Before the iPhones came into the limelight, Apple had iPods. Well they still do, and at today’s Apple event in San Francisco, Apple unveiled refreshed new iPods getting mostly new color treatments and more enhanced features.
The flatter and thinner at 6.1 mm, new iPod Touch, which Tim Cooks referred to as the top gaming device in the world, received the same taller screen as the new iPhone 5, at a 4-inch height. The camera gets an upgrade too, the Touch now gets a 5 megapixel sensor, paired with a backside-illuminated f2/4 lens, shoots 1080p video (rear camera) and front camera now gets 720p video support for Facetime. Other new features include a loop, like a strap to keep your iPod from falling off your hands, flash for the camera, and 5 new color flavors, Siri and all the other new features that come with the new iOS 6.
The 32GB model will sell for $299 while the 64GB version will be sold at $399. The older iPod Touches will still be available for sale where the 16GB will be sold at $199 and the 32GB for $249.
The Nano, which gets a redesign each year now goes back to that same form factor as the iPod mini from years ago gets multi-touch, 5.4mm thickness, 2.5 inches screen and a physical home button. It also gets an FM tuner, 30 hours of playback and same rainbow of colors as the Touch and 16GB version will cost you $149 a pop.