New versions of iPod Touch and Nano products unveiled

Tina Hart

As well as unveiling the iPhone 5 yesterday, Apple introduced new versions of its iPod Touch and iPod Nano. 

The popular music players have been ‘reinvented with ultra-thin designs and amazing new features’, according to the tech giant. 

The new iPod touch is the thinnest ever and includes:

-        a 4-inch Retina display

-        a 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording

-        Apple’s A5 chip

-        Siri

-        iOS 6 mobile operating system

The new iPod touch is the thinnest iPod touch ever at just 6 mm and weighs 88 grams. Apple’s dual-core A5 chip is said to deliver up to twice the processing power and seven times faster graphics than the fourth generation iPod touch.

It also boasts 40 hours of music playback and up to eight hours of video playback.

A 5 megapixel iSight camera with autofocus, support for 1080p video recording with video image stabilisation, face detection and an LED flash, and a new panorama feature are also included. 

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing revealed: “With over 350 million sold, iPod is the world’s most popular and beloved music player.

The new iPod Touch comes with iOS 6, which claims to be ‘the world’s most advanced mobile operating system’ with over 200 features.

Also included is Siri, ‘the intelligent assistant’ activated by voice recognition.  

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 are also included.

Users are also able wirelessly display their iPod Touch screen to their HDTV with AirPlay Mirroring, allowing the streaming of photos, videos, music, apps and games.

The reinvented iPod Nano is the thinnest iPod ever, at 5 mm, and features include:

-        the largest display ever built into an iPod nano.

-        2.5-inch Multi-Touch display

-        built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening

-        30 hours of music playback, the longest of any iPod nano

-        built-in fitness features including a pedometer and support for Nike+

Users have access to a collection of over 700,000 apps via iTunes, including over 175,000 game and entertainment titles. Customers also have the iTunes Store available, with instant access to the world’s largest catalogue of over 26 million songs, 190,000 TV episodes, 45,000 movies and 1.5 million books.

Selected versions of the iPod Touch are available to pre-order from September 14 through the Apple Online Store for a suggested price of £249 for the 32GB model and £329 for the 64GB model.

Selected versions of the iPod Nano will be available in October for a suggested price of £129 in a 16GB model.



Tags: apple, Tech, iPod, ipod touch, ipod nano

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