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Sep 12

Apple Unveils New iPod touch and iPod nano

Yesterday at Apple’s press conference there was a lot of hype about the new iPhone 5, and while we think the new phone is pretty cool, what we’re really excited about is the new iPod touch and iPod nano.

Here’s a quick look at some of the new features and developments that these models will be sporting:

iPod Touch

The latest iPod touch has a larger, 4-inch screen with Retina display (just like the new iPhone 5), and a thinner design than the previous model. It’s made from a lightweight anodized aluminum, so it weighs less and isn’t as bulky. Its dual core A5 chip gives it more processing power than the 4th generation iPod touch, but with the same battery life.

Some significant updates have been made to the camera, which is now 5-megapixels and features a Panorama mode (as does the iPhone 5). There’s also 1080p HD video recording.

The new iPod touch is available in an array of new colors. And it has a (detachable) wrist strap, which makes it easy to carry with you.

Got a question about any of that? Now you can ask Siri, which will be featured on the new iPod touch.

It will be available for $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model.

iPod nano

Like the iPod touch, the nano features a thinner design and a larger display, for improved video and photo viewing. It also has a multi-touch display.

Although the iPod nano doesn’t have the internet browsing capabilities of the touch, it does have built-in Bluetooth. This will come in handy for using wireless headphones or streaming music to Bluetooth-enabled docks or home theater systems.

Exercise buffs will appreciate the built-in pedometer and fitness apps that come loaded on the nano.

Like the older model, the new iPod nano comes with FM radio. But now it also comes with the ability to pause, rewind, and fast forward live radio.

The new iPod nano is available for $149 (16GB only). It is also being offered in multiple colors.


Both the iPod touch and iPod nano come with new EarPods, which, according to Apple, deliver a “more natural fit, increased durability and an incredible acoustic quality typically reserved for higher-end headphones.”

Which of the new Apple products are you most excited about, and why? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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