At one point in time, the iPod Touch was “the funnest iPod ever.” That was the marketing slogan. Now, the new iPod Touch has been “engineered for maximum funness.” The spell checker on my blogging software is screaming at me right now.
Funness aside, the new iPod Touch takes the form of the just-announced iPhone 5 – minus the cellular connection and just a shade thinner (0.24″ versus the iPhone 5 at 0.3″).
It’s got a four-inch “Retina” display with an 1136×640 resolution, a rear-facing five-megapixel iSight camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video (there’s a flash now, too), a 720p front-facing FaceTime camera and Apple’s new much-smaller “Lightning connector,” which replaces your old iPod/iPhone/iPad cables (you’ll be able to purchase a $29 adapter, if you like, which is silly).
Other bells and whistles include Apple’s new “EarPod” earbuds (see below) and $9 loops that attach to the iPod Touch so you don’t drop it. The new iPod Touch comes in capacities of 32 and 64 gigabytes, and you’ll be able to preorder it on September 14 for $299 and $349, respectively.
Moving right along to the new iPod Nano, it’s been totally reshaped – or “completely renanoed,” says Apple (there goes my spellchecker again) — to resemble the mythical iPhone Nano that’s oft-rumored but never seen the light of day.
It’s about 3″ tall by 1.5″ across and o.2″ thick, comes in a 16GB-only capacity and sports a 2.5″ 240×432-resolution touchscreen. Those of you hoping for Wi-Fi connectivity will have to wait a bit longer, as this little guy is purely an offline affair. It’s got Bluetooth, FM radio and video playback, however — three nice additions. Available in nine colors for $149, you’ll be able to preorder the iPod Nano on September 14.
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