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Apple unveils new, redesigned iPod Touch, Nano, Shuffle

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2010 16:53 User comments (5)

Apple unveils new, redesigned iPod Touch, Nano, Shuffle Apple was busy today during their highly-anticipated September 1st media event, revealing a new Apple TV, new iPods, iTunes 10 and a music discovery system dubbed Ping.
Following months of speculation, CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the latest generation iPod Touch, which is slimmed down and includes "Retina Display," the high resolution display found on the iPhone 4.

Additionally, the Touch finally has cameras, including a front-facing one for use with Apple's FaceTime video calling software.

"We've put our most advanced technology inside the new iPod touch," said Jobs. "Whether you're listening to music, playing games, making FaceTime video calls, browsing the Web, capturing HD video or watching TV shows and movies, the new iPod touch with its Retina display, A4 chip, and 3-axis gyro is more fun than ever,"
says Jobs.

The updated Touch will hit stores next week with the 8GB model priced at $229, the 32GB at $299 and the large 64GB model selling for $399.

Furthermore, Apple unveiled revamped iPod Shuffles and Nanos.

The new Shuffle adds clickable buttons for play/pause and fast forward as well as VoiceOver, which, when pressed, will let owners hear the name of the current song.

"We're making the iPod shuffle even better by combining clickable buttons and VoiceOver technology, so users can find and enjoy their music without ever looking at their iPod shuffle,"
added Jobs.

The new Shuffle goes on sale next week for $49 for the 2GB model.

Finally, Apple completely overhauled the iPod Nano, making it half the size of its third-gen predecessor while also adding full touchscreen controls.

"This is the biggest reinvention of the iPod nano since its debut in 2005, and we think users are going to love it," concluded Jobs.

Like its brothers, the Nano goes on sale next week with the 8GB model selling for $149 and the 16GB model selling for $179.

(Pics via Crunch)

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5 user comments

11.9.2010 17:08

The new Nano is a downgrade in my opinion. Most people use them for jogging or working out. A tiny touchscreen looks like it would be pretty annoying doing those activities.

Maybe within the next 2yrs they will have a 128GB iPod Touch and then I can finally get rid of my classic.

21.9.2010 17:58

I still have my 2nd gen nano and I use it for the gym only. Like ZeusAV said it would probably get annoying after awhile.

As for the new iPod Touch I think it's a great!

31.9.2010 21:48

No wonder they were giving away free ipod touch with every macbook pro sold. They are getting rid of their stock for putting the new ones on the shelf!

49.9.2010 18:30

Oh I agree but they will sell like hot cakes. Apple knows their market. You wet blankets just think too much.

59.9.2010 23:50

Wow... clickable buttons! :O

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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