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:

5gen touch 7gen nano shelf

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.

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iOS device overall Geekbench scores 5gen touch status
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.

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Top Rated Comments

KylePowers Avatar
110 months ago
Wow I'm paying $399 for a iPod touch that's packaged like some cheap toy?

Skimpy apple. Very skimpy.
I, too, carry my iPod Touch's packaging around in public, in proof of my maturity and manliness.

Yup, got my shipping notice this morning. Any word on how much RAM they have? Hoping it's not still 256.
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!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iParis Avatar
110 months ago
Wow I'm paying $399 for a iPod touch that's packaged like some cheap toy?

Skimpy apple. Very skimpy.

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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jamesryanbell Avatar
110 months ago
So the Nexus 7 starts at $100 cheaper, but yet has a far faster quad core CPU, a better GPU, and has double the RAM. Way to go Apple. As usual all they can manage to do is release outdated junk... Also, for all the people who will start saying how a quad CPU is not needed etc, think about a few years down the road...

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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
110 months ago
Wow I'm paying $399 for a iPod touch that's packaged like some cheap toy?

Skimpy apple. Very skimpy.

Who cares about the packaging...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mono1980 Avatar
110 months ago
I'm still amazed at how fast the iPhone 5 is.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
burnout8488 Avatar
110 months ago
Wow I'm paying $399 for a iPod touch that's packaged like some cheap toy?

Skimpy apple. Very skimpy.

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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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