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The Newly Redesigned iPod Nano and iPod Touch

Announcement of the Newly Redesigned iPod Nano and iPod Touch

Alongside the unveiling of the iPhone 5, Apple announced two new updates to its iPod device lineup today, showing off an all-new iPod Nano and a revamped iPod Touch.

The Taller, Thinner, iPod Nano

The new iPod Nano (currently the 7th generation of the device), will be moving away from the square look of the last generation device and moving back to a taller, sleeker body design. The new iPod Nano will be just 5.4 mm thick, which is 34% thinner than the old design, and feature a 2.5 inch display screen. The new iPod Nano will also have a home button added to it, similar to the iPhone or iPod designs, which is something new for the iPod Nano line of devices. The iPod Nano will also be getting the new “Lightning” dock connector, which is the smaller-style dock connector that has been circulating the internet via rumors and leaked photos for some time now leading up to Apple’s keynote address. With other features like Bluetooth capabilities, 30 hours of battery life, FM tuning, and built in additions like a pedometer and Nike+ technology, the new iPod Nano is aimed specifically at consumers who want a small, portable device used to listen to music. The new iPod Nano will come in seven colors: aluminum, black, purple, green, blue, yellow and red. The iPod Nano will start at $149 for the 16GB model and will be available in October.

The New iPod Touch

Apple’s newest iPod Touch (currently on its 5th generation) is staying true to the previous model’s device form, while making improvements in the way of its display and graphics features. The new iPod Touch will feature a 4” display and will be 6.1 mm thick, which is slightly thinner than the last already incredibly thin iPod Touch model. Weighing just 88 grams, the new iPod Touch, will feature a slightly more squared back design with a brushed metal finished instead of the shiny metal finish featured on the last model. The new iPod Touch will also have the new “Lightning” dock connector, an A5 (dual-core) processor for 7x faster graphics, and Siri support- a new feature on iPod Touch devices. As far as the camera is concerned, the iPod Touch will still be equipped with a 5 MP camera, but will have added photo features, like the ability to take panorama photos. The iPod Touch will shoot in 1080p video through the rear-facing camera, and 720p for FaceTime on the front-facing camera. The new iPod Touch, for the first time ever, will come in color choices other than black and white, with blue, yellow, and red also being added to the list. The new iPod Touch will be available starting at $299 for the 32GB, or $399 for the 64GB model, and should be available starting in October.

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