Apple Announces 4-Inch iPod Touch, Multitouch iPod Nano

Today, Apple updated its iPod touch line to a 5th generation model which incorporates the same larger 4" screen as the just announced iPhone 5. At only 6.1mm thin and 88 grams, the iPod touch is the lightest iPod touch they've created. The new iPod touch also contains the A5 processor.

Apple is promising 40 hours of music playback, and 8 hours of video, slightly increased over the 4th generation Touch. The back camera is much improved to a 5-megapixel, backside illuminated, f/2.4, 5-element lens, with the same sapphire crystal lens cover as the iPhone 5. The front camera is also upgraded to a 720p camera. The new iPod touch also supports the new Panaroma feature and also includes Siri.

Finally, there's hidden feature on the back of the new iPod Touch, called the Loop. It's designed to hook to a wrist-strap for added security.

The new iPod touch comes in five colors and will be available in October at $299 (32GB) and $399 (64GB). The 4th Generation iPod Touch will remain at $199 (16GB). Preorders for the new iPod Touch begin September 14th.

Apple also announced a radically redesigned iPod nano. The new iPod nano has a 2.5" screen and multi-touch interface. The design shares a lot of cues from the iPhone with the inclusion of a front Home button. The iPod nano includes an FM tuner, widescreen video, pedometer, Bluetooth, and the new Lightning connector.

The new iPod nano comes in 7 colors and will be available in October for $149. Preorders for the new iPod Nano begin September 14th.

The iPod Shuffle was upgraded with new color choices, but the same $49 pricing and 2GB capacity.

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96 months ago
Ugh. I really was excited for the new Nano until it was unveiled. The 4th generation Nano is definitely the best one to date.

Does anyone else think the new Nano is basically a white-faced Lumia?

Rating: 43 Votes
96 months ago
If I saw that iPod nano in a rumour i wouldn't have believed it.
Rating: 33 Votes
96 months ago
The new iPod touch colours look horrific.

I hope they look better in person.
Rating: 32 Votes
96 months ago
Am I the only that believes $299 is outragous in this day in age of $200 tablets. I wonder how much a iPad mini is going to cost? Apple just shot themselves in the foot? And their still keeping the old model at $200. Makes no sense.
Rating: 25 Votes
96 months ago
i just threw up a bit in my mouth.
Rating: 23 Votes
96 months ago
Nokia Lumia:


Sony PS Vita:


NEW iPod Nano (AKA Lumia Nano w/ Vita OS Mod) :D

Rating: 20 Votes
96 months ago
Not really happy with the price point, I was hoping for a 4" at $199..
Rating: 19 Votes
96 months ago
The iPod Touch $299 starting price point is just unaceptable.
Rating: 18 Votes
96 months ago
Man is the new Nano interface ever ugly! It makes it look like a crappy Chinese knockoff.

Get ready for an onslaught of "Apple's going to try to patent circular icons now!" in 3.. 2.. 1..
Rating: 18 Votes
96 months ago
Touch update is pretty good, but my god, that UI on nano looks FUGLY!
Rating: 18 Votes

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