Apple Announces the New iPod Touch

Apple Announces the New iPod Touch

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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