Apple Announces the New iPod Touch

Posted in Apple News, iOS, iPod on 12/09/2012 by Chris Hauk


Apple announced a few other new releases today, as along with the much awaited iPhone 5 release, they also announced some major upgrades for their iPod touch lineup.

Colors! – In addition to the traditional black model, and the white model added just last year, the iPod touch to will now be available in 5 colors.

4-inch Display, Thinner Body – The touch is getting the same display as the new iPhone, in the form of a 4-inch display, which includes in-cell technology. This allows Apple to shave the touch’s thickness down to 6.1 mm and pare the weight down to under 88 grams.

Camera Upgrade! – A 720p FaceTime HD camera has been installed on the front of the updated device, with a 5 megapixel camera on the rear, LED Flash, five-element lens, sapphire crystal. Also includes the same panorama mode as the iPhone 5, and iPhoto now works with the touch!

A5 Chip – The updated device now uses the A5 system-on-a-chip. Meanwhile the iPhone 5 got the more powerful A6 chip.

Better Battery Life – up to 40 hours of music.

Connectivity – Bluetooth 4.0 with LE, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, up to 150 Mbps.

iPod touch loop – You push the circle and it pops up a loop… for a bracelet.

Smaller Dock Connector – The touch made the move to the smaller 9-pin dock connector.

Siri – Yup, Siri

Pricing: 32GB $299, 64GB $399. Available in October. Available for Pre-Order September 14. (Apple Store Link)

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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.