New iPod Touch and iPod Nano Begin Shipping, Photos and Benchmarks Posted
Numerous MacRumors readers have reported that their orders for Apple's new fifth-generation iPod touch and seventh-generation iPod nano have shipped, with delivery due for late this week or early next week. The news is in line with last week's reports that orders were being prepared for shipment and claims of an official October 9 launch date.
Stores have also begun stocking the new devices, as evidenced by this photo from Japan posted to WeiPhone.com:
Mac Otakara has already gotten its hands on both the iPod touch and the iPod nano, posting unboxing and comparison photos. The site has also run some system status and benchmarking tools on the new iPod touch, unsurprisingly revealing that the A5-powered device has performance on par with the iPhone 4S.
iOS device overall Geekbench scores
System info on fifth-generation iPod touch
Update: YouTube user Andreas Pall has posted an unboxing video of the fifth-generation iPod touch from Japan.
Top Rated Comments
First two generations were 128, the next two were 256, I'd imagine this and the next will be 512. But totally a guess. Will be interesting to find out!
Do your research before commenting. That's been the same for a while. Sorry others don't base a product off your opinion of the packaging. Also, they're not going to give you special packaging for getting the 64GB model, they just do not care.
Doesn't matter. The UI is more efficient. The Apple product DOESN'T NEED THE EXTRA SPECS TO BE FASTER. Google has to bloat the specs to run an inferior, less efficient operating system.
Who cares about the packaging...
Nothing new with the packaging.... been the same for years now. It's pretty decent packaging, you should actually get your hands on it before judging.