f/2.4 aperture and the same sapphire crystal lens cover as the iPhone 5. 
 
Second, this device ships with the iPod loop that users can connect to the device and strap to their wrists to prevent the gadget from falling if ever it slips out of hands.
 
This iPod Touch’s camera is capable of recording full-HD videos up to 1080p. Its front-facing 720p camera, meanwhile, is suitable for FaceTime. It also supports the same panorama feature that will come with the new iPhone 5, which let users take panoramic images by simply moving the camera across a scene. 
 
This updated version of the iPod Touch departs from the simple chrome-backed confinement with a brushed aluminium unibody chassis and comes in different anodised colours – blue, yellow, red or silver – with white faceplates in each. A black coloured model will also be available. 
 
Like the iPhone 5 and other mobile products from Apple, the latest iPod Touch will come with a new earphone called EarPods. This audio accessory, which took Apple three years to develop, features sound ports built into the stem and the sides to allow users to hear deep and richer bass tones, and that Apple claims can rival high-end headphones. This EarPods will cost US$29.
 
The iPod Touch’s 32-gigabyte model will have a retail price of US$299 and the 64-gigabyte model with US$399. Older generation iPod touch will have a pricing of US$199 for 16-gigabyte model and $US249 for the 32-gigabyte unit.
 
The cheaper range of portable music players, iPod Nano, also receives a hardware refresh from Apple. Its multi-touch display was increased to 2.5 inch, the largest display to come from this range.
 
With 30 hours of battery life of music playback, the iPod Nano also becomes the thinnest iPod because it only measures five-millimetre thick. Listening via Bluetooth also made a jump into the Nano.
 
Like the iPhone 5, both iPod Touch and iPod Nano will be using the new Lightning connector, which is an 8-pin dock connector suitable for thinner hardware devices. The connector in Apple’s mobile devices has a 30-pin dock but due to design considerations and other factors like speed, the new Lightning connector was developed. 
 
Shipping in October, the iPod Nano will be priced at US$169 for the 16-gigabyte model. 

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