The iPhone 5 may have taken all the attention today, but Apple also announced new 2012 models of old favourites, the iPod touch and the iPod nano.
Like the new iPhone, the new iPod touch (4th Generation) has been given the skinny treatment. Apple have the depth of the 2012 iPod touch down to 6.1 mm. Again, like the iPhone, it boasts a Retina display. The 4 inch touchscreen has a 1136 x 640 pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch.
The main camera is a 5 megapixel model, with Autofocus, five-element lens, LED flash, ƒ/2.4 aperture, face detection, Panorama shot and HDR. For video, it shoots in HD (1080p) at up to 30 frames per second with audio. The front camera is 1.2 megapixels.
For the exercise-curious, there’s a pedometer and support for Nike+ built into the 2012 iPod touch.
To make the phone zing, inside is a dual-core A5 chip. Facebook integration goes as far as the ability to perform status updates using Siri. I look forward to the mangled Facebook posts of the non-US accented.
The iPod touch will go on sale on in October, at $329 for the 32GB model, and $439 for the 64GB model. Colour choices will be pink, yellow, blue, white and silver, and black and slate.
The iPod nano has been renanoed. True story. It says so on the Apple site. Seriously, the iPod nano has been over the course of its existence THE changeling of the iPod range. It’s the David Bowie of iPods. This iteration sees a rectangular iPod nano, with a 2.5 inch touchscreen, 5.4 mm thick, and measuring 76.5 x 39 mm (L x W), and weighing 31 grams.
Bluetooth 4.0 is built into the nano, allowing you to play music through Bluetooth enabled headphones, car stereos and speakers.
The iPod nano will be also be available in October. The storage size is 16GB, and the colour range will be pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate. The price – $169 RRP.
Oh, and both the iPod touch and the iPod nano include the new Apple earphones, aka EarPods, and the new, thinner dock connection, aka Lightning.
iPod touch and iPod nano image gallery
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